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Melanie Martinez's hair is a signature part of her artistry, with her hair color constantly changing. This page has all of the different colors her hair has been.

Pre-The Voice

For most of Melanie's life before The Voice, her hair was her natural hair color, brown.

The Voice

Blonde and Black

For much of Melanie's time on The Voice, her hair was light brown and black - this is because was her first discoloration. This look was inspired by Cruella de Vil.

Blue and Black

For Melanie's final night performing on The Voice, she dyed the blonde side of her hair blue. This was the first time the blonde side of her hair was a different color. This wasn't permanent, it was done with blue hairspray.

Dollhouse Era

During the Dollhouse era, Melanie's hair color changed constantly. It was usually pastel colors.

Dollhouse

For the Dollhouse music video, Melanie's hair was black and pink/purple.

Carousel, Dollhouse Live, and Carousel Live

For the Carousel music video and the live videos of Dollhouse and Carousel, Melanie's hair was black and teal with pink tips.

Cry Baby Era

During the Cry Baby era, Melanie switched to wearing wigs since her hair was being damaged from all of the bleachings she had to do to color it.

Pity Party

For the Pity Party music video, Melanie's wigs were black and purple, along with another style that was purple - gray and black.

Soap and Sippy Cup

For the Soap promotional video and the Sippy Cup music video, Melanie's wigs were black and a light blonde.

Soap/Training Wheels Double Feature

For the Soap and Training Wheels double feature, Melanie's wigs were pink and black.

Cry Baby

In the Cry Baby music video, Melanie's wigs were black and blonde with several pastel streaks, along with black and silver.

Alphabet Boy

For the Alphabet Boy music video, Melanie's wig was black and light blonde again.

Tag, You're It/Milk and Cookies Double Feature

For the Tag, You're It and Milk and Cookies double feature, Melanie's wigs were black and blonde with several pastel streaks (light blue, pink, and yellow), black and gray, and black and grayish purple.

Pacify Her

In the music video for Pacify Her, Melanie's wigs were black and blonde, black and pink, and fully blonde (Basic Bitch).

Mrs. Potato Head

In the music video for Mrs. Potato Head, Melanie's wigs were black and blonde once again, though it isn't seen much due to Cry Baby not being the main focus of the video. Near the beginning, she also puts on a blonde wig.

Mad Hatter

In the music video for Mad Hatter, Melanie's wigs ma were many different colors. It was silver and black; blonde, pink and black; blonde and black; blonde, fuchsia and black; ginger and black; and pink and black.

K-12 Era

During the K-12 era, Melanie's hair was mostly either blonde and black or pink and black, with other hair colors being wigs.

Eric Altenburger Photo Shoot

In this photo shoot, Melanie wore both a light blue and black wig and a purple and black wig.

K-12 Premieres

In the New York premiere, Melanie wore a half grey half black wig styled in an updo made out of curls

In the Los Angeles premiere, Melanie also wore a half grey half black wig, except that this time it was let down with wavy curls and a twisted bang

Beginning of K-12

At the beginning of K-12, Melanie wore two different wigs; a black and purple wig and a black and blonde wig with large chunks of pastel pink and blue. Both wigs were styled in braids.

Wheels on the Bus

In the music video for Wheels on the Bus, Melanie wore a black and blonde wig styled in pigtails.

Class Fight

In the music video for Class Fight, Melanie wore a blonde and black wig styled in braids.

The Principal

In the music video for The Principal, Melanie wore two blonde and black wigs; one styled in wavy pigtails, one short and curly.

Show & Tell

In the music video for Show & Tell, Melanie wore two wigs; a black and blonde wig styled in pigtails and a black and coral wig.


Nurse's Office

In the music video for Nurse's Office, Melanie wore a black and blonde wig.

Drama Club

In the music video for Drama Club, Melanie wore two wigs; a black and blonde wig styled in a ponytail and a black and purple-silver wig styled in an updo.

Tennis Scene

In the tennis scene of K-12, Melanie wore a black and blonde wig styled in two large buns.

Strawberry Shortcake

In the music video for Strawberry Shortcake, Melanie wore two black and blonde wigs; one long and curly and one styled in an updo meant to looks similar to a soft serve ice cream.

Dream Scene

In the dream scene of K-12, Melanie wore a black and blonde wig styled in two large buns.

Bathroom Scene

In the bathroom scene of K-12, Melanie wore a black and blonde wig styled in pigtails.

Lunchbox Friends

In the music video for Lunchbox Friends, Melanie wore a black and blonde wig.

Orange Juice

In the music video for Orange Juice, Melanie wore two wigs; a black and blonde wig and a black and orange wig.

Detention

In the music video for Detention, Melanie wore two black and blonde wigs; one long and curly and one styled in pigtails.

Teacher's Pet

In the music video for Teacher's Pet, Melanie wore a black and blonde wig styled in braids.

High School Sweethearts

In the music video for High School Sweethearts, Melanie wore two black and blonde wigs; one wavy and one curly.

Recess and Ending of K-12

In the music video for Recess, Melanie wore a black and coral wig styled in an updo.

Blonde

Trivia

  • Melanie's hair is naturally brown. Soon before she auditioned for The Voice, she dyed half of her hair blonde and the other part black. Melanie constantly changes the color of the blonde side, while the black side remains always the same.
  • Melanie was inspired to dye her hair by the Disney villain Cruella de Vil
    • She also said in an interview, that she likes this kind of hairstyle because she loves that idea of the contrast between light and dark.
    • For Halloween of 2015, Melanie dressed up as Cruella. She posted a picture on Instagram of herself in her costume.
  • Melanie stated in an interview that she had to start wearing wigs, as her hair was becoming weak because of how many times she has dyed it.[1]
  • Melanie has done a performance in a wig that is completely blonde.
  • William Scott Blair does all of Melanie's hair for her music videos and has created many of her wigs.

References

  1. http://vivaglammagazine.com/melanie-martinez-how-her-style-ties-into-her-music-and-her-alter-ego-crybaby/3/
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