Combining hairdos is all the rage. And it does make sense to put two hairstyles together to come up with a sexy new hybrid. Take, for example, Alexis Knapp’s do at an event recently.
Alexis Knapp Cornrows and Low Bun hairstyle
Three braids – done like cornrows – made up a hairband on the front of the crown. Meanwhile, an elegant little bun sat low on the nape of her neck. So whichever angle you looked at her from, you got a massive dollop of edgy sophistication.
Alexis Knappa hairstyle 2013 Cornrows and Low Bun
Try out Alexis’ hairdo the next time you want to stand out. It’s pretty simple actually, once you get the hang of making cornrows.
- Part your hair in two sections halfway from the crown. So you have once section in the front and one in the back. Sweep the back portion back into a loose ponytail to style later.
- As for the front portion, make three horizontal sections and segregate them with a styling clip so that they don’t get in the way when you’re working on one of them.
- Take the first of these horizontal sections – the one closest to your forehead – and begin making a cornrow braid from one side of your head to the other so that it goes horizontally from ear to ear.
- Do the same with the next two sections but in alternate directions. For example, if you started the first braid from the right ear, start the second from the left and the third again from the right.
- Once your braids are in place, it’s time to tackle the bun. You can go with an elaborate chignon if you want or just a simple twisted bun if you’re low on time.