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Cornrows Braids | 45 Killer Braided Hairstyles for Black Women

Cornrows Braids are the highest excellence of artistic hairstyles for the African American people. braid styles, cornrow styles, African braids, cornrow hairstyles, braided hairstyles for black women, whatever you call them, there is hardly any hairstyle ever discovered or designed to compete with these braided hairstyles. They are the most classic, charming, gorgeous, and glamorous hairstyles African American Women have ever worn.

Cornrows Braids High Ponytail
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Cornrows Braids? What are They?

Well, they are actually cornrowing hairstyles. The hairstyle looks like the cornfield (the pattern or rows of the cornfield). That’s why it is named after the corn rows. It is one of the ancient and most used hairstyles by African-American men and women all over the world. Cornrows provide you with a large number of designs and patterns to pick from. On the other hand, you can blend cornrow hairstyles with different loc and hair types. Fun, isn’t it?

Cornrows Braids High Ponytail
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But why are we talking about cornrows?  Yes, definitely there is a reason for it. We are gonna demonstrate 45 exquisite designs and patterns of cornrow hairstyles for black women of African American ethnicity. I assure you that you will fall in love with all of them. So, start scrolling now until the last mast masterpiece arrives.

Braids with Beads

Beads can be added to different types of braids like Fulani braids, box braids, twisted braids, thick locs, and others. The beads are added to braids so that you get the ultimate flourishment of your braided hairstyles. Perfect placement of beads can get you a princess look with unavoidable glamour.

Braids with Beads
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Braids with Beads
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Beads with Thick Goddess Cornrows Braids

Watch the glaze of beads on thick braids. Beads beautify braids thin or thick, long or short, and naturally colored or colorful. For you, we have picked the thick braids to be an example of braids with beads hairstyle.

Braids With Beads
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Beads for Cornrows with Half Updo

Apart from the conventional cornrow braiding, beads can be added to different patterns and designs of cornrow hairstyles. The half updo with cornrow style is a great example for making you understand the importance and effect of beads on cornrows.

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Braids With Beads
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Cornrows High Ponytail Hairstyles

High Ponytails are positioned on the center or front part of the head. That’s why the pony gets higher than the head. However, high ponytails are also available with the cornrows. Let’s observe a couple of them.

Cornrows High Ponytail
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Cornrows High Ponytail
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Goddess Cornrows with Ponytail

Here’s the first one. This high Ponytail has been made with the thick cornrows style into a giant ponytail. The thick braids and micro braids are directed to the center of the head and ultimately shaped into a ponytail with all of them.

High Ponytail Cornrows
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Red Ponytail with Feed in Cornrows

It’s not all about the red color. You will see the feed in cornrows with a long red conventional braid. That means you will find the cornrow patterns on the scalp only. This one is a splendid example modern version of cornrows.

High Ponytail Cornrows
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Fulani Braids

Beads, braids, and a special pattern are all that are needed to make the Fulani braids. Fulani Styles are mainly braided cornrows hairstyles with beads. But the Pattern of these cornrows was introduced by the Fulani people of East Africa. And later on, these braided hairstyles gained huge popularity among black people all over the world. Here are your two Fulani braids hairstyles with different beads.

Fulani Braids
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Fulani Braids
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Box Braids Cornrows

Among the braided hairstyles, box braids are super cool. It’s one of the most used and tremendously popular among black women. And between cornrows and box braids, there is a strong bond as most of the cornrow patterns are built with the box braids. And guess what, the joint version is the most popular hairstyle of all according to research.

Box Braids Cornrows
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Banana Braids

Cornrows Ponytail can simply turn your hairstyle like a banana. It’s just the charismatic effect of the corn rows pattern. The patterns create the effect of banana peels on your head and that’s it. When you do these braids, you will get one of the great protective styles that can make you look like a heavenly angel.

Banana Braids Cornrows
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Banana Braids Cornrows
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Buns and Braids with Cornrows

Buns are sweet and Braids are Awesome. What if these two prime styles are blended to make a new one? Yes, you already have used different types of braided bun hairstyles even the cornrow buns. But here are some trendy braided bun hairstyles for you in this big season.

Buns and Braids with Cornrows
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Buns and Braids with Cornrows
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A Criss-Cross Bun

Buns can be decorated with a variety of accessories and nick-nacks. Get the Criss Cross effect in your cornrow braided bun to get an overwhelming effect on your hairstyle. It will make you notable and presentable anywhere and anytime.

Braided Bun
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Make it Blonde

Buns are flexible in terms of color, braids, and patterns. So, why don’t you try a blond giant bun with the cornrows braids? It will reflect your beauty, smartness, and confidence.  Moreover, it’s a perfect choice for attending social occasions.

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Braided Bun
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Or a Highlight with Color?

What about a blonde highlight in your cornrow braided bun? Some of us prefer the highlights of color instead of pure color on our hairstyles. For them, this highlighted hairstyle is a great option to wear a bombastic hairstyle.

Braided Bun
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Braided Bun
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Get a Turtle Shape with Cornrow braids

It’s actually a braided headband hairstyle where the single thick braid has been used to wrap all around your head. But the fun part is the central part of the head with lovely tiny cornrow patterns everywhere. As a whole, it is a masterpiece of cornrow hairstyles, especially for black little girls.

