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If you think natural hair isn’t versatile, may I introduce you to a dear, sweet friend of mine… LUPITA NYONG’O

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Her hair portfolio is on point, guys. She’s remixed the braid crown:

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Done a three part, pulled back bang situation:

Adorned her top knot with diamonds like the queen she is:

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And set the Met Gala red carpet ablaze with her structural up-do paying homage to African tribes around the continent and Nina Simone. (Not to mention politely checking Vogue who thought the style was in honor of Audrey Hepburn.)

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Her latest style is a super easy parted ‘fro, perfect for anyone who’s growing out their Big Chop. It’s not difficult and can be done on clean hair or even a day 5 twist-out.

If you have finer hair, start by picking out your roots. Then use a pick or comb to start making sections. For a look like Lupita’s, try three sections in the front and one in the back, it’s all a matter of preference. Now use a bit of pomade, edge control, or mix a little gel and leave-in conditioner in the parts to keep them in place. Finish with a spray of oil sheen or a little coconut oil on your tips and you’re good to go.

Bless you, Lupita, for making the “awkward stage” of ‘fro growth a teenie bit easier.