Could use some haircut advice...

Hello ladies (and gents, too)! I've been growing out my hair for a while now and it's actually looking quite healthy. But it seems as if all I ever do is wear it in a pony tail. I'm so sick of that! And a pony tail is not a quick fix for takes me numerous times to get it "just right". I'm picky, I think. lol. Anyway....I was on the Jessicurl website and looked under the "Our Customers" section. If I continue to grow my hair out, in about 9 months to a year it will look exactly like the photo of Laura E. Anyway - since I can't post a photo and she has my hair - do you guys have any suggestions for me on Tuesday? I'm told frequently that my face is too small for all the hair I have around it. I was thinking of getting my hair cut to just below my shoulders (the only thing really different between my hair and Laura's is her top layer is longer). I have been also dying to have long, sideswept bangs. I'm thinking having bangs will solve the problem of the hair in my face, but I just don't know. (Sounds like I'm nuts thinking that about bangs, but I hope you guys understand what I'm saying). Thanks for any advice you may have.
Growing out from a pixie cut. Long process but I'm getting there.