I think no matter what you do you will look gorgeous. So, looks wise, you have nothing to worry about. What you do need to take into concideration is the maitenance of a shorter cut, what you can and can't do with it (up dos, pulling it back, braiding it, etc), and all that stuff. ....As far as dying it, A: go to a salon, do not do it yourself. Now they have amonia free dies that are amazing, and the stylist makes sure your hair looks natural. Plus, your bathroom and clothes don't turn funny colors. B: if you dye it once, you are going to have too keep it up, if you are low maintenance, it is not the way to go.