There’s no doubt that Gabrielle Union is the ultimate hair chameleon. Not only is it hard to keep up with her various hair changes, but few can go from protective braids to bobs to dramatic, soaring ponytails as effortlessly as the actress seems to. Of course, like most A-listers, Union gets by with the help of an all-star glam squad. Her go-to hairstylist Larry Sims created one of her most stunning looks to date for last night’s premiere of Disney’s Strange World — and Gabrielle Union’s side bangs might just take you back to the 2000s.
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Gabrielle Union’s Dramatic Side Bangs
Union hit the carpet in a light pink Valentino dress with a plunging neckline and large floral details along the arms and bodice. The glamor continued with Union’s hairstyle, a sleek knotted updo with dramatic bangs that draped across her face, trailing under her chin. The style is reminiscent of the popular side bangs trend that circulated in the late 2000s and early 2010s, although the star’s take on it is arguably more elegant.
The look was revealed via a transformation video that both Union and Sims shared on Instagram. In it, the actress sits in Sims’ chair while she gets her hair done. Her matching pink purse is thrown to her, and when she catches it, the clip cuts to Union dressed to the nines. “Never mess with the bag,” she wrote as her caption. In Sims’ post, he calls her his “real-life Barbie” – a more than apt description.
Her simple but glam makeup look was created by Union’s regular makeup artist, Fiona Stiles, who shared the products she used in an Instagram post. To prep the star’s skin, Stiles said she used the vibrant Solawave Advanced Skincare Wand to “help the products penetrate the skin for maximum effect.” Other key products included Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Liquid Foundation, Moonlit Seduction Eyeshadow Palette from Pat McGrath Labs and Charlotte Tilbury’s cult favorite Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk.
Gabrielle Union’s Criss Cross Braids
In true Union fashion, however, the look didn’t last long – she had other styles to try. The next day she already showed off a completely new (and equally exciting) updo. Her criss-cross braids defied both gravity and all expectations.
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With so many exciting makeup moments, ensembles and hairstyles for every red carpet on her schedule, it only takes Union a few days to serve up enough glamorous inspiration for the entire year ahead.