I cut my shoulder-length hair into a pixie cut about a year ago. It was the scariest change I'd ever made to my hair. While many hairstylists had refused to do the cut, part of me was sure, no matter what their reservations, that I was meant to have very short hair. When I did find a guy willing to make the big chop, it was a revelatory experience. Without my long hair, I had one less thing to hide behind -- not counting my giant glasses.
Having short hair is something everyone should try at least once. Because, and here's the beauty of our follicles, most of the time, your hair will grow back. The only bummer of going short? Learning how to style your new 'do. You'd think less hair = less styling woes. Eventually that's true, but at the start, there's a definite learning curve.