ETA: This is the current hair situation, if anyone has any suggestions

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Join me?

My hair has been long and maroon-y red for over 3 years now. It's the longest I've gone with the same hair length/color since high school. I've been wanting to change it up by cutting it to just above shoulder height, and dyeing it dark brown for MONTHS. But my stylist has been on maternity leave, and I didn't trust her replacement with a drastic change. She's back now, and my appointment is on Saturday.

There are three other women in my office of 35. Two of them are blonde. The third is a brunette. Who this weekend, cut her hair in the exact style that I was planning on cutting my hair. It looks awesome, and people having been giving her compliments ALLLLLLL day. Which is awesome for her, but now if I do what I wanted, I'm going to look like I'm copying her, even though I've been planning to do this for months. And I know I'm being petty, but WAAAAAAAH