You know Billie Eilish, you love Billie Eilish, you aspire to be Billie Eilish. Guess what—me too! And besides the fact that Billie’s music absolutely slaps, so does her jaw-dropping use of hair color as a way to make a statement in her ~looks~. There’s so much to process, y’all (no pun intended).
First, we were treated to Billie’s silver hair, but now, it’s all about that iconic neon green and black dye job, which got me thinking, What the heck is Billie’s real hair color, anyway? and Just how many hair colors has she tried since being in the spotlight? If you, reader, have been asking yourself these exact same questions, today is your day!
Without further ado, please join me as I take a look back at the roller-coaster ride that is Billie Eilish’s hair-color transformation—ahead of the release of her new documentary, Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry. And as a heads-up, be sure to anticipate a new color once the doc is out. “I’m fucking making you an album! I will not put it out if you keep making fun of my hair,” she said in an Instagram Story in December. “I’m changing it [my hair] after the doc comes out…it’ll be the end of an era.”
In conclusion: Take notes on this gallery, because god only knows how many unique colors Billie has in store for her upcoming album cycle this year!
Billie Eilish's Hair Colors
Ah, so this is where it all began! Waaay before Billie became famous, she kept her hair color natural and undyed in her true light-brown shade. God bless this Billie!
When Billie’s music started gaining traction in 2017, she had her hair dyed a platinum color so pale, it almost looked like Wite-Out. A look!
That same year, Billie toned down the platinum and opted for a more silver shade with a delightful sheen that puts metallics in my mind.
Okay, ignore the fact that Billie looks like she’s taking the most amazing mug shot rn—here, she has her hair dyed in a classic smoky gray that is seriously making me consider testing this out in some capacity…when I finally get the guts.
Charcoal Gray With Black Roots
Who could make roots look badass if not Billie? Oh, that’s right—no one. Billie took her preexisting hair color and gave it a subtle update not too shortly after.
Honestly, this might be one of my favorite hair colors of Billie’s to date. I mean, do you see how perfectly her hair matches her eyes? This color was clearly custom.
“Here’s what’s annoying: I hate the color blue—it’s my least favorite color. I don’t know how I ended up dying it blue,” Billie told Buzzfeed, which is hilarious because she’s had so many variations of the color, which you will see below!“Here’s what’s annoying: I hate the color blue—it’s my least favorite color. I don’t know how I ended up dying it blue,” Billie told Buzzfeed, which is hilarious because she’s had so many variations of the color, which you will see below!
Maybe this was one of Billie’s attempts to get rid of the blue because here, it looks significantly lighter and is balanced out with some dark ombré at the top.
Faded Denim Blue
Um, I’m not entirely sure what people in the hair industry would call this color, but it certainly puts me in the mind of a nice pair of faded dark-blue denim jeans. I’m obsessed!
If I didn’t know any better, I would just assume this was Billie’s natural hair color in the first place. As you can clearly see, it fits her like a glove and makes tons of sense because she’s said on multiple occasions that black is her fave color.
Black With Ink-Blue Streaks
Okay, so Billie spent all her time trying to get blue removed from her hair…only to put dark-blue streaks in it??? I am confused and also amazed at how good this unexpected combo looks.
Neon Green and Black
Do you remember where you were when you saw this picture for the first time? I do, and I needed to find the nearest chair because this level of serve was just too much for me to handle standing up.
Bonus! Billie slapped on a brown lace-front wig for her thought-provoking video for “Xanny” and had everyone shook because for once, her hair color matched the color of her eyebrows, LOL. Love to see it!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.