BRAIDS & BEAUTY

In African cultures, braiding has a long and rich history that goes back centuries. Braids were not only a way to style hair but also held cultural, social, and spiritual importance.

 

Braiding is an ancient hairstyle that has been around for thousands of years. Braiding has remained a prevalent hairstyle throughout history and continues to be cherished and adapted by people worldwide today. It has evolved into a wide range of styles and variations, reflecting the creativity and diversity of human cultures.
Each culture developed its own unique braiding techniques and styles, often reflecting their customs, traditions, and social significance.
In African cultures, braiding has a long and rich history that goes back centuries. Braids were not only a way to style hair but also held cultural, social, and spiritual importance. They were often used to convey a person’s age, marital status, tribe, and other aspects of their identity.

Cornrows have been a timeless and versatile hairstyle. It’s important to stay up to date on the latest styles and trends so that you and your employees can help better serve your customers.

Some of the trends regarding cornrows in recent years include:

Geometric Patterns: Hairstylists and individuals have been experimenting with intricate geometric patterns in cornrows, creating bold and visually striking designs.

Feed-in Cornrows: Feed-in cornrows involve adding hair extensions to the natural hair as the braids progress, providing a more natural look and allowing for various length and thickness options.

Colored Extensions: Adding colorful hair extensions to cornrows became a popular trend, allowing for creativity and personalization of the hairstyle.

Jumbo Cornrows: Large and chunky cornrows, often achieved by using bigger sections of hair, gained popularity, offering a stylish and bold look.

Zig-Zag Cornrows: Zig-zag patterns added an interesting twist to the traditional straight cornrows, creating a visually appealing and modern style.

Cornrow Ponytails and Buns: Cornrows have been styled into high ponytails or buns, providing a chic and sophisticated look suitable for various occasions.

Cornrow Bob: Shorter hairstyles like the cornrow bob gained traction, giving a fresh and contemporary feel to this traditional braided style.

Cornrow Crowns: Cornrow crowns or halo braids involve creating a circular or semi-circular pattern around the head, often complemented with additional braids or accessories.


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