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The 6 Best Summer Cornrow Styles Ever

Summer is just around the corner so here’s your chance to take your mane to a whole different level! Cornrow styles are a great way to protect your strands and add a little sizzle to your summer look. Check out these style options that will keep you looking cool while turning up the heat!

1. Braided Curly Fro Hawk

This sizzling braided updo is a sexy style that will leave you feeling divalicious! Braiding your hair up on each side to create a fro hawk is a fabulous way to create a fun style for the summer while keeping you cool.

Short Fawx Hawk with Braids Cornrows

Style by RASHEEDA BERRY, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. On clean dry hair, braid up each side with the design of your liking and secure with pins.
  2. Apply a small amount of mousse or curling creme to coils and finger comb strands to achieve desired style.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Kinky Curly Curling Custard to give curls definition and moisture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type: 

This style best suits oval and round face shapes with natural hair types.

Tip(s):

This hairstyle can last up to two weeks if moisture content is kept up and covered at night with a silk or satin bonnet.

2. Braided Side Ponytail

This midnight colored updo makes this hairstyle look simply divine! Hair is braided up into a design on one side and topped with a gorgeous curly side ponytail. It’s perfectly cute and stylish for the hot summer days!

Braided Side Ponytail Cornrow Styles

Style by ASHLEY WHEELER, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Start by sectioning hair off and braid hair up on one side and back to the crown in a slight curved pattern.
  2. Pull all hair into top ponytail and roll ponytail using setting foam on flexi-rods or perm rods for a tight curl. Let dry.
  3. Once dry, take down rods and finger comb to side with a shine gloss for less frizz.

Recommended Products:

Try Influance Rub On Shine  and Influance Glazed Edges to smooth hairline.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or oval faces with long relaxed or natural hair  are best suited for this style.

Tip(s):

If your hair isn’t long enough to make a full ponytail opt for a drawstring ponytail.

3. Coily Mohawk

This fun, but sexy hairstyle is simply captivating. Hair is braided up on sides and back with a coily mohawk on top for an amazing upsweep.

Sexy Coily Mohawk Cornrow Updo

Style by Shontelise Crutch, FabStylez Hair and Braid Studio, Columbia, SC

How to Style:

  1. Section hair to be braided and braid thin sections of hair up into crown ponytail around the entire head.
  2. Add synthetic hair to top ponytail and use medium sized sections to create coils while forming a mohawk with open hair pins slightly off center.  Add Shine Spray for sheen

Recommended Products:

I recommend Influence Shine Spray for shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval shaped faces would look great with this hairstyle. Any texture of hair would work to achieve this look.

Tip(s):

Add a little colored extension hair to this ‘do to give it some pop!

4. Twisted Bun

This twisted hairdo is really a stand out style. Hair is braided up on the sides and back creating a twisted bun hairstyle updo.  This style is perfect for a girl that wants an  edgy, but very classy hairstyle.

Twisted Cornrow Style with Braids

Style by Shwanda Williams, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

How to Style:

  1. Section hair off to be braided and braid hair up into ponytail around entire head form.
  2. Add synthetic hair to ponytail and 2-strand twist creating a stylish bun and secure.
  3. Add shine spray for sheen.

Recommended Products:

Try Influence Shine Spray for sheen.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or round face shapes with any hair type works well with this style.

5. Braided Diva

This braided hairstyle is full of pizazz with designer cornrows on one side and super long braids with a hint of color on the other.

Long Cornrow Hairstyle with a Hint of Color

Style by ASHLEY WHEELER, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Section hair and braid one side using a design similar to photo above.
  2. Continue braiding sections into long single braids by adding synthetic hair to achieve desired length and thickness.
  3. Spray with Shine Spray for shine.

Recommended Products:

Use Influence Shine Spray for visible shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval shaped faces with medium to coarse hair works best for this style.

6. Braided Beauty

This side swept hairdo is a showstopper! Designer braids adorn the left side while long curly tendrils adorn the right side. It is simply stunning.

Side Swept Braided Cornrow Style

Style by Felicia Wells, Fayetteville Beauty College, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

How to Style:

  1. Section off one side of your hair and braid into designer cornrows and secure with rubber bands.
  2. Curl other side with a medium barrel curling iron using hair spray for hold.
  3. Finger comb using a shine serum for shine and control.

Recommended Products:

Use Influance Rub On Shine for to tame frizz and add shine and Kenra Medium Hold Hairspray for hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Types

Oval face shapes are best for this style while any hair texture will work.

Tip(s):

To keep your curls for at least a week or two, roll hair on magnetic rollers, large spiral rods or pin curl it up. To restyle simply finger comb the curls.

Cornrows can accessorize any hairstyle, taking it from ordinary to stunning. Whether you’re styling a mohawk or ponytail, cornrow styles are trendy, eye catching and timeless, making them the perfect ‘do for this summer!