I decided to go for a big change. I have been blonde since I was 14 and was a bit afraid to try anything new. I unfortunately decided to undergo this 'new me' in a rubbish hairdressers. She dyed my blonde hair an ash tone brown which consequently came out greeny grey. She left my extensions blonde and persuaded me that I could get this balayage look by just dying my natural hair. It looked pretty ridiculous because she had cut so much into my hair that it just looked like I was wearing really fake looking hair extensions.
I went back a week later and complained (in a really nice way) about the colour (there was nothing I could of done about the cut). She kind of refused to fix it for me and insisted on charging me. She just fobbed me off and excused her shoddy hairdressing by saying that thats what colour it will be if she puts a brown in to it.
Fortunately for me my friend Louise Kelly fixed it up. Louise is a make-up artist/stylist and all rounded talented girl. You can find Louise http://www.facebook.com/louisekellymakeupartistry.
She chose a colour with a slight red pigment in order to tone out the blond. She also dyed my extensions and left the bottom blonde. I was really happy with the results...much more what I had in mind:)