Nowadays there are many Senegalese twist styles to choose from because more and women prefer to weave their locks rather than use chemicals or hot tools on them. Although they are often a stand-alone headdress, you can also have them as an addition to any other hairdo. When your hair needs a break from harsh chemical treatment and heat damage you can always turn to Senegalese twists. And the best thing is that there are many twisting and styling options to choose from for an elegant look. If you want to take a break from the conventional hair designs, here is a collection of 55 Senegalese twist designs that you can try out.
# 1 Free-Flowing Rope Design
These medium size twists give a woman a fast and easy way to transform her looks without having to disturb her hair much. This style involves making the medium size braids and then leaving them to flow freely to the back without any sophisticated styling. Apart from this the hair also has a lovely dark brown hue that enhances the appearance.
The versatility of this style is impressive, and it seems to have no restriction to what you can and cannot do for a stunning look. This particular design involves weaving the hair into some massive locks and creating a soft side part by pushing some of the jumbo braids at the front section to the side.
# 3 Golden Blonde Top Knot
A top knot is one of the most common styles for Senegalese twists and what makes it widespread is that it always works for most women. In this particular design, it is enhanced by the golden blonde tone of the hair and the few locks that flow on the sides.
# 4 The Braided Bob
Bobs are very common and in fact, they are one of the most famous hairdos of all time. However, you can make yours look different by twisting your strands and also by using an original color pattern. Here a cute burgundy shade is contrasted with a black tone to create a lovely design on the shoulder length braids.
# 5 Senegalese High Bun
This design is impeccable, and it is perfect for ladies who like to wear decent looks. It is an ordinary Senegalese twist but what makes it distinct is how the locks are pulled to the center of the head and wrapped into a massive high bun.
# 6 Top Knot with Hanging Long Twists
The process of making Senegalese twists is more often the same but what makes them look different is how you style them and their color. This particular design has a simple top knot at the front section and some lovely long braids flowing all the way to the back. Their brown shade also plays a significant role in making this a fabulous headdress.
# 7 Burgundy Marley Twists
You do not have to do any fancy styling for your twists to look refined because a right color choice can do the trick for you. In this particular style, the braids are very basic and free-flowing, but the contrast between the burgundy and black shades makes them look very distinct.
# 8 The Cornrow Mohawk
Although braided Mohawks are very common, you will probably not see anything that looks better than this. The cornrow patterns on the sides of the head are splendid, but the twists at the middle section are what make this a top notch headdress. Apart from this the hair also has a lovely golden hue that helps to spice up the look.
# 9 Inventive Half Pony
It is amazing how versatile this design can be, and even something as simple as changing the direction of the free-flowing locks can create a unique look. In this style, the braids have a soft part at the front from where you should push them to the back in two sections. The reason for this is to create a layered design, and you should then tie the upper layer into a ponytail.
# 10 Unique Fishbone and a High Bun
The unique fishbone pattern on the crown will require some good braiding skills to pull it off, but this should not be an issue for a professional stylist. Apart from this, it should also transition into big Senegalese twists that are then wrapped into a high bun to finish the classy design.
# 11 Gray White Braids and a Fringe
Many people don't use braids and fringes in one headdress, but this style proves that you can create an elegant look if you know how to combine them. This lovely hairdo is a result of getting several things done right with the first one being the color of the braids. The others are their size and also the neat arched fringe at the front.
# 12 Massive Twists
Big braids are easy to make, and they will only take you a couple of minutes, but they can also help you get a fabulous hairdo like this one. Here the massive twists are pulled to the center of the head and tied into a neat and tight bun that also looks very refined.
# 13 Sleek Twisted Pony
If you prefer to have more control over your subtle Senegalese twists, then this sleek pony will be a perfect styling option for you. It is a no stress style that you can do in seconds using hairbands. However, to look this good you not only need to have some neat braids but also creative ones with a few blonde locks to spice up the dark dominant tone.
# 14 Silky French Braid
After getting your twists, you can take things further by weaving them into a classic French braid. The French twist is very useful as it will not only help to bring everything together but also makes a woman look trendy. To make your looks even more elegant, you can finish it with a fishtail.
