You’ve been thinking about going for the chop since Beyoncé got her epic pixie cut. And you should do it, too. It’s hot out now, which means you can either try a bun or updo to get your hair off your neck, or you could finally get that short haircut you’ve been thinking about. I recommend the latter, otherwise you could think about it forever and find yourself at 90 being the old lady who never got a cool haircut. Here are 25 reasons to get your hair cut short this summer.

1. It’s cooler, literally. 

giphy-242. It’s cooler, figuratively

giphy-233. It will take less time to dry

giphy-14. You’ve always kind of wanted to, but lacked the courage to try

giphy-25. You can donate the cut hair to charity

giphy-116. Rihanna did it

giphy-97. Short-hair Miley is way more interesting than long-haired Miley

giphy-228. Just do it!

giphy-259. If you get in a fight, no one will be able to grab your hair

giphy-2610. It’s a big change

giphy-411. Hair grows back

giphy-1712. Because eff all those people who think women need to have long hair

giphy-513. Natalie Portman looks way better with a pixie cut

giphy-714. Short hair means never having to say, “Ow, you’re on my hair!”

15. Not all long hair is basic, but all basics have long hair

giphy-1816. Your cat won’t stop fucking with your hair

giphy-317. When your pet eats your hair, it becomes a disaster later

giphy-1418. No more terrible drain clogs

giphy-2819. No more long hair clogging your vacuum

giphy-2720. Less hair to style means more time for running through the park and drinking cocktails

giphy-1621. Short hair emphasizes how pretty your eyes are

giphy-2022. Short hair = a low-commitment way to try fun hair colors

giphy-623. Short hair is way sexy

giphy-1224. You will save so much money on conditioner

giphy-1525. You’ve been thinking about it forever. Now is the time. 

giphy-21(Photos: Giphy)