You're hair is beautiful!
I agree with Banjocurl: you don't hardly even notice the loss of length. I think once your hair gets past a certain length, it's long and people don't really pay attention to where it touches on your back. They just think you have long hair.
I'm so jealous. I wish I could find someone who specializes in curly hair cuts. I don't have as many options where I live. I need a trip to the big city!