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40 Stunning Stitch Braids Ponytail Cornrows

Gone are the days of traditional cornrows where everyone’s hairstyle looked similar. Now, thanks to the creativity of Black hairstylists across the globe, Black women can now proudly wear a new cornrow style called “Stitch Braids”.

This hairstyle is more intricate and takes an elevated braiding skill to achieve.

You may need to work with a hairstylist that’s experienced with this hairstyling technique if you want your hairstyle to turn out exactly like the picture. Otherwise, you may end up posting a “what I ordered vs. what I got” social media post.

Beginners can do stitch braids, but it takes a whole lot of practice. Make sure you have the patience and determination for this style because it is not a 5-minute easy style to do. It will pay off and feel so good once you finally get it down.

How do you make stitch braids?

Like any other cornrow hairstyle, you will need kanekalon hair which will be fed into the hair as the hairstylist braids along the hair track.

To achieve a smooth look, you will need a hair gel to define the edges and a holding mousse to tame flyaways and get a smooth and shiny look.

How long do stitch braids last?

These hairstyles can last anywhere from two weeks to 6 weeks, depending on how you maintain your hair at night. Covering your hair with a bonnet and scarf is essential to making your style last longer.

If your hair grows fast, the stitch braids may not last as long and will need to be taken out sooner. New growth can make stitch braids frizz and look sloppy, so once your new growth starts coming in, you know soon it’s going to be time to take them down.

What is the difference between stitch braids and traditional cornrows?

Stitch braids and traditional cornrows look very similar to each other. The stitch braid requires you to use more of your fingers to create the “stitch” look and it requires a more precise part.

The difference is very subtle, but the stitch braids have a more distinct look to them and require more work of your fingers and more product to keep the style from frizzing.

40 Stunning Stitch Braids Cornrows


Ponytail Stitch Braids Hairstyles

1. Mohawk Stitch Braids Ponytail

stitch braids cornrows


Mohawk styles are all the rage, and you can get so creative with them.

You can create this mohawk stitch braid style by using 1-2 packs of hair depending on your preferred length.

2. Red Stitch Braids

red stitch braids with bun

Ask your hairdresser to braid red hair into your stitch braids to get a look like this.

3. High Bun Stitch Braids

chunky stitch braids in a bun


Sometimes you just want a low-key look that doesn’t require much upkeep. Wrapping your hair into a bun is the best way to get a cute style, that you can just unwrap your scarf and go.

4. High Ponytail Stitch Box Braids

stitch braids in a bun with defined edges


Sometimes you want something dramatic that grabs attention. This style is meant to do the trick.

5. Stitch Braids Updo

stitch braids without extensions with bangs

This style is classy and perfect for a wedding or work event.

6. Half up Half down with Crochet

Half up Half down with Crochet


Make sure to have crochet hair to create this half up half down bun style.

7. High Pony Stitch Braids

stitch braids in a pony tail

Thicker stitch braids go so well with a high ponytail and box braids.

8. Stitch Braids with a Curly Ponytail

stitch braids in a ponytail with curly ends

To get the gorgeous curls for this style, ask your hairstylist to feed crochet hair into the braids.

9. Half Up Bun Stitch Braids

half up half down stitch braids


Make sure to have a pack of blonde braiding hair, and brown to complete this half and half look.

10. Curly Half Ponytail

Half up stitch braids with single braids


Some styles just look better with a little curl in them!

11. Two-toned stitch braids

two tone half-up half-down stitch braids

Braid this hair into your natural hair, then wrap it into a bun for a bright look.

12. Star Part Stitch Braids

Stitch braids in a mega bun

Add a little style and creativity to your style by getting creative with the parts and creating stars

13. Zigzag Stitch Braids

zig zag stitch braids in a bun

Yes, you can do stitch braids in a straight line, but this is so much more fun!

14. Thick and Thin Stitch Braids

Shelly Afrik Hair Stitch Braids

You can even get creative with the size of the braids and have multiple sizes at once.

