Cornrows: 5 Ways to incorporate this funky braid in your look

Whether you have curly, wavy, or straight hair, you’ll find a way to incorporate cornrows into your hairstyle! Check out our gallery for some really chic ideas!

Cornrows are a traditional African hairstyle featuring hair that’s braided very close to the scalp. We hardly ever see it much around here, but we spotted a couple of really chic looks online recently and we think it’s time we give this braid a try! Celebs like Alicia Keys, Fergie, Katie Perry, and even Kylie Jenner have all sported this ‘do, and we have a feeling even they would want to cop your look if they saw you with these styles because because they’re just absolutely gorgeous! Check out our cornrow hairstyle discoveries below!

Cornrows: 5 Chic ways to rock this braid

curly cornrow
Curly cornrows. Credit:

1. Cornrows on curly hair

Cornrows and naturally curly hair are a match made in hair heaven! It’s the perfect hairstyle to get frizz, flyaways, and baby hairs under control. This particular style is extra because it does all that while giving you a fabulous, feminine look.

Editor’s tip: Show off your beautiful curls by applying TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse on your tresses. This would boost your hair’s volume and help define your curls.

unicorn style cornrow
Unicorn style cornrows. Credit: indigitalimages

2. Unicorn style

Add some mythical magic to your look and do a unicorn cornrow braid. You can pair it with wavy or straight hair to add just a but of edginess to your vibe.

Editor’s tip: Be the unicorn that you are and let your hair shimmer, shine, and sparkle by conditioning it with Cream Silk Stunning Shine Conditioner. Formulated with Shine Boost Complex, it is specially designed to moisturize dull and lifeless hair, and give your tresses all the gloss that it needs.

cornrow bun hairstyle
Match your cornrows with a low bun. Credit:

3. Cornrow bun

Want a ‘do that’s stylish, polished, and functional? You can get all of that in one big swoop with this cornrow bun hairstyle. Hair is neatly and stylishly kept away from the face and neck, so you can strut your stuff without hair in the way.

Editor’s tip: This hairstyle involves tight cornrow braids that require a lot of pulling and tugging, and your hair must be strong enough so the stress doesn’t cause them to break. Care for your hair with a washing system that makes it stronger, more resilient. We recommend TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo and TRESemmé Platinum Strength Conditioner. These repair up to two years’ worth of damage in just five uses by helping reinforce hair’s natural protective barrier, restoring hair, and protecting ait gainst future damage.

glammed up cornrow hairtstyle
Glam up your cornrows. Credit:

4. Glamorous half-up

We are totally crushing on this style. It’s both glamorous and edgy, and all kinds of gorgeous! It’s perfect if you want to sport a look that’s neat and polished without having to put your hair up in an updo.

laced up cornrow
Add ribbons to give your cornrow a feminine touch.

5. Laced

Dress up your cornrows with ribbons to give it a fun and feminine touch. It’s a unique and creative way to sport this braid, allowing you to inject a little bit of your quirky personality into your hairstyle.

These cornrows sure are a great way to express yourself and your personal style. Which one is your fave?

For other awesome plait hairstyles, check out our BRAIDS section—we’ve got all the inspiration you need and more!