Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Cornrows: Half-hawk, Half-down
When I sat down to do Syd's hair this time, I had planned on cornrowing her hair into a very basic mohawk style. I didn't want to do anything too intricate because I know it will have to come down at the end of the week. Tune in next week to see why.
Anyway, I'm not sure exactly how or why I changed from the planned mohawk to this style, but here's what it looks like. I didn't take any pictures as I was doing the actual style because the camera battery was dead (ugh!), so these are photos from the next day.
This is the style from the back. The parts aren't perfect, but again, that's because I knew this style would only be in for 5 or 6 days. It didn't have to look fabulous - it just needed to hold up through lots of swimming and running around in the heat and humidity.
The first thing I did was part out a triangular section in the front. I made that section into 4 cornrows going forward toward the side of her face.
Then I made a center part down the back of her head and started cornrowing one side from her edges toward the center. After a few cornrows, I decided to stop and do the same thing on the other side.
This is the point where I decided to stop with the mohawk and just braid the back half straight down. I have no real reason for this, but I often do things for no reason. :)
Syd likes the style, but I still owe her a real mohawk style. Be on the lookout for that in the upcoming weeks. :)