60 Cool Twist Braids Hairstyles to Try

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Twist braids look simply gorgeous, particularly if they are styled and well kept. A statement of black hairstyles, twist braids are praised not just for their incredible looks, but for being a protective hairstyle for black women. Typically, black hair flaunts gorgeous coils. However, when you’re looking for ways to better protect and style your hair and that Afro simply won’t do anymore, twist braids hairstyles are the way to go. They add length and volume and come in a variety of lengths and sizes. When you’re looking for some hair inspiration to style black hair, just check out these 60 twist braids hairstyles that flatter anyone.

1. Classic Twist Braids

Thick and luscious, these braids look gorgeous let to flow freely, gathered in a ponytail or twisted in an intricate updo. The best thing about such long twist braids is that they are flattering for anyone. It’s the perfect black hairstyle that never goes out of fashion.

2. Lovely Shoulder-length Braids

Thin twist braids braided in the box style are stylish, easy to upkeep and a pleasure to see. This protective hairstyle won’t just catch the eyes of anyone around, but they will complement any outfit, from classy to sporty.

3. Twist Braids Hairstyles

Did you think there’s not much versatility to twist braids? Think again. This side-parted hairstyle with thick twists perfectly pinned on the sides and finished in a low, intricate bun is astonishing.

4. Big Twist Braids

When we say big, we mean it. They’re both thick and beautiful, but also incredibly long, making them a statement hairstyle. While the twist is a classic, the accented hair color is a new element to be tried.

5. Twisted Rope Braid

Rope braids don’t have to be tight all the time. While this is a hairstyle that won’t last too long, choosing it will earn you some serious style credits. Side twist braids always sport a romantic note to envy.

6. Long Twist Braids Hairstyles

Gorgeous twist braids in the classic Senegalese style that can be let to flow freely and tamed for a more formal look. Yet fun and versatile enough to be flaunted in other hairstyles ranging from chic and classy to edgy and eccentric.

7. Senegalese Twists Hairstyle

These perfectly styled Senegalese twists look simply luxurious. Add the accent color that’s worn as a decoration and you’ve got a stunning hairstyle bound to turn some heads.

8. Tiny Senegalese Twists Updo Hairstyle

Senegalese twist braids, like most other twist black hairstyles, can also be achieved through this minute twisting. They look classy and delicate. Gathered in a high bun, these tiny twists are a delightful sight.

9. Box Twist Braids with Mid Bun

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When you’re looking for a relaxed hairstyle, simply gather half of the twists in a loose mid-bun. It’s a relaxed and casual hairstyle, ideal for sporting on a hot summer day.

10. Long Twist Braids

Thick and dramatic, these long twist braids look amazing in a lighter color that perfectly complements the skin tone. Take a break from the free flowing braids and create this style-forward look.

11. Long Braids on Blonde Hair

Twist braids aren’t reserved as a black hairstyle only. Although this is where these braids draw their inspiration from, they look gorgeous on fine blonde hair too.

12. Thick Twist Braids Bun with Bandana

Adopt a hairstyle that’s fun and casual like this impressive high bun sporting box braids. To secure, use a fun bandana in a contrasting color or hair pins and elastics.

13. Freetress Braided Hairstyle

Freetress braids are the closest thing to a natural hairstyle, along with kinky braids. Both styles are eye-catching. All you have to do is choose.

14. Tiny Box Braids and Freetress Hairstyle

If you want an edgy look, combine minute box braids with luscious free flowing freetress braids. It’s certainly a winner in the stunning looks category.

15. Natural Look: Tight Crochet Braids

They look like natural coils, but they’re not. Crochet braids are the hairstyle to go to when you want some natural and easy to style.

16. Crochet Twist Hairstyle

A tint of burgundy beautifully crocheted in the thick long twist braids is exactly the distinguishing note this hairstyle needs.

17. Short Crochet Twist Braids Hairstyle

Have we mentioned that twist braids come in all shapes and sizes? This is the proof that short twists are just as good of a choice for a relaxed hairstyle that looks amazing.

