Hair by Cantu Global Artist, Maria Antoinette
Ava’s Braided Half Up Half Fro
With dried hair, section the top section from ear to ear and secure the back portion of hair with an elastic band.
Part out a middle section for the first braid, braid that back all the way to the ends of the hair in that section.
On each side of the middle braid, braid 5 braids in a diagonal from the center braid back toward the original part, make sure that each braid is braided to the ends. For the 6th braid closest to the ear, part out a section and braid from behind the ear towards the front. These will hang forward, and get decorated with beads. Repeat on both sides of the middle braid.
Release the large section of hair in the back. Add the Cantu Kids Curling Cream, followed by the Cantu Styling Custard. Make sure all the hair is evenly coated and start finger coiling the curls. Repeat on all the back section of hair.
Take the braid tails and combine 2 to 3 braids and twist into a Bantu knot at the base of each cornrows. Bead the two hanging forward braids.
Once the back hair is dry separate the curls and pick at the root for volume.
Alexis’ style: The Braided Frohawk
Section the hair into three sections from forehead to the nape. Creating a Mohawk in the middle and two sections one on each side. Secure each section with an elastic.
With each side section, install 10-12 cornrows. Leave the ends of the braid loose to blend into the curly-hawk, that will be in the middle.
With both sides cornrowed down, Add the Cantu Kids Curling Cream, followed by the Cantu Styling Custard. Make sure all the hair is evenly coated and start large chunky two strained Twist. Twist to the ends and then twist into a Bantu Knot. Repeat on the full middle section including the loose cornrow ends.
Allow those to set a few hours or overnight. Un- twist and pick at the roots to hide parts and create volume.
Add colorful hair clips to jazz up the finished look.