Cornrow Hairstyle Tutorial

Criss Cross Over Cornrow Hairstyles

Both of these cornrow hairstyles are similar and basically start off the same way. Your parts should resemble a pie or pizza.

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criss cross cornrow hairstyle

(For steps 1-3 refer back to the hair parting diagram above)
Step 1: Part hair in four sections. (front to back, ear to ear) clip each section to keep them separate

Step 2: starting with the right front section and from the center point, I parted diagonal so that I had two triangles.

Step 3: I then split those two triangles in half from the center point making 4 triangles in that 1 section. Make sure you keep the 4 triangles separate.

Step 4: starting w/ the 2 triangles at the top make a set of criss crossed cornrows (if you’re not sure how to do that see our criss cross cornrow tutorial) going to the center of the head, w/ the bottom two make 2 regular cornrows going to the center of the head.

Step 5: repeat steps 2 & 3 on the left front section. Once top portion is complete, secure w/ an ouchless band.

Step 6: untie back right section and split into 4 triangles like we did on the top and just cornrow downward.

Step 7 repeat on the other side and accessorize as you like.

girls cornrow hairstyle

(For steps 1-3 refer back to the hair parting diagram above)
Step 1: Part hair in four sections. (front to back, ear to ear) clip each section to keep them separate

Step 2: starting with the right front section and from the center point I parted diagonal so that I had two triangles.

Step 3: I then split those two triangles in half from the center point making 4 triangles in that 1 section. make sure you clip the 4 triangles separate. (as shown in the diagram above)

Step 4: Make 2 sets of criss-crossed cornrows going to the center of the head in 3 of the sections(top, bottom left). with the bottom right section
make two sets of criss-crossed cornrows going downward.

Step 5: secure the cornrows going to the center into a bun on the top of the head. Accessorize as you like!


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Easy Cornrow Design Hairstyle Tutorial

Our contributor Mo Plaits is back with another hairstyle tutorial for us! This time it is a super cute and easy cornrow design of criss cross hairline plaits into ponytails.

easy cornrow design hairstyle


What you’ll need:
Spray bottle with water
Moisturizer (I used African Pride Moisture Intense Shea Butter Miracle Leave-In Conditioner)
Rat tail comb
Hair accessories

Easy Cornrow Design Hairstyle

How To:
Step 1: Part the hair directly down the middle of the head starting from the forehead down to the back of the head.
Step 2: Put one side of hair that has been divided into a ponytail to keep out of the way.
Step 3: Use your rat tail comb to section the hair for the cornrow {wherever you would like to start} for this style I started the part at the crown of her head and made my section down to her forehead, leaving about half-inch from forehead for the next braid.
Step 4: Take about a half-inch of hair from the hairline section, (if the hair around the hairline is too short or hairline has not grown in yet, please take larger sections to help nurture the hairline and not hurt the edges) and leave it out of the ponytail to be braided.
Step 5: Cornrow the section of hair from the crown down to the forehead, curving your cornrow into the next side where you left out the hairline section.. braid all the way down to the side burn hair.
Step 6: Once both cornrows are complete.. you can put them into the ponytails you’ve previously made and add some accessories to spice up the hairstyle!!

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We hope you enjoyed our newest hairstyle tutorial, please keep an eye out for future tutorials!!! God bless!!

-Mo Plaits Don’t forget you can find Mo Plaits on Facebook for more creative cornrow designs and hairstyle ideas.

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5 Easy Creative Natural Hairstyles

Easy Creative Natural Hairstyles

First, (before we get to these amazing and easy creative natural hairstyles) I want to give a shout out to our newest sponsor, Curly Princess Hair Boutique (take a look at their hair accessories, they are having a 20% off sale for the entire month of April!) and also to the maker of our favorite hair products Bee Mine, we’ve got a new reader discount code for you all, use checkout code UTHMFALL to save 10% on any order over $15, click here to go shopping (just be sure to come back and to see these hairstyles).

LaShauna of Nothing Unruly About These Curls has joined us once again to give us tutorials on 5 easy creative natural hairstyles for girls. If you missed her last 5 quick cute hairstyle tutorials, be sure to check them out. Now on to these hairstyles….

