Much better indeed! And I actually quite like the wide lapels as an ever so subtle bird-flip.
But also: you look much better for not having your hair hanging down your face. This makes your entire appearance more balanced and more mature.
One thing: you may want to try out a slightly higher, more spread collar to draw attention away from your relatively long neck.
Yeah, we're going to go with subtle bird flip as the reason for the wide lapels. From here on in, that's the justification. As far as the hair goes, it's a matter of whether or not I remember mousse during my morning routine. I've worn my hair at 2+ feet up until about a year ago, and I'm still not huge on styling.
As for the collar, I'll probably try it but I like my collars pointed because I have a hawkish face with a long nose and that's something I like to accentuate. After all, I will hopefully have my PhD relatively soon, and I find our curriculum lacks on the whole mad/evil part of being a mad/evil scientist front.