18. Box Crochet Twist Hairstyle for Long Hair

Box crochet twist braids have that certain distinguishing note to them that’s difficult to achieve with any other twist braids. Long box crochet twists in a warm chocolatey color are flattering for everyone.

19. Long Havana Twist Hair

With golden streaks here and there, these long Havana twist braids invite to a world of dreaming. Weighing heavily on one side of the face and flowing freely in the back, this hairstyle is vivid, fresh and energetic.

20. Lovely Havana Twist High Bun

For all those special occasions, try this style-forward high bun revealing the beauty of Havana twist braids accented by a subtle mahogany note.

21. Banana Twist Braids Hairstyle

There’s really no limit to the versatility and beauty of twist braids hairstyles. This braided hairstyle is called the banana twist. A fun name like that does little justice to the intricate work and stunning results.

22. Black Braid Hairstyles

Freetress braids and minute Havana braids meet to create a fashionable updo that looks incredibly classy.

23. Twist Braids in Gorgeous High Bun

Amazing choice of colors for these twist braids locked in the perfect tight high bun. The minute details of the underneath braids add an edgy note to the hairstyle.

24. Thick Box Braids

Voluminous and luscious, these box braids have a sporty air to them. Don’t be fooled, though. They can be twisted to create other hairstyles in no time.

25. Classy Braided Hairstyle

This hairstyle wins the grand award for one of the most intricate and astonishing twist braids hairstyle.

26. Kinky Twists Hairstyle

This lovely high bun with messy twists framing the face brings out the versatility of kinky twist braids. As we mentioned earlier, along with crochet braids and free tress braids, these are close to a natural look.

27. Short Twist Braids and Kinky Braids Hairstyle

Short hairstyles with twist braids like these look rich, luscious and beautiful. The short twists on the side mimic a faded faux. That accounts for a cool edgy note.

28. Perfect Colors Havana Braids

Havana braids look amazing even when they’re not accented by perfectly complementing colors. Light up your hair with fiery shades of red and caramel tones. They complement chocolate skin tones and light eye colors.

29. Rope Braid Hairstyle

Notice the relaxed look of this rope braid hairstyle. It looks gorgeous on all types of hair. Styled around the head as a crown gives it an even more elegant note.

30. Rope Braid Hairstyle with a Twist

This is a different approach to the classic rope braid. Nonetheless, it’s a style-forward choice that’s bound to draw some envy.

31. Cute Short Crochet Braids

Another lovely hairstyle featuring short caramel crochet braids. We love the natural tone and playful note of this free hairstyle with twist braids.

32. Long Dark Burgundy Crochet Braids Hairstyle

You cannot deny the attractiveness of these free flowing luscious crochet braids. The daring look is also achieved thanks to the contrasting burgundy color.

33. Long Twist Braided Hairstyles

Senegalese braids look the best when they’re long, full and thick. This hairstyle looks natural, yet complex. The reddish accents flatter all skin tones and faces.

34. Simply Free Tresses Loose Curls

Sometimes, going simple is the best choice. This lovely natural hairstyle with free flowing tresses is adorable.

35. Box Braided Princess Crown Hairstyle

Box braids are so versatile that a classic princess hairstyle is incredibly easy to achieve using just them.

36. Rope Twist Braid

We love the vivid platinum hair color styled in one thick rope twist braid created around the head.

37. Straight Hair One Rope Braid

This is a perfect example of how a rope braid works just as well on straight hair. A hairstyle with an added luxurious note.

38. Short Crochet Braids Afro Hairstyle

A hairstyle that’s perfectly suitable as a wedding hairstyle, a formal hairstyle or a casual, playful hairstyle. Short crochet braids are easily styled.

39. Long French Twist Hairstyle

The thickness of this French twist braid looks healthy, natural and luscious. The subtle highlights add to its charm. Definitely, a style to sport on any occasion.

40. Bohemian Twist Braids and Natural Curls

Are you looking for a refreshing, bohemian hairstyle to sport this summer? Twist braids finished with natural coils is the way to go.