Style 1 – Rolled Pony Mohawk

This style took about 30 minutes.

Rolled Pony Mohawk Hairstyle Girls

Step 1: Part hair in half from ear to ear, tie off back half.
Step 2: Part front portion in half (from about the temples) so that you have 2 sections to ponytail. Secure both sections with an ouch-less band.
Step 3: Repeat step 2 on the back section of hair. you will then have 4 ponytails down the center of the head.
Step 4: Barrel roll each ponytail section down (using your fingers), you can also do buns if you like and secure w/ a bobby pin
Step 5: Add accessories or simply leave as is.

Style 2- 2 Small Braids into Pigtails

This style took about 15 minutes. It’s an easy style for toddlers & school age girls that can be done before school.

Easy cute girls hairstyle

Step 1: Split hair in half down the center from front to back. Tie off half so it’s out the way
Step 2: Part off a small triangle section in the front of pigtail and do a simple braid or twist.
Step 3: Gather the hair including the braid/twist and secure with an ouch-less band, then 2 strand twist/braid the loose hair.
Step 4: Repeat on other side. Then accessorize as you like.

Style 3 – Ni Hao Ki Lan inspired

This style took about 30 minutes.

Ni Hao Li Lan Hairstyle Easy Cute Style for Girls

Step 1: Part hair in half from ear to ear then tie off front portion to keep it out the way.
Step 2: Secure the back portion of hair with an ouch-less cloth band, 2 strand twist/ braid and secure with a barrette
Step 3: Part off a small section from the front, tie off.
Step 4: With the rest of the hair make a part in the center (front to back), create 2 pigtails. Since her hair was short I chose to just fold the loose hair in half and add a black ouch-less band. If your daughter has longer hair you can bun it or barrel roll down instead.
Step 5: Untie the small section in front and make a slanted part. Cornrow each section and add beads.
Step 6: Add flower shaped bows or barrettes to the front pigtails.

Style 4-Simple Ponytail Style with Beads

This style took about 45 minutes.

Girls easy twist hairstyle

Step 1: Part the hair in half from ear to ear then in half from front to back so that you have 4 equal ponytails. 2 in front, 2 in the back.
Step 2: Tie/clip off each section to keep them separated.
Step 3: Working with 1 section at a time, start with the front right section, make a slanted part starting from the center line slanting down towards the ear, secure with a rubber band in the center. Make another slanted part add the loose hair from the front ponytail,secure directly behind with a rubber band. Make 1 more slanted part adding the loose hair from section 2 secure with rubber band.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 for the other front ponytail to complete the top portion. For the back portion start your slanted part from the ear going downward.
Step 5: 2 strand each section and secure with a rubber band at the top center of the head.
Step 6: With loose hair make 4 equal twist/braids, add beads/barrettes.

Style 5 -Diagonal Parted Braids into Pigtails.

This style took about 45 minutes.

Cute easy braids twists hairstyle

Step 1: Part the hair from front to back slightly off centered. Leave about a 1-2in space(I used the inner corner of her eyes as my guide for spacing) and make another part from front to back.
Step 2: Tie off each side leaving the center free. Starting in the front making alternate diagonal parts to give you the separate triangle sections. Cornrow or braid (depending on how big the sections are) each section.
Step 3: Gather all the hair on the right, including the braids hanging down (keep them spaced),into a ponytail, secure with a band. With the loose hair, 2 strand twist down and secure with another band.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 on opposite side.

This it one of my favorite styles on her. It’s so eye catching and she got tons of compliments.

Looking for more quick, easy and cute hairstyles for girls? Try these!

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Center Stage: Braiding Is Art

Braiding is Art

“The creativity when braiding is endless”
-Cynthia from Braiding is Art


Child’s name – Angelina Micelly Cedeño

Momma’s name – Cynthia Mercado

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Age – 7 yrs old

Hobbies – playing piano, singing, gymnastics, cheer leading, modeling for mommy.

Momma’s hobbies – BRAIDING, passion of mine since I was 11 years old. I also love makeup, very proficient at crocheting, awesome cook and baker. My mom has always told me I was born with a gift when it came to crafts and creativity.

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Hair care routine – after shampooing hair I deep condition for 15 minutes. I then rinse and apply leave-in hair conditioner. I then blow out and flat iron.