# 15 Cute Side Ponytail
Most ladies prefer to pull back all their locks and leave them to flow freely or tie them into a ponytail. Although this is an attractive styling option, it is very common, but you can make it unique by pushing yours to the sides. You should then use one of the twists to tie them into a loose side ponytail.
# 16 Cornrows into Double Knots
This headdress will be perfect for ladies who prefer to keep things short and neat or those that do not want free flowing braids. It involves weaving your strands into some fancy cornrows that should create two cute double knots at the sides. Leaving one or two free flowing braids at the front with some beads can also help to spice up your look.
# 17 Chunky and Flawless
Big twists are easier to make than the thin ones since they do not involve a lot of twisting, but you can still get them to look intricate like in this headdress. Here the chunky braids have a fabulous pattern, but they all end at the back. The dark tone of the hair also helps to make them look fancy.
# 18 Classy Crochet Braids
Crochet braids can create Senegalese twists depending on how you weave and style them. They are also as attractive as any other design if not more elegant. Here they are wrapped to create a unique bun on the crown, and some of the locks are designed to flow to the back. They also have a few random red pieces that give the design an extra dimension.
# 19 Highlighted Thin Rope Twists
This protective hairstyle will make any woman feel good about her looks. Although it may take a lot of time to make the style, the results that you get are worth the wait. It is a typical Senegalese design but the dark brown random highlights and the unusual design at the center of the head are what make it unique.
# 20 Natural Looking Kinky Locks
You have to do things differently from the norm if you want your headdress to stand out. This fabulous hairdo is a perfect example of this and apart from its natural texture the weaving design that involves starting the twists from the sides instead of the front also makes it a distinct style.
# 21 Face Framing Crochets
Face framing designs are very attractive since they accentuate the look and enhance the appearance of your facial features. However, your face frame will look way much better if you braid your strands. You should also choose a creative design like these chunky box braids as they will make your face frame pattern look classy.
# 22 Golden Tower of Lovely Twists
This elegant hairdo features medium Senegalese twists with a beautiful golden brown tone. The design is so attractive that you will want to show it off with every opportunity that you get. It is a perfect look for a woman who wants to look edgy and to stand out from the rest.
# 23 Rope Twist Updo
Braids can also create a lovely updo, and they are perfect if you wish to have a massive one. To create your updo you first need to weave your strands into some nice medium size or big rope braids. You should then wrap them around at the center of your head and finish by tucking the ends to create the big updo. This headdress will look better if you have some subtle highlights, and you can also use a headscarf to enhance the appearance.
# 24 Attractive Rows and Twists
The best thing about braiding hair is that you can play around with different designs to create a refined look. This design is a perfect example of this, and it involves some thin cornrows on the sides and Senegalese twists at the middle. However, both the rows and twists end in an attractive free flowing design.
# 25 Twists Into a Knot and Pony
Braids are not just a protective style since they can also make you look outstanding. This particular one involves medium size ones and that are neatly weaved and designed with half a pony at the back and a classic knot on the crown.
# 26 Creative Side Cut
If you are not sure of what to do with your Senegalese locks, you can try a simple side cut. Rather than risk looking awkward by trying some intricate designs that you do not know how to style you can look classy by shaving one side and styling the locks to flow on the other. You can leave the short side plain or create some lovely patterns with a razor.
# 27 Two Tone Rows
Some hairdos are just amazing, and they can convince any woman to try them out even if she does not like braiding her hair. These two tone rows are a perfect example of such a style and despite their immense beauty, they are still very simple to make. They involve weaving the two-tone strands into some nice wavy rows and leaving a long section to flow freely at the back.
# 28 Classic Braided Ponytail
Braided ponytails are not unique, but they look very stylish especially if you know how to do them correctly. This style creates a unique one with a few braids that start as cornrows. The cornrows start from different directions, but they are all designed to end at the center of the head where they are pulled and tied into a ponytail using a couple of braids.
