Get Lupita Nyong'o's Hair From The MTV Movie Awards

Lupita at The 2014 MTV Movie Awards hair

Lupita Nyongo always looks amazing—whether she’s hitting the streets or the red carpet, we’re hard-pressed to find her hair looking less than perfect. We chatted with celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims who gave us a breakdown of the steps and products he used to master her look from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. His inspiration? “I wanted to go with a look that was more textured and structured to compliment her gorgeous dress,” says Sims. “The high neck looked regal and the braided crown topped it off.”

First, Sims applied Smooth ‘N Shine Go Pro Gro Soufflé Lotion on Lupita’s damp hair and blow-dried it to stretch it in length. Next, he braided the starlet’s hair (starting from the back of the top of her head) forward towards her hairline. Thirdly, Sims created a big fishtail braid on the left side of her head and swept it across her forehead.

Next, Sims put the ends of the braid to the sides of her hair and secured them with bobby pins to create a crown finish. After that, Sims smoothed the sides of Lupita’s hair with Smooth ‘N Shine Go Pro Gro Crème Oil and a natural boar bristle brush. Finally, he set the look by applying Göt2b Rise ‘N Shine hairspray.

How are you liking Lupita’s new look? Will you try this hairstyle at home?