I believe I have had the same hair for about two years. It was long and I loved to curl it into soft waves (like Lauren Conrad). Late last year, I wanted a change but I didn't want to cut my hair, so I dyed it a red-violet colour...and it was bright and my husband hated it. Then after being on a beach for Christmas, it turned into a light reddish brown. My hair suddenly became an eye sore with my dark brown roots and the remnants of a bad dye job.
Well yesterday, I finally did it. After polling if I should cut bangs, I did it. I didn't chicken out this time, and I dyed it a soft black. I am quite happy with this change and the hubby like it too!