Normani’s “Wild Side” Music Video Will Give You Major Hair Envy


After a long, two-year hiatus, Normani made her epic return to music last night with the premiere of her hot new single, “Wild Side” featuring Cardi B — and boy, was it worth the wait! Along with the track, which marks her first single since 2019’s “Motivation,” the pop star blessed us all with a steamy, dance-heavy music video that truly left us speechless.

She really gave us visuals, vocals, and choreography, all while finding time to pay homage to the late R&B queen herself, Aaliyah, with the sampling of her 1996 hit, “One in a Million.” And, as expected, Normani totally delivered on the hair front, thanks to hairstyling from celebrity hairstylist Yusef Williams and Cardi B’s longtime hairstylist Tokyo Stylez. Judging from all the eye candy we saw featured in the video — embellished braids, Rapunzel-worthy hair, and artfully-styled baby hairs — it’s safe to say that this new era just might be her most stylish one yet.

Ahead, see all of the most iconic hair moments from the “Wild Side” music video.

Defying Gravity

This sleek and sculptural, gravity-defying pony looks good from all angles — literally! No matter what position Normani is in, whether it be upside down, sideways, or right side up, her continues to look as stunning as ever.

Crimped and Cool

Take it from Normani and this super-crimped high pony — the ‘90s are back in full force!

Crowning Glory

Normani served us red hot glamour during this eye-catching monochromatic moment. How good does she look with the red cubed headpiece?

Blinged Out

As unbelievable as this dance break was, we have to admit that her rhinestone embellished cornrows nearly stole the show.

Baby Hair Galore

Normani in head-to-toe leopard print is such a vibe. Also, how about those water drop nails and her baby hairs that are swiveled to perfection?

Big Braid Energy

Normani proves that an extra-long braid can look super elegant with the right hair accessories — like a pearl hair clip.

Get It Twisted

I don’t know what we love more, their all-white outfits or Normani’s twisted updo!

Long Hair Don’t Care

Both Normani and Cardi B dared to wear nothing more than just their hair —long, flowing hair at that —and we are totally here for it and the mermaid vibes that they’re serving!

What’s your favorite hair moment from the music video? Share with us below!

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch:


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