Cornrow styles for girls

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Cornrow styles for girls
Cornrows are a great low-maintenance style for girls. (beautiful Asian girl with braids image by Gina Smith from Fotolia.com)

Cornrow hairstyles become very popular for girls of all cultures and ages during summer months and vacations to warm destinations. Cornrow braids allow the hair to be gathered away from the face, neck and back for a cool low-maintenance style in high-degree temperatures. A variety of cornrow styles for girls can be achieved through creative parting of the hair and incorporating fun accessories.

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Straight Back Cornrows

A straight back cornrow style is perhaps the easiest cornrow style for girls. It requires even, equal parting of the hair starting at the hair line at the frame of the face to the back at the nape of the hair. The process begins from one ear and ending at the other braiding in the vertical direction. Coloured hair extensions or ribbons can be incorporated into the cornrow braid to add flair and help the style last longer. Beads added to the ends of the braids secured with rubber bands will add style and movement to this basic cornrow design.

Two-Layer Cornrows

The hair is parted across the head from ear to ear creating two sections of hair to be cornrow braided into the same direction. This style produces double the amount of loose braids than a straight back style. The bottom half is cornrow braided down towards the neck until the entire layer is braided. After the bottom layer is complete, proceed to cornrow braid the top layer, beginning at the hair line, around the face and ending at the midsection until the entire layer is complete. Hair extensions, ribbons and beads can also be incorporated into this cornrow style design.

Designed Cornrows

Parting techniques and the ability to braid within the lines are necessary to achieve cornrow styles with simple or intricate designs. Cornrow designs can be done free-form or with the help of a picture that will give the stylist a blueprint to follow for parting. Hair extensions, ribbons and beads can also be incorporated into designed cornrowed styles.

Cornrow Braided Ponytail

Achieving a cornrow braided ponytail for girls will require the cornrows to be braided towards the location of the ponytail. Hair from the front hair line will be braided from the edges to the crown and hair from the nape area will be braided from the neck to the crown; creating the illusion of a ponytail. Once finished, the braids can be grouped into a ponytail holder or left to hang free. Hair extensions, ribbons and beads can also be incorporated into cornrow braided ponytail styles.

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