The Mistake that Created Billy Idol’s Trademark Hair

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 23: Singer Billy Idol performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia).

When you think of Billy Idol you think of a few things: the snarl, the leather, and that hair. Turns out, the hair was an accident. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Idol reveals that his trademark blond spikes were all an accident and he decided to stick with it to spite a bandmate. Idol originally had planned for his friend to put blue highlights in his then dark hair. After bleaching his hair for the do, his friend realized she didn’t have the blue to go with it. Idol wasn’t too upset. Idol’s bandmate at the time commented on his hair and Idol, seeing that he would feel upstaged by the blonde hair, decided to keep the accident. Ah, sweet spite.




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