In defense of Jonah Hill's pink hairdo
This isn't news to anyone who's been paying attention, but just in case you missed it, Jonah Hill is the style hero we need in 2018.
He's not afraid to just plain go for it—wearing everything from strangely effective topcoat-and-shorts combos to a completely badass dunking skeleton tie-dye tee. He's leaning into the weird. It's awesome.
Which is why his recent decision to go all out with some hot pink hair makes perfect sense.
"Omg you guys!" reads his Instagram caption. Omg, indeed! But also: sure! Why not? It's Jonah doing Jonah. He looks happy. He's not taking it too seriously. It's actually pretty cool, though the likelihood that most dudes who are not Jonah Hill could make this particular look work seems quite low.
But it's Jonah! So it works!
The folks at Refinery 29 caught up with Hill's colourist, Matrix stylist George Papanikolas, for a little backstory: "The pink hair was a look he wanted to try. He specifically wanted pink," he says. "The process started by lightening the hair to a pale blonde, then using the semi-permanent Matrix So Color Flamenco Fuchsia and Clear."
So now you know. And you could try it for yourself, should you be so inclined. It's a risk, to be sure. But if you cross your fingers and pray to the style gods, maybe—just maybe—it'll work for you. Or maybe we should all be content to simply gaze upon Jonah Hill's new locks and think, "How very Jonah Hill of him."