Braids and glitter are always a match made in heaven. 

By Kayla Greaves
Feb 10, 2020 @ 8:45 am

The most stunning beauty looks from the 2020 Oscars weren't only on the official red carpet — stars also shut down the after parties into the early hours of the morning. And while all the looks were incredible, there was one woman in particular who left our jaws sitting on the floor all night long: none other than Gabrielle Union

Though the actress and her husband, Dwyane Wade, skipped the actual awards ceremony, the couple attended the Vanity Fair after party together. It was there that Union showed off braids that were out of this world. 

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The mother-of-one first debuted her knotless braids on Instagram at the beginning of the month, but for the special night you better believe she took them up a notch. 

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To create the look, Union's go-to hairstylist Larry Sims added strips of rhinestones to her braids, then flipped her butt-length hair over to one side. Of course, the style couldn't be complete if Sims didn't lay down the star's baby hairs to perfection. Then voila! 

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Her hair was so good that Union opted to keep it styled the same way for the next after party she attended with Wade. And we can't say we blame her. 

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