A cornrow hairstyle is a unique one. Cornrows are created by braiding hair in parts and then sew in those braids together with the help of a sewing needle. They can be worn on their own or supplemented with other designs. Strands, beads, and locks make your cornrows look even more different. You can choose to leave your hair natural or apply protective treatments to enhance its color, durability, sheen, or shine. You can also opt for synthetic hair extensions if you need extra length and volume. To create an exquisite cornrow design, you have to follow 3 simple steps :

Choose the design

Cornrows are a great hairstyle for all hair types. When you learn how to cornrow, you can create your own unique look that’s easy to maintain and fun to wear.

The first step in learning how to cornrow is choosing the design. There are many different styles of cornrows that you can choose from depending on your hair type, face shape, and personal style.

Once you’ve chosen the design, it’s time to start installing the look. Here are three easy steps for how to install cornrows:

1.) Choose where you want your braids to be placed on your head

2.) Choose where you want your braids to be placed on your head

3.) Start braiding

There are many different cornrow designs you can choose from. You can go for the classic cornrows if you want a more traditional look.

This style features simple rows placed close together and run from front to back, added Meg Miller, an associate editor at co.design covering art, technology and design.  

If you want something more modern, you can go for a more intricate pattern. Boxy cornrows are one of the most popular options for women with short hair. They feature small rows that form a square shape on the top of your head. With this look, your stylist must use good quality hair extensions, so they don’t fall out when they get wet or damaged by heat styling tools like curling irons and straighteners.

Pick the cornrows

Cornrows are a unique way to style your hair, but they can be tricky to install. The good news is that you don’t need to be a professional hairstylist to create this look at home. In fact, it’s actually pretty easy once you know how. Here’s how to do cornrows:

Cornrows are installed in straight lines, which means you’ll need to pick where you want them before you start braiding. You can choose a design from a magazine or take inspiration from a picture on Pinterest. If you’re going for a pattern like the one above, ensure that all of your cornrows are going in the same direction (e.g., horizontally).

To start, divide your hair into sections no wider than 1 inch and 2 inches deep at the roots. This will help ensure your braids stay small and tight as they go down your hairline.

If you have long or thick hair, start with four sections so that each braid won’t be too heavy when it’s done (and so that they’ll be easier to manage). If you have short or fine hair, then three sections will do just fine!

Create your cornrows

There are two ways to create a cornrow design:

1. Pick the cornrows by hand. This is the best method if you’re looking for a precise pattern or working with thinner hair. Use a comb to section off your hair into rows, and then pick the cornrows by hand, using a small crochet hook or needle.

2. Use braiding hair extensions to pick the cornrows by machine (the fastest method). This is the best option if you have thick or very curly hair, as it allows you to create a high-quality design in less time. You can also use it on children’s hair since it’s much easier than picking by hand.


Lemonade braids are one of the most popular hairstyles for African American women because it offers versatility. The appeal lies in the vast number of variations created from a simple three-strand braid. You can design and create cornrow hairstyles without huge amounts of effort.