The last couple of years I've had long hair approaching that of David Foster Wallace style. I went insane yesterday and had it all chopped.
The radical part of this move was the selective chopping. It involved a buzz cut with a #1 guard around the sides and back allowing some serious length in the front.
In many respects this style is a reverse mullet. It's also a throwback to the Echo & the Bunnymen era of the late 1980s. That was quite a magical time in my life, and I'm glad to relive it with this bizarre hairstyle.
The stylist worked from exhibit A (David Lynch circa Twin Peaks) to produce exhibit B. She nailed it!