Cornrows are a traditional African practice that has survived over many centuries. It can be viewed as more than just a simple natural hair style.Over the years cornrows have been preserved by passing the skill down in salons and in families through braiding children’s hair.

Cornrow Braiding Originates in Africa
Cornrow hairstyles in Africa also cover a wide social terrain: religion, kinship, status, age, ethnicity, and other attributes of identity can all be expressed in hairstyle. Just as important is the act of braiding, which transmits cultural values between generations, expresses bonds between friends, and establishes the role of professional practitioner.-Source
Cornrows are achieved by braiding three strand pieces of hair to the scalp. Cornrows can be a variety of sizes and shapes using the lines or parts as guides to cornrow the hair.
Here are several examples of different modern cornrow hair styles.

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