Video: Lupita Nyong’o Shows Off Her Mad DIY Braiding Skills
Aside from giving Oscar-winning performances and possessing an untouchable sense of style, Lupita Nyong’o has revealed that she’s got yet another truly wow-worthy talent: She can braid your hair like a pro. Standing behind the salon chair, the Star Wars: Episode VIII actress showed off her DIY hair skills in a new video for Vogue where she nimbly braids the locks of six of her besties and nails it each time.
After learning how to cornrow, box braid and twist hair from her aunt who owns a salon in Kenya, Lupita came back to the States a budding beauty entrepreneur. “I decided it was going to be my side hustle,” she said with a chuckle shortly before revealing that her passion for plaiting peaked as a favor for her gal pals. “For me braiding hair is an intimate thing,” she said. “It’s getting up close and personal and I like to do it for people I know and love and trust.” Like… maybe for *us* as the newest B+C e-class instructor? We’ll dream it while we add Lupita to our list of A-list Makers — press play on the vid below to see Lupita’s stellar hair styling in action.
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