Well, since my hair was at least halfway down my back, I thought it was about time to make a visit to the salon. I took some pictures to share, but I have to say that it was 90 degrees with 99.9% humidity last night (or at least it felt like it) and it looked a lot better when I first left the salon.
I estimate that he probably took 5 inches or so off the back. The next step is to add some color. I haven't colored my hair in about 2 years. Since my hair is so dark, it is usually a subtle change, but I always love it.