It was close to the middle of my back- or maybe there. I asked for a very experienced person who was used to going from long to short and used to cutting wavey hair. They gave me the greatest man! His eyes popped out when I told him I wanted it all cut off. He talked me out of cutting the length so much and gave it a cut to bring out the waves. He said I can come back if I want more taken off. The haircut was $35 and I left a $7 tip. Was that enough since he spent 1 hour on my hair? (Now I just wonder what this is going to look like tomorrow and then after I shampoo it and scrunch it. LOL!) He aslo recommended a good leave-in conditioner for those with issues of breakage, frizziness and lack of moisture. There are several types, depending on one's hair, and they are made by Fermodyl. I picked a pack up at Sally's beauty supply.