While the thought of rocking free-flowing, ultra-curly natural hair sounds exciting, for many new naturals making the “Big Chop” can be a bit intimidating. Letting go of your relaxed ends is a major step, but more and more women are taking the plunge and looking just as fabulous as ever.

From Nicole Ari Parker to Malinda Williams, check out these celeb sistahs flaunting their natural curls with confidence and read what drove them to make the “Big Chop.”