My mom always cuts my hair and its been quite awhile since she last cut it so we decided today that she would TRIM my hair.
The process is all done and she did way more than a trim in my opinion. Before, my hair was down to my lower back, maybe an inch or two above my waist. now it barely goes past my bra strap in the back. also, she cut my bangs really short. I have side bangs but she made them so short that they could easily be straight across bangs.
Anyway, just like last time and the time before, we are always angry at each other after she does anything with my hair. I said I just wanted a trim. You know snip the ends so its healthier. She took 4 inches off. she even told me it was like 4 inches.
For women: 1. Haircut = change of style which includes shortening the hair 2. Trim = can vary from half an inch or less to the length you've depicted :-)
Reason why the 'trim' can be pretty long is just in case there are split ends that long hair often encounter. These split ends at times don't tend to stay at the edge of the hair length but are visible much above too. Since it's too difficult to snip out every hair that has a split end the stylist (in this case your mom) tends to chop off hair till the last viewed split end length. This may well be the case :-) Also in which case the hair growth tends to be healthier later :-)
If the above holds true then she's done a good job else she's just done what 'she thinks right' for her daughter (like my daughter's mom does lol)