You Have to See Lupita Nyong'o With Shoulder-Length Hair

Summer Sunday

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Though we've seen Lupita Nyong'o with long hair — or most notably, tall hair — before, we're more used to spotting her rocking ultrashort, natural strands. That's why we were so mesmerized when she posted the above Instagram flaunting a full head of braids.

The last time Lupita stepped out with longer hair was last Summer, when she walked around New York City sporting Senegalese twists. Now she has her hair in teensy microbraids. Posing in a white lace dress, Lupita seemed relaxed and carefree in the image, for which she opted to skip makeup and flaunt her beautiful complexion. She captioned the shot with a simple "Summer Sunday."

While we love Lupita's tiny Afro, we're also fond of when she switches up her style. This one shot is proof that she can pull off any look! Here's hoping we see her experiment with her strands more as we move into Fall.