I wanted to post my experience on getting the middy cut. My hair was well past my shoulders and a few weeks before starting a new job assignment I decided to try out the middy cut and took the longer cut version to my hairdresser. My hairdresser understood the cut having done it for other clients before and sat me down and really really asked me if I wanted it. I told her I had the same long length hair for years and I was ready to get the cut. After the cut, my stylist was able to blow dry and style it very modern looking and it was great. Overnight foam roller curls worked great and so much easier to do with the style. What worked and looked even better was using hot rollers the morning of and even styling with a curling iron and mixing it up. What DIDN'T look good was the days I didn't style it. I really had to work at doing something with it. I couldn't wake up, brush it out, and leave. I had to style or refresh it every morning. That's all fine and dandy when my family morning routine goes off like a charm, but on mornings my kids were not getting ready like a well oiled machine, I would run out of time to style some day or risk being very late for work. Did I keep the middy cut? No. I moved to the new job, which happens to be in the North of England and I wasn't prepared for the high wind speeds on a daily basis coupled with the misty rain and sometimes random sleet/snow storms in the Spring. No amount of Motions wrapping lotion with Elnet was going to keep my curls or set in place when the daily walk from my car to work consists of 40 mph and upward winds coupled with precipitation. No matter how well I covered my head, the wind speeds would whip my head covering around. I have learned to live with the weather and it stops for the summer, but when I arrived, I was stuck with a middy cut that I couldn't keep the set in with the current weather conditions. I found a wonderful hairdresser who has worked with me to grow the middy out and blend in the layers and I'm back to an almost same-length cut. I just have to be realistic that the middy is not for me. Would I do it again? Yes, but not where I currently live. Perhaps when I return back to the States or a more temperate climate I will. It was a fun experiment and with a good hairdresser, easy to grow back out.