At Jon and Josh’s going away party on May 31, 2002, I was speaking with Natasha about changing my hairstyle, and she suggested getting some cornrows. I thought that was a great suggestion, and the two of us arranged my hair styling appointment for last night. Prior to her arrival, I did some research on cornrows on the Internet. I was surprised to find there were no pages about Asians with cornrows! What’s up with that? Give Google a few weeks to crawl through my web site, and I assure you that’s going to change!
Natasha and I watched the Lakers-Nets “basketbore” game while she transformed me from a long-haired Asian into an Asian Undercover Brother with cornrows. My hair has a slight wave to it, unlike most straight-haired Asian people, so it was easier for Natasha to braid the cornrows. We had fun along with Rae taking pictures and videotaping the event.
My hair has gone through several radical transformations over the past several years. It’s seen short hair, no hair, long hair, and finally cornrows! Next will be the Jedi Padawan look! Which do you like best?
There are more pictures from my cornrows hair styling appointment with Natasha. Check them out in the photo gallery below!
December 7, 2002: Ever since publishing this page on the Web, there has been a considerable amount of traffic. The response in general has been very appreciative and helpful. Thank you and keep on writing about your cornrows experience below!
Unfortunately, there are a number of people who continue to exist within a boxed world of exclusion and racism. That’s a shame, as this mindset prevents one from appreciating the wonderful gifts from different cultures.