Some schools had a list of styles that they announced at the beginning of every week, and every girl had to comply. The hairdressers usually had their hands full during the weekends. Here are some of the most common hairstyles.
#1 All back
All back is one of the most popular hairstyles and one of the simplest hairstyles. The big girls got to add ‘brush’ to their hair.
Patewo means ‘Clap your hands’ in Yoruba and that’s how the hairstyle looks.
This hairstyle kind of looks like an upside down Suku. There’s also a variation of this, called Orisabunmi with Suku in the middle of the Koroba.
#4 Ipako Elede (ALL FRONT :D)
This is the reverse of ‘All back’.
This was a hairstyle that was reserved for girls with long hair. It was in the form of individual plaits.
Suku is a really popular style, and it is still quite common today.
#7 Kiko (African threading)
This involves the use of thread to make beautiful styles.
This literally means ‘Rain does not beat the ears’.
#9 Police cap
#10 Who is in the garden/ Orishabumi
#11 Evelyn King
#12 Two Shuku
#13 Coconut hairstyle
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