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.
In any case, it's certainly true that coloring your locks can change the way you look. It can revitalize things taking them from boring to fresh and new. Which is why so many of us have wholeheartedly embraced coloring our locks. You just want to make sure the change is for the better.