Some say short hair is limiting, but Lupita Nyong’o has proven the critics of the cropped cut wrong. She continues to mix it up despite having little length to work with; mirroring the plunging neckline of her Givenchy gown, she sported a striking middle part by hair pro Larry Sims to the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California, this past weekend. Sims said he used her nose as a guideline and molded the shape using Smooth ‘N Shine Go Pro Gro With Larry Sims Créme Oil. As for her shimmery shadow (a combination of colors pulled from the Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palette in Earth Reflection), face painter Nick Barose said Studio 54 inspired him: “There’s a slight disco feel,” he noted. To complement her dress, he opted for a bright lipstick topped with a bronze gloss “to keep [the look] monochrome.” It appears the tonal trend has already shifted from the runway (Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 show) to the red carpet.