I had to laugh at the once a year cutting because I'm pretty much a once a year cutter, lol.
I just ask my guy every so often how my ends look; I'm in every 8 weeks for color anyway. He trims if he feels they need it, but he usually feels they are fine.
I did get about a 2inch wet trim in April and no one, even me really noticed it, lol.
Med/Coarse, porous curly.