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Heidi Klum's Cornrows: Are They In ... Or Are They Out?

07/08/2013 at 11:07 AM ET

Heidi Klum cornrows Javier Mateo/Startraks

We’ve seen tons of stars experiment with super-tight braids this summer, but Heidi Klum is never one to merely give a trend a try.

That’s why we weren’t surprised to see her step out with a full head of cornrowed braids (and a beachy Theodora & Callum scarf) in N.Y.C. on Sunday, fresh from her Bahamian vacation.

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Anyone who visited the Bahamas in middle school knows the allure of coming back with beaded cornrows or hair wraps to show that you went on a cool, tropical vacation. And in fact, Klum did seem to have gotten her braided style in solidarity with her two daughters, who sported similar looks.

Klum can pull off things the rest of us mere mortals cannot, but we’re split on the Bo Derek look on the N.Y.C. streets. Half of us think it should stay on the beach, and the other half think it’s a creative way to stay cool in the city’s scorching temperatures.

Tell us: Where do you fall in the great braid debate?

–Alex Apatoff

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tarah on

As a general rule of thumb – cornrows on white people are always silly…

tasha086 on

She is on vacation and it’s her hair. As long as she is having fun that is all that matters. I wouldn’t say that I think it’s cute but I wouldn’t say it looks silly either….

kim on

have fun with all that breakage Heidi–what a PIA to take them out–but I am sure she wont take them out her self..

Helen on

Every time I have seen Heidi on a talk show, etc., I’ve enjoyed her as she has a great sense of humor and doesn’t appear to take herself seriously. In recent years though, I guess she’s feeling insecure because she is constantly posting pictures of herself in some form of undress. Come on…pose for Playboy and get it over with. We don’t need to see your burnt butt , you jumping up in a bikini…whatever. I get it, you’re getting older, we all are. You take care of yourself…got it. When some one is content and secure, they don’t need to talk about it or show off.

nice on

She is so starved for attention.

Megan on

I think she’s too old and ok white for this hairstyle, but it’s also not my hair. If she’s comfortable, leave her alone I say.

Shaindy on

It’s the thing to do when you’re in the Bahamas. They even have braiders licensed by the country there. If you’re a woman with long hair and you walk through the market, women at the stalls will yell out at you ‘Hey, pretty lady, braid your hair?’ Lay off – she’s having fun with her daughters. Who cares if it looks good or not?

Smithy on

I don’t necessarily have a basis for it, but I just don’t like her. She seems like a huge Itch to me. I agree with the other poster, as a rule of thumb, cornrows look dumb on white people.

Logical1 on

Not an attractive look on anyone

Marcia on

It doesn’t look too bad on her but, yeah, I don’t think white people should do cornrows.

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