Before having any kind of color applied to your hair, select a salon with a certified color professional. Not every hairdresser is an expert in color. Find a salon that specializes in color and ask about the qualifications of their staff. Usually a high end colorist will charge more, but it's worth it. Considering you are looking for something for the holidays, think of this as a gift to you.
Hair color ideas are not stand alone thoughts and need to be combined with your skin tone and personality to give you the right match. Never copy someone else's hair color idea blindly as it just might be completely wrong for you. If you are coloring your hair for the first time, you can seek professional help at the salon. Otherwise, the internet is a good place to start with as well: