I do cut it myself. Everytime I pay to have it cut, I'm not any more satisfied than I am when I cut it myself.
Unfortunately, when it's short, sometimes it takes a few times to get the look I want. And bc I cut it myself, I'm always cutting it. Makes growing it out a little tough!!
I've been doing it myself for 3 years. Been trying to grow it out for a year. Only recently been making progress.
Now it's about here (maybe a tad longer):