I had about 5 or 6 inches taken off the back. Layers put in all over. I have a habit of tucking it behind my ears and I can still do that with this cut. I also will be able to pull it back into combs. You should have seen the fun Chelsea and I had getting this picture. She is a hoot! "Mommy, be happy!... Oh, this isn't it! ... Be Happy!... Oh, you did that thing again...scary!" So, here is one of the several and I'll keep my day jobs as teacher and financial advisor and not attempt to be a model.