Cornrow Updo

by West Parsons on January 1, 2011 · 15 comments

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I’ve been wearing my hair out for a little bit so I thought I’d braid it into an updo.ย  I got a little inspiration from Susan Taylor of, as her braids are always super tiny. Mine are not as small, but small enough ๐Ÿ™‚ I started this style at 9:30am. After many breaks I finally finished at 4:30.ย  I expect to keep this style until MLK weekend.ย  That will give me enough time to remove the braids, condition and re-style all in one weekend.

Enjoy Dolls!

ETA: The hair was braided up in the back (french braid). It was then gathered together into a ponytail with a rubberband.ย  The remaining hair was formed in a bun.


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Lakeisha January 1, 2011 at 3:20 am

This is super cute West! I like this better than Susan Taylor's look ๐Ÿ™‚

Jeannette January 1, 2011 at 4:05 am

It looks good! ๐Ÿ™‚

Anonymous January 1, 2011 at 5:24 am

you got serious skills chica

Amy V. January 1, 2011 at 5:38 am

This style is gorgeous!

Twisted Kurlzz January 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Your hair looks amazing

TONYA January 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Beautiful…I wanna be able to braid my own hair like that… I am going to practice..

1foru2envy January 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm

wow! im so jealous

sadoraislove January 1, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Your hair looks great…i only wish i could part so straight and neat…Did u start braiding in the back first?

westNDNbeauty January 2, 2011 at 12:05 am

Thanks all.
@sadoraislove – I started in the front first.

akiyia January 2, 2011 at 7:09 am

Very nice…

The Black Bot January 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I wish I had the patients and skills to do something like this.

nika January 5, 2011 at 12:21 am

OMGosh I was not expecting this one! Too cute very elegant!

Funbi's January 12, 2011 at 2:25 am
M3RLz January 13, 2011 at 12:28 am

Beautiful job. Wish I could see it from the front. How long have you been braiding hair?

westNDNbeauty January 13, 2011 at 7:07 pm

@ M3RLz – Did you catch the youtube video of me starting this style? The link is in the post ๐Ÿ™‚