The winner of the haircut challenge below was number one. Thanks for all the comments. I also got subtle highlights as suggested. HOWEVER....I'm not that happy with the cut. It's much shorter than I asked for and because my hair is so thick, it looks like a helmet. The good news is I can probably flip it up like picture 3 if I want to. I'm also thinking I just spent over a year growing my hair out so that the stylist could cut it EXACTLY the same way it was cut in the picture to the left. Am I insane??? Someone please slap me.
Sorry the pictures are a little blurry. Hard to take them of myself and I'm not the most photogenic person...LOL