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50 Upscale Kinky Twists Styles – Best Ideas For African American Women

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Kinky twists are one of the most popular hairdos for African American women. One of the things that make them popular with African Americans is the fact that they allow them to extend their natural hair by attaching anything from dreadlocks to synthetic strands. This amazing hairstyle also helps ladies to get an easy to maintain and natural look. There are also no limits to the diversity of this headdress, and you can have different styles. Whether you prefer sophisticated chic hairdos or a simple design that you can rock daily, there is something for you. For an idea of the many twist styles that you can try on your natural strands, the following are 50 common looks.

# 1 Havana Mambo Twist

Havana Mambo twists are a variation of the traditional crochet braids, and they are perfect for ladies who prefer medium size locks. They are a long hairdo that involves weaving in a side parting design at the top and pushing the locks over the shoulders to lie on the chest. The styling helps to create a simple face framing effect that will make an African American woman look elegant.

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# 2 Little Girl Crochet Braids

The extra large braids in this style make the little girl look fantastic. Their color choice, size and how their weaving creates a unique look that every parent would want their kid to have. Although they are very broad, their length has been limited to a shoulder length so that they do not look overly exaggerated.

# 3 Crochets with Highlights

Crochet braids are by far the most popular type of twists, and you can have them thin, thick or medium size like in this hairdo. However, you should also try to make yours unique as most look the same. One way to do this is through the use of highlights like in this particular style. Here some dark brown shades are used to create a contrast with the black strands.

# 4 Cinnamon Hue long Braids

The only shortcoming with kinky twists is that most look the same, and so it is hard to set yourself apart from the rest. However, it is still possible to get a unique look even if you use the same braiding technique by having a distinct hue like cinnamon. The braids are also styled back to ensure that you get a personalized look.

# 5 Quick Senegal Twists

If you are looking for a quick style that you can wear for any occasion, then you can try these fantastic Senegalese twists. They are easy to fix and will remain neat for a long time, and they are also easy to make unique. All you need to do is introduce some color and style them creatively

# 6 Thick and Long Purple Locks

Some colors do some magic to your style and make even a simple hairdo look top notch. In this style the color choice is purple, and it has been used to enhance the appearance of these nicely done Senegalese twists. They are massive and so they will take longer to make but are worth the extra effort.

# 7 Creative Color and Twisting

Apart from the brunette color on these hairs, they have also not been created from the traditional or conventional styles. Rather than have them cover the entire head they are only formed on one side while shaving the other. You can also have yours in a Mohawk design for a unique look.

# 8 Crochets on Havana Twists

This hairdo combines two of the most popular kinky twisting techniques. The hair has some fabulous colors, and the twist has been created to perfection, and the fact that they are very long also makes them look fantastic especially on a little girl or teenager.

# 9 Simple and Beautiful Braids

With this style, you never have to overdo your style to look polished because the easiest styles are the most attractive. For this style, a good color choice, and neat crochet braiding creates a fantastic everyday look for an African American woman.

# 10 Shoulder Length Two Strands Twist

Kinky also looks good when kept short, and it will also be unique because most ladies prefer to go with long and big styles. The dark strands are nicely weaved to accentuate the sweet face. And this is also a pretty easy design to do as it is only a two strand twist style.

# 11 Large Protective Twists

Apart from just giving you an eye-catching look, these styles will also help to protect your hair and encourage natural growth so that you get a very healthy hair. Here the styling on the twist also spices up things, and it is very straightforward. You only need to push all the locks to the side and over the shoulder to create this look.

# 12 Faux Locks

This style does not come with the traditional technique of bringing two strands together, and this is what makes it a perfect hairdo. The faux locks look like dreadlocks, but they are not as they are as a result of intricate weaving. If you are thinking of wearing something unique, then this style is a perfect idea for you.

# 13 Bulky Top Bun with Free Hanging Twists

This style looks very bulky due to the large bun created at the top, but they are not since they are very few. Although they are quite straightforward twists what makes them a great headdress is how they are styles. A few of the twist are pulled to the center and rolled into a bun while the rest are left to hand free to create this perfect look.

# 14 Short Kinky Elegance

When done by a pro, crocheting can make your kinky twist blend in with your hair for a more natural look like in this style. With natural and elegant looking style there is almost no more styling required as the hair looks fabulous enough especially if you have it short.

# 15 Flawless Rope Twists

This hairstyle looks like a work of art as it has all the essential traits that define a good kinky twist. The rope braids are flawlessly, and they have a perfect width and height with the dark color given a couple of deep red twists to create a highlighted look for a perfect finish.

# 16 Mature Havana Braids

With this style, you only need to get a couple of chunky braids, and so it will take a shorter time to create than most other designs. And with your few Havana Braids you will still have a couple of styling options to choose from like letting them flow free over your back or pulling them together to create an updo.

