I'm glad you posted back. I've thought about going to aveda to get the color that I currently want, and was remembering this thread. I am going to end up doing it myself just to save time and money and having to argue with a stylist, but it's good to know that the color for you seemed to last and the highlights didn't ruin your hair!
Wurly, fine, thin, moderately to heavily porous. Mod CG.