If your hair is not already bleached for this I would say go to a hair stylist. If you were going darker in color I would say do it at home. But since your going lighter I say take it to a professional. I know that color your talking about I have about the same color your describing in my hair now. I didn't do it myself but she bleached streaks of my hair than she added a copper tone than colored it red but of course it didn't turn out totally red its a blonde copper with a tint of red but looks kinda orangish. I have really dark hair too and it came out really good.