Sunday, October 1, 2023

Beauty Trend to Try: Cool Cornrows

Just in time for the World Cup, the versatile, sports-safe hairstyle, cornrows are back – returning for Spring/Summer’14 as a trend we’ve spied everywhere from the runways to the red carpet.


Jordin Sparks wore hers to the 2014 Billboard Awards and singer Ciara was spied looking fresh in braids, in a pic she posted to her Instagram;

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Also posted to Instagram earlier last month was this shot of top models Chanel Iman and Cara Delevigne, who both sported side-swept braids on a night out, proving cornrows’ return to the stylesphere…


But even guys are onboard with the trend, too, like rapper Bow Wow who bore his with a suit to look smart and stylish…

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Plus, on the runway, Mark of Toni & Guy rocked Fashion Week by creating messy cornrow looks for Marchesa’s models, which were the talk of the show alongside the fabulous garments they wore;

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Looking to rock cornrows too? Well, first of all, hair needs to be well conditioned and detangled, or else the plaits will look rough and have loads of sticky edges. To ensure smooth braids, we recommend you first dampen hair and douse in conditioner, like the African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Moisture Intense Leave-in conditioner ($4.99), which is great for the majority of black hair types. Simply use a wide tooth comb to detangle and get rid of all knots, then proceed to create a your cornrow (either be back-end, like a french braid, or front end, like a regular plait) to look as on-trend as the stars.

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And don’t forget to show us your attempts on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #ITried…

Image source:,,,, @Ciara,

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