Gabrielle Union reveals her pixie cut and we're here for it

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Gabrielle Union from the serie L.A.s Finest attends the 59th Monte Carlo TV Festival : Day Two on June 15, 2019 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty Images
Gabrielle Union from the serie L.A.s Finest attends the 59th Monte Carlo TV Festival : Day Two on June 15, 2019 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty Images

The 48-year-old actor and voice artist recently decided to get a pixie cut when “things are gravy”, directly going against the movies where women cut their hair “when all is lost”.

She wrote, “So, I did a thing ... 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 it’s foreign to me, but I love this new new. #SummerChop #FlawlessChop #FlawlessCut."

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Meanwhile, Gabrielle previously admitted she didn’t learn to embrace her natural hair until she was in her forties, and wasted much of her youth despising her tresses.

“When I was younger, I hated everything about [my hair]. I wanted it to be anything but what it was. I wasted so much of my youth in my twenties, thirties and certainly my teens wanting to be someone else. I was inundated with images and messages saying, ‘You’re just not as pretty as so-and-so.’ The images that I saw on TV and in magazines and film reaffirmed what they were saying," she said.

"That I wasn’t ‘it, and people who look like me aren’t ‘it. You couldn’t possibly have that ‘it factor’ and have hair like mine or skin like mine. In my early forties, I just emptied my basket of f**** and came out reborn and loving myself in a way that you only see on Oprah episodes when you’re like, ‘What the hell is my most authentic self? What does that even mean? I don’t even know who that girl is. I wouldn’t know her if I saw her.’”

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