65 Kinky Twists Styles

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65 Kinky Twist Styles

Protecting your natural hair is important; fortunately, there are lots of great protective styles to choose from. After all, every woman wants to have a beautiful hairstyle to keep her natural locks protected from harsh environmental conditions. If you want a natural-looking protective style, kinky twists are a chic and super fun option that can be styled in a variety of ways.

Whether your natural hair is long or short, you can choose a kinky twists hairstyle that really lets your personality shine through. If you want some styling inspiration for your next protective style, here are 65 gorgeous kinky twists styles for you to consider.

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1Kinky Twist Bob

A bob haircut looks wonderful with any type of hair texture, including kinky twists. If you want an edgier style, try marsala hair color paired with deep side bangs.

2Medium-Length Kinky Twists

These medium-length kinky twists fall right around the shoulders. This is a classic look that’s simple yet stylish.

3 Kinky Twist High Bun

These kinky twists are piled into a neat high bun. This is an easy way to achieve an elegant updo that can be worn for the classiest of occasions.

4Blonde Kinky Twists With Curly Ends

These blonde kinky twists are a great choice if you want to experiment with color. This cute, carefree look is the perfect protective styling choice for the summer months and it’s versatile enough to go from day to night.

5Side-Swept Highlighted Twists

If you want to subtly accent your kinky twists with color, try making a few of the twists blonde. This is an easy way to add just a hint of color to your twists without committing to a complete color change.

6Short Kinky Twists

This cute kinky twist bob is a wonderful addition to your styling options. You can wear this hairdo anywhere: to the office, a dinner party, or even a family gathering.

7Tucked Back Kinky Twists

For a simple, chic style, sweep your kinky twists back and tuck a few of them behind your ears (feel free to use bobby pins to secure the twists). This is an easy way to switch up the look of your kinky twists and keep them out of your eyes.

8Side Braids With Kinky Twists

This intricate style combines small cornrows across the side of the head and kinky twists in the front and back. The twists in the front are styled in a single twist down the center of the head.

9Two-Toned Kinky Twists

Kinky twists give you the freedom to try out a new hair color while protecting your natural hair. If you’re thinking about experimenting with color, try these gorgeous two-toned kinky twists.

10Layered and Curled Kinky Twists

Give your kinky twists some extra volume by adding layers and curls. You can roll your hair onto flexi rods then dip them in hot water to create curls.

11Jumbo Twists

These jumbo twists are perfect if you prefer chunkier twists. These twists can easily be styled into lovely updos and pretty side-swept styles.

12Kinky Twist Updo

This chic updo is created by flat twisting the hair from the back to the front of the head, allowing the ends of the twists to frame your face beautifully.

13Soft Kinky Twists

These kinky twists are styled into an effortless half up half down style. But for this look, the twists in the back are pulled into a loose, messy ponytail and the front is left down, setting this style apart from other half up half down styles.

14Kinky Twists With Shaved Sides

A striking combination, kinky twists paired with a shaved side is an edgy, modern look. You can use bobby pins to help sweep your kinky twists to one side to show off your shaved side.

15Tapered Kinky Twists

These kinky twists are longer in the back and shorter in the front, but that doesn’t limit their versatility. You can still style these twists in a variety of ways.

16Long Kinky Twists

These long kinky twists are adorned with gold beads. Adding beads is a great way to accessorize your twists, and they provide a touch of sophistication no matter how you decide to style your hair.

17Kinky Twists Mohawk

These long kinky twists are styled into a Mohawk by splitting the hair into three sections and creating two buns and one ponytail. This is a great protective style if you want a unique and edgy way to show of your shaved sides.

18Side Fringe Kinky Twists

For an ultra-chic hairstyle that pairs well with maxi or cocktail dresses, create a side fringe with your kinky twists by gathering them into one large side twist. This is a casual but elegant way to style kinky twists.

19Shoulder Length Kinky Twists

Shoulder length kinky twists never go out of style. This look is great for those who want a length that’s easy to maintain. You can create plenty of styles with this length.

