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12 Beautiful Trending Cornrow Styles You Need to Try

When it comes to protective styles, you don't get much more minimal maintenance than cornrows. After a couple of hours in the chair (typically fewer hours than you'd have to spend getting box braids), you've got a ready-to-go hairdo for around the next month. But don't let that ease mislead you. Conrows Styles may also be highly flexible. By playing with color, location, and accessories, you can have your cake and eat it, too, with a style as interesting as it is straightforward. 

Beautiful Trending Cornrow Styles You Need to Try

Pigtail Cornrows

 Beautiful Trending Cornrow Styles

If you want an athletic appearance that feels trendy at the same time, you may want to try out some pigtail cornrows. Not only will your hair be out of your face, but it will also accentuate and frame your features. For a more intricate look, you may add small braids at the side of your head to compliment the bigger cornrows. 

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Rainbow Center Parted Braids

Beautiful Trending Cornrow Styles

A distinct middle portion always makes a statement. Push that message farther with colorful cornrows sectioned out horizontally instead of vertically. The symmetry is remarkable.

Beaded Straight Back Cornrows

Beautiful Trending Cornrow Styles

In the early aughts, Alicia Keys was renowned for donning stunning Fulani-style braids, and we're especially fond of this beaded variation. (And the vivid eye makeup boosts the attractiveness.)

Simple Straight Back Cornrows

Beautiful Trending Cornrow Styles

Sure, you may construct intricate patterns with cornrows, but plain straight-back plaits should not be slept on. Add in a few thick sections (and hair extensions if you desire), and you're guaranteed to steal the stage.

Cornrows with Slicked-Down Baby Hair

Cornrow hairstyles allow you to showcase your baby hairs front and center—literally. Grab your favorite edge control gel and go to town. For a romantic look, lay your baby hair in swoops and swirls.

Half Cornrow Crown

Remember in the '90s and early '00s when it was popular to cornrow the front of your hair and leave the rest out in spiral curls? Well, the look is back, but this time, it's all about letting your natural hair do its thing. After connecting your braids to create a crown, instead of tucking them away, leave them out for a beautiful contrast.

Blonde Cornrow High Ponytail

Not looking to have your hair in your face all day? Simply cornrow the front of your head by a few inches and braid out the rest like regular box braids. That way, you can easily sweep back your hair. And remember: The higher the ponytail, the more striking it will be.

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Traditional Shuruba/Albaso Cornrows

Ethiopia and Eritrea are home to a gorgeous cornrow hairstyle known as a "Shuruba" or "Albaso." With this style, the front half of the hair is cornrowed down like a crown while the rest is let down for a beautiful half-up, half-down hairdo. For special events, a headband can be added to enhance the look.

Sunbeam Cornrows

These multi-dimensional cornrows add a bit of flare to the classic slick-back look. The delicate touch of baby hair is also a vibe.

Half Cornrow, Half Box Braid

Can't decide between a cornrow or box braid style? No problem—you can combine the two (and create bold braid patterns while you're at it). For a festive wintery look, attempt a six-pointed snowflake shape.

Cornrows With a Full Ponytail

Actress Chanté Adams looks stunning in cornrows pulled back into a voluminous hairstyle.

Blue Cornrow Top Bun

An updo is a classy hairdo that matches brilliantly with cornrows. Most would settle for a low-placed bun, but if you truly want to stand out, braid your hair into an extravagant topknot. The design looks particularly lovely in bold shades of blue.

FAQ's Beautiful Trending Cornrow Styles

Why are cornrows so popular?

Many tales of cornrows being used as a means of communication or as maps for slaves navigating the "New World" may be found in African-American, Afro-Latino, and Caribbean folklore. These days, these forms may still be used for political statement while maintaining their connection to Black innovation and self-expression.

Is cornrows easy?

Braiding cornrows may take anywhere from 15 minutes for an easy style to up to 4 hours for a more complicated style, according to Damtew. "Try not to get frustrated," she advises. Practice makes perfect, and it gets easier the more you do it.

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