Lupita's Oscars Hair Explained

Lupita Nyong'o's hairstylist was "blown away" by the headband she wore to the Oscars.

The 31-year-old actress is known for her iconic short hairdo and she accessorised with a cute headband for the 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday.
Hairdresser-to-the-stars Larry Sims tended to her locks for the prestigious ceremony. Speaking about how the finished look came about, Larry recalled when he first came across the glamorous hairpiece.

"About three weeks ago her stylist, Micaela [Erlanger], showed me the dress. We really didn't know it was going to be the dress yet. They showed me like five different ideas of what it could be. As the weeks went by, they landed on the dress they have now. It's Prada and made especially for her," he told The Cut.

"With that in mind, I started thinking about ideas of where the hair was going to go, but it changed as of last night because her stylist showed me this gorgeous headband. It was optional, and she told me, 'You don't have to use it.' But I was so blown away by the headband and the diamonds. It's a gorgeous piece. I said, 'I'm going to have to implement this.'"

Lupita has made an impact on the fashion world since finding fame with her award-winning role in 12 Years a Slave.

Larry admires her individual facade and hopes other women take inspiration from her looks.

"It's been a rollercoaster ride, and it's so refreshing and so amazing to be able to work with someone who's such a style icon so early. I'm just proud to be a part of her journey. And I want to continue to inspire women to know that there is versatility in short, natural hair," he smiled.
"Lupita is young, she's fun, we hung out in Paris and partied together, we danced together. As far as the styles I give her, they're really complementary to our relationship. She trusts me."