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.
Still if that sounds at all appealing you might first want to stop and ask yourself some questions. Or at least think about these points which can help you decide among the many hair color options. Since the goal is find out which will actually work out best for you and your hair.