I like looking at the hair from the back first, then the sides and the front last. I am able to get a complete view of my canvas this way. The head is round, so when we look in the mirror we only see a small piece of the pie. Keep this in mind as you are brainstorming about your color transition.
This a great time to apply some different shades of lowlights. Consider having richer tones in the back then gradually place some deeper blonde pieces through the front. This will give more of a congac or medium golden blonde appearance to the hair with richer lowlights. Another option would be to create depth by working with what you have. This can be done by keeping the entire lower back of the hair at a soft light brown (Not too dark that it looks fake or like you are training in beauty school and finally discoverd hair color! Believe me, I remember my days). This method allows the contrast of the depth in color to bring the focus to the top of the head.
I haven't forgotten about my brunettes! If you are a brunette it's a great idea to foil in a darker color rather than color the entire head. This gives dimension and still leaves you with that summer sparkle. Also try to experiment with shades of brown, and please DO NOT be afraid of warmth!! I have converted many women that were afraid of warmth. It does not have to be that WARM = Red!
Thanks and look forward to October topics!