# 29 Curly and Chunky Senegalese Twists
Senegalese twists are very versatile, and these chunky and curly locks prove this beyond any doubt. To create this design you need some curly extensions and also some basic weaving skills. Styling them is the easier part especially if you make them correct as you will only need a soft side part and pushing them to the sides to create a face frame.
# 30 Artistic Twist Braids
Braids have no limitations, and you can even create a unique design every time you wear them. It is very easy to make something new from a simple twist as you only need to adjust its pattern slightly. In this box braid design the adjustment comes from weaving them in a curvy pattern before finishing then on the side. The free-flowing locks on the side are what make this a top notch headdress.
# 31 Elegant Twists with Curly Ends
The randomly placed brown locks on this design are just one of the many things that make it an excellent hairdo. And its small twists also have some cute curls on the ends and a very creative half pony styling. The curly ends are very easy to create since most extensions used on these designs will curl up when you subject them to heat or hot water. For the half pony, you only need a hairband to tie half the locks.
# 32 Sexy Red Pull Back
These medium twists have a fabulous red Sombre color design that makes them stand out. Apart from the color they are also impeccable with a creative design on the side and the locks pulled back to rest on the shoulders.
# 33 Unique Faux Locks
Rather than go with the traditional weaving technique you can create a unique look with these inventive faux locks. They look almost like dreadlocks, but they are not since they are a product of distinct weaving. The hair also has a lovely shade of brown and the ends are finished with some beautiful curls and accessorized with cute metal rings.
# 34 Trendy Rhumba Twist
The lace wig that the Senegalese twists create at the front section of this headdress is splendid. Apart from this everything else about the design is top notch and this is what makes this a very classy hairdo. The length of the locks is perfect for any woman who likes to keep long hairs, and the locks look not only neat but also modern and refined.
# 35 Short Twisty Crochets
Crochet braids may be very common, but there are also many ways to design them, and so you can also use them to create a distinctive look like this one. Here the braids are short and very thick but what gives them an edge is their styling. Although they form a face frame design, it looks unique because of the layering of some of the locks on the crown.
# 36 Flawless Senegalese Color Blend
Adding some color to your braid will always give you an attractive look, and this is even more so if you use a proper shade of red or burgundy. Although the big locks are impeccable and with a simple push back style, this is not enough to make them stand out, and so the color blend on the hair plays a vital role in creating the hairdo.
# 37 Hand Twisted Perfection
It's hard to believe that the locks in this style are hand twisted since they are nothing short of perfect. Apart from looking very natural, they are all uniform in length and size, and this shows just how important it is to use the services of a skilled stylist. Since the hair is already attractive, enough you only need a simple half pony style to create a lovely headdress.
# 38 Sweet Red Twists
Senegalese twist styles do not have to be sophisticated for them to stand out. A simple design like this one still looks elegant, and this is regardless of the fact that the only outstanding thing about it is its lovely shade or red. However, the strands also have an impeccable design and a cute tie up to hold them in place.
# 39 Gray Jumbo Twists
This hairdo is another perfect example of the beauty that an excellent color choice can bring to your style. Although the gray hue on the hair makes a huge difference the locks also have some fabulous jumbo twists. And contrary to what some ladies think they are very easy to make, and they work for most women regardless of their face shape.
# 40 Dramatic and Smooth Twists
These braids are everything that a woman can desire for her hair. Their color, length and the simple styling are nothing short of perfect. However, the best thing is that they are easy to make, and the color is also very common, and so you will not have a hard time finding it. The only thing that you have to keep in mind is that you will need them to be done by someone with experience if you want yours to look this good.
# 41 Faux Hawk Inspired Marley Twists
It is not easy to tell the precise design in this headdress since you can easily spot different styles. However, it is a faux hawk inspired Marley twist headdress with neat cornrows on the sides. To create this style you should start with some medium size Marley braids on the crown and then create some cornrows on the sides and back. A few random red locks at the top will also help to spice up the look.
# 42 Bun with Hanging Twists
This headdress involves pulling the strands at the top together and then wrapping them into a bun at the front. The rest of the locks should then be left to hang down at the back and what makes them important is that they elongate the neck profile while the bun elongates the woman’s face.
