I grow it out so that every couple of years, I can cut it off and send it to a charity that makes wigs for kids undergoing chemo. It's an easy thing to do, but it means that I don't see the barber very often.
Last time I did this, my niece Taryn was in hair school, and did the cut as a training project. She did a great job!
This year, she's busy working and I didn't want to take her time away from her business; also I want to check out a local barber in our neighborhood. It's Platinum Cuts & Styles at 9434 Delridge Way S.W., right next to the Triangle Tavern that I visit every couple of weeks, but I'd never been in the barbershop.
I'm no expert on the barbering profession, but I'm very happy with the results.I got a very good haircut, complete with a couple applications of hot towels and a lot of snipping and detail work. The "after" photo unfortunately caught the barber with a blank expression, but he was really quite bright an animated throughout the process. I would recommend the place without hesitation, and fully intend to get my next haircut there. However, that might not be for the next year or so!