Gabrielle Union On Being A Leading Lady Wearing Natural Hairstyles

Gabrielle Union

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When it comes to hairstyles we see black actresses rock on the big and small screen these days, the options are very slim — especially when it comes to natural hairstyles.

However, actress Gabrielle Union is changing the status quo in her upcoming holiday film, A Myers Christmas, in which she also serves as the film’s executive producer. Instead of rocking a weave or sleek and straight tresses, Union decided to wear braids to show that leading ladies can wear natural hairstyles and not stick to supposed beauty standards presented by society.

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In a recent interview with Essence, she said, “I’ve always wanted to get them. Not only is it protecting my hair on set, but it [gives me] the chance to [be] a leading lady with a natural hairstyle. It’s not lost on me and it’s more than just me experimenting with a hairstyle.”

“I just got lucky in that I got a character that could embrace a natural hairstyle and the production agreed. So, I jumped at the chance,” she continued.

Continue clicking to check out some of the cool styles she’s styled her braids in lately.

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