The lady who spoke to me was kind and gently explained to me that no, the (Aveda Colour Care) system they used didn't have the shade of purple I wanted.
The closest they had was something they called 'magenta' and I called 'pink'.
I'm not walking around with bright pink hair. It might suit other people but not me. I'd have to wear pink all the time so that I'd match! (/melodramatic vanity)
So, I didn't do it.
At that salon.
Walking home, I entered another one that I'd gone into a while ago, the had a sign saying they specialised in Afro Caribbean hair. And then my hair was bleached and dyed.
I'd like to point out something: The bleach is permanent. The purple dye is semi-permanent, so in about 6 washes it should come out and fade to a honey-brown/orange, and I'll have to put the dye in again.
So, uh, here it is:
Bargain Andrex puppy in the background FTW!
Wheee! I'm Yoruichi-san!
I'm happy with the colour - I wanted one that wasn't too obvious (because I suspect that the amount of bleach it would have taken to make it brighter would have made my hair drop out before it actually got there) but shows up under sunlight. This also makes it easier to disguise for job interviews and stuff.
However, the coverage isn't too great. When she was applying it, I saw she was having a bit of difficulty because the applicator brush kept getting stuck in my hair, so there's still some orangey bits.
Can you see the brown parts? Yeah, I'm have to deal with them later...