Twist hairstyles are a popular choice for natural hair styling among women of all ages and hair types. Twists provide a protective styling option for your hair and a diverse range of hairstyle options. The possibilities range from Senegalese twists to Havana twists, Marley twists to Bantu knot twists.
This blog contains a collection of 44 twist hairstyles for women that will inspire your next hairstyle. There is a twist hairstyle for every mood and occasion, whether you want a low-maintenance style for everyday wear or an elegant updo for a special occasion. To accommodate a variety of preferences and hair lengths, we have included styles such as flat twists, chunky twists, and even twisted bobs.
You can easily recreate these styles at home with our step-by-step guides and photos, or take them to your hairstylist for a professional touch. So, whether you’re a natural hair pro or a newbie to the twisted game, please sit back, relax, and prepare to be inspired by our collection of 44 twist hairstyles for women.
1. Senegalese Twists
This twist hairstyle is popular with synthetic hair extensions. Sectioning the hair and twisting each section with two strands creates twists. Twists are popular feed-in styles as well as Afro-American hairstyles because they last for weeks and are low-maintenance. Senegalese twists can be styled in ponytails, updos, and half-up, half-down styles. They protect natural hair from daily styling and manipulation.
2. Havana Twists
Like Marley twists, Havana twists are larger twists. Marley hair extensions are used, but other synthetic hair can be used. Havana twists are made by twisting two hair strands from root to tip. Natural hair can be protected by twists for weeks. Havana twists can be worn in ponytails, updos, and half-up, half-down styles.
3. Marley Twists
Marley hair extensions are used to create this popular twist hairstyle. Sectioning the hair and twisting each section with two strands creates twists. Twists are popular protective styles because they last for weeks and are low-maintenance. Marley twists can be worn in ponytails, updos, and half-up, half-down styles. They protect natural hair from daily styling and manipulation.
4. Yarn Twists
Yarn twists use yarn instead of synthetic hair extensions. Twists are made by wrapping yarn around small hair sections. Yarn twists are low-maintenance protective styles that last weeks. Updos, ponytails, and half-up, half-down styles are possible. Yarn twists are a natural, affordable twist hairstyle.
5. Spring Twists
These hairstyles use small spring-like coils. Twists are made by twisting coils around small hair sections. Spring twists are low-maintenance protective styles that last weeks. Updos, ponytails, and half-up, half-down styles are possible. Spring twists are easy to maintain and look natural.
6. Goddess Twists
Goddess twists resemble Senegalese twists. Synthetic hair extensions create larger, looser twists than Senegalese twists. Goddess twists are low-maintenance protective styles that last weeks. Updos, ponytails, and half-up, half-down styles are possible. Goddess twists are great for natural-looking twist hairstyles with volume and texture.
7. Kinky Twists
Low-maintenance natural hairstyles like kinky twists are popular. Twisting two hair strands together creates these “kinky” twists. Kinky twists can be short, cropped, or long and flowing. Updos, buns, and half-up, half-down styles are also possible.
8. Nubian Twists
Nubian twists are kinky twists with more defined curls. These twists can be styled in various lengths and shapes using synthetic hair extensions. Nubian twists are a good protective style for natural hair that needs a break from styling.
9. Ghana Braids
West African Ghana braids are twist hairstyles. These braids are made by weaving hair into intricate cornrow patterns. Ghana braids can be worn loose, in updos, or half-up, half-down. Natural-haired people who want a low-maintenance style that protects their hair should try them.
10. Box Twists
This hairstyle, also called box braids, are a popular twist hairstyle that involves braiding small, square-shaped sections of hair with synthetic hair extensions. Box twists come in many lengths and styles. They protect natural hair from damage and breakage.
11. Waterfall Twists
Waterfall twists are a twist hairstyle with cascading twists. Starting with a basic twist, this style adds hair to each twist as it moves down the hair. Waterfall twists are a unique and easy-to-maintain style.
12. Micro Twists
These twists are tightly coiled twists made with natural or synthetic hair. Micro twists are a good choice for low-maintenance hairstyles that prevent damage. They can be dressed up or down in many lengths and styles.
