Gabrielle Union Debuted a New, Shorter Haircut and Explained Why It Was Important to Get It Now

Gabrielle Union took to Instagram Saturday to share her new, shorter haircut and the story behind it.

beverly hills, california february 09 gabrielle union attends 2020 vanity fair oscar party hosted by radhika jones at wallis annenberg center for the performing arts on february 09, 2020 in beverly hills, california photo by daniele venturelliwireimage,
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  • On Saturday, the always-amazing Gabrielle Union debuted a new look, which shows off her now much-shorter natural curls, on Instagram.
  • The 48-year-old actress shared several pictures of her new, shorter cut, and explained the post's caption that she specifically wanted to make the change now, when everything is going so great in her life.
  • "So, I did a thing 🤗," Union wrote in the post's caption. "The movies always show women cutting their hair when all is lost but I wanted to know the feeling of making a change when things are gravy. It hits different and its foreign to me but I ❤❤❤ this new new. #SummerChop #FlawlessChop #FlawlessCut."

Gabrielle Union is loving her new look.

The 48-year-old actress debuted her short, natural curls in an Instagram post on Saturday, in which she shared the story behind her big chop decision. And, spoiler alert, that story is actually a drama-free, non-story—which, as Union pointed out, is exactly why the timing of the haircut is so important.

"So, I did a thing," Union wrote, along with the smiling, blushing and waving emoji. "The movies always show women cutting their hair when all is lost but I wanted to know the feeling of making a change when things are gravy."

Union acknowledged what a big change the cut is for her, but made it clear that she is absolutely loving her new look.

"It hits different and its foreign to me but I ❤❤❤ this new new," she add, along with the hashtags "#SummerChop#FlawlessChop, and #FlawlessCut."

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