Thinking of a Colour Change
Consider what hair colour would actually enhance your skin tone, bearing in mind the texture of your hair as well. Is it fine, thick or coarse? If you're not sure what texture you've got, your hairdresser will be able to tell you instantly.
Thin hair works better with an overall colour but take into account maintenance - roots will need to be touched up once a month. Thick hair suits highlights or lowlights and they don't take as much attention.
Although colour is suitable for most, short straight hair won't really suit highlights as they can look a bit stripey. On short wavy hair, any types of lights will look striking. An all over colour suits all styles.
Go to at least two professional colourists for a consultation. Even if you're not sure about having a colour, they can advise you on what will and won't suit you. Consultations are free and you won't be bullied or committed into anything your not happy with.
Like you do when you have a cut, take a long pictures of colours you like and always be honest about that colours you currently have or had on your hair explaining what worked and what did not.
Check maintenance levels, too. If it means you will have to go back once a month for a re-tint, make sure you have got the time and money to do so.
Ask what will happen if you do not like the end result and will the salon tone it down or change it and how much will it cost you.
Why not go into department stores with a friend and try on wigs and hair pieces of the colours you like and then you can decide if the colour suits you or not.
By taking a little time when deciding on your own hair colour that suits you it does not take much more effort to make your final decision. Remembering that hair colour is just as important as the style, so talk with your friends and hair stylist and consider their opinions.