In an Instagram Story on December 2, Eilish posted a close-up of dark brown bangs hanging over her eyes, with the caption “Guess what?” Shortly after, she revealed the new look in an Instagram post: Her hair is now a deep brunette, and she’s maintaining her prominent bangs.
The dark brown looks fantastic on the “Happier Than Ever” singer, though it’s not surprising for someone who previously pulled off black, blue, platinum blonde, and neon green. That’s called range, folks.
“I couldn’t go anywhere with that hair because it was so obviously me. I wanted anonymity,” Eilish told Elle magazine about her signature black and green hair and why she decided to go blonde.
Finally, when she took the platinum plunge, things changed. “I went to a park with a friend, and I was like, ‘No, I can’t take off my hood!’” she told Elle. “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.”
She also told Elle she dyed her hair blonde to reflect the vibe of her new music era. (She released her second studio album, Happier Than Ever, in July.)
“I’ve had different-colored hair and vibes for everything I’ve ever done. I wanted [Happier Than Ever] to have its own thing,” Eilish said. “The other day, I posted a video from when I had green hair, and I saw people go, ‘I miss this Billie, the green-haired Billie.’ I’m still the same person.”
So with this new dye job, can we expect a new project on the horizon? Only time will tell.