Finally after almost a year I decided it was time to chop the mop. Call me lazy, but an hour to dry my hair was entirely too long. I wanted layers, but the last time I got layers, about 10 years ago, they messed up so bad, I chopped my hair super short because of it. I was trusting of the girl who did it and told her only to take a little off the longest and do some layers that I could work with. I am completely happy with what she did, a hairdresser who listens to you. Imagine that. So, the longest parts 4-5 inches or so and about 8-9 inches at the shorter parts. It doesn't look that much shorter, but it feels so much better, lighter and more body. She added the curls, my hair is stick straight. Dont mind the weird angles, its really hard taking pics of your own hair.