Now with the majority of my clients being natural, I get a ton of requests for Tracee Ellis-Ross hair styles or short hair cuts with 3A curl pattern. I get it, TE-R is my #hairgoals as well but, I don't have her hair, therefore my attempts to get my hair to look "exactly" (which what most request) like hers is impossible. Yes, of course, you can do crown braids or flexirods (her go to styles) but don't expect the same results if you do not have the same hair.
Also, if you have a 4B hair type (just an example, not singling out anyone) and following a person with 3A hair type and get her cut and do a wash and go juuuust like she did, you will not get the same results. Similar results? Maybe. The exact same? Definitely not. The curl pattern and hair density are different so the style and cut will look different. While some say hair types are not important, I disagree, especially when searching for styling choices. Eliminate the disappointment and find a cut that you like on a person that have your hair type and density.
Moral of the post, in order to get the best possible styling ideas and products search for people that have a similar texture, density and overall appearance that you, too, posses.