British superstar and former One Direction band member Harry Styles is not shy about experimenting with his rock star look. From cutting his famous long locks and accessorizing to not being shy about wearing colorful nail polish, the singer is definitely a trendsetter and influencer.
For years now, Styles has been adding color to his nails.
No one had ever met a boy like him before. Not just because he is a boy who paints his nails and likes soft things … pic.twitter.com/hUJ2v7mhYN
— Abril (@rosehesblue) August 28, 2017
“painted nails makes Harry beautiful” – Louis
Harry Styles be like : pic.twitter.com/UDMXnSgB94
— ㅤ (@yzvinlys) July 13, 2017
Many fans are challenging gender norms and following in the footsteps of Styles.
Twitter user RJ, who tweets under @_lwtkiwi, shared a photo of her 11-year-old brother’s hands with dark red nail polish. She captioned the tweet, “my little brother saw a picture of harry styles with his nails painted & made me do this bc he ‘didn’t know boys were allowed’ we match now.”
The tweet has gotten more than 80,000 likes, 27,000 retweets, and almost 1,000 comments.
my little brother saw a picture of harry styles with his nails painted & made me do his bc he "didn't know boys were allowed" we match now pic.twitter.com/Bs4OYtb1Aq
— Rj☕️ (@_lwtkiwi) July 24, 2017
People have poured out support for the boy and his bold move to wear nail polish.
HE'S GOING TO BE SUCH AN AMAZING KID I'M SHAKING pic.twitter.com/GgyikVGHIr
— Jeanie (@GrandeDaisies) July 26, 2017
This is honestly the cutest thing ever I love you and your brother
— molloween (@iiidkhbtfm) July 26, 2017
I absolutely love that you and your family give him the option to do this and are allowing him to express himself this way!❤️❤️It's amazing!
— Alyssa Sanchez (@lyssalove777) July 25, 2017
And others have joined the trend that Styles started, which has allowed other boys and men to feel comfortable wearing colorful nails.
so my brother was thinking the same and I surprised him with a little manicure session he loved it ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Kb3dxhLIV4
— Michelle Morio (@_morios) July 26, 2017
wowAmazing to see how Harry inspires so many people to do what they want no matter what age. Tell your brother his nails look wonderful
— ℒil; ia bc school (@BeAlrightHaz) July 25, 2017
Inspires others. I hope this will change the way my brother looks at things
— Keoamara Im (@amaraim0410) July 25, 2017
RJ says her family is supportive of her little brother’s nail polish choices.
We raised him to believe he can be whoever he wants and wear whatever he wants but I will make sure to tell him again❤
— Rj☕️ (@_lwtkiwi) July 25, 2017
i hope more boys feel comfortable enough to do the same
— Rj☕️ (@_lwtkiwi) July 25, 2017
And while some worry that he might get teased, RJ says she will support him no matter what.
My 14 yr old wants to paint his nails but I'm worried about him getting teased. I want him to do what he wants. I want to protect him too.
— ❤Dawn (@DD4evr) July 27, 2017
It's hard but just keep supporting him❤
— Rj☕️ (@_lwtkiwi) July 27, 2017
We applaud RJ and her little rock star brother too.
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