Once a basic color is determined, now comes the fun and creative part. She may suggest adding lighter highlights around your face and maybe even dispersed throughout your hair. Lighter color near your face can change your entire appearance without the permanent commitment of an all over change.
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: