Pop icon, Billie Eilish has finally changed her hair, after sporting jet black and neon green roots for nearly two years. Signifying a new chapter for Eilish, this look represents a new lease on life for her mental health.
We’ve all been there. Break up? Cut it all off. Move cities? Time for a fresh colour.
Eilish has previously discussed in interviews and across her social channels that, like many of us, her connection to her hair is more than aesthetic.
In fact, after fans complained that the singer hadn’t changed her hair in ‘forever’ she had clapped back on Instagram, “This is the longest I’ve had the same hair colour since I was 13 & that’s on mental stability and growth. Leave me alone.”
“It’s called not being depressed anymore pls just be happy for me,” she added.
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Taking to Instagram to tell fans to stop commenting on her hair, Eilish revealed that she intended to update her look following the release of her documentary The World’s A Little Blurry, which came out in late February. The documentary highlights Billie’s rise to fame and struggles with mental health and identity.
“I’m changing it after the doc comes out… It’ll be the end of an era,” she said, before adding, “I’ma give you a new era.”
After bringing home Record Of The Year at the Grammy’s, a pivotal moment for any young singer, Billie Eilish has decided to debut her new look.
A choppy, platinum blonde, slightly 80’s, voluminous style (with fridge), fans have absolutely lost their *shiz* over this new look.
Billie Eilish is a natural blonde, so there does seem to be some inherent symbolism about returning to this colour and moving toward a more natural, authentic vibe.
Starting in fame so young, it can be difficult to really define who you are, and Eilish admits she tried on a number of versions to see what fit.
In Vanity Fair’s ‘Same Interview, One Year Later’, Billie revealed that she had struggled with an identity crisis.
“I think it was December,” she explained. “I did some radio show performance, and the entire show I felt like I was pretending to be Billie Eilish.”
“I completely wasn’t looking at myself, as myself. I was just totally seeing it from not my own perspective, and it was so weird. It happened multiple times, at award shows and whatever. I just felt like a parody of myself.”
“It’s just, you forget I’m literally 18,” Billie said. “It’s funny that I’m expected to have found myself, and stick with it.”
It seems like she’s one step closer to revisiting the true Billie underneath the Gucci and neon green. A good reminder to us all that it’s good to get back to a look and feel a little more in keeping with how we see ourselves.