I have naturally very dark brown hair, pale skin and blue eyes. My hair is just starting to go grey and I want to have it dyed but I do not know what colour would suit me. I would like to go lighter or have highlights, I would be grateful for any suggestions.
There are a number of different things that you can do with your hair colour depending on what the overall effect you would like. I would say that you still remain as a brunette, if going lighter your eyes against the colour will stand out beautifully.
One option if you want to cover the grey completely is to opt for a tint - as you want to make the hair lighter this will have to be a permanent. It is a perfect opportunity to dive into the magical world of colour, but I would highly recommend seeking out a professional.
Depending on how much grey there is, you can use a semi-permanent with 4% which would still give coverage giving a softer result. Another option is to do lowlights and highlights, but you will need to decide how light you want the overall look to be.
You could opt for a few highlights to distract from the grey, but don't go for something too light. A warm, pale brown or honey-blonde to create contrast and break up the solid colour will disguise those rogue grey hairs!
You sound like you have wonderful celtic colouring, a very pretty combination of dark hair and light eyes and skin. If your hair is going dramatically grey then I would take your hair lighter but probably not blonde as this may not be as flattering as a rich brunette or red tone. In my opinion I wouldn't go more than three shades lighter or darker than your current shade, this is a rule that a colourist often sticks by to achieve a beautiful natural result.
John Clark, Head of Colour at Brooks+Brooks, London