Consider your skin color. Blonde like the brown in our skins comes in a variety of gradations. You want to make sure that the hues in your skin, mesh well with the blonde hair color that you select. For instance Real Housewives of Atlanta star is a mocha colored complexion, but has taken the leap to an almost honey blonde which accentuates the copper tones in her skin.
Natural vs. Relaxed. For girls with natural tresses and naturally colored dark hair, it is recommended that you let the dye application set on your hair for about 90 minutes, to get the full effect. Relaxed girls, should wait at least two weeks between perm applications before dying their hair blonde, and should definitely avoid bleach.