Actress Sanaa Lathan’s thick mane is legendary for its lushness. We are all accustomed to seeing her sexy curls in movies, or pulled up in a bun on the red carpet. Lathan shocked her Instagram followers on Tuesday evening, when she revealed her new bald look in a video. So far, the majority of comments are positively empowering.

Lathan said she shaved her head for role in a Netflix original film, Nappily Ever After.

At Gazelle, we agree that her new look is powerful and sexy.