Last week was the first time we colored it, and we went through two different steps. As you can see in the before pictures, she had some highlights that had a bit of a red-violet cast to them, and with her natural being so dark, we wouldn't be able to achieve her desired result without lightening her all over. First we went in with permanent color all over to lighten her base and even out the tones in her hair. Then we painted in some heavy highlights to add soft dimension and an overall lighter look. In about four weeks time we will go in and highlight heavier to get some more of those golden blond pieces for more contrast.
This is going to be a really fun spring/summer look for her!