41. Box Braided Towered Updo

Box braids coiled in an intricate chic towered updo have an elegant, style-forward note.

42. Deep Twist Crochet Braids

Deep twists mixed with crochet braids render this amazingly sweet looking hairstyle. A natural side part adds even more volume for a luxurious note.

43. Senegalese Twist Braids and Freetress Braids

If classic twist braids don’t cut it anymore, try combining two twist styles for a fresh, energetic look. Senegalese twist braids and freetress braids look stunning together.

44. Cute Short Braided Hairstyle

Short Senegalese twist braids are the perfect way to add some volume and structure to your hairstyle.

45. Afro Twist Braid

Resembling kinky twist braids, these cute afro twist braids are a natural protective hairstyle. Pinned to the scalp on the sides, they have an edgy yet classy note.

46. Natural Twist Braids Hairstyles for Long Hair

These thick Senegalese braids finished with undone ends are a simple, relaxed hairstyle to sport all day long.

47. Cute Natural Look: Short Crochet Braids

Drop the locks for these stunning crochet braids. Thick and voluminous, they add a playful note to the natural hairstyle.

48. Black Hairstyles with Twists and Braids

This is another hairstyle which decidedly wins style credits for the intricacy of the twists and braids. Side twist going around and locked in a stunning updo that reveals the kinky braids is one of the classiest hairstyles for women you can choose.

49. Updo with Senegalese Twist Braids

A sophisticated texture rendered by the play of complementary hair colors and the Senegalese twist braids. A beautiful women’s hairstyle with the added advantage of sporting protective features for your natural hair.

50. Simple Thin Marley Braids

Marley braids are a trademark black hairstyle. Simple or styled in an updo, ponytail or high bun, thin Marley braids can look both classy and super casual.

51. Box Braids High Bun

Here is a  stunning and eccentric high bun hairstyles flaunting different types of braids. It features box braid and minute Senegalese braids.

52. Short Box Braids on Dark Hair

Dark hair with metallic accents looks amazing styled in these tight box braids.

53. Metal Cuffs Hairstyle for Long Twist Braids

One of the best things about luxurious black hair is the fact that any detail in a contrasting color or material stands out. These metal cuffs introduced in the box braids are an amazing style element to try on for a daring look.

54. Short Twist Braids

Twist braids look astounding on any hair type and in any hair color. Particularly if the colors are chosen so that they complement the skin tone and the facial features. We love the choice of warm bright colors used here.

55. Intricate Havana Braids Halfdo

When it comes to styling twist braids, the limits of creativity don’t exist. This hairstyle sporting gorgeous Havana braids is here to prove it.

56. High Bun Micro Marley Twist Braids

Micro Marley twist braids of impressive lengths are brought together in an oversized high bun. The extra style points are won by the long braids with act as side bangs.

57. Goddess Twist Braid

Called the milkmaid braid, the goddess twist braid or the princess crown braid, this single braid worn around the head in a relaxed manner is ideal for long summer days.

58. Twist Braids Hairstyles

Are you looking for something more playful? Choose these simple yet effective twists for an added cool casual note.

59. Long Thick Box Braids Hairstyle

This simple hairstyle looks remarkable on anyone. One of the most sported black hairstyles, it’s also deemed one of the most versatile. With braids that long, you can test that claim yourself.

60. Yarn Twist Braids

Twisting braids with colorful yarn has recently become a fashion statement. For good reasons too. Without coloring your hair you can obtain any look you want, all with a playful overtone.

Twist braids are protective black hairstyles that have been adopted by fashionistas everywhere. They’re cute and playful or classy and formal, but at all times they’re an outstanding style bound to make you noticed.

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  1. Natural Beauty

    I ask that you please do a little research regarding the title of the hair styles posted. Many of the styles are dread locs or twist outs, which you called braids or crochet braids.

    • Hello! Our intention was to underline the versatility of twist braids, which, for the sake of avoiding confusion, combined with crochet hairstyles. It was all for the purpose of helping our readers understand the difference between them. Thank you for your input!

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