Favorite hairstyles – Her favorite hairstyle is anything with a braided heart.

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 Momma’s Favorite hairstyles – I love them all, but basket braid is my heart.

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Hair tips – It’s very important to deep condition hair. It nourishes and heals hair of damages caused by the everyday heat and chemical usage. It also restores shine to your hair.

How long have you been doing hair?
I’ve been doing hair as a hobby for about 20 years and professionally for only two years.

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How did you learn how to do all the amazing styles you do?
I’m self taught. I’ve always had a passion for braiding. I would braid my dolls hair when I was a little girl. As I got older, I would braid my friends hair, sisters, basically anyone standing next to me…lol. Now, I have my beautiful princess, Angelina.

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You seem so passionate about what you do. When did you know that hair styling was your passion?
Two years ago, my boyfriend and photographer, David Pacheco, observed me doing hair. He convinced me to begin doing it professionally. His company, Pro Found Studios, alongside his partner, Robert Covarrubias, gave me my first gig. I took off from there.
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6 Fast and Easy Hair Styling Tips for Busy Girls

6 Fast and Easy Hair Styling Tips for Busy Girls

Being busy is the epitome of today’s society. Even so, it is possible to have great looking hair no matter
how busy you may be. Hectic schedules often make girls forgo their beauty routines altogether. Even
the smallest change in your look however can drastically boost your confidence. Whether you are going
for a professional look or you prefer to keep it simple, here are 6 easy hairstyling tips that even the
busiest of girls can accomplish.

1. Braids are the go-to style for busy girls. Whether you like the sophistication of a french braidcute girl hairstyles
or you want to keep it simple and opt for double braids on each side of your head, a braid will
always give you an instant makeover look. If you are sporting a hat, try braids on each side   that
peek out from under your cap. A french braid will give you a good night look or something that
is perfect for the office. There are so many looks to be created with braids that you can literally
wear a braid every day of the week and never repeat the same look twice. Braids are perfect for
girls of all ages.

2. If you are looking to drastically change your look, consider a shorter do. Short hair gives you
an instant flirty look. Whether you like the bob look or prefer a pixie, you can never go wrong
with short hair. If you already have short hair and you are in a hurry to get where you are going,
simply dab some gel or wax into your locks and mix it up a bit.

quick hairstyles for girls3. Ponytails are another go-to style that busy girls just love. You can opt for the classic pony on the back side of the head or try something completely different and go for two ponies on each side. A ponytail with hair wrapped around the elastic band is the perfect choice for busy office gals
who simply do not have time to spend doing their hair. You can add a number of accessories to
dress up your look but however you wear it, a pony will never go out of style.

4. If you have longer hair in the front, take a small section from near the crown and backcomb it.
Add just a touch of hairspray and pull it back, securing it with a bobby pin or barrette. If you
want a really classy look you can create a small hive and pin it near the back of your head. This
style works best for longer hair but if you have shorter hair you can create your own version of
the hive, just with a bit less “poof”.

5. If all else fails and you simply have to get going without doing much with your hair, try a bun.
The bun is another classic look that will never go out of style. Buns are easy to create and can be
done in many different ways. Consider adding a braid around your bun or clip it together with a
nice comb. Whatever style you decide on, the bun is one of those easy dos that will always give
you a feminine look and feel.

// 6. Hair extensions can be purchased in any size, shape, color and practically anything else you
want. These make great choices when you need a little something but do not have to do style
your own hair yourself. Just add an extension and see what you can do with it. Extensions come
in a variety of colours so if you are really feeling daring, consider adding a bold streak of blue
or red in your hair. You can also purchase them in the colour of your natural hair and use them
whenever you need a little something special.

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Crossed Braids, Finger Curled Ponytails Hairstyle

Cute Girl Hairstyles: Criss Cross Braids and Finger Curled Ponytails

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For this style I made 8 small braids in the front and crossed 6 of them into 2 ponytails in the back. I finger curled sections of the ponytails and left 2 hanging braids on each side, to which I added some glow in the dark star beads.

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On day 2 of this style we went out to eat with some friends, D wanted to wear this white dress and added the white flower clip herself…pretty shappin’!!