Cornrows, as the name indicates, implies agriculture and planting, and rightly so. Cornrows originated from Africa and the Caribbean and have over the years become very famous. Often favoured for their easy maintenance, cornrows can be left in for weeks at a time if maintained well. In Kenya, cornrows have simply refused to go away and beauticians are keen on adding a personal touch to them.
Stand out from the crowd with these few ideas…
1. Feed-in Beaded Braids
Let’s kick off this list with a bang with this gorgeously embellished cornrows style. The highlight of this hair look is the singular cornrow that runs down the center of the model’s head, from which shoot out all the cornrows from the sides. Hair extensions have been fed into the cornrows and embellished with beads in a variety of shapes and colors to make this a look fit for a princess.
2. Candy Floss Cornrows
Look like a sugar pop princess with this bright pink hair look that is sure to make heads turn. This cornrow style makes use of candy floss pink and black box braid extensions being inserted into them (known as crochet braiding). It leaves one side of your head with lesser box braids to keep the cornrows there exposed and create a contrasted look.
3. Combined Cornrows Dutch Braids
Create a high fashion statement by braiding your hair from the center towards your ears in a jagged cornrow pattern. Now, here’s the fun part – Dutch braid some hair extensions on either side of your head along with the tails of all your cornrows. You now have a hair look that gives an edgy twist to the innocent schoolgirl pigtails style.
4. Cornrows Mohawk
No one will dare mess with you when they see you sporting this kickass cornrows Mohawk look. The cornrows have been done up in a trippy curved pattern and gathered in the center of the head, where extensions have been attached and molded to create a Mohawk. Unleash your badass side to the world with this edgy and cool look.
5. Swirly Cornrows Afro
Why choose between cornrows and an afro when you can sport both? Get the best of both styles with this swirly whirly cornrows pattern that is flirty, feminine, and so cute to look at. Crochet braid some short brown Marley hair at the back to create a gorgeous little afro and finish off the look.
6. Floral Half Cornrows
Whoever said that you can’t sport a protective style on your wedding day was so wrong! The stunning bride pictured above has gone for two simple diagonal cornrows on either side of her head and left her natural hair loose at the back to create a unique half up/half down look. To complete the floral queen vibe of the look, red carnations have been used to adorn the crown of her head.
7. Mixed Cornrows Mohawk
Girl, now this is a look that will get all the boys knocking at your door. Start with some cornrows in various sizes that start from your ears and curve up towards the center of your head. Add in some extensions to the tails of your cornrows and create a slay-worthy braided Mohawk.
8. Subtle Frontal Cornrows With A High Ponytail
When it comes to cornrows styles, you could go as full-on or as subtle as you want. This subtle braided style involves cornrowing your hair right at the front and tying your natural hair into a voluminous high ponytail to up the dramatic factor of your edgy look.
9. Pulled Back Half Cornrows
So you want to have your hair out of your face and still highlight the natural beauty of your hair, huh? Try out this half done cornrows style that makes use of vertical cornrows going from front to back and leaves your natural hair loose at the back. Functional and fabulous is how I’d describe this beautiful style.
10. Cornrows Ponytail And Bun Combo
Wowza! Now here’s a style that has a lot going on in it. First up, the neat horizontal cornrows create a symmetrical pattern that has a mesmerizing effect. The style then incorporates crochet braiding Marley twists to create a dual ponytail and high bun look that is the very definition of ‘cool’.