Billie Eilish is a global music sensation, with seven Grammy’s to her name, who made neon green roots and black hair her iconic look. So understandably, she broke the internet when she dyed her signature hair platinum blonde. But the truth about her new look is actually quite heartbreaking.
Billie, who was announced as the headliner for Glastonbury 2022, debuted her new platinum blonde look and messy top knot on Instagram and both posts racked in millions of like in seconds. Now though, she’s revealed it wasn’t just the trends that influenced her short blonde wolf cut.
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Speaking to Elle, she said she was tired of the green and said: “I couldn’t go anywhere with that hair because it was so obviously me. I wanted anonymity.”
As soon as she dyed her hair, she felt instantly free: “I went to a park with a friend, and I was like, ‘No, I can’t take off my hood!’ I was terrified of the paparazzi and these stalkers I’ve had. But my friend was like, ‘Don’t worry: You’re okay. Nothing’s gonna happen.’ And I took my hood off, and I felt like a new person.”
Billie also explained she didn’t have a plan for it, she just needed a change and wanted to have a new aesthetic for her latest album Happier Than Ever.
Speaking on this, she said: “I’ve had different-colored hair and vibes for everything I’ve ever done. I wanted this album to have its own thing.”
People change their hair all the time, sometimes it's a whim and sometimes it’s because we’re entering a new phase or have just outgrown our old look. As Billie says: “I’m still the same person. I’m not just different Barbies with different heads.”
If you ask us, we could all do with taking a leaf out of Billie’s book—change can be refreshing especially when it comes to our hair. Time to book an appointment?
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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