Even at home hair coloring kits have come a long way when it comes to being gentler, safer and more pleasant smelling. They too use far fewer harsh chemicals that can lead to damaged hair in a heartbeat. Making it safer for you to get the desired results. Which as hair color ideas go isn't a bad thing, now is it?
When you use the services of a real professional, go to the appointment with an open mind. You may have your heart set of pale blond, but if the colorist can prove to you that a deep strawberry is really your best shade, listen to her. She is trained to match color with skin tone. She knows what will work, and what won't.