I know you're just sitting at the edge of your seat wondering what's up with the hair. Well, I succumbed and went back to have a few more inches cut off. I like it :) and I gotten LOTS of comments on it [both here and at home]. Do I have pictures of it yet? nope....but in case you're wondering, I cut off between 9-10 inches. Did I donate it? No, alas my hair is undonatable due my fondness for constantly changing it's color, which incidently is a dark, rich brown--which doesn't seem all that different to me--but also yielded lots of compliments. who knew?