13. Crochet Twists
A crochet hook is used to braid extensions into hair. It is versatility, and low maintenance makes this style popular. Synthetic hair can be styled like natural hair for crochet twists. Twisted, curled, or updo braids create a unique look. Natural-haired women love this protective style.
14. Twisted Updo
Elegant and versatile, a twisted updo can be worn for any occasion. This style involves twisting hair into a messy bun or updo and pinning or tying it. French or Dutch twists can be used to create different styles. This style is popular for weddings, but it can also be worn casually.
15. French Twists
French twists are a timeless hairstyle. This style involves twisting and pinning the hair into a chic updo. French twists can be done with or without extensions and styled differently. This style is popular for formal events but can be worn daily.
16. Dutch Twists
Like French twists, Dutch twists twist the hair in the opposite direction. For thicker-haired women, this adds volume and texture. Dutch twists can be worn with or without extensions.
17. Bantu Knots
This hairstyle involves twisting hair into small knots and pinning or tying them. This versatile, low-maintenance style is popular. Extensions can add length and volume to Bantu knot twists. Curly-haired women love this style.
18. Mohawk Twists
This daring hairstyle involves twisting hair into a mohawk. You can style this hairdo in many ways with or without extensions. Mohawk twists can be styled close to the scalp or longer and straighter. This hairstyle is popular with bold women.
19. Twist Bun
This timeless hairstyle is perfect for any occasion. Twist your hair into two sections and spiral each section to create this look. Bobby, pin the twists together and coil them into a bun at the back of your head. Secure the bun with bobby pins and add a pretty hair accessory.
20. Chunky Twists
For bold looks, chunky twists are fun and modern. Larger hair sections create thicker, more dramatic twists. Section your hair and twist each section using the two-strand twist method to create chunky twists. Add length and volume with hair extensions.
21. Jumbo Twists
Jumbo twists are trendy and versatile twist hairstyles. Large hair sections create these dramatic twists. Section your hair and twist each section using the two-strand twist method to make jumbo twists. To tame flyaways, try a styling gel or mousse.
22. Zig Zag Twists
This unique twist hairstyle adds texture and dimension. To achieve this look, section your hair and use the two-strand twist method to twist each section in a zig-zag pattern. Bright extensions or highlights make this style pop.
23. Triangle Twists
This edgy twist hairstyle has triangular hair sections. To achieve this look, divide your hair into triangular sections and two-strand twist each section. For a night out or a special occasion, this twist hairstyle is great for adding flair.
24. Twist and Curl
This glamorous twist hairstyle combines two classic styles. Start by two-strand twisting your hair, then curl the ends with a curling iron or flexi rods. This elegant, fun twist hairstyle is perfect for weddings and other formal events.
25. Twist and Roll
Create two-strand twists throughout the hair and roll them into a bun or roll. This hairstyle is simple but elegant and can be worn casually or formally. Depending on the look, the twists and rolls can be small or large. Section the hair and twist it, then roll each twist and secure it with a hairpin or clip.
26. Twist and Tuck
Instead of rolling up the twists, the twist-and-tuck hairstyle tucks them under. This gives a unique, stylish look for any occasion. Like the twist and roll, section the hair, and twist it. After twisting, secure one twist under the other with a hairpin or clip. Tuck and secure all twists.
27. Twist and Pin
This hairstyle involves twisting two strands of hair and pinning them up creatively. This hairstyle can be worn elegantly, edgily, or funky. Section the hair and twist it, then use hairpins or clips to pin it up.
28. Twist and Braid
This hairstyle mixes the two-strand twist with a braid. This makes a unique, intricate hairstyle for special occasions. Start by twisting and sectioning the hair. After twisting, braid the twists and regular hair alternately. Clip or tie the braid’s end.
29. Twist and Fishtail Braid
This braid replaces the traditional braid with a fishtail braid. This makes a more elaborate hairstyle for special occasions. This hairstyle requires sectioning and twisting. After twisting, alternating braid twists and regular hair. Clip or tie the braid’s end.
30. Twist and Rope Braid
This braid uses a rope braid instead of a traditional braid. For those seeking a unique hairstyle, this creates texture. This hairstyle requires sectioning and twisting. After twisting, make a rope braid by alternating between twists and regular hair. Clip or tie the braid’s end.
