This is my current color:

http://oi47.tinypic.com/23ijw5w.jpg

It looks like a pretty nice red to me in the picture, but in real life, if I'm not in direct sunlight it looks a lot darker to me. A month ago I put a "deep burgandy" that literally turned it midnight black/purple, and I've been trying to fade it with hot water and shampoos since. I would love a red more vibrant, like this, but can't even begin to think of what color it might be/what color might come close: http://data.whicdn.com/images/149955..._500_large.jpg (

Maaaybe a little toned down, but I've been trying to get to a red like that for a while, but every red I pick ends up a "deep burgandy" color and my hair just gets darker and darker. It's very annoying. I would prefer not to bleach, but might be willing to do a soap wash or two to lighten it up a bit.
I don't want the bright fire engine red or candy-red colors you see most teens sporting. They're nice and all, but not for me. I need something that says, "yes, this obviously isn't my natural color, but it's acceptable for the work place, while allowing me to have an edge."

thank you!