It was a hard decision. I love my hair and its length. But at some point, it's just time. My consultant was really pushing me to do it. I thought about going to a professional. But in the end, I just grabbed some scissors and did it myself. Interestingly, at first glance it doesn't really look that much different and I took off around three inches. However, the ends are much cleaner now. It is a neater, more professional look. I like it.