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Braided Up: Lupita Nyong’o Reveals Haircare Hobby



Lupita Nyong’o is a woman of many talents. The Oscar-winning actress has proven her skills on the big screen, but now she’s revealing a whole new hobby…braids, twist and bantu knots!

After being “morbidly disappointed” with a hair braiding experience in college, Lupita’s aunt taught the beautiful Lancome model how to perfect her cornrow. Initially, Nyong’o thought the talent would earn her some money as a side hustle, but unfortunately she was just too kind to ever charge her customers.

Luckily, she doesn’t need a side hustle now! The Vogue cover model took the prestigious magazine into a hair salon with six of her friends and had a good ole’ haring braiding bash, just for fun. Affectionately called “Lu’s Do’s”, Lupita says that her love for hair braiding runs deep. “Your hair is your frame—it’s so important,” she says, adding, “braiding tells a story.”

Check out her skills below…would you let Lupita braid you up?

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