I decided that this is the cut and color that I am going to get again. You can't tell because of the shrinkage, but this means a good 3 inches removed from my hair. I am excited to get this look again! I booked the appt for the tapered cut with a barber and I found a colorist in Philly to do the hair color. It's a 2 hour drive, and 40 times the cost I pay for a box of color to do it myself , but I think (ie. Hope, pray) that it will be worth it. Pray for me ya'll... lol!