I recently got highlights. I have very dark brown hair and am very pale. I figured that part of why I looked so pale was the dark hair, so the highlights.
We had dinner with the in-laws shortly after I got the highlights. MIL says to me: 'Your hair looks nice now. It's about time you got rid of that mousy brown, it was awful.' Before I could even respond, DH says 'Mom, that is so rude. She was just as beautiful before she got the highlights.' I knew I married him for a reason.