Green makeup – neon green, especially – is trending like crazy in the beauty world and now it looks like green could only be the next big hair color as well. At least if you think teenagers start most of the trends (and they do it often). Superstar Billie Eilish recently kicked in with ultra-bright green roots that contrast with the rest of her dark brown hair. The 17-year-old singer shared her new look on Instagram, where the roots match her neon-colored freak City L.A. x Billie Eilish sweatshirt and Prada sunglasses. She subtitled the photo: "What do you want from me?"
Of course, this is not Eilish's first hair change. She loves to turn it off. She started her career with dark silver hair and moved to blue and then a kind of underwater green. It's generally an all-over color, but this new shade is only inches from its roots. It is as unique as her.
As someone who has also gone through a range of light and pastel shades in recent years, I know how hard it is to get a shade of green so bright. Eilish's hairdresser had to bleach her hair completely white to make the neon show up so well. It's a tough style to maintain and an Eilish will most likely switch sooner rather than later, although it looks cool as hell now. She was also spotted at the airport with her hair in a bun that shows the glowing roots. I am dying to see what it looks like when her hair is down.
Eilish's green mane makes me long for colored hair again, although I'm working to remove it from bleaching damage. If you do, and your hair is even a little light, you can get a similar look with more temporary options. I love Manic Panic Amplified Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Electric Lizard ($ 17.99 at Manic Panic), Gute Dye Young Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Kowabunga Green ($ 18 at Sephora) and Oberton Extreme Green Coloring Conditioner ($ 29 at Oberton).