31. Twist and French Braid
This chic and modern hairstyle combines classic styles. Two-strand twists start this hairstyle. French braids are pulled into a low bun or ponytail from the twists. This style is ideal for those who want protection and professional wear. It suits all hair types, but medium-to-long hair looks best.
32. Twist and Cornrows
This protective style combines two classic looks to create a unique and stylish hairstyle. Two-strand twists start the style. Cornrows are braided from the twists in various patterns. This style is ideal for low-maintenance, long-lasting hair protection. It suits all hair types, but thick, coarse hair looks best.
33. Half-Up, Half-Down Twists
Wear this stylish hairstyle casually or formally. Two-strand twists start the style. Pull back the twists into a half-up, half-down style, and you can style the top section in a twisted bun or ponytail. Dress this low-maintenance style up or down. It suits all hair types, but medium-to-long hair looks best.
34. Twisted Ponytail
Try wearing this twisted ponytail casually or formally. Two-strand twists start the style. Pull the twists into a ponytail, with the top section braided or twisted. Dress this low-maintenance style up or down. It flatters long hair and all hair types.
35. Top Knot
You can wear this chic hairstyle casually or formally. Two-strand twists start the style. Pull up the twists into a high bun or top knot, with the top section twisted or braided. You can style this low-maintenance style up or down. It suits all hair types, but medium-to-long hair looks best.
36. Crown Braid
This elegant hairstyle is perfect for formal events. Two-strand twists start the style. Braid the twists into a head crown. This style protects hair while looking elegant. It suits all hair types, but long hair looks best.
Twisting sections of hair around the head creates an elegant twisted headband hairstyle. You can dress this romantic, bohemian hairstyle up or down. Start by sectioning off a small section of hair at the crown and twisting it tightly before securing it with bobby pins at the nape. And voilà! Beautifully twisted headband.
38. Twisted Scarf Style
This playful hairstyle adds color and texture. Twisting a scarf or headband into your hair creates a unique and eye-catching look. Start by wrapping a scarf or headband around your head, leaving the ends hanging in front. Next, use bobby pins to twist sections of your hair around the bandana. Twist your hair around the scarf, tuck the ends, and go!
39. Twisted High Bun
The twisted high bun is a chic updo for formal occasions or a night out. Start by putting your hair in a high ponytail at the crown. Twist the ponytail tightly until it coils, then wrap it around the base to make a bun. Bobby pin and hairspray the bun to finish!
40. Low Bun
This elegant hairstyle is perfect for a wedding or formal event. Twisting hair into a low bun at the nape of your neck creates a sleek and polished look. Start by putting your hair in a low ponytail at your nape. Next, twist and bobby pin sections of your hair around the ponytail. Twist your hair around the ponytail, and bobby pin the ends. Spray hairspray to secure.
41. Side Braid
This easy hairstyle is perfect for any occasion. A side ponytail or braid with a modern twist creates this stylish hairstyle. Start by braiding a side braid and twisting each section. This will give the braid texture and depth. For a simple, elegant look wear this hairstyle casually or formally, try the twisted side braid.
42. Mohawk Braid
The twisted Mohawk braid is a daring hairstyle for those who want to stand out. This dramatic hairstyle has twisted braids styled into a Mohawk. Start by sectioning off the top of your hair and braiding twisted braids down the center. Create a Mohawk by pinning the braids with bobby pins. Anyone looking to make a statement with their hair should try the twisted Mohawk braid. Ideal for summer or a tiring hiking day.
43. Half Bun
You can wear this trendy hairstyle anywhere. This hairstyle has a twisted section of hair in a half bun on top of the head and the rest down. This makes a fun and playful look for a casual day, beachy day, or night out. Start by twisting and tying a crown section of hair. For a stylish, easy-to-style hairstyle, try the twisted half-bun.
44. Twisted Bob
The twisted bob is chic for shorter haircuts. This updated bob has twisted hair throughout. This gives hair texture and dimension. Start with a classic bob or asymmetrical shape, then twist sections of hair and secure with bobby pins. The twisted bob is a stylish, low-maintenance hairstyle for any occasion.