Well, I did it! I bought LOreal's two step box, with all-over color and a highlight after that. The highlight step really made a diff over the all-over color. It looks more natural. I bought "medium golden blonde" on the suggestion to choose a shade lighter than my hair. Guess what? It's reddish brown now and NO ONE even noticed. I tell ya! People BELIEVE I have red hair. When they describe me, they say red hair. Now that I colored it, they don't even notice. It's the pink/pale skin, I guess. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with it.