Time for a change. On July 23, Gabrielle Union debuted a short and sweet hairstyle. But don't worry — the dramatic change has nothing to do with a big breakup!
Union showed off her new look with six photos, and the post received over 1 million likes and over 18,000 comments.
"🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 amazing ❤️," wrote Tia Mowry, while Alyssa Milano declared, "So beautiful. From the inside out."
"I love it so much!!!" gushed The Office star Jenna Fischer. Octavia Spencer commented, "🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 it’s flawless."
Over the past few years, it has become somewhat of a trend to debut a dramatic hairstyle after a romantic relationship goes south.
"Whether it's losing 10 pounds, trying a new lip color, or getting a pixie cut, making changes to your appearance can serve as a distraction and a coping mechanism," she shared. "There is something about a drastic cut that can feel cathartic after a breakup, like you are cutting off the dead weight and becoming lighter and freer."
Berman noted that some women just opt for a change in color instead of breaking out the scissors — but regardless of your decision, think it through first!
"I have seen women make a drastic change and then really regret it. So, on top of being sad about the breakup, they now hate how they look. If you want to try and make a subtle change, I would advise something like a long bob to start out with," she suggested. "Most importantly, go to a talented stylist who will listen to what you want."