How To Accessorize Cornrows

Cornrows are a braided hairstyle that mimics the planted rows of corn in its design. Cornrows can be simple or intricate, depending on the stylist. Much time is spent planning the style of cornrows.  The decision whether or not to add hair extensions to the braided style, is a personal choice. To keep the look fresh, it is important to understand how to accessorize cornrows.

The first step to consider when accessorizing cornrows, is deciding what hair accessories are most flattering. Cornrows can be dressed up by all sorts of hair accessories. Add ribbons. Purchase ribbon in spools at a craft or hobby section.  Lengths of ribbon in colors and patterns that coordinate with various outfits are great. Tying them onto the end of the braids, softens the braided style.

End of cornrows can be pinned up using decorative pins. The cornrow braids can be braided into a French braid and secured with a stylish metal clip.

Cornrows can also be accessorized by wearing jewelry. Consider adding a pair of earrings or a necklace when wearing cornrows. Medium to large hoop earrings are a great choice. Also graceful dangling earrings are another option. If you have always been conservative with earrings, now is the time to go bold! Build a collection of earrings to coordinate with your cornrow style. Experiment by trying on different pairs of earrings until you've found the pair that fits your style mood.

Accessorize cornrows by adding a flower to one side. This is a very timeless look. It is not reserved only for curled hair. You can work the look with cornrows. Here's how to do it. Purchase artificial flowers from the craft section of a store, or even a hobby store. Coordinate the style of flower with the color of your outfits. Choose your favorite flower, or even favorite color. Rose, daisy, orchid, are just a few of the flowers you can use to accessorize cornrows. Once you have the artificial flower, remove the bulb from the stem. Insert a hairpin into the flower and pin the flower onto either side of your head. Voila! You've created a unique and customized accessory for your cornrows style.

Another way to accessorize cornrows is with the use of makeup. Although some view cornrows as a simplistic style, they can always be spruced up. Makeup can frame your face and can soften the look of cornrows. Make sure that your eyebrows are groomed. The brows don't have to be overly plucked and stylized. Neat eyebrows enhance the overall look. Brush the eyebrows and tweezed errant hairs. Apply eye shadow in a soft shade. Apply a soft light lip gloss or lipstick.

Accessorize cornrows in layers. Combine ribbons, clips, hair accessories, jewelry and makeup for your best look.


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