Cut off long straight hair & make it short & curly?? Gah. I am and have always been a long hair fan. My mom talked me in to getting my hair cut (ponytail cut off - weird but I've still got it) when I was about 7. I know my hair was fine & straggly, but it looked terrible short. My sister talked me in to cutting my hair-down-to-my-waist to about shoulder length in 1974. I still regret that.