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We have a hair growing thread over here >>2783, but since no one but me has posted there in a while and /poof/ is sometimes a bit of a graveyard, I'll forgive your eagerness (and your Fabio picture).
If you were just starting, I'd say crop the back and sides as much as possible, it tends to look much nicer growing out if you let the top get long before letting everything else sprout. Since you're already over the collar now, though, all I can say is persevere. You probably won't look how you want to look for a very long time. My advice would be to find someone with similar length/texture/colour hair to you and style it in a similar way as it grows. Also, believe it or not there are some ways for men to tie their hair that look alright, if you ever find that it's getting to be a pain.
I started visiting a website called The Long Hair Community that has a discussion forum full of oddballs and fetishists and people who dry their hair with old t-shirts. If you can get past their eccentricities, the people there have valuable advice to offer on nirp-length hair (which they revealingly call 'bra-strap length' regardless of gender). Which reminds me, it's worth mentioning that facial hair helps and generally compliments grown out hair. If you can grow it nicely, I recommend it.
Good luck, adventurer.