'I wasn't sure if I could pull off [the bald look]. Because hair is the frame of the face, right? 'And we spend so much time on it, trying to get it perfect. It often defines one's beauty and feminine value.
'Almost on a whim, I was like, 'What if I didn't have it?' And so I shaved it all off - I was a complete baldy!'
'It was shocking at first, especially for my mom,' 'But I learned to embrace my features. And I like myself a lot more now that I'm not constantly fussing over my hair.'
'Right after the Oscars, I had no idea what I was going to do next. Zero clue.
'There's part of me that thought my life would go back to normal. Like at school. But it didn't. I did not get out of that unscathed, you know?'
Lupita Nyong'o stuns in green on the cover of Instyle magazine,April issue. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress discussed her famous short hair;