I'VE BLOWN AS MUCH AS $350 IN A TOP SALON AND STILL WALKED AWAY DISSATISFIED WITH MY COLOR. ANYWHERE TO GET ADVICE I CAN TRUST BEFORE I SPEND?

These days, high-tech help allows you to give several colors a virtual try-on without committing time or money. I like www.clairol.com: Click on "Try It On Studio," become a member, and watch your mane morph into a range of tones that the company suggests based on your complexion and current color. Naturally, they all recommend products that will get you there -- but whether you buy or not, at least you get your color suggestions free.

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