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Lupita Nyong'o: Short hair, she cares

For some people, long, flowing hair is a must. For others, shoulder-length hair is just right. And still others think a bob or feathered looks is the way to go. But some of the most brave women in style are ones who gave a bald or faded look a try: Lupita Nyong'o style.

Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon February 27, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

A faded haircut not only brings out a woman's face, but it also makes her creative with her look. But going short doesn't mean a hairstyle has to be simple or not versatile, and although it may cost less to maintain it, keeping a short hairstyle neat is a must. Golden Globe winner Nyong'o has proven how stunning she is in both fashion and hair. Check out some of her best looks.

And click here to read her full speech about black beauty while accepting the Best Breakthrough Performance Award at the 7th annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.

Here is an excerpt from her speech:

"Alek Wek came on the international scene. A celebrated model, she was dark as night, she was on all of the runways and in every magazine and everyone was talking about how beautiful she was. Even Oprah called her beautiful and that made it a fact. I couldn’t believe that people were embracing a woman who looked so much like me as beautiful. My complexion had always been an obstacle to overcome and all of a sudden, Oprah was telling me it wasn’t. It was perplexing and I wanted to reject it because I had begun to enjoy the seduction of inadequacy. But a flower couldn’t help but bloom inside of me. When I saw Alek I inadvertently saw a reflection of myself that I could not deny. Now, I had a spring in my step because I felt more seen, more appreciated by the far away gatekeepers of beauty..."

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