Everyone else might be checking out Joan Small’s long, lean legs in her new Vogue spread in the May 2012 issue, but we’re asking, did you peep the big natural hair?

In the “Short Order” page turner photographed by Steven Meisel, a teaser boasts, “With mercury rising, so too hemlines, as shorts are fast becoming a city wardrobe staple,” but Joan’s wild mane has us wondering if natural hair is becoming just as much of a staple. We already know many round the way girls are opting to showcase their roots up top, but the fashion world has typically been slow to embrace the trend—perhaps this spread suggests that might be changing.

Sporting designs by Nina Ricci, Dolce & Gabbana, Jason Wu, and Versace, Joan’s hair definitely takes center stage, though we’re loving the versatile prints and short styles that you can dress up for a business event or rock casually for a day out with the girls. Big, long hair and short shorts is definitely a win-win.

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