Well, I've done it again.
Every five years or so I let a hairstylist talk me out of my one-length bob and into -- horrors! -- a layered one. (What can I say, I don't do change all that well.) Then I agonize until it grows out, get it cut back all one length, swear never to do it again, and about five years later, wonder how come I never get a layered cut... Lather, rinse, repeat.
But this time, hey, it isn't so bad! It's been a few days now and I'm not cringing past mirrors.
Best part: it cost me $15. I really hate spending a lot of money on a haircut.