This is the hair color I have now
And that's the color I want^
My hair is more of a brown with a red tint, but I want to take the red out, and have it all brown with some blonde highlights. I basically want it to look almost exactly like the second picture lol. However, I don't want it to be too damaging. Obviously dying hair is very damamging, but i don't want my hair to be damaged to the point where i have to cut it really short for it to be healthy again.
I plan on getting this done proffessionally, however somebody told me that this would be hard. They said that they would have to bleach my hair to a white color, then dye it brown, then put the highlights in. Is that true? I don't want my whole head bleached. Does anybody out there know what the hairdresser would have to do to go from the first picture to the second? And about how much will it cost?