If you were to ask Gabrielle Union what’s new, she might mention Kaavia James, her new TV show L.A.’s Finest, or her new hairdo. Yesterday, the starlet posted photos to Instagram where she’s seen donning a meticulous half-up half-down cornrow style and its beautiful. For a personal touch, she added beads, and now we want hair just like Gabby.

Aside from adorable photos of baby James, the hot mama always provides inspiration for protective styling. With summer around the corner, it may be time to take a cue from the actress and get braids too. Whether you plan on traveling abroad or jamming out with your favorite artist at Essence Festival this summer, braids are perfect for every occasion. For proof, see how Gabby slays braids day-to-day in the gallery ahead.


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