Gabi Wilson, known to her many fans as H.E.R., has solidified her name in the R&B scene with her soothing voice and ballads. When she first entered the industry in 2016, she wanted to keep her identity mysterious, so she adopted her stage name, short for Having Everything Revealed, and would often wear dark sunglasses for any public appearance. Her extensive shade collection and long curly hair, typically parted down the middle, became her image. But in the last few years, the “Lights On” singer has started to shed away her signature look, trading her dark sunglasses for ones with lighter lenses and trying new hairstyles, including but not limited to box braids, sleek ponytails, and textured updos.
In an Instagram carousel posted on July 16, the Bay Area singer-songwriter shows how far her image has evolved with a fresh medium-length haircut and no shades in sight. In each selfie, she is seen with bouncy, curled hair that falls about an inch or two beneath her collarbone. Her shorter hair has everything you want in a blowout — body, texture, and that effortless lived-in look — and she looks absolutely breathtaking with the voluminous style.
She paired her fresh cut with neutral eye makeup and a simple, thick cat eye, which can be clearly seen for once without her usual glasses. For her lips, she dipped into some color to create a matte, pink ombré lip that brings the whole look together.