I usually only get a haircut once a year, around my birthday. At one time, I saved it as a reward for weight loss...but since that doesn't seem to be in the cards right now I'm using it as my birthday present to myself, like last year.
This is one of my favorite photos of myself, from grad school. I was in the best shape of my life and I absolutely loved my haircut. Every time I have gotten a haircut since, it's always this style. I love it because it's so easy to straighten my hair - my preferred style. Ten minutes and I'm done. When it's long I almost never wear it straight because I barely have enough time in the mornings to get everyone and everything together, much less actually do my hair. I also won't do bangs...with my thick wavy/curly hair, they just do not work.
But, I'm debating on deviating from the norm and doing something different. This is a big thing for me because I don't like change and the last time I was adventurous with my hair, I wound up with these awful layers and bright red hair with blond streaks. I looked like Rainbow Brite and it was awful.
So what would you do? Go with the tried and true style that you love, or mix it up and possibly live with something you hate?