Cornrows are a traditional and popular protective style. The braids can be so easy to wear and convenient as you can leave them in for weeks if you look after them properly. Not only that, but you can create some amazing hairstyles and patterns. Today we have 21 stunning cornrow updo ideas to show you. By styling your cornrows into buns, ponytails and more, you can create a completely different hairstyle. So, take a look at our hair ideas and you can find something new to try. We have a variety of different updos including braided buns, curly ponytails and more. There are also hairstyles to suit different occasions. Make sure to pin your favourite looks to save them for later!
1. Elegant Cornrow Updo
The first hair idea is so elegant and glam. For this look the hair features beautiful cornrows that change to chunky twists. The twists are then styled high and low to create a stunning updo. Hair like this is perfect for a special occasions for those days where you want to wow and impress. You can see another hairstyle for these braids on the Instagram page below.
2. Trendy Braided Style
Next, we have a gorgeous braided style with curls. The hair on the head is beautifully braided into classic and wavy cornrows. While the hair at the back is full of volume and curls. This is a trendy hairstyle that will suit everyone. The great thing about this style is that the curly hair is a drawstring ponytail so it can be easily taken off. You can buy drawstring ponytails online.
3. Gorgeous and Glam Braided Bun
If you are looking for a glam hairstyle that will make you feel like a Queen, then this could be perfect. This style features thin and thick braids that have been tied up into a high bun. There is also one loose braid on each side of the face. The style is finished off with gold accessories. Everything about this hairstyle is stunning and it it can be glammed up or down to suit any occasion.
4. Red and Black Cornrow Updo
This next hairstyle is one of our favorites! The hair is a mix of black and red colors and the cornrows are split into two sections. On the lower half of the head, the braids are swept towards the back of the head and are weaved together in the center. While the hair on the top has loose braids. We love this because it creates a chic but edgy Mohawk style. Recreate this or you can try the updo in any color.
5. Cornrow Updo with Zig Zags
Love the braided buns? If so, check this out. Here we have multi tone cornrows with zig zag parts. The braids are styled high to create a bun. This is a stunning hair idea and it is perfect for the spring and summer. You can recreate this style or choose a different color for the ombre look. Lighter blonde would look amazing.
6. Simple and Stylish Braided Bun
Next, we have another braided bun. This one is a little simpler than some of the others so it is perfect for those who want to try the updo without the hair being too bold. Hair like this is easy to wear, will suit everyone and it can be dressed up or down to. Keep it simple like this or jazz it up with some accessories.
7. Jumbo Cornrow Updo
This next hairstyle is so pretty. For this look the hair is styled into jumbo straight back cornrows. The end of each braid is also tied up to create a beautiful and low updo. This is a very chic and elegant hair idea. You can recreate this style or you could add some accessories. Gold accessories will really glam up this hairdo.
8. Bold Curls with Braids
Want a new hairstyle that will make a statement? If so, this could be perfect for you. The hair is styled into simple and stylish cornrows, while the hair on top is bold and curly. We love the color of the curls because they really jazz up the style. This is an edgy and trendy hair idea. It is another updo that would be great for the summer. Recreate this or try the curls in a different color.
9. Stunning Blonde Braided Updo
Blonde is a beautiful hair color to try and this next updo shows how to wear the color in style. The hair is styled into cornrows with zig zag parts. Each braid also has multi tones from black to blonde. The different color makes the zig zags more striking. It is a bold and statement making hair idea. You can try something similar or use a different shade of blonde.
10. Trendy Ombre Bun
Next, we have another trendy bun. For this look the hair is styled into a gorgeous braided pattern. The hair on top is tied into a high bun with loose curls. If all that wasn’t enough, a section of the braids are a different color which creates a stylish ombre look. This is a glam updo that can be dressed up or down. A different color can be used for the ombre.