Sep 12 2017 PICS: What Do You Think About Actor Cuba Gooding Jr.’s New Hairstyle (Braids) Is It A YAY . . . Or A NAAAAH BRUH!!! September 12, 2017: Cuba Gooding Jr. is trying out a new look – he’s rockin’ cornrows now. Here is the new CUBA: Cuba has been in New York City, enjoying NY Fashion Week and Toronto for their International Film Festival.