I've always had pretty good hair - healthy, shiny, good color. When we moved last summer, I decided it would be a good idea to let my hair grow out to one length, so I slowly got rid of the layers. My reasoning was it could then be long, beautiful, and flowing like a Pantene commercial! The actual result was my hair was BORING! The hairstylist from What Not To Wear would have had a field day with me. So, for Mother's Day, I asked for a cut and highlights. I'm pretty happy with the results. Don't even ask me what colors were used, because I sat down in the chair and left myself to the mercy of my hairstylist. All I know is there's a light brown and dark blonde in there!