Do tonsured Readers ever attempt to retain the significance of their tonsure by continuing to wear it? Or is this unheard of? If so, what does the tonsure look like. Obviously it is not the Latin Church's style which reminds me of pictures of St. Francis. I have read the total shaving of the head is considered a tonsure in the Eastern Churches.
I have witnessed a few tonsurings done in OCA churches. As to how it was done, the bishop merely trimmed a few wisps of hair, about half an inch to an inch in length from the front, back and sides of the head. Because such a small amount of hair is trimmed, the tonsuring doesn't have particular "look" to it and is hardly noticeable.
Hope this helps!