Turtle Cornrows
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Cornrows Bangs

Lovely fringe or bangs on the front part of the head are considered to be an attractive part of women by males of almost all ethnicities. With this hairstyle, you can get some of your braids to hang by the side of your forehead to make a bangs effect. Bangs itself is not a hairstyle, but when you add it to any of your hairstyles, you will just rock.

Cornrows Braids With Bangs
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Side Cornrows

You may not allow cornrows to take over the control of the whole hairstyle. But you can leave some parts of your head to be decorated with cornrows. Yes, get the side cornrows with other locks and braids to get a great combo hairstyle.

Side Cornrows
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Zigzag Patterns

Cornrow patterns are always well-trained and well-ordered. But sometimes you can make some patterns with a zigzag nature to get some difference and uniqueness in your hairstyle. Trust me, the zigzag cornrows braids will surprise you heavily.

Zigzag Cornrows Braids
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Zigzag Cornrows Braids
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Goddess Braids

Goddess Braids are the thicker version of the conventional cornrows. On the other hand, the goddess braids are more flexible than the regular ones in terms of applying color and other accessories like beads and ribbons. Here we have managed to collect the latest and trendy 3 goddess braids hairstyles with color, beads, and natural color. Hope you will like them.

Goddess Braids
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Goddess Braids
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Feed In Cornrows
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Feed in Cornrows

Another great braiding hairstyle with the cornrows pattern is the feed in cornrows. They are unimaginably beautiful. You can wear them with a ponytail, bun, updo, knots, and simply. Whatever style you choose, you will look no less than a goddess. Moreover, within a very short period, you will be able to attract the attention of your surroundings.

Feed In Cornrows
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Feed In Cornrows
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6 Braids Cornrows

Get 6 long thick braids with your braiding style. One most important benefits of this hairstyle is, that you can play around with these giant braids. From ponytails to straight braids, everything is possible with lovely braids. They are regarded as the royal braiding hairstyle with which you can just change the definition of beauty.

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6 Braids Cornrows
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6 Braids Cornrows
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6 Braids Cornrows
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6 Braids Cornrows
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6 Braids Cornrows
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Create Great Half Updos with Cornrows

Cornrow braids are great for making lovely half-updo hairstyles. The lovely designs on your scalp, a topknot on the central part of your head, and some free braids combinedly make these great styles. It’s easy and less time-consuming. Moreover, you will get a heavenly touch on your hair when you wear these hairstyles.

Cornrows half Updo
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Cornrows half Updo
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Cornrows Updo

After the half updos here comes the updo hairstyle with cornrows. Updos are flexible and versatile. You can make lovely updo hairstyles with a top knot, colorful knots, and afro or curls. But the main theme is cornrows. AN blended with other updo patterns, they are just awesome.

Cornrows Braids Updo
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Cornrows Braids Updo
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Cornrows Braids Updo
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Messy Cornrows

Your cornrow patterns need not be orderly always. Sometimes you can keep them messy and wavy. These messy patterns have no less effect and glamour than the regular cornrow patterns. On the other hand, you can add beautiful extensions and accessories with them to get an ultimate gorgeous cornrow hairstyle.

Messy Cornrows Braids
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Messy Cornrows Braids
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Twisted Cornrows

Twists are awesome. Twisted braids are one of the most used braids among the hairstyles of African-American black women. Twisted braids can be used as box braids or cornrows. In the image below, the gray highlighted twisted braids are combined with cornrows patterns. And what do you say about them?

Twisted Cornrows Braids
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Cornrows Braids Ponytail

Ponytails are fun. They give you unlimited energy during the warmer seasons. Moreover, ponytails symbolize perfection, smartness, and professionalism. From the regular household to the corporate world, you can carry ponytails with you with great confidence. And guess what, the ponytails made with the cornrow braids will give you more glamour and perfection in your ponytail hairstyle.

Cornrows Ponytail
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Cornrows Ponytail
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Cornrows Ponytail
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Cornrows Double Braids

Double Braid is a popular form of hairstyle among African American women, especially young women, and kids. Double-braided hairstyles can be modified with micro braids, top knots, side knots, and so on. So, why don’t you try this too as a comfortable hairstyle for this year?

Double Braids Cornrows
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Double Braids Cornrows
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Artistic Braids with Cornrows

Here is the last one of this series. We have named it the artistic braided hairstyle with a cornrow pattern. And you already know the reason for naming it. These braids are really artistic and sophisticated. Anyone will fall in love with a woman wearing this great hair fashion. So, what are you waiting for?

Artistic Braids with Cornrows
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Now it’s time to decide. Pick one and get it done with the help of your hairstylist. And do not forget to comment in the comments section.

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Hi, I am Laverne Rhimes, an expert in African-American hairstyles. Besides running a saloon, I love to write blogs and share my experiences with people. At the same time, I love to innovate different hairstyle ideas and share them with the people who read my blog. I myself am a beauty enthusiastic and love the people who love to be beautiful with a beautiful hairstyle.

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