When people like me just wished their hair grew faster, you are trying to cut it off!
your hair looks great both ways...it might be weighing down becoz of too much gel or perhaps the oil if you are a regular DT person.
Try a mild sulfate-free shampoo once a month.
If you still want a cut, i'd suggest a V-cut, so that you have some short strands reaching just below your chin (when dry) that bounce all over your face, while the ones at the back are nice and ordered.
I got myself a step cut done some time ago and I am feeling really bad after having done it.
You see, my hair is now abt 6-8" and when they curl up, the layers show out as uneven, although when they were cut, they were equally spaced! (yea...i know...I got my hair cut while it was dripping wet...and combed...people aren't experts on cutting curly hair when it is curly..are they?
So think about it...maybe talk to people who have got layers or a V done before...and then step into the salon