15. Stitch braids with designed baby hair

Stitch braids ponytail

Use an edge brush to create elaborate baby hairs in front of your stitch braids.

16. Stitch Braids with Curls

Jumbo goddess stitch braid in a bun

To add curls to your braids, make sure to grab some of this crochet curly hair and have the hairstylist include them in with the braids

17. Topknot and High Pony

small stitch braids in a bun

There is, of course, more than one way to wear your stitch braids in a high ponytail.

18. Stitch braids with reverse braid

Fulani stitch braids in a ponytail


Nope, your braids do not have to all be facing one direction. This is so much cuter!

19. Reverse Braid high bun

jumbo and mini stitch braids in a bun


Adding a reverse braid to this hairstyle gives it such a regal look.

20. Honey brown Stitch Braids

Brown stitch braids


This may seem like a simple color, but with the right hairstyle, it can turn into something extra special.

21. Beaded Stitch Braids

Stitch braids with beads

Is your style not loud enough for you? Add some beads at the end and no one will be able to ignore it.

22. Zigzag Part stitch braids

6 stitch braids in a ponytail with curly ends


For the curls, you’ll need the right hair. For the zigzag part, you’ll need the right hairstylist.

23. Curly high bun

zig zag stitch braids in a bun


For this special bun, you’ll need special hair to create the curls.

24. Triangle Part Stitch Braids

Custom stitch braids in a bun


A part like this requires a lot of precision, a steady hand, and tons of talent. If your hairstylist can do this, make sure to tip them well!

25. Red Bun and Box braids

Half-up Half-down stitch braids in a bun


Braid in some red braiding hair to create this colorful style if you’re not ready to dye your natural hair

26. Curly Ponytail

Stitch braids with jerry curl hair


All you need for this style is the perfect ponytail.


27. Geometric Part Stitch Braids

Custom stitch braids in a bun


Get creative with your parts when you get stitxh braids done!

28. Jumbo and Micro stitch braids

feed in stitch braids


There’s no need to choose between micro stitch braids and jumbo braids. Just get both!

29. Pretty in Pink braids

red stitch braids

Add some wooden beads to the end of your pretty pink hair just for something extra special.

30. Stitch braids with a wrap ponytail

tailbone length stitch braids in ponytail

To achieve this look. just take one or two braids, wrap them around your ponytail, and secure with bobby pins.

40 Stunning Stitch Braids Cornrows

31. Double Bun stitch braids

Accessorized stitch braids in a double bun


A style like this will keep your hair in place, and it works for any occasion.

32. Mini Triangle Parts

Honey blonde stitch braids in a bun


You don’t have to part your whole head in the same fashion. You can do something like this, and only part one or two sections of your hair differently.

33. Criss Cross Stitch Braids

overlapping stitch braids ponytail


Crisscross braids can only be created from the hands of a seriously talented hairstylist.

34. Curved Stitch Braids

Curved stitch braids ponytail


Curvy braids are all the rage these days as hairstylists grow and get better with their work.

35. Medium Braids with High Bun

Simple feed in stitch braids cornrows


There’s nothing wrong with going with a simple stitch braid style once in a while.

36. Stitch Braids with Oversized Bun

Copper colored stitch braids bun


Don’t forget to secure your bun with bobby pins to get this full look.

37. Swirled Stitch Braids

lemonade stitch braids bun


This is such a fun and gorgeous way to style stitch braids

38. Peek of Pink stitch braids

stitch cornrow braids ponytail


Add some subtle touches of pink to your stitch braids with braiding hair that is fun enough to create a look like this.

39. Micro and Medium Stitch braids

stitch braids bun on women over 50


Your stitch braids do not all have to be the same size for them to be cute.

40. Curly Pony Stitch Braids

Bohemian stitch braids in a bun


Use both braiding hair and crochet hair to make this dreamy curly ponytail style.