Lupita

Lupita Nyong’o is undoubtedly one of the most talked about women in Hollywood right now. From her award winning portrayal of Patsy in 12 Years A Slave, to her flawless sense of style and elegance.  The natural beauty is taking the world by storm.

Besides her sense of fashion style, her hair stands out as well. In a sea of weaves worn in Hollywood by both white and black women, Lupita’s cropped cut is definitely making a statement all in its own.  In a recent interview with Britain’s Pride magazine, Lupita discusses how she doesn’t consider herself a hair icon, but does realize hair is political.

From Telegraph Belfast:

“I wasn’t really aware of being a natural hair icon. I don’t really read the news, so this is the first time I’m hearing that. I’m not surprised though; there is something about hair that has always been political,” she explained to Britain’s Pride magazine.



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“Someone has long hair and they cut it, it’s political, when someone grows their hair it’s political. So I don’t know how to answer that. I guess I’m just taking it in my stride.”

But Lupita hasn’t always worn her hair short. Just like many of us, she’s had run-ins with other styles and bad dye jobs.

“When I was in my teens I dyed my hair all sorts of colors; blue and maroon. And then I realized that I was probably going to end up bald by the time I was 40. So I stopped doing all those things and finally decided to love it the way it is,” she said.

Clutchettes, do you think hair is political?

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  • Stella

    @vintage3000,

    I’m talking about the ‘hair issue’. You might wanna take up the Oprah/Whoopie with the African women you say have issues.