After learning that a sweet friend had breast cancer a year ago, I decided to start growing out my hair to donate to one of the charities that makes wigs. I finally had enough this summer to get it chopped.
I said, "Take off 8 inches, please." From tip to tail, though, it looks more like 10.
The end result! Plus she took more off to "even it out." Although, shorter in the front than back is hardly even. Note to self: when asked if you want long layers, just say no.