Harry Styles opens up on transformation from musician to businessman as he launches beauty company

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 (Dazed Magazine)
(Dazed Magazine)

Harry Styles has opened up about his transition from musician to businessman as he graces the cover of Dazed magazine.

The former One Direction star, 27, revealed the inspiration behind his new beauty brand “Pleasing” which launched on Monday.

He said: “It’s starting with nail polish, because that was kind of the birth of what it was for.

“Me seeing a colour on a flower or a wallpaper or something and thinking, ‘Oh, I wanna put that on my nails.’

“It was a fun little project, but during the pandemic, and when we eventually named it pleasing, it felt like it was so much more than nail polish.”

The star is releasing a range of plant-based nail products including the Perfect Polish Set featuring four shades such as “Perfect Pearl,” “Inky Pearl” and “Granny’s Pink Pearls.” On top of that, skincare will be available for customers to purchase.

Styles, who regularly wins praise for his style, said he wants his brand to help people find “little moments of joy”.

He told the magazine: “I’ve always found that the moments in my life which have brought me the most joy are the small ones, whether it be, you know, the end of the night under the stars or a bite of food, or sitting with your friends thinking, ‘Oh, I’m never gonna forget this.’

“It’s always those moments that I find have the longest-lasting effect on me, in terms of sparking something wonderful in me. I really think that the essence of Pleasing is finding those little moments of joy and showing them to people.”

 (Dazed Magazine)
(Dazed Magazine)

Despite never having formal acting lessons, the musician has made a name for himself in Hollywood since starring in Christopher Noland’s Dunkirk in 2017.

He recently sent fans into overdrive after appearing in the end credits of comic book film Eternals. Styles is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Starfox, who is the brother of villain Thanos.

“I’m only in right at the very end,” he told Dazed.

“But who didn’t grow up wanting to be a superhero, you know? It was a great experience and I’m so grateful to have gotten to work with Chloé.”

He said that he likes to challenge himself and “movies are definitely where I feel most out of my comfort zone.”

He added: “I’m coming from music where I don’t think anyone really knows how it works, but I am somewhat in my comfort zone! But in movies, when I show up, I’m the new guy. I haven’t been [an actor] for a long time and that’s really cool, I feel like I’ve learned so much and life is about learning.”

“I think music and acting really aid each other in a lot of ways. In my experience, a lot of the time when I’ve gone to do a film I’ve felt like, ‘Oh, I’m probably not gonna do any music for a while because I’ll be so focused on that.’ And then I actually find that, by the time I get home at the end of the day, I just write so much. Any time you are looking at the world through someone else’s lens and exploring different emotions, it feels like a benefit in so many ways.”

Styles began his music career in 2010 as part of the X Factor boyband. He and fellow members Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne decided to go on indefinite hiatus from the group in 2016

The artist has since had successful solo career - and has released two albums - Harry Styles in 2017 and Fine Line in 2019.

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