Beauty is always art, but in some cases, the sentiment becomes more explicit. Such is the case with Gabrielle Union’s latest hairstyle, which is somewhere between an updo and a full-body sculpture. The actor attended the London premiere of Strange World
with lengths of onyx woven in a gravity-defying ring-like structure style that mimics exaggerated blooms.
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“It made the braid bloom,” says hairstylist Isaac Poleon, the brains behind the braid. The hypnotic hair was paired perfectly with Union’s archival embroidered Elie Saab gown from the designer’s fall 2008 ready-to-wear collection. The actor’s look, done by makeup artist Esther Edeme, had a bright touch with warm peach and a matte nude lip. Autumn may be the season of falling leaves, but for Youlian, a hundred flowers bloom.