And three hours later..my 10 minute color treatment is complete! Admittedly, having Clairol color administered by their national color expert, Jason Backe of New York's Ted Gibson Salon, isn't the most scientific of experiments. But he offered, and who am I to say no to the creative force behind Anne Hathaway 's rich brunette (hidden highlights are the key). So now I'm 9A with some 8, and feeling a bit redder than expected. But Jason says it's killer, so I choose to believe him. You can read my color report in my Savvy Shopper column on May 3 and catch Jason (Minnesotans might remember him from Jon English...or his days waiting tables at Christos) on Shop Girls this Saturday, April 25.