Me (a wee tad concerned that he went a little too quiet after saying that): And how's the red?
Hairdresser: Oh don't worry, it's not purple.
Evil bad man! No, it's not purple (thank goodness) ... it's a dark auburn that still flashes that good ol' "six block" red when the light hits it. Can't see the violet m'self, but I'll take his word for it.