OK. I don't think it's a big deal. I actually think it would be kind of fun. I mean, she's 12. Once you're an adult you don't get away with these things. She has light brown hair and wants to lighten to a dark blonde. Again, not a biggie. She was a blondie as a little one. I think it would look really good on her. Then she wants pink streaks. Makes me giggle. Until recently, difficult child really wasn't interested in fashion or personal appearance. It's nice to see some growing up in that department. She even took a shower last night WITHOUT ME PROMPTING!!! My mother used to do hair and she does all of our hair now. I've never had to pay for having my hair done. Thank God. I color my hair and I don't know how all of you that have to pay can afford to maintain that. I guess if I had to, I would work it into my budget. A bit spoiled in that regard, I guess. However, Mom is balking at coloring difficult child's hair to blonde. She did do something that was supposed to lighten it, after difficult child wore her down (she is persistent, my girl), but it really didn't do much. So, I know she's not going to do the pink streaks. So, here's my question. What kind of salon should I look for and how much should I expect to pay? Most of our local salons are chain salons. Should I trust them to do this sort of style or should I travel to the better salons? Thanks for the input!