I'm feelin' good, because I would not be pushed around by the hairdresser. Here's an artist's rendition of how the conversation went:
Vapid wench: Oh, I'll give you a cute wedge! It's very trendy, and, you know, larger women need something to frame their faces…
Me: Nope. Short and spiky.
Vapid wench: OK, I'll go a little shorter, but men really prefer long hair on women.
Me: Do I look like I care what men prefer? Chop it.
Vapid wench: OK, how's this?
Vapid wench: But…but… don't you want to look like the vapid wenches on the reality shows?
Me: Ahhhhhh! I *keel* you! Die! Die!
OK. I totally made that whole thing up. But I really did stand up for myself, and make her cut it much shorter when she stepped back and looked pleased with the freakin' trendy-ass wedge she'd given me. Gah!
So I'm short and spiky now. Yay!