Mine was down to between my shoulder blades when 911 hit. That was also when I got hired at my present job. But a week after I got hired, I got into a bubble gum blowing contest with my 8yo daughter and ended up with a huge gob tangled on the right side. It wouldn't look right if I just cut that out so I went short again and have been growing it back since. I just trim the sides sometimes because I end up getting these "wings" that annoy the hell out of me. So it stays long in the back and gets there on top but stays trimmed on the side around the ears. Should see my d/l. Problem is I (and my kids) have ringlets so it looks a heluva lot longer wet than it does dry. my wife hates it short.