The new “boxer braids” trend, more commonly known as cornrows, has taken center stage and has been attributed to celebrities and UFC fighters like Ronda Rousey, Black Lively and of course, the Kardashians.

c1The latest hair trend taking over social media is boxer braids, but is the style really that new? Regardless of the fact that black women have been wearing the style since forever. While there’s nothing wrong with the style and people wanting to copy the look, braids are not a “new favorite” and simply an old classic: Cornrows, similar to braid styles like French braids that have been around for decades.

C 2The boxer braid look is no-fuss, low maintenance – and works just as well in the gym or the boxing ring as on the red carpet.