Gabrielle Union Explains the Empowering Reason for Her Major Hair Transformation

Gabrielle Union recently took to Instagram to show off her dramatic new hairstyle, in which she debuted a fabulous "summer chop."

By Alyssa Morin Jul 24, 2021 10:06 PMTags
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Hair for it!

There's no denying that Gabrielle Union isn't afraid to push the fashion and beauty boundaries. Whether she's rocking a designer outfit straight off the runway or showing off a vibrant makeup look, the Bring It On alum always brings her A-game.

On Friday, July 23, the actress proved once again why she's known for her keen sense of style. Taking to Instagram, Gabrielle debuted an epic hair transformation with a series of glamorous selfies. The L.A.'s Finest star explained that she got a "summer chop" for an empowering reason.

"So, I did a thing," she began her 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."

As she perfectly summed up look, "It hits different and its foreign to me but I [three black heart emojis] this new new. #SummerChop #FlawlessChop #FlawlessCut."

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The 48-year-old star modeled her hairstyle with a body-hugging polka dot dress, large hoop earrings and a layer of gold necklaces. She paired her dramatic 'do with an equally bold red lipstick.

Of course, Gabrielle isn't the only celebrity to change up her look. From Ariel Winter to Liam Payne, see who made jaws drop with their major makeovers in our gallery below!

Zendaya

The actress was spotted with a shorter cut while on the set of her new tennis movie Challengers in Lynn, Massachusetts on May 19, 2022.

Kit Harington

The Game of Thrones alum debuted his clean-shaven look at The Time Traveler's Wife New York premiere on May 11.

Chris Evans

The actor recently shaved off the mustache he sported for his role as a villainous CIA agent in Netflix's spy thriller The Gray Man.

JoJo Siwa

"Mayyyyy have done something todayyyy," the social media star wrote while teasing her new 'do.

Kris Jenner

Have you been keeping up with the momager's look? Kris revealed her new 'do on Instagram in April 2022.

Selena Gomez

Look at her now. The singer debuted her new bangs on TikTok after she finished filming season two of Only Murders in the Building in late March 2022.

Eiza González

The actress debuted her platinum blonde hair at a screening of her movie Ambulance in London on March 23.

Chris Pine

Before attending the 2022 Producers Guild Awards, the actor stepped out in a beard presumably for his character in the upcoming film Poolman.

Drake

The "Hotline Bling" rapper took to his Instagram Story on March 11 to reveal his new braids. 

Gigi Hadid

The supermodel went platinum in March 2022.

Chrishell Stause

The Selling Sunset star gave fans their first peek at her new bangs on Instagram in early March 2022. As she put it, "This is my Heidi Klum era."

Chris Pine

While out in Los Angeles, the Star Trek alum was spotted sporting a head-turning look, which included a full beard and longer hair.

Simu Liu

The Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star revealed he'd decided to go blonde in an Instagram post on Feb. 1, 2022: "Sorry ma pls don't kill me."

Angus Cloud

While he may by recognized for his scruff and streetwear on Euphoria, the actor appears to be sporting a clean-shaven look for his upcoming film, The Line. 

Katie Thurston

The Bachelorette star revealed her new bob in January 2022. "A quick car selfie after this amazing cut," she shared. "While I loved having a natural long look created by @colorbyally , I knew I was ready for something new in 2022." 

Karlie Kloss

After years of having blonde hair, the supermodel decided she was ready to go back to brunette and debuted her new style in January 2022.

Billie Eilish

Back in November 2021, the "Happier Than Ever" singer "went red for a week." She ultimately chose more of a brunette hair color. 

Demi Lovato

The "I Love Me" singer debuted a dramatic hairstyle ahead of the New Year: A fiery buzzcut!

Saweetie

Saweetie is ahead of the "new year, new me" trend! The 28-year-old star showed off her new buzzcut on Instagram on Christmas Eve.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus added some dark streaks to her blonde hair for a cool new look, which she debuted on the Dec. 9 episode of The Tonight Show.

 

Jessica Alba

The Honest Beauty founder showed off her fresh bob haircut with a series of glamour shots on Instagram on Dec. 4.

Lily Collins

The Emily in Paris star debuted a new look while doing press for the upcoming second season of the Netflix series. "New bangs, old habits," Lily wrote on Instagram on Nov. 29, adding, "Yup, they're real!"

 

Katy Perry

Last Friday, er, Wednesday night, Perry returned to her dark hair after previously sporting a blonde 'do.

Dove Cameron

In November 2021, at the LACMA Art+Film gala in Los Angeles, the Disney Channel star showcased a brunette style after appearing as a blonde for years.

Florence Pugh

The Midsommer star debuted a dramatic pixie cut with shaggy bangs on Oct. 30. "I did a thing..," she captioned her Instagram post.

Anne Hathaway

The actress ditched her long hair for a curly bob on the set of her next movie. 

Debbie Johnson

The reality star debuted a new hairstyle ahead of her appearance on 90 Day: The Single Life.

AJ McLean

The Backstreet Boys star swapped out his signature beard for a bare face. 

David Harbour

The Stranger Things actor was spotted sporting a comb-over for his role in the new Netflix movie We Have a Ghost on Oct. 25, 2021.

Selena Gomez

Look at her now! Selena Gomez said goodbye to her lovely long locks and hello to a chic shorter style with her new bob.

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