#CopyThat: Lupita Nyong’o’s Regal Head Wraps

Dana Oliver
Beauty Director

While making the press rounds for her new film Queen of KatweLupita Nyong’o added majestic head wraps to her signature red carpet look.

Nyong’o told People magazine that her “crowns” are inspired by the character she plays on the big screen. Working with her stylist, Micaela Erlanger, and her hairstylist, Vernon François, Nyong’o creates statement-making head wraps with fabrics sourced from as far as East Africa.

Without a celebrity glam squad on speed dial, Yahoo Beauty turned to Fanm Djanm (“Strong Woman” in Haitian Kreyòl) founder Paola Mathé to teach us how to copy three of Nyong’o’s regal head-wrap styles. Watch closely as Mathé “fluffs and tucks” and “molds and folds” fabrics from her head-wrap collection into elegant adornments that can be worn beyond the red carpet.

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