Never fear, Charlie's hair will grow back. My husband used to be a pet groomer & gave many a long-haired cat that cut...they always returned the next summer in need of another one. At first I though that the lion cut looked funny but after getting used to it I now feel it's VERY cute, especially when it starts to grow in a tiny bit. We knew one lady who would get her cat a lion cut & then put him in a sweater!!!