Halsey Debuted a Two-Toned Platinum Blonde Pixie Cut

The lavender streak adds some edge.

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We all know the saying "no white after labor day" is incredibly passé; the same is true when it comes to winter hair rules. Honestly, who made up the idea that cooler months are reserved for darker tones? Halsey, for one, isn't having it—to the delight of purple shampoo lovers everywhere.

Earlier this week, the 29-year-old singer took icy blonde to a new height when they bleached their pitch-black pixie cut. Edgy and far from effortless, the carefully cut and dyed platinum blonde style was made even cooler by a sliver of silver-y lavender.

Halsey first shared the hair transformation in an Instagram carousel, later showing it off onstage at a show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the initial images, they matched the look with icy white eye makeup from their About Face beauty line, further enhancing the visual with silver earrings and bleached brows.

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Hairstylist Marty Harper, who has worked with the "Closer" singer's locks at a number of different lengths, was behind the transformation. "CLOCKED IN. LOCKED IN," he captioned a photo of the color, which garnered a lot of compliments.

"To go from black to platinum blonde so effortlessly is crazy, marty DONT PLAY!!!" wrote one fan, while another asked how he achieved the look without frying the singer's hair.

While the hairstylist is keeping his secrets to himself, there are plenty of ways to go about bleaching your hair safely. Read up as you ponder your own platinum transformation—and stare at Halsey's some more.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.