As a kid, I was naturally blonde and spent a lot of time outside. I had gorgeous highlights that didn't cost one red cent. As I got older, the bright blonde dulled and I had to hit the salon just to maintain my "natural" color.
That was back in the day. Back when salon visits were considered a very necessary expense. Gone are the days when I would plunk down $150 on a great cut and color. I now buy hair color on sale (with a coupon if I have it) and do it myself. Not my favorite activity so, of course, I procrastinate. I've procrastinated SO long this time, I've got about four inches of dirty blonde (mixed with silvery gray threads) creeping from the roots to the left-over blonde from the last color.
Imagine my delight when I discovered the ombre fashion craze has made it to hair! I have the hottest hair color for free! Score!