The confidence to paint outside the lines, both artistically and aesthetically, stems from her family spirit. “I didn’t see much representation in the beauty field on TV growing up, but my parents really reminded me that I was beautiful and that my chocolate skin and kinky coils were my superpowers,” says Normani. As a little girl, she recalls staying up late the night before school, lying in her mother’s lap and braiding her hair. He held me up, did one side, flipped me over while I was sleeping, and did the other side,” she says with a laugh. It’s these special times that revolve around hair and family that are engraved. “I can go to school and not necessarily look at myself, but I’m still proud of myself.”
Especially during the Fifth Harmony days, Normani was constantly changing her hair. “I was the daredevil in the group,” she said, noting that she kept her hair short, long, textured, straight, blue and red. “I get bored of it quickly.” What’s the biggest risk she’s taken in the meantime? , I think I’ll be at a place I want to try again soon.” Today, she also hopes to explore more braid styles inspired by one of her greatest music and beauty idols. “Alicia Keys has always inspired me,” she says. “I think it was her first concert I went to. I loved the different patterns she made with her hair and the beads she added to it.” Respectful Naomi is her Campbell.