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Lupita's Hairstylist on the Last Minute Headband Decision

The headband and Lupita, via Getty
The headband and Lupita, via Getty

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It's no Pharrell Hat, but in terms of celebrity head gear with Twitter parody accounts, Lupita Nyong'o's sparkly Fred Leighton headband is a breakout star of the Oscars. Chatting with the actress' hairstylist Larry Sims, The Cut discovered that it wasn't even supposed to be there:

As the weeks went by, they landed on the dress they have now. It's Prada and made especially for her. With that in mind, I started thinking about ideas of where the hair was going to go, but it changed as of last night because her stylist showed me this gorgeous headband. It was optional, and she told me, You don't have to use it. But I was so blown away by the headband and the diamonds. It's a gorgeous piece. I said, I'm going to have to implement this.
He also called the mounded look from the NAACP "questionable."

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