Lupita Nyong'o - Lupita Nyong'o loves her 'low maintenance' hair
Lupita Nyong'o chopped her hair off when she was 19 and decided to keep the short do because it's ''low maintenance''.
Lupita Nyong'o loves her ''low maintenance'' close-crop hairstyle.
The 30-year-old actress chopped her hair off when she was just 19 because she fancied a change, but she decided to keep the short do because it required less time in the salon.
She said: ''The first time I cut all my hair off was when I was 19. I just got fed up going to the salon every week. I'd had enough! On a whim, it was off. It's low-maintenance.''
Meanwhile, the '12 Years a Slave' admits she doesn't tend to wear much make-up because she feels confident in her own skin, but can understand why it gives women a slight boost.
She explained: ''I went to an all-boys high school, and they accepted girls in only the two A.P. classes. They had these archaic rules: For example, girls couldn't wear make-up. I found it so outrageous that an all-boys school could tell girls to not wear make-up!
''So I went on a campaign. I got a petition signed and everything. If a girl wants to wear make-up to boost confidence, why not? [But] I've worked hard to feel beautiful in my natural skin. Personally, I don't ever want to depend on make-up to feel beautiful.''
However, the brunette beauty has been enjoying working alongside her make-up artist Nick Barose and exploring different looks.
She told the March edition of Glamour magazine: ''I love colour. I'm enjoying trying all different shades. Makeup isn't something I've worn a lot of in my life. So it's good to work with someone like Nick Barose, who is inspired by my complexion and knows how to work with it.''