This is what I looked like when I started the great hair adventure.
Between the red from college and this whole mess, I dyed my hair slightly darker than it is naturally. Wella Presentation, Dark Ash Brown, to be exact. Represented here so all the parents can make clucking noises and "she used to be so *pretty*, why did she do *that* to herself?" comments.
This picture was taken in early 1997, I believe.