I had originally thought about having ombre colour - I particularly like Jessica Alba's - but I wasn't sure if the look went with my style (although Jessica's looks beautiful!)
In the end I went for something a whole lot more subtle, it's quite hard to see in the picture but basically they put a subtle golden blonde low lights scattered around the bottom and middle layer of my hair and then put a light brown gloss over the rest. The result is great if you curl your hair because the light really picks up the low lights.
I curled my hair with my Babyliss 2258u curling wand, I love it for creating waves - you simply take 2 inch strands and wrap them around the wand. The come out in ringlets but if you then hairspray all over and leave it to cool until just before you leave the house, when you run your fingers through the curls they come out in these loose waves.
Not quite Jessica Alba but it's a start... next time I might go Ombre!!