# 17 Short Senegalese Twists

This style is moderate in everything from the size to the tones used. The strands are just long enough to cover the neck when pushed back, and they have a combination of some dark shades to create a perfect tone for the Senegalese style twists.

# 18 Multi-tonal Yarns

The number of tones that combine to create this hairdo is amazing. Although the big locks are perfect, the color combination is what makes this a unique style. If you want to replicate the same look you can use any of your favorite colors but make sure that they can blend in just like in this design.

# 19 Shaved Side Jumbos

Apart from their detailed and attractive looks, the jumbo braids are easier and faster to have as they are fewer than in other styles. In this hairdo, things are taken further with the introduction of shaved sides. To style these nicely done large locks you should push them back in layers.

# 20 The Blonde Twisted Updo

Blonde helps to brighten things up, and so it makes a good hair color even for African Americans. With this shade, you can create some unique styles, and you can further enhance the look by pulling them into an updo.

# 21 Red Puffy Crochet Twists

When choosing a hairdo, it is always important to consider your skin tone and face shape. The same also applies for braids and twists and this style demonstrates this as the size of the crochet twists and their color works perfectly well with the skin tone and face shape.

# 22 Funky Marley Twists

The Funky Marley offers you the opportunity to wear a retro look without having to bear the extra weight that comes with braided styles. Although they might look bulky, they are lighter than most other styles, and the best thing is that they come in many colors and will only take a couple of hours to make when using the services of a professional.

# 23 Kinky Medium Size Ropes

There are many ways to get this hairdo and so how you choose to do yours is what will determine how good you look. The choice of style in this hairdo is rope twists, and they are created in a medium length width and with a very nice color. To make styling easier, you should make them longer just like in this style.

# 24 Sexy African Box Braids

These hairs look so amazing that one would even think that they are natural locks. They are very chunky and have a dazzling color, and so you can be sure that everybody will notice your hairdo. However, they might not be easy to style as they are massive and also very few.

# 25 Chunky Golden Brown Twists

Chunky twists may be very familiar and easy to make, but some like these look more attractive than others. The reason behind this is the choice of color and how neat they look. For this style, the color used is golden brown, and it works pretty well with the skin tone of the wearer and makes her look warm.

# 26 Trendy Marley

Marley twists look more attractive and trendier than other styles. They are perfect for ladies that like to keep a more natural look and will go well with most skin tones especially if you chose those that come in dark shades. With Marley twist, you do not even have to do any intricate styling to look trendier.

# 27 Simple is Cute

This is another version of the Marley twist and what makes it a distinct style is that the locks are thin and also look natural. Apart from the colors used there is probably nothing else fancy about it as everything else is just straightforward.

# 28 Neat and Big Locks

Having some long and neat twists can totally change how you look, especially if you have a smaller head. The neatly done locks will look fantastic on almost any lady, and the only notable thing that they need to be keen with is the choice of color. Your hair will only make you stand out if you choose a tone that works with your natural skin tone.

# 29 Light Blonde Senegalese Two Strand Twists

This Senegalese two strand twist hair design is another perfect example of the immense effect that color choice has on your style. Light blonde is a typical shade for ladies with light skin tone, and so it is pretty exciting to see it used on African American hair. However, it not only helps create a unique look but also makes the style more attractive.

# 30 The Marley Bun

A bun makes a great style, especially when going for special events. However, it might also look too bulky when you make it with your Marley twists. To solve this problem ladies will prefer to have only a few of the locks rolled into the bun while the rest are left to flow free like in this style.

# 31 The Yari Twists

Yari twists and braids are perfect for ladies who like to wear intricately designed and colorful hairdos. Although it does not look anything close to the natural hair, it still makes an impressive headdress and is also neat enough. Since they are weaved slightly differently, you will require a professional's service to get them.

# 32 Dramatic Twisted Hairs

Although this style takes inspiration from a loose Senegalese twist, it has been designed very creatively to makes it a dramatic headdress. Some of the locks on the crown are folded in to create a fantastic pattern and then left to flow over the face. The other long locks are also left to flow freely to the back.

# 33 Thin and Intricately Styled

The patterns and detailed weaving in these small braids makes this one of the best styles that you can wear provided you get someone who can make them this good. As if the perfect twisting is not enough the locks are designed intricately over the forehead to create a more eye-catching look that any woman would want to wear for a very long time.

# 34 Black and Chunky Twists

Black hair is lovely by all definitions, but you still have to give it a fantastic hairdo. The chunky twists in this style do exactly this, and they help bring out the best of this beautiful color. Since they are massive, they are also very simple to wear and also maintain.

