Although folks still think that cornrows are nothing more than a jailhouse staple, I’m all the way down with the signature “gangsta braid” (as we called them back in the day) look and always have been. I’ve been rocking cornrows since my hair was long enough
to braid. Peep the steez:
2001 – 11th grade
Yes, this photo was taken at the famous “Star Shots”. I don’t know about you east coasters, but growing up in Los Angeles, Star Shots was the place for every millennial to get some professional selfies taken. Never mind that dark brown lip liner…
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Allow this post to serve as encouragement to head down to your local beauty supply and pick up a few packs of braiding hair to finish off Spring strong, with a signature braided look!
TIP: If you’re headed to your stylist to install this style, let me remind you of WHAT NOT TO DO. If you look at the inspirational photo’s above you notice anything similar with how the braid was constructed? No? Well, they’ve added hair in, but only after starting the braid with their own hair. PLEASE, do not start your braids with the fake hair! Walking around with those big ‘ol knots at the start of your braid is harsh on your hair line, and not to mention unattractive!