OhMyGosh Katie, what fabulous news!!!
If it were me I'd consider making an appointment with the
hair dresser to work with you one-on-one on how to
"play" aka style your new do.
Like different products, styling tools, how to use them, etc.
Have fun with it!
Oh, and a real cool color, like pink or purple or blue! (temporarily to start with
Missus Dear Friend tried those feather thingies in my hair one time,