# 35 Faux Locks Updo

Faux locks are unique twists and if you find a stylist that knows how to make them well you will look magnificent. However, you can even look more amazing by styling them into a fantastic updo like this one. The updo makes it possible to show off all those lovely colors that on your faux locks.

# 36 Green Yarn Locks

The best way to get a style that will look great for you is by experimenting with different colors. Green is a bright color and so most women would shy away from using it but these yarn locks prove that the shade can help you get the perfect look if you use it right. Although the hair is just a simple larger twist, the colors make it classy and elegant.

# 37 Stunning Blue Twists

Blue is another bright color that will get you looking gorgeous if you know how to use it for your twist. Unlike green blue will look fantastic when used on small twists. Since it is bright, enough it makes the hairs more detailed, and you can see clearly all the patterns involved in creating the design.

# 38 Creatively Twisted Box Twists

Free flowing locks look magnificent, but you can always bring things together if you want a more formal look or if you do not want the hair to come in your way when doing something important. These box twists have a compact design at the top of the head and the back. It is an amazing hairdo that comes from rolling the locks to create a distinctive feminine look.

# 39 Thin Gym-proof Senegalese Twists

Sometimes you may find yourself torn in between getting free flowing locks or a permanent style that will not come in your way when doing other things like working out in the gym. This design provides you with the solution that you are looking for as it allows you to have both. The crown is braided firm on your head while the back is left to flow free to create an attractive and functional look.

# 40 Dark Brown Crochet Havana Twist

Dark brown is a natural hair color, and so if you choose to go with it for any hairdo, you can benefit from its natural looks. However, no matter how natural it is you still have to get a fantastic hairstyle like this big crochet Havana twists. They are big and nicely done with a perfect color, and so their presence on your head will draw the attention of anyone that looks at you.

# 41 Fabulous Short Twists

With kinky styles, it is not always about keeping very long hairs as you can still get the same look with short ones. In this style, the strands are only a couple of inches long and nicely weaved, but what they lack in term of length they compensate in with width as they are quite broad.

# 42 Braids on Point

You can never go wrong with braids especially if you keep then long. In this style, they are very dark and weaved carefully to create a fantastic look. Apart from this, they are also designed with a lovely crown pattern to give them a classy and trendy finish.

# 43 Soft Touch Look

The color used in this style is what gives it the soft feel as it transitions from a darker shade to a lighter or brighter one at the ends. However, the hairs also look fantastic on the oval face shape due to their massive size. This style is a perfect example of how to do crochet twists for a modern look.

# 44 Color Mixing Locks

Twists allow you to have as much color as you want to your style as they have more than enough room. However, even as you mix up the colors it only makes sense to go with those that blend in well especially the bright ones and also do it moderation like in this hairdo. You should also have medium or large locks as this portrays the color effect much better.

# 45 Extra Long Marley Locks

Marley locks are some of the easiest ways to wear twists and despite their very simple look, they still make a fantastic headdress. In this style, they are made even more appealing with extra long extensions. With this style, all you need is a side part to finish a simple but still stylish design.

# 46 Yari with Yellow Twists

The design created in this style may not be very complicated, but the introduction of a couple of nicely weaved yellow locks makes the look outstanding. Although they are only a few locks they have an immense effect, and this is what makes the Yari locks a lovely hairdo.

# 47 Short Kinky with Curly Ends

Kinky twists are often made long and straight and although this is what most ladies prefer there are still numerous other ways to wear this style. For example, you can keep them short and curly at the ends like in this style. When the short locks are pushed back, the curly ends mix up to create an attractive messy look that is different from the traditional look.

# 48 Dark Blue Yarns

Even if you do not like bright shades, you can still have a colorful hair by going with a subtle one like this dark blue hue. This shade helps you to break away from the monotony of black or brown which are the primary colors used for these styles. The strands are also tied up into a simple pattern to make them even more attractive.

# 49 Medium Size with Some Color

The hair in this style is both medium in width and length with two differently colored sections. Black locks are maintained at the back while a deep red shade is used in the front section. The two colors create a fantastic contrast between the two shades.

# 50 Golden Highlights Kinky

Some golden highlights always seem to spice up any hairs whether they are dreadlocks, twists or braids. It is especially so when combined with black like in this style. The colors alone make this simple headdress look way much better than it would have looked if it had one color. Apart from the golden highlights, the only other thing that was done to make this an appealing style is sweeping the hair to the side.

Twists have been in trend for a while now and will probably remain fashionable for many years to come. However, the designs keep on changing as ladies try out different things and so if you are planning to wear this style you have to know what the new variations are. With the 50 styles above you have a source of inspiration and ideas on what to try out to keep up with the times.

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