I think I accomplished those two things:
(I usually wear my hair straight and was not a fan of the curls, even though they were my idea!)
I love, love, love the color AND the cut, but I wish I had done one at a time. If my hair was this short and blonde, perfect, or longer and brunette, also amazing! With so much change, I sometimes don't recognize myself!
That is my only gripe. Now that I have this hair, it's been fun playing around with it!
...And it is way less maintenance!!!