Lupita Nyong’o Rocks a Mohawk, Plus More Short-Cropped Hairstyles from the Star

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Lupita Nyong'o wears a mini mohawk at the Non-Stop premiere in Los Angeles.  David Livingston/Getty

Lupita's hairstyling lessons 101! 

Lupita Nyong'o isn't letting her short-cropped hair hold her back from trying out different styles on the red carpet. She's fashioned her hair into a mini-bouffant, side-swept 'do, mini-buns, and more. 

At the Non-Stop premiere in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, Nyong'o, 30, wore a mini mohawk. With two parts on the side of her head, her hair was swept up for a soft, wind-swept effect. The edgy style perfectly paired with her bright blue eyeshadow and copper Lanvin dress. 

Here, Us Weekly revisits more of the 12 Years a Slave Oscar nominee's most memorable hairstyles in February. 

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Lupita Nyong'o rocks two mini-buns at the NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 22. John Sciulli/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards

At the NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 22, Nyong'o, in a burnt orange Givenchy gown, rocked two mini-buns on the top of her hair. The daring style complemented the dramatic neckline of her dress and peach eye makeup. 

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Lupita Nyong'o wears a widow's peak style at the 2014 Critics' Choice Awards. Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com

Nyong'o faked a widows peak at the Critics' Choice Awards on Feb. 19. Celeb stylist Ted Gibson created the look using a fiber filling agent on her hairline and set it with hairspray.

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Lupita Nyong'o wears a side-swept peak at Hollywood Reporter's Nominees Party on Feb. 10. JB Lacroix/WireImage.com

A the Hollywood Reporter's Nominee Party on Feb. 10, Nyong'o styled her hair in a side-swept peak. Hairstylist Larry Sims first applied Go Pro curls with Larry Sims Butter Bouncin cream on her damp hair and then blew it dry, using a Mason Pearson brush to create the "sloped shape," he told Glamour.

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