A very basic style, and the length needs to be past my shoulders because I have a very round face.
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, here's what I came home with. Note that this is the best it looked. When I tried to wear it with my natural curls, it was a complete & utter disaster. Note the very choppy layers - in more than 4 lengths. And, the super strange pieces that were as long as my previous length. Picture all of those curly, sticking out at all angles from my head in wavy curls. . Don't I look enthusiastic? ;-)
So, today, I found a high end salon, & sent an email asking for an appointment. Even though they weren't open on Mondays, the owner offered to meet me at the salon for a consultation. He spent about 15 minutes with my hair, and told me there was nothing he could really do, & explained that the layers in the front were so short, no style was going to look great on. I told him just to give me the best he could. Of course, this style will require a blowout each morning, which is a lot more maintenance than I normally put up with. At this point, I'm okay with just looking normal again. I think the guy was a hero for what he accomplished. Also, it was crazy expensive, but worth it. I had to buy a round brush, pay for an owner cut (which I wouldn't typically do), & I gave a generous tip for him opening the shop on his day off. All told, $200, and I'd pay it again if I had to. ;-) As context, I normally spend under $50 on a hair cut.
I am *really* not a fan of myself in short hair, but at least this looks like a regular style.
And, there you have it. . . my hair saga! :-) Tell me about the worst hair cut you've ever gotten! :-)