Following in the (well-worn) tracks of Alice Dellal, Ke$ha, Cassie, Jada Pinkett, Laurieann Gibson, Rihanna (cringe), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (superb movie) I lopped off the hair on the right side of my head. I started with scissors (snip, snip) then buzzed the rest down on setting no.1.
I like it! Plus I haven't seen my scalp in about a hundred years.
Also, I'm pleased to report that it wasn't this huge, devastating, life-changing thing - chopping off twelve years worth of dreadlocks. No uncontrollable sobbing, no fits of remorse. Time for a change clearly. So now begins the challenge of making this asymmetrical hair thing palatable to the masses. And my mother.