Lupita Nyong’o is a red carpet star. The Oscar winner’s beauty and mane moves often have us running to our nearest salon (or YouTube tutorial) to duplicate her natural hair and makeup slay.
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Luckily for us, Vernon Francois, the man behind her hair, stopped by PEOPLE‘s studio to share simple steps to create one of her well-known red carpet looks at home. Press play below to see how to create a banded ‘do similar to hers with just four hair ties, some gel and coconut oil!