So...I went to get a inch of hair trimmed and the girl who did it had such pretty very subtle highlights on her ash brown hair, close to my color. I have been afraid of upkeep of highlights, so I have avoided color like the plague. I never can do a thing with my very fine straight mousy brown hair. I've been through it ALL over decades. It will not style. It sits at shoulder length and that's that. I leave it alone and it leaves me alone. I am thinning at temples..age and hereditary :0( Not noticable but there. She suggested a bit of layers just at bottom, I said ok go ahead. I asked about her highlights and she explained they were a foil. I asked if I needed an appointment and she said she could do right then. UM OK?? So I said WHAT THE HECK- lets DO it. She is such a sweetie and I now have a new hairdresser. I asked for just a little around my hairline. Just to ease in. I have to say this old tired *wayyyyyyy over 40* year old looks like she had almost a makeover. I have subtle golden threads framing my face and it doesn't look cheesy or frosted like I had feared. See, I'm struggling to lose some weight and exercise and it's going slow. My metabolism is DOA even with exercise, and these few lbs lost have been a struggle. I need little boosts for my self esteem. I'd post a pic but I'm not photogenic and it's hard to photograph. It looks really cute!!! I had to call my honey to tell him his wife was a stone cold fox - LOL. He can't wait to get home (late today) to see. Guess it was fate. I needed a change. I never would have believed it could look ok on me. Very subtle but definitely there. Made my day! YAY Thanks for sharing with me. I can't wait 'til my honey, my best friend and my stepdaughter see me. I have the hair products to preserve the color, and I think this is my new look. It was a GREAT day!