A few weeks ago, we got you caught up on a new hair trend called “blonette,” that perfect blend of brown and blond that 90% of the girls on “The Hills” have (or should I say…had…sniff…). Anyway, as someone who was blond for about 25 years then made the perhaps ill-advised decision to go platinum, had about three weeks of gleeful red lipstick wearing, and then realized that her hair was possibly irreparably damaged and had to go back to au naturel, I can tell you that I’ve been trying to achieve this color to no avail for years now. My conclusion? The average woman with the average budget might have a hard time finding a stylist to do this color right.

When I really think about it, the only people I’ve ever seen rock this color to perfection are Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port, Jennifer Aniston, and Gisele. And surprisingly, none of those people are my friends. My friends tend to have hair color that looks more like one shade, or one fairly standard foil job, rather than two shades perfectly blended in a series of meticulously spaced highlights.

So all I can conclude is that, short of injecting liquified cash directly into my hair follicles (yes, like Magic Johnson treating his AIDS on South Park), I’ll have to dole out the benjamins if I want this look. The irony, of course, is that it’s not that far from my natural color, and it’s possible that if I was patient enough, I’d get this color just from sitting out in the sun. But who has the time??

P.S. — Please don’t ask me if I’ve brought a picture in to my hairdresser.