Thank you for your posts. I guess booking my appointments out 6+ months was the right decision then (I know I can always cancel them with the receptionist there if I change my mind down the road)

I will just be more assertive when I go back in October, and tell her it's time to change my style more, but to make sure I can still pull it back in a bun, half-up, etc. I know she will factor all of my concerns in to whatever she does.
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Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
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