When I first met her... her hair was soo long and soo beautiful. I haven't seen her for awhile... and soon enough I found out why. Apparently she took a visit to her home country and they had attempted to perm her hair. Her beautiful hair had turned into this melted brassy tangled up cactus. She was so embarrassed to show me... I told her she shouldn't have been and all I wanted to do was help. Unfortunately I had no choice but to cut it off. Trying to keep it as long as I could, the 1st cut was a layered look somewhere past the shoulders. For round 2... more comfortable and more daring she showed me a photo of a cut above the shoulders. We colored, highlighted and cut... this is it!