Marley twist styles: 8 Instagram looks that’ll convince you to try it now

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Searching for marley twist styles? Look no further and indulge yourself in these 8 marley twists from Instagram, pronto!


Looking for protective black hairstyles that feel fresh and fashion-forward? Well, why not give marley twist styles a chance? You’d be amongst the hair elite, with A-stars such as Brandy, Solange and Keke Palmer having all coveted this style – and slayed, FYI!

But if you still need more convincing, and fancy seeing how marley twists hairstyles look on real ladies, we’ve got just the thing! Below, we’ve put together an unmissable gallery of Instagram-approved marley twists (including short marley twists styles!) guaranteed to inspire your next ‘do.

8 twisted marley braid hairstyles from Instagram we’re loving


close up of vlogger curlbella with marley twists updo
Marley twist updo. Credit:

1. The elegant chignon

Now, you may be thinking that marley twists are a little too edgy to be worn in an elegant and sophisticated manner – but that couldn’t be further from reality! Just one look at this refined chignon by vlogger Angela Onuoha (AKA curlbellaa) and all your doubts will melt away.

So if you’re dreaming of wearing your hair up, worry not: this chic and long-lasting hairstyle is the perfect hairdo for you. Now all you have to do is find a swanky soiree to rock it at! Credit: @curlbellaa

marley twist styles: the high ponytail as demonstrated by viyletsol
Marley twist ponytail. Credit:

2. The casual ponytail

Are you a lazy girl at heart? No judgement, we are too – which is why we think you’ll instantly fall in love with this simple, stylish ponytail hairstyle. See? Marley twist styles don’t have to be intricate to packs a fashionable punch! Credit: @viyletsol

colorful marley braid hairstyles: elaineafrika with pastel purple twists
Pastel marley twist hairstyle. Credit:

3. Pastel marley twist hairstyle

Think having marley twists will limit your hair colour options? This dreamy pastel marley twist hairstyle will make you think again! The best thing about marley twist extentsions is that you can opt for one solid shade, or have different hues woven in. Edgy and play? We’re sold! Credit: @elaineafrika

short marley twists styles: asymmetric bob cut as shown by garcia glam
Big marley twists asymmetric bob cut. Credit:

4. Asymmetric bob cut

With short hairstyles having a fashionable revival, it’s only right for us to include short marley twists styles in our round up! And this braid queen’s look is the ideal example: we love how her big twists have been cut into a short asymmetric shape. Credit: @garcia.glam

So if you’re after a no-fuss look that’s universally appealing and trendy, you know what to do! Oh, and be sure to pick the right bob haircut for your face shape.

marley twist hairstyles: side swept marley twists with flowers and hair cuffs as shown by rafafranco2
Side-swept marley twists. Credit:

5. Side-swept twists

Looking for romantic marley twists hairstyles to rock on your next getaway? Then prepare to fall in love with this side-swept ‘do, that’s perfect for the beach and date-nights alike. Credit: @rafafranco2

To complete this this sizzling look, pair your marley twists with a floral hair accessory and some hair cuffs. This will make you look super unique, while scoring masses of style points at the same time!

marley braid hairstyles: cute space buns as demonstrated by krissykakess
Cute marley space buns. Credit:

6. Marley space buns

It’s no secret we’re avid space buns supporters, so when we saw this marley twist variation, we fell head over heels for it! This sweet-and-chic hairstyle is great for any occasion (especially festivals!) and is a fail-safe way to stand out from the crowd. Credit: @krissykakess

Editor’s tips: To keep your baby hairs in check, use the VO5 Classic Mega Hold Styling Spray. This will provide long-lasting hold, all without the sticky look and feel.

marley twist styles: the high bun updo as shown by zahra jamila
Marley twist bun updo. Credit: Instagram,com/zahrajamila

7. The pineapple

In need of a get-up-and-go look for your daily life? Twisted marley braid hairstyles often seem complicated, but a pineapple updo is sure to have you out the door in an instant!

So if you’re weekends are jam-packed – and you’re looking for a hairstyle that won’t get in the way of your plans (but still look uber stylish!) – just throw up your hair into a high bun and you’re good to go. Credit: @zahrajamila

short marley twists styles: the half up half down bun hairstyle as demonstrated by addictedto.og
The half-up, half-down bun. Credit:

8. The hun

Can’t decide on the best way to wear your marley twists? Then let us introduce you to your new BFF: the hun (AKA half-up, half-down bun), that’ll show off your tresses while also keeping your face in the spotlight!

This trendy yet ultra casual ‘do is fitting for work, late night drinks and beyond, and can be whipped up in a matter of seconds. Now you have no excuse not to look on trend this season! Credit: @addictedto.og


Loved seeing all these gorgeous marley twist styles from Instagram? For more where this came from, hit up our Braids page for all the latest A-list, Instagram and runway-inspired trends.

Until next time
11 April 2017