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Check out this SBH exclusive interview with celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims—the mastermind behind actress Lupita Nyong’o’s red carpet mane at the SAG Awards last night.

We loved Lupita’s hair! What inspired her new look?
“Well she’s growing her hair out and I wanted do something really regal and gorgeous. The dress definitely inspired me. The lines in the dress gave me the idea to do something with cool lines in her hair. Nina Simone was also used a reference.”

How did you create the look?
I braided [her hair] upward toward the crown. The remaining hair that was left after we braided it up towards the crown of her head, we used as the base to wrap around the braid. We blew the middle of her hair out so it looks like a mini Afro puff at the top with the braid crown surrounded it.

What was Lupita’s reaction to her new look?
We were like, “We’re about to stir it up again.” It was amazing. We sent references back and forth and when she looked in the mirror after it was all said and done, we hit a home run. We both felt strongly about it.

lupita 2Celebrity mane pro Larry Sims nailed Lupita’s Nyong’o’s plaited style.


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