I had a similar issue with my hair but, unlike Miss Martha, I lack the necessary cuteness factor to carry off the hair fountain look. I had to rely on pinning the offending hank back with clips and grips. But it would come down and tickle me horribly. Most annoying.
I lost patience with it last night, grabbed the nearest pair of blunt scissors and whacked it off. Feels great.
But what does it look like? It looks like this!
Of course I haven't the sideburns.