one of the best quick fixes, coverup solutions i found was highlights. i just started off with a few in my dark brown hair and they really added dimension and depth. since then i have gone reddish blonde which is even better! the lighter you can go the less contrast between your scalp and hair! i had a consultaion with my stylist beforehand and told her what i wanted to accomplish and she was great! hope this helps someone? i wish i would have known this years ago!