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.
But any such stigma associated with coloring our mane is long gone. Anymore it's so common no one gives it a second thought. In fact some of us would be hard pressed to recognize our own natural hair color it's been so long since we have seen it. Because as they say color is a girl's best friend.