After 5 years of growing my hair, I finally had it cut short today. While the long hair was gorgeous, it didn't really suit me - it dragged my face down and made me look shorter than I already am. The new cut is much, much nicer. The stylist and I spent about 20 minutes discussing hthe style (I went in saying only "cut it short and make it more flattering", so we needed to work out what, exactly, we were going to do), and then she spent another 50 minutes cutting it. She used all sorts of cutting techniques - dry cutting it, using a razor, and textured scissors.
Before it was cut, it hung straight down to the middle of my back. Now, it's follows my jawline in front and is way above my chin in back. I feel lighter and prettier with it short like this :)