Marchesa AW '14 

Hairstylist Mark Hampton sent models down the runway at the Marchesa AW ’14 show wearing tough-girl-meets-uptown-princess cornrows.

AMANDA SEYFRIED MAKES A CASE FOR CORNROWS

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Winner of the best hair in Hollywood* Amanda Seyfried switched out her regular red carpet go-to ‘do’s; elegant waves or a chic up-do, for some 90’s style cornrows at the Ted 2 premier in New York – and it totally paid off.

What gave the look instant cool-girl appeal was how the four chunky rows tumbled down her back into a chic knot. Props to her hairstylist Renato Campora for creating this epic style.

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Marchesa AW ’14 Hairstylist Mark Hampton sent models down the runway at the Marchesa AW ’14 show wearing tough-girl-meets-uptown-princess cornrows.

We hit up local hair legend, Anthony Nader for his tips to getting this look right.

Keep it modern

“This look is more directional, rather than boho/hippy. Keeping your mane looking glossy is key girls so start by running a pea size of serum through damp hair and then blow-dry in as usual.”

Tricia Miller (RIP) from Orange is the New Black

Tricia Miller (RIP) from Orange is the New Black

Lay down the line

“Use a tail comb to create razor sharp sections for a precise line. Create three to five, one centimeter sections across your hairline.”

Be organised

“Make sure you keep combing your strands super smooth as you braid. That’s the key here for this look.”

The Warrior Braid  Pretty much every celebrity tried the entry-level cornrow at some stage in 2014.  Jessica Alba; Cara Delevingne; Amber Heard

The Warrior Braid
Pretty much every celebrity tried the entry-level cornrow at some stage in 2014.
Jessica Alba; Cara Delevingne; Amber Heard

Finish it off

“Tie up your loose low slung ponytail and wrap a one inch section from the tail to cover the tie, and then secure. Finish with some hairspray hold”

Kylie Minogue  Our girl sported chunky cornrows on stage during her 2002 Fever tour.

Kylie Minogue
Our girl sported chunky cornrows on stage during her 2002 Fever tour.