Oh yes I did.
I came into the store wanting to get hair like the picture above. I was quickly talked out of that though, because it would very nearly destroy my hair. Instead I opted for an ombre with long layers.
This is what my hair looked after the bleach. If you look at the bottoms you can see my ends were already started to break off. The blond part of my hair felt very brittle and dry; it still does a bit.
I actually really like my blond ombre, and once the purple fades out I'll be left with it again. I might decide to get another color put in though. ;}
All in all, my hair was bleached, trimmed, and colored. It took about two and a half hours, and even I was ready to go at the end.
I love the color and everything, but I really love how my hair feels. It feels so much lighter and silkier and just prettier. Yay for new haircuts.
I went to a school, so everything was $56.