As requested, here are before and after pics. All the eee-vill has been cut off. The only part that was difficult was when the stylist first put hair in a pony tail, then CLIP, off it went. But as soon as you see how scraggly the pony tail looks divorced from your head, there is just relief.
So there! I done did it. Not as blond as I wanted it (and it’s actually lighter than it looks in this pic) but with hair as dark as mine it takes a few visits with more foils each time to get it really light.