Mostly known for rocking straight styles, Gabrielle Union, who is set to appear on the upcoming holiday film, A Myers Christmas, decided to wear braids to show that leading ladies can wear natural hairstyles, too.
Her decision become a reality three weeks ago, when the 43-year-old debuted small box braids on Instagram with the caption: “Lil somethin, something #braidedbaby”
“I’ve always wanted to get them,” says Union. “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.”
Thus far, the responses have been positive, in fact, Union says, “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.”
Union also serves as its executive producer in the holiday film.
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