Let’s be honest about this, there are new and improved ways to wear cornrows and braids hitting the hair style scene all the time and just when we think we’re all caught up with the latest styles, there’s a new and better looking one to check out, try and learn.
If you’re looking for some brand new ways to rock cornrows that stand out from the crowd for this year, you’ve definitely come to the right place.
Cornrows are well known for not only their detail but their complexity too, giving you the ability to come up with some pretty neat and fascinating styles. It’s very funny how just a few braids could completely transform the shape and look of your face. Here are some of the best ways to wear cornrows:
1. Big & Small Cornrow Hairstyle
You can make your braids match your style with just one sweep, twist or grip. Whether you want an avante garde look, a fashionable look, an easy way to wear your hair that’s considered low-maintenance, or just something simple to help you get ready quicker in the mornings.
This look cleverly mixes up big and small cornrows, bringing them together in long, free-flowing braids that you could pin up if you don’t want them around your face.
2. Burgundy Side Swept Style
If you’re looking for an upbeat and ‘spunky’ hairstyle that’s fresh and cool for all the right reasons, this is definitely one to watch out for. Who said your cornrows had to go from front to back? Sometimes it’s all about that side-swept look.
Hair cuffs are another big trend for spring and summer 2016 and are so simple and quick to add in. They can change your look from being something simple and pinned back to something fabulously stylish in no time at all. Just remember to match the color of your hair cuffs to the color/tone of your earrings!
3. Big Kriss-Kross Cornrow Braids
Long hair is such a pain in the backside during the warmer, summer months when it irritates the back of your neck and gets super knotty and matted. This is why you should check out this look – another of the stylish ways to rock cornrows.
You don’t need to worry about any of that with these big kriss-kross cornrow braids and the even better news is that you can make up whatever design, shaping or braids you want!
4. Red Cornrows + Zig Zag Parting
If you’re playing around with brand new cornrows, why not play around with color too? There’s something so fresh and funky about this zig zag parting and bright color and we’ve already established that red is a hot hair trend for the coming year.
If you’ve never experimented with color in your braids before, now’s the time to try! If this look is a little too much for you, you could always just consider a red balayage or highlighted look, showing hints of the bright flash of color rather than a whole head of color.
5. Elegant Cornrow Updo
We couln’t help but fall in love with this elegant cornrow updo, one of the stylish ways to rock cornrows for a nice evening occasion.
These cornrows have been pulled back into a low, loose and messy bun at the nape of the neck and secured into place with pins. You could even consider adding hair accessories if you wanted to jazz this look up even further, such as grips, fascinators and maybe even pretty flowers in your hair to match that floral dress you’ve got to wear your new hair with.
6. Jumbo Cornrow Style
This looks screams no muss, no fuss and when you look at how simple it is, you can understand why. Cornrow your hair up with this jumbo style and forget about it for a few days – the perfect hairstyle for when you’re going away on your holidays and really can’t be bothered with all the upkeep of your curly or frizzy hair.
This jumbo cornrow style isn’t for everyone but if you’re young and looking for something to rock poolside, this is most definitely the right look for you.
7. Honey Blonde Style
And while we’re on the subject, let’s inject your jumbo cornrows with some color and why not start with this beautiful honey blonde style?
If you’re getting your weave thrown in and want something a little different, opt for a different color. You don’t need to choose blonde and in fact could go for any shade you like but we reckon this is a great place to start for a beginner.
8. Red Cornrows + Stars
This look is amazing and definitely not one for the light hearted! It’s also not one that’s easily recreated and if you’ve ever tried to achieve this look yourself at home, or on anyone else for that matter, you’ll get an idea for how difficult styling a look like this can be.
Stars and stripes indeed, you could inject a few more colors into this look if you wanted a really patriotic feel for your hair!
9. Cornrows + Platinum Blonde Crochet Hair
Once upon a time, cornrows were used as a way just to get the hair away from the face but these days, and with more and more stylish ways to rock cornrows coming about, there is so much more to these humble braids than just pinning them back.
A very bright and daring look, we love the contrast of light and dark with this mohawk-style look. Definitely a Friday night winner for us! What do you think?
10. Braids on Fleek!
Classic front-back cornrows are one of the easiest and simplest ways to wear them, getting the hair away from your face in a style that is cool and fresh.
In order to stop things looking overly structured, try rocking different sizes of braids just like you can see here. Who wants uniformity anyway?