The trend seems like it began with 5-year-old Ahnari, whose mom posted a side-by-side comparison of Knowles’ cover and Ahnari copying it.
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Ahnari’s mom, Michaela Lemoine, told Buzzfeed News that Ahnari pretty much recreated the look on her own — that she “put most of [the clips] in her hair and I just had to fix them [in place].”
Lemoine went on to explain to Ahnari, at only 5 years old, already likes to make a statement by dressing up.
“Ahnari is very outspoken and loves to dress herself,” Lemoine said. “I may not agree with her choices in clothing sometimes (lol) but I allow her to artistically speak through her wardrobe.”
And Ahnari seems to have started an Instagram trend with her Solange-inspired look. Other kids have followed suit and their moms have been posting photos too.
There’s 4-month-old Clover from Queens, New York:
And 7-year-old Nilah from Rockford, Illinois:
One of the cutest photos is of 2-year-old Jolie Dior, whose mom, Ashlyn Ursua, decided to do her hair like Solange’s as part of an impromptu girls’ night.
“It was ‘hair day’ so I was massaging her scalp and giving her an olive oil treatment and playing Solange’s album and one thing lead to another! LOL,” Ursua wrote, adding that she’s happy her daughter has someone like Solange to be a role model to her.
“It is very important for my daughter to see black representation in the media because that is who Jolie is,”‘ Ursua said. “With past generations the media has always been so saturated with one type of image. It’s time for us to break down those barriers because beauty comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes.”
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