The Black Panther star wore Versace and a gorgeous smile at the 90th Academy Awards.
When TV commenters saw Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet at the 90th Academy Awards, they were initially speechless and they couldn't find the proper adjective because she STUNNED everyone. Okay, Nyong'o always rocks the red carpet. At every award show. It was the combination of the golden chain metal custom Atelier Versace gown, her brilliant smile and her fabulous hairstyle that became an immediate iconic look.
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Nyong'o's updo had golden threads woven through her strands. It was based on a traditional Amasunzu Rwandan style. Celebrity hairstylist Vernon François worked with Nyong'o on her look. He stated, "“Lupita’s look was inspired by images of Amasunzu hairstyles, which are traditional to Rwandan culture. We wanted something clean and sculpted to accent her dress and showoﬀ the neckline.”
How he did it:
To recreate Lupita’s look, Vernon washed her hair with the Vernon François Pure~Fro Shampoo and Pure~Fro Conditioner which contains keratin to help the hair retain moisture.
Vernon then prepped Lupita’s hair with the Mist~Nourishing Water & Scalp Nourish~Ment Braids and Locs Spray to soothe and protect strands before blow-drying with a round brush.
Next, Vernon smoothed her ends using a ﬂat iron, leaving roots authentic. Using only his hands, Vernon molded her hair to create the clean, contoured structure and setting with hairspray.
To complete the look, Vernon weaved a gold thread through her hair using a classic stich technique for a touch of glamour & shine.
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