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Braided hair at the Custo Barcelona 2008 Fall New York Fashion Show

Love It or Hate It? The Modern Cornrow at Custo Barcelona

We'll get to the hair in a sec, but first let's take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous, dewy skin on this model backstage at the Custo Barcelona show. Her braids remind me of cornrows (or over-braids), only they don't start at the scalp. I really like how there is a few inches of shiny smooth hair and then about a dozen or so individual braids flowing around the head. What do you think of this modern cornrow look?


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InfernalMari InfernalMari 9 years
I love Custo Barcelona, so I'm loathe to speak ill of them. Still wouldn't now, though, because god, what runway hair is transferable to reality anyway? It's all wild, it's all crazy, and at least this style doesn't make models as young as she is look trampy.
sweety54992003 sweety54992003 9 years
katie_c katie_c 9 years
i'm all for funky hairdos at events like this but this is not for me. maybe it's just the model and her poorly shaped eyebrows.
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
I think it is very cute. If my hair were still long, I'd give it a go.
omega2 omega2 9 years
It might've worked for the runway, but I don't like it. I would never wear my hair out in public like that. But to be honest, what exactly makes these braids cornrows? It doesn't appear they share any similarity to actual cornrows except for the fact that they're both braided.
AllaWallaBalla AllaWallaBalla 9 years
This hairstyle even makes that otherwise stunning model look outdated.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Belladande - said what I was going to say - those are regular old braids not cornrows. Cornrows are braided tightly on the scalp first then extend down.
mcollazo mcollazo 9 years
Are you kidding me it looks unfinished for an adult...maybe can pass for a child's hairstyle.
belladande belladande 9 years
Those are not cornrows. The name cornrow comes from hair being braided so evenly along the scalp that they look like planted rows of corn. What I'm looking at are big braids. And no they are not fashion forward, she looks like she's doing a deep conditioning treatment.
thasugardude thasugardude 9 years
No way girls, I'm diggin it. I think it could've also looked cool to somehow combine all the braids into some big bun, but what do I know. And you're right bizzybee, she's super young so it suits her well.
tglynn tglynn 9 years
My girlfriends and I did that at sleepovers! :p
kaenai kaenai 9 years
Try to imagine at least 18 different synonyms for "stupid". That's how her hair looks.
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
the only thing I would add is a scrunchy.
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
i like it. it's fun. and the model is probably 14 to 16 years old. i don't think she needs to worry about looking like an adult. besides, the runway is about fantasy - especially for a brand like custo barcelona.
Ursula5977 Ursula5977 9 years
Is that what it looked like on the runway? Could they have braided her hair first for texture, then undid the braids and teased or tousled the hair?
juicylove juicylove 9 years
it looks childish, i would never go in public with that.
plasticapple plasticapple 9 years
No. She looks like a preschooler.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I agree aimeeb... I used to do this to my hair when I was like, 11. Not a good look on an adult.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Reminds me of what I used to do when I wanted crimpy hair when I was younger...
breakbrooklyn breakbrooklyn 9 years
nothing modern about them. this hairstyle has been around for centuries. my mother used to do my hair like this (but only when i was going to bed lol).
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
I am undecided, mostly because I can't see enough of them to make an informed decision. Generally speaking I love braids, especially braids with a milkmaid vibe, which I think these could have if there weren't more than two. I'd like them more, I think, if there were only two, starting in front of the ears as they do, and then looped around the back.
AmyLovesZach AmyLovesZach 9 years
Nasty--she looks like that uni-brow chick from Dodgeball. She needs her brows waxed and the hair is hideous.
emalove emalove 9 years
caligirl101 caligirl101 9 years
I like old school ones, but not the modern ones.
Lissiebug Lissiebug 9 years
I've never been a fan of braids.
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