Gabrielle Union Debuts New Bob: 'I'm Obsessed Right Now'

The star can't stop staring at her short hair

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Gabrielle Union is “obsessed” with her short hair. And so are we. The actress stepped out at the Essence 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala in Beverly Hills Thursday with a brand new look: a chin-grazing bob that she told us was exclusively was a total spontaneous move.

“We just did this like a few minutes ago,” the star, 44, told PEOPLE of her haircut courtesy pro Larry Sims. “We were like, stop, ‘Let’s go shorter. Let’s go shorter.’ Larry Sims just took a hatchet to it and just hacked it off.”

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She revealed that the plan was to go for a shoulder-dusting cut, but all of a sudden, “it was to the chin, then let’s go even shorter in the back. I love it. I’m obsessed right now.”

“I didn’t want to leave [the house] because I was sort of staring at it,” she added. “I love it.”

Guests arrive at the 10th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala in Beverly Hills
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The ageless actress teamed her fresh haircut with a glittering Prada gown, Tiffany & Co. jewelry, an emerald clutch and black ankle-strap heels, and we have a feeling this is just the beginning of a very busy red carpet season for the star’s bob.

What do you think of Union’s new hair? How would you like to see her style it? Share below!

–reporting by Raha Lewis

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