Welcome Lou! I'm so sorry about your hair cut! :x I think we all have some kind of horror story with snip happy hairdressers. Mine, 7 years ago, ended in a pixie cut - 10" lost - a full 7 more than I asked for. I've been there too! I had someone "thin" my hair out once and I hated it as well. Good news was that my next trim (elsewhere) fixed it right up. Even though you may loose some more length, the goal is healthy, beautiful hair. It sounds like you are on a quest for a better hairdresser so that will do worlds of good! ((HUGS)) to you! I can't wait to get to know you and see those pictures!