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How Billie Eilish has transformed her style with colorful hair, from green roots to a blonde bob she regrets

How Billie Eilish has transformed her style with colorful hair, from green roots to a blonde bob she regrets
Billie Eilish attends the People's Choice Awards on February 18, 2024.Gilbert Flores/Getty Images
  • Billie Eilish has made some drastic hair changes since releasing her first song in 2016.
  • She's experimented with neon-green roots, vibrant blue strands, and even gray hair for a period.

Billie Eilish has been rocking bold hair since the start of her career.

Billie Eilish has been rocking bold hair since the start of her career.
Billie Eilish attends Nylon's Young Hollywood party on May 22, 2018.      Gabriel Olsen/Stringer/Getty Images

In 2018 — just two years after releasing her first song, "Ocean Eyes" — Eilish sported long, gray strands at Nylon's Young Hollywood party.

Her blue hair in 2018 remains one of her brightest looks to date.

Her blue hair in 2018 remains one of her brightest looks to date.
Billie Eilish at the New York City SiriusXM Studios on November 5, 2018.      Noam Galai/Getty Images

She wore the color in long, straight strands with a middle part — her signature style at the time.

She dyed her hair a more natural color the following year.

She dyed her hair a more natural color the following year.
Billie Eilish attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 14, 2019.      Jon Kopaloff/Stringer/Getty Images

At the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Eilish walked the red carpet in an all-black outfit that matched her newly dyed black hair.

As for style, she continued to wear it straight with a middle part.

Eilish is probably most recognizable with neon-green tresses.

Eilish is probably most recognizable with neon-green tresses.
Billie Eilish performs at Lollapalooza Berlin on September 7, 2019.      Picture Alliance/Getty Images

She originally added the glowing color across her head in the summer of 2019, from her bangs to the ends of her hair.

Around that time, Eilish was also seemingly a fan of space buns.

She's worn a few variations of the bright hair color.

She
Billie Eilish attends the LACMA Art + Film Gala on November 2, 2019.      Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Months after debuting her green hair, Eilish changed the style so that the green only covered her roots.

Some fans took issue with Eilish making the color her signature and said on Instagram that they felt it was time to change it up.

But the "Bad Guy" musician stood by her hair-color choice.

"It's called not being depressed anymore pls just be happy for me," Eilish responded on social media. "This is the longest I've had the same hair color since I was 13 & that's on mental stability and growth leave me alone lsjdkksjdjs."

Eilish debuted a blonde bob in 2021 but later revealed she wasn't happy with the color.

Eilish debuted a blonde bob in 2021 but later revealed she wasn
Billie Eilish attends the MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2021.      Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Speaking with Elle in September 2021, Eilish said she chose the color because she "couldn't go anywhere" with her green roots.

"I wanted anonymity," she told the publication. "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 OK. Nothing's gonna happen.' And I took my hood off, and I felt like a new person."

But despite the freedom she originally felt, Eilish later said the color wasn't the best choice for her.

"I feel sexier when I dress masculine. I didn't feel sexy for one second of being blonde," she told Highsnobiety during a 2022 interview. "When I was blonde, people treated me differently. People completely changed their demeanor."

She then told Rolling Stone in April that she also didn't recognize herself with the light hair color.

Toward the end of the year, the musician tried a different neutral color.

Toward the end of the year, the musician tried a different neutral color.
Billie Eilish attends the Variety Music Hitmakers brunch on December 4, 2021.      Leon Bennett/Stringer/Getty Images

When she attended the Variety Music Hitmakers brunch, Eilish's hair was dyed a chocolate shade of brown.

She wore it styled straight in a blunt bob with layers and curtain bangs.

Her next dramatic hair transformation came in 2022 when she attended the Oscars.

Her next dramatic hair transformation came in 2022 when she attended the Oscars.
Billie Eilish attends the 94th annual Oscars on March 27, 2022.      Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

Her new hair color was as black as the dramatic Gucci gown she wore on the red carpet. And while it was still cut short, Eilish had it styled with side-swept bangs and curled ends.

Eilish had brought back her colorful strands by the time she performed at Lollapalooza in August 2023.

Eilish had brought back her colorful strands by the time she performed at Lollapalooza in August 2023.
Billie Eilish performs at Lollapalooza Chicago on August 3, 2023.      Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Eilish's new red roots were on display when she performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago at the beginning of August 2023.

She also shared a photo of her hairstyle on Instagram with the caption, "remember me?" — seemingly commenting on her former bold hairstyles.

This year, Eilish has gone back to solid black strands.

This year, Eilish has gone back to solid black strands.
Billie Eilish attends the People's Choice Awards on February 18, 2024.      Gilbert Flores/Getty Images

She debuted the jet-black shade at the 2024 People's Choice Awards in February and has been rocking the dark look in a silky blowout ever since.




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