Style chameleon Lupita Nyong’o turns 33 today! The Academy Award-winning actress has gone from the historical drama 12 Years a Slave to the new Star Wars film, and even the live-action remake of The Jungle Book, proving this talented star isn’t afraid of exploring different genres.
Another place the Yale grad likes to switch things up? The red carpet. From asymmetrical styles to bejeweled accessories, Nyong’o seems to debut a new look every time she steps in front of the camera. With side braids and retro twists, the actress proves that short cuts can be versatile too.
In honor of her big day, check out 11 of her stunning styles. Happy birthday, Lupita!
Nyong’o is known for her signature low-cut, which shows off her stunning face. We fell in love with the effortlessly chic look while the star promoted her film 12 Years a Slave back in 2013.
Double side apart
Two side parts added a subtle change to her usual ‘do at The Board of Governors Awards.
Single side part
In early 2014 Nyong’o added height to one side of her looks and divided shorter strands with a part.
During a chat with Jimmy Kimmel, the Hollywood star rocked a fun braid in her natural style.
At the 2014 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards the beauty went all out. The extra height of hair looked gorgeous paired with her stunning Gucci gown.
Nyong’o looked adorable with two architectural puffs while on the red carpet for the 45th NAACP Image Awards.
The 32-year-old’s spiked strands created an asymmetrical silhouette for the premiere of Non-Stop.
Nyong’o gave her natural strands a retro twist for a Pre-Oscar cocktail party in 2014.
Another classic look was elevated with textured waves for a naturally stunning finish.
Straightened and curled
The star’s iconic Oscar moment was shared with straightened tresses pulled back with a sparkling gold headband.
Nyong’o’s edgy style created the perfect balance for her pretty makeup and dainty dress.