Gabrielle Union’s Half-Cornrow Hairstyle Puts Her Curls in the Spotlight
Gabrielle Union has achieved the unthinkable: having an Instagram bio that Actually reflects her as a person. Right there in her first declarative statement, in which the star calls herself a fun lover, the majority of her grid is summed up. Union’s penchant for all things carefree can be seen in everything from her wardrobe to home decor and vacation plans — even her beauty choices reflect this cheerful, experimental ethos. Gabrielle Union’s new half-corn hairstyle, seen in cute summer posts and videos featuring her family, totally encapsulates her fun lifestyle goal without sacrificing any of her chic factors.
Half of Union’s hair is pulled back in sleek, shiny cornrows. The braids keep her away from his face, protected, and allow the other half of its style to really stand out. On the side of her head opposite the cornrows, Union’s full, voluminous curls flow freely and cascade coquettishly over one eye. It’s the best of both worlds of beauty: form and function, fun and high fashion. Union’s latest look arrives amidst a summer full of playful and on-trend styles (three words: Milanese ponytail) who lends itself well to long days by the pool, traveling with her husband, and turn up the heat from the red carpet. This new hybrid style, however, might be her best of the season.
The best look at Union’s two-in-one hairstyles comes from a friend’s celebration in Los Angeles. In the photos shared on Instagram Stories, it’s clear how sultry and edgy the curl-cornrow combination can be – especially when paired with the winged smoky cat’s eye liner that rings her dark brown eyes.
In early July, Union showed off her wash day curls in an Instagram post after about a month of matching ultra-long braids. Using her own Flawless By Gabrielle Union brand products, the curls were shaped into lush spirals with tons of volume. A few weeks later, the intricate cornrows appeared on the side of her scalp — not to mention her eye-obscuring pseudo-bangs.
Union is a self-proclaimed fun lover, but fun also clearly loves her. The glow emitted from her paparazzi photos alone could fuel Melrose for a year.