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!

Katy Perry

The singer underwent several hair transformations since she rose to fame in 2008, and in September 2021, she came full circle.

Antonio Banderas

The actor traded his signature dark hair for a reddish brown style at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

Seth Rogen

The Pineapple Express star opted for a lot less hair in a look he debuted in September 2021.

Chip Gaines

To help raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Fixer Upper star vowed to go bald if fans donated money. After raising more than $300,000, Chip revealed his look.

Kristen Stewart

The Spencer star traded in her dark-rooted tresses for an orange-tinged mane. 

Camila Cabello

The "Don't Go Yet" songstress declared herself a "pyschofreak" while debuting her blunt bob on Instagram. 

Billie Eilish

The "bad guy" singer went shorter with a new bob—and fans are truly happier than ever. 

Kourtney Kardashian

The Poosh founder said goodbye to her long hairstyle, and instead, opted for a fresh haircut in August 2021.

Simone Biles

After returning home from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Simone debuted a fabulous new braided hairstyle.

Gabrielle Union

The actress recently showed off her major new haircut, explaining on Instagram, "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 [love] this new new."

Ariel Winter

The Modern Family alum is rocking the red hair once again, debuting her new look after a trip to the salon in July 2021.

 

Jessica Alba

The actress and business mogul's hairstylist Brittney Ryan used UNITE Hair to create her beautiful soft curls to compliment her new hair color. As Jessica proclaimed, "Summer is all about color!" 

Troian Bellisario

The Pretty Little Liars star chopped off her lovely long tresses and debuted a beautiful bob in June 2021.

Liam Payne

The One Direction alum is ready to run...towards a new 'do. Payne debuted his blonde hair on Instagram in June 2021.

Sophie Turner

After years of rocking the blonde, the Emmy-nominated star dyed her hair red, giving fans flashbacks to when she played Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones.

Sophie Turner

The Game of Thrones actress shows off her fabulous new bangs on Instagram Stories, writing, "Ya gal's bange'd up."

Rihanna

The Grammy winner debuted a chic pixie cut in May 2021 that took some fans back to her Unapologetic era.

Selena Gomez

The star debuted a platinum blond hairstyle in April 2021, more than three years after showcasing a similar hair color for a few weeks. Nikki Lee and Riwana Capri of Nine Zero One Salon used Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo and Conditioner for the transformation. 

Chrissy Teigen

Just in time for spring, the famous foodie gave pastel pink-tinged hair a try after sporting a wig with a similar hue. 

Paris Hilton

The entrepreneur and DJ chopped off her long locks and debuted a stylish shoulder-length bob.

Gigi Hadid

To make her runway return after welcoming baby Khai, Gigi switched up her signature blonde hairstyle for a fierce red look.

Lana Condor

"Did a thing," the actress wrote alongside a photo of herself debuting her pink hair in February 2021. As the To All the Boys I've Loved Before star told her followers, "U know I love my pink."

Hilary Duff

After going blue in February, the Younger star decided to switch up her look once again in early April, returning to her blonde roots.

Sarah Hyland

The Modern Family star debuted her vibrant red hair on Instagram Feb. 24, 2021.

Clare Crawley

When in doubt, think pink! The Bachelorette alum recently debuted a major hair makeover, in which she dyed her hair a pink rose color. "I've been wanting to have some fun and (temporarily) change up my hair for some time now with a fun color," she shared on Instagram on Feb. 6, "so I did it!"

Margot Robbie

The Bombshell star kissed her blonde hair goodbye and looked unrecognizable with her jet black hair. Margot debuted her major transformation, in which she donned a jet black wig on the set of David O. Russell's mysterious new movie.

Shakira

The singer typically sports blonde hair of various shades but went for hot pink in February 2021.

Demi Lovato

The singer rocked a pretty pink look at the beginning of January 2021.

Dua Lipa

The "New Rules" singer debuted a dramatic makeover—a blonde bob!—in January 2021.

Liam Payne

The One Direction alum posted a picture of his longer locks on Instagram in January 2021.

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