For The Culture: 29 Celebs Slaying In Straight Back Cornrows

Cornrows have long been a pillar of styling in the Black hair community. Although it seems the rest of the world is just getting familiar with the beauty of this classic look, we've been rocking it for eons. And we love seeing our favorite famous ladies wearing straight backs on and off the red carpet. Get inspired by some of our favorite moments below!

Samantha Callender May, 10, 2017

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1 of 29 Venturelli

The Loving star was certainly a standout at the 2017 Met Gala. 

2 of 29 Albert L. Ortega

Her neat and sleek braids are the definition of glam. 

3 of 29 Michael Stewart

In 2015, the actress turned her straight backs into a low bun, creating this sleek look.

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The mother of two left quite an impression when she hit the red carpet in this bold hair and makeup look. 

5 of 29 Jason LaVeris

This simple style makes Gloria glow on the red carpet.

6 of 29 Jeffrey Mayer

The singer spruced up her ponytail with straight back cornrows at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

7 of 29 Mike Marsland

The Little Mix singer accessorized her cornrows with a touch of gold. 

8 of 29 Jason LaVeris

The Blackish star wore loose cornrows to the 2017 NAACP Image Awards.

9 of 29 Brad Barket

We love this look on The Get Down star.

10 of 29 David Livingston

We love the red hot take of this classic style. 

11 of 29 Frazer Harrison

Badass is how we'd describe this look on the Empire star. 

12 of 29 Desiree Navarro

Cool and effortless. 

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The Emmy Award winner has worn walked the red carpet in cornrows multiple times. And each appearance is an effortless slay. 

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The Golden Globe winner has long coveted cornrows and other braid styles on the red carpet. 

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Who could forget the beginning of Keys's career, when she hardly steered away from her signature braids?

16 of 29 Gary Gershoff

Back in 2006, the gorgeous actress and singer hit the scene in straight back braids.

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The queen of the smize has dabbled in her share of braided styles, including classic cornrows. 

18 of 29 Larry Busacca

In 2015, the supermodel hit the Met Gala red carpet in long and luscious cornrows. 

19 of 29 Stefanie Keenan

This Black girl magic moment at the Glamour's Game Changers Lunch was made that much better by the Disney star's beautiful braids. 

20 of 29 Victor Hugo

What hairstyle hasn't she slayed?! This look was definitely Fashion Week-approved. 

21 of 29 Michael Kovac

Nothing compliments a fresh face quite like cute cornrows. 

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Who could forget this iconic look from Queen Bey during MTV's TRL era? Classic! 

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Back in her pink-haired days, the rapper and actress traded in her pixie for a set of neon cornrows. 

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The Sudanese-British model, known for her close cut coif, has also experimented with straight back braids. 

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The City High singer has styled her hair into a myriad of looks, including classic cornrows. 

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While celebrating her work in The Matrix trilogy, the actress and singer gave life in cornrows on the red carpet. 

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The actress looked undeniably radiant in small cornrows at the 2002 GQ Men of the Year Awards.

28 of 29 Chris Polk

For the 2003 premiere of Bad Boys II, the actress smoldered on the red carpet in cornrows.

29 of 29 Johnny Nunez

The seasoned actress is no stranger to cornrows. Here she is slaying in the classic look back in 2006.