Beautiful Braided cornrow hairstyles. Cornrows are considerably more than a hairstyle; they originated in Africa thousands of years ago (as early as 3000 BC). Braids have historically carried a lot of importance, with varying forms and patterns indicating a person’s faith, relationship status, and communal standing.
In 1979, American actress Bo Derek wore beaded cornrows in the film 10 and started a vogue for braids outside of people of color. Kim Kardashian-West recently sported cornrows and Fulani braids and ascribed her haircut to Bo Derek, which many believed erased cornrows’ rich African legacy. This has resulted in a lot of analysis and debate on cornrows in the mainstream media.