Hi Diane, yes I too have gone shorter after having long hair forever. Just about a month ago I had it cut and layered too. I have had it long and one length for a very long time. Surprisingly enough the layering took the poofiness out of the bottom and made the top look a little thicker. I too have had hair loss and some is trying to grow back. Whispies all over.
I finally found someone that can cut hair in a more up to date style and I can acutally fix it myself in half the time. It was a good decision after my friend convinced me this girl could really cut hair. It was definitely a success and much overdue change.
I think you will be very happy with your new do. Take care AnnieRae
After seeing con't hair loss, directly connected to bad flares, I opted to keep my hair really short so I don't notice it falling out so much. I am now trying a maintenance dose of prednisone 5mg daily, and I didn't realize how much the hair loss bothered me until I realized I was thanking God for noticing it had stopped falling out. Because of by balance, (cns lupus), I can't bend over much, and now I can blow dry so much faster. sue