20Kinky Twists Split Ponytail

These kinky twists are styled into a high ponytail that’s split down the middle. Jazz this style up even more by adding a colorful headband.

21Red Kinky Twists

You can’t go wrong with these red kinky twists. This gorgeous deep shade of red looks great on pretty much any complexion. The color really helps bring out the texture of these kinky twists.

22Layered Kinky Twists with Highlights

A layered style with highlights is the best way to add depth and dimension to your kinky twists. These kinky twists fall right around the shoulders and look great styled up or down.

23Micro Kinky Twists

These micro kinky twists take longer to install, but the finished look is worth the wait. You can style these gorgeous twists in a variety of ways or simply let them fall naturally.

24Spiral Curl Kinky Twists

Switch up the look of your kinky twists by adding spiral curls at the ends. These twists look great styled into a half up half down style, allowing the curls to frame your face.

25Mohawk Ponytail

If the sides of your head are shaved, this is the perfect protective style for you. Twist the hair back and secure into a ponytail to create a Mohawk-like style.

26Elegant Updo

A beautiful updo for a formal event can be achieved even when you have short kinky twists. Just use bobby pins to hold the twists in place.

27Chunky Kinky Twists

These kinky twists are just slightly chunkier than average and their varying lengths create cute layers. This style is a great choice if you want a more voluminous look.

28Kinky Twists with Golden Tips

Accent your black twists with a golden brown or blonde color on the tips for a striking color combination.

29Swept-Back Twists

Create an elegant look by sweeping your twists back into a chic updo. Twist the front part of your hair and secure with a ponytail holder then pull the rest of your hair into a low ponytail.

30Kinky Twists Messy High Ponytail

These golden brown kinky twists are styled into a messy high ponytail. This is an effortlessly chic way to wear kinky twists.

31Side Swept Flat Twists With Kinky Twists

This gorgeous style combines flat twists and kinky twists. The flat twists start on one side of the head, causing the twists to naturally fall over the opposite shoulder.

32Kinky Twist High Pony

These two-toned kinky twists are pulled into a simple high ponytail. The curly ends form a cute curly puff.

33Blonde Kinky Twists

These short blonde kinky twists are styled into a cute bob. If you want bold color and short twists this style is just right for you.

34Short Kinky Twists With Flat Twists

This style proves that short kinky twists are far from boring. Flat twists on one side of the head add a little something extra to this otherwise simple style.

35Curly Kinky Twists

These gorgeous kinky twists are curled to give the style extra volume and definition. You can use flexi rods to create curls like these. Carefully dip the twists in hot water to set the curls.

36Short Kinky Twists

If you want a simple, low-maintenance protective style, these short kinky twists are a perfect choice. They are short enough to fit into a satin bonnet at night. In the morning just remove the bonnet, give your twists a little shake, and go.

37Burgundy Kinky Twists

Burgundy is one of those colors that look great on just about everyone. These cute burgundy kinky twists are a great option if you want to experiment with color but you prefer a more subtle, understated shade.

38Kinky Twists With Curled Ends

Curling the ends of your kinky twists is a great way to temporarily achieve a shorter look with more texture and body. These twists can also easily be styled into chic updos for more formal occasions.

39Kinky Twists With Blonde Ends

Blonde ends give these kinky twists a gorgeous sun-kissed look. This look will give you a summer vibe all year round.

40Half Up Kinky Twist Ponytail

These pretty two-toned kinky twists are styled into a simple half up high ponytail. This is a fun, easy, classic way to style your kinky twists.

41Long Kinky Twists With Burgundy Ends

These long kinky twists have a touch of burgundy on the ends for a subtle pop of color. The twists in the front are neatly pulled back and secured and the twists are slightly curled on the ends.

42Golden Side Swept Kinky Twists

These gorgeous golden-colored kinky twists look great styled into an elegant side sweep. This is a great way to style kinky twists for a formal occasion.

43Kinky Twist Bob

A classic bob never goes out of style and these bob-length kinky twists are no exception. This is a great length to start with if you’ve never gotten kinky twists before because shorter twists have the advantage of being more lightweight.

