History of
Cornrow Braiding
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Hip Hop Hair
In the 1990s hip-hop artists from Ludacris to Lil’ Bow Wow could be seen with cornrows, and stylists continued to develop new innovations in cornrow braiding, best known from celebrity styles like those of basketball star Allen Iverson. The complex geometric emphasis in new cornrow styles—perhaps reflecting the new AfroFuturist movement—is again an important reminder that math is as much a part of African heritage as Black hair.
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