Lupita Nyong’o has taken Hollywood by storm, giving us dose after dose of fabulous natural hair styles along the way. And she’s done so with this very low-cut, chic ’do. It’s not easy to accomplish for many, but she’s seems to pull it off so easily. When discussing the acceptance of natural hair in mainstream media, it’s safe to say that Lupita is the “it” girl carrying the torch right now. This Yale grad has recently been named the face for Miu Miu’s spring 2014 campaign, and rocks her short in every photo.

Although she maintains her natural hair at no more than a few inches, she seems to always find creative ways to keep it fresh and intriguing. Lupita caught the attention of film critics in her tear-jerking performance in 12 Years a Slave, where she plays an enslaved African by the name of Patsey. She also stunned the world in her jaw-dropping red carpet look at the Golden Globes earlier this week. This Beautifully Brown diva is making serious strides in her career and keeping in natural along the way.

Here are a few of our favorite Lupita Nyong’o’s hair moments!

—LaParis Hawkins