44Half Up Kinky Twists

These kinky twists are styled into a half up style that’s reminiscent of the 90s. Leave a few twists out in the front to create face-framing tendrils.

45Crochet Kinky Twists

Crochet kinky twists have become a popular alternative to the traditional installation method. For this style, the natural hair is braided into a cornrowed design and pre-twisted hair is looped into the braids using a crochet needle. Some may find this method easier and/or less time-consuming.

46Short-Reddish Blonde Kinky Twists

These gorgeous reddish-blonde kinky twists are a great styling choice if your hair is short and you want a protective style that’s close to your natural length. Short twists also take less time to install: another added bonus.

47Kinky Twists With Deep Side Part

These kinky twists are styled with a deep side part and the ends are curled to give the style some body and volume. This is a simple, classic way to wear kinky twists.

48Long Side Swept Kinky Twists

These long kinky twists are swept to one side for an effortlessly chic look that easily takes you from day to night.

49Kinky Twist Faux Pompadour

These kinky twists are split into two sections by parting the hair from ear to ear. The front half of the hair is then styled into a faux pompadour high ponytail.

50Kinky Twists With Curly Ends

Kinky twists with curly ends give styles more texture and volume. These twists look absolutely gorgeous styled with a simple side part.

51Reddish-Brown Kinky Twists

These reddish-brown kinky twists are a great choice if you want a subtle color change. Collarbone-length twists frame the face nicely.

52Black Kinky Twists

If you prefer to go with a darker hair color, these simple black kinky twists are a great option.

53Red And Black Kinky Twists

Red and black always go well together, and these red and black kinky twists are no exception to that rule. Two-toned twists are always a great choice if you want to make a bold statement with your hair.

54Kinky Twists And Coils

These three-toned kinky twists are styled into a funky short style that shows off pretty coils on one side of the head. Use your fingertips or a comb to create the coils. This is a great style option if you’re growing out shaved sides.

55Kinky Twists With Flat Twists

Adding flat twists to one side is a cute and easy way to jazz up an otherwise simple kinky twist style. The length of these twists allows you to style them in a variety of ways.

56Kinky Twists Half Ponytail

For this style, the kinky twists are split into two sections. The front section is then pulled into a high ponytail while the twists in the back hang freely. This is a classic look that’s really easy to achieve.

57Kinky Twists High Ponytail

These kinky twists are pulled up into a chic high ponytail. This style is a beautiful way to show off the triangle-shaped parts used to split the hair into sections.

58Kinky Twists With Blonde Tips

Blonde tips give these kinky twists a surprising pop of color. This is a great option if your personal style is more on the conservative side but you still want to add a little color.

59Shoulder Length Kinky Twists

Kinky twists that fall right below the shoulders are really easy to style. Whether you want to wear them in a ponytail, a bun, or a side-sweep, you have plenty of options to choose from.

60Long Kinky Twists

Long kinky twists allow you to create buns, pigtails, updos, and more. Kinky twists this size also gives styles like ponytails extra volume.

61Side Twisted Kinky Twists

An easy way to style kinky twists is to gather some of the twists in the front and pin them to one side. This is a quick and easy way to change up your look and it also helps keep the twists out of your face.

62Side Pinned Kinky Twists

It’s amazing how useful bobby pins can be. A few minutes and a couple bobby pins are all it takes to create a brand new look like this pretty pinned back style.

63Kinky Twist Updo With Bangs

This is a gorgeous way to style your kinky twists. Most of the twists are pulled up into a high bun and the remaining twists in the front are styled into swoop bangs. This is a great way to show off the pretty golden brown and reddish brown hues of the hair.

64Kinky Twists And Cornrows

Protective styles like kinky twists are also great for girls because they are so easy to maintain. This is an adorable style for the little naturalista in your life. The hair in the front is braided into an intricate cornrow design and the hair in the back is styled into neat kinky twists.

65Chin Length Crochet Kinky Twists

These chin length kinky twists have been installed using the crochet method. Crochet twists are becoming more and more popular because they can often be installed in a fraction of the time it takes to install twists the traditional way.