Thanks everyone who read my earlier post about going gray. I got my hair done today and let my hairdresser know what I planned. She is clearly a genius, as you can see by these photos. When I went in, the 3/4-inch of gray was clearly visible, but she did this blending thing where she did not dye over it, but instead toned down the red color my hair was dyed so it would better match what was coming in. (You can see the blue at the ends—decided to leave that in for awhile; I just have some blue underneath.)

So these aren't very spectacular, just here to document the process. More in six weeks! (Maybe sooner.)