Allen Iverson Braids Styles Inspiration
You might be too young to remember when Allen Iverson took the NBA by storm as a rookie. Not only could he ball but he brought into the basketball culture deep attention and appreciation for cornrows as a style.
Iverson braids are a trend that refused to die, almost 20 years later, our research shows the interest in this look is everlasting. These braids are characterized by the use of intricate and complex hair parts and braiding patterns, often combining weights to create awesome visual effects.
Not an exclusively “masculine” style by any stretch of the imagination, here are the top Iverson braid styles for men and women.
1Maze Master Iverson Braids
This is what made Allen Iverson cornrows famous. Some of you will remember and some won’t but it doesn’t matter, it remains spectacular to this day.
2Big Leaves Iverson Braids
These Iverson braids create the illusion of gazing through a rain forest. Two thick braids are fed in by curved micro braids. Lasting and perfect for shorter hair.
3Zig Zag Braided Part
Yes, optical illusions are a big part of Iverson braid styling. These braids mix zigzag parts and straight braids using hair extensions. Keep them glowing at all times by using high quality braiding hair.
4Iverson Braids Top Bun
Iverson braids don’t have to go all the way back, you can take advantage of the style in the crown of your head and then wrap you extension length up in a bun. Great results!
5Trident Queen Iverson Braids
This style just made us give a round of applause. Creating parts and tight braids is a HUGE part of a successful Iverson braid and this nails it perfectly!
6Full Rounds Iverson Braid
We love these dream catcher inspired Iverson braids. Kudos to the hairdresser for such a perfect execution of overlapped cornrows!
7Copper Red Iverson Braids
Color is a great way to add an extra layer of depth to a cornrows style. Blending in your hair won’t matter all that much as this style thrives on contrast!
8Triangle Parts Braids
Here’s proof that zigzag parts will work in every direction! On the back these micro braids. that give extra structure to the long pigtails. Looks simple but it isn’t!
9Alternate Iverson Braided Updo
another great example of braided parts. Iverson braids are brought all around the head to crate a regal bun,
Waterfall inspired Iverson braids. Did you see that ombre detail? We love it! The best option to keep this style is to sleep in a quality satin bonnet.
11High Braided Ponytail
This is a staple inheritance of the Iverson braid style. Alternating braid weights or creating a micro braid in the hair parts is a simple way of adding depth to a style.
12Threaded Iverson Braids
OK! This style adds an extra layer of details and we’re certainly not mad about it. Special designs or even the use of threads can be a great way to take your fashion statement a bit further.
13Priestess Iverson Braids
Use Iverson braids just in the brown of your hair and as a great base for crochet styling in the back. We love the details on these: hair rings, beads and a small but to bring it all up to this great look.
14Trilogy Iverson Braid
Design options are quite frankly infinite and this is proof. Paralleled cornrows is not a typical choice but that doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful and impressive!
15Zig Zag Feed In Iverson Braids
We like how this style mix-matched feed in braids and cornrows into alternate braids.
16Infinite Iverson Braids
A great hairdresser can give you the style of a lifetime! Threaded infinite braids that go all the way back. We love the barely there micro braids for a nice touch to a simple cornrow.
17Defined Parts Iverson Braids
In this style it’s clear how Iverson braids are the feed in braids ancestors. We love the contrast between blonde and black and those gorgeously shaped baby hairs.
18Star Pattern Iverson Braids
Radiating braids and patterns are no strangers to the Iverson braiding style. A great alternative to the typical boxer braids.
19Shock Waves Iverson Braids
This Iverson braids take advantage of the natural flow of the hair and facial features to create a sea current inspired style. An important tip: don’t touch your hair, after the style is set.
20Micro Iverson Braids In A High Ponytail
Next level braiding talent achieved! Shocking patterns wrapped up in a simple ponytail and nice finishing cuff touches. This Iverson braiding style is everything!
21Pan’s Labyrinth Inspired Iverson Braids
22Halo Braids Iverson Inspired
23Swoop Under Iverson Braids
24Wheeled Iverson Braids Style
25Mandala Iverson Braids
26Side Swap Iverson Braid Up-do
27Merged Iverson Braid Updo
28Half Iverson Pigtails
29Iverson Braids Ponytail
30Bright Red Iverson Braids
31Three Part Iverson Braids
32Freedom Long Braids
33Iverson Braids Intricate Dreams
34Ombre Blonde Iverson Braids
35Trident Part Braids
36Floral Design Iversion Braids
Iverson braids belong to the cornrow realm. The style is fully urban, hip-hop, b-ball adjacent but oh it doesn’t mean it can’t be shockingly elegant and stylish.
It’s best to start your cornrows with stretched hair. You might let it air dry in a large braid or twist or go ahead and blow dry it on a low setting with a gentle brush. Stretched hair will guarantee a tangle-free and easier to braid Iverson braid set.
If you intend to keep your Iverson braids for long, keep in mind that a full shampoo wash might damage them for good. Invest in a dry shampoo or use a hair net before washing with a gentle shampoo. Massage in minimally and let the shampoo act for a couple of minutes before rinsing.
Conditioning is just as important as with any other protective style. Buy or create your own moisture mist using a lightweight oil and moisturizer mixed in with a water base. You can apply it daily before bed and sleep on a satin bonnet. You will wake up ready to go!
Are you ready to bring back or try the Iverson braids for the first time? Need any extra tips to decide? Let us know in the comments.