I wore my hair very long for most of my life. It was kind of a trademark of mine.
I remember how scary it was the first time I had it cut very short. I went straight from the lengthy tresses - to a "pixie-do". The scissors seemed HUGE. I can even recall the sound!
Needless to say, I survived, and am letting my long hair grow back. It feels more like me.
The beautiful image of the lady is from a painting by E. Delacroix circa 1825.