Billie Eilish revealed the inspiration for her platinum blonde hair during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (May 11th).
The “Bad Guy” singer said she was inspired after seeing herself as a blonde in a fan edit video.
She didn’t think her hair was healthy enough to survive the transformation from black and green to platinum, saying, “So, I kinda thought of it as a dream. I didn't think it was gonna happen because my hair went through so much. I thought I would burn it all off, but I did it.”
The trick, it turns out, was to take things slow. The 19-year-old superstar explained, “It took about six weeks. It was a lot because we started in January, and then it was two weeks of nothing, of healing and letting my hair take it in and digest and recover. And then again, and then two more weeks…it took a long time.”
She finally made the big reveal in March when she broke an Instagram record by getting more than a million likes in six minutes.