# 43 Highlighted Twist Braids
Twist braids are easy to make, and so you should never settle for anything short of perfect especially when getting them from a professional stylist. This design demonstrates how to create perfect box braids effortlessly. Apart from the uniformity in length and size of all the individual braids they also have some cool blonde highlights to spice them up.
# 44 Tiny Senegalese Twists
Different elements make this design stand out, and each one of them will catch the attention of different people. However, they all play an integral part in creating the lovely headdress. The tiny twists are what define the style while the top bun brings them together to create a beautiful style and the shaved sides help to make it trendy.
# 45 Straight and Simple
Twists could not get straightforward than this since the wearer does not attempt to weave or style them in any fancy way. They are modest medium size black braids without any intricate styling, and the only thing you have to do is to tie them with a hairband. However, they still look excellent due to their neatness.
# 46 Cute and Curly
If you prefer to keep curly hairs, this should not restrict you from wearing a beautiful twist design. The lovely curls in this headdress show that Senegalese twists can also be styled to create a perfect curly look. For this design, you only have to weave the hair up to half its length, tie it at the center and then curl up the rest of it.
# 47 Curly Pompadour-Like Design
Although this headdress may look very distinct, it involves simple braids with curly ends styled in a unique way. Rather than leave the braids flowing they are pulled and pinned on the crown. You should then style the ends into an attractive pompadour like design with the curly ends resting on the forehead.
# 48 Massive Braided Mohawk
There are no words to describe best this elegant hairdo as it defines hair perfection. As perfect as it may look it is not very hard to replicate as you only need to create medium size braids and pull them to the middle of the head to create a lovely Mohawk design.
# 49 Mambo Twists with Tapered Sides
These massive locks may not work for ladies that prefer something thin, but they are still charming. What makes them excellent is the colors used and also the tapered cut on the sides. The side-swept style is easy to create, but it is also very lovely.
# 50 Extra Large Gray and Black Twists
The massive size of these twists is what catches the attention of most people, but this should not worry you because they are not as bulky as they look. In fact, they are as light as any other braided headdress despite their appearance. And so if you are looking for a unique twisted updo this is an excellent style to try out. The lovely gray and black hues used on the hair are beautiful, and they also make the massive bun look fabulous.
# 51 Twisted Half Up Half Down
If you get some brilliant braids, you will not have any trouble with styling them as there are many things you can do with them. However, the simple and fast styles like this half up half down are the best. Another thing that makes this hairdo unique is that it has the characteristic of both crochet braids and Senegalese twists.
# 52 Chunky Red Crochet Twists
The chunky crochets in this style give you the opportunity to wear different looks with ease. You can pull and wrap them on the crown to create a lovely top knot design, or you can leave them to flow freely to the sides or back. Their big size makes them easy to weave and maintain and so it will be perfect for ladies who prefer something simple and stylish.
# 53 The Fabulous Purple Combo
This style is an eye catcher that combines braids that flow to the side and a lovely updo. The purple tone of the hair also helps to bring out the two distinct styles in the headdress. To replicate this style you should wrap around the twist on the top of the head to create the updo but do not make tight so that you can have some of the locks flowing from it.
# 54 Stunning Red Ombre Twists
You cannot get a lovely hairdo if you do not choose the right color pattern. If you are not sure of what to use, you can always play it safe with ombre. However, the ombre color is not the only thing that makes this particular hairdo fantastic since it also has some lovely huge curly mambo twist. Their soft side part and pushing them to the sides also helps to spice up the look.
# 55 Retro Crochet Braids
If you want to pull an old school look, you should also have a classic hairdo to complement it. These retro crochet braids are a good hairstyle that you can use to pull a vintage look. They are typical massive braids but what gives them the classic look is their styling. And it involves pulling and tying them at the front so that they can flow over the face.
There are many Senegalese twist styles that you can try out, and if you are creative, enough you can even come up with a unique one. The 55 styles above demonstrate the versatility of this modern hairdo, and you can try them out for an elegant look. However, most of them will look best on African Americans due to their skin tone and texture of their hair.