The Bo Derek cornrow hair look shot to fame in the 1979 movie 10 when women across the world first caught a glimpse of her lying on the beach in her bikini and her cornrow hairstyle. Since then the style has quickly become popular among women and men alike.
There was something about the way her cornrows accentuated her petite look which had men drooling and women running for the salons. The look was not only interesting but it also gave her a certain sense of individuality.
The cornrow hairstyle first came into being in West Africa and is constructed by plaiting a persons hair very close to his or her scalp. The plaits run from the front of the forehead down to the base of the scalp in neat lines. The rest of the hair is plaited and left to fall around the shoulders.
You can style your own hair this way but it is always a good idea to have it done by a professional first in order to learn how to do it properly. This way you will not have to keep fixing your style up in places where it had come undone or becomes loose.
Cornrows are meant to run in straight lines but they can also be styles a variety of different ways. One of the ways is to have them made into designs along your scalp, especially along the back of your head. This will turn your cornrows into an even more fascinating style.
Finding a salon in which to have the cornrows done is easy, simply call a popular salon in your local area and enquire about the style. Calling ahead will ensure that they will have someone who will be able to style your hair properly and give you tips on maintaining the style.