Marley Twists: 10 Swoon-Worthy Protective Style Ideas

A protective style favorite. 

When you think of hairstyles with longevity, braids instantly come to mind. Due to the fact that box braids, single braids and cornrows are so popular, many people don’t think of Marley twists. But those classic styles aren’t the only options to go for when it comes to protective or long-term styling. Because you can also opt for twists like Marley twists: Just like box braids, you can keep this look for a long period of time, and there are plenty of stylish and easy ways to update the look on a daily basis.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of our top favorite Marley twist styles of the moment. Scroll through to find your new look:

1. Long Black Twists

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Long twists.

First of all, consider trying this extra long Marley twists style if you’re going for a standout look. We love the look of a super long style and really love it when it’s paired with braids.

2. Blonde

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Brighten up your hair with blonde.

Are you looking for a style that really pops? Try this blonde Marley twist style. All you have to do is buy hair pre-packed with the shade of blonde that works for you.

3. Light Brown

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Warm brown.

Want a hair color that complements your skin tone? You can’t go wrong with a warm shade of brown on your Marley twist style.

4. Cornrows

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Two styles in one.

Want cornrows and Marley twists at the same time? You can have the best of both with this look. If you’re planning to keep this look for a long time, maintaining your hairline area is key. Use a gel like Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to lay your edges down and tame your frizz.

5. Half-up Style

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Simple half-up style.

There are many chic ways to style Marley twists, but if you want something simple for the office, you can go with this loose half-up style.

6. Micro Marley Twists

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Skinny twists.

Looking for something short and sweet? Try your hand at micro Marley twist styles and frame your face with a chin-length cut.

7. Side Swept

Marley Twist Styles: Side Swept
Swing your hair over.

Are you looking for more reasons to love Marley twist styles? There are plenty of reasons we love this style and just know you’ll love it, too. When you want to go for a laid-back look, swing your hair over to the side to create this effortless style. Add a touch of shine for even more glam with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum.

8. Classic

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The classic style.

Not into the idea of changing your hair color or extravagant styling? Maybe keeping it simple with the classic Marley twist style will work for you.

9. Accent Twist

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Accent twist style.

Spruce up your look a little with a fun accent – almost any style gets a major upgrade with a single twist with a pop of color!

10. Marley Twist Bun

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Elegance.

Lastly, you can throw your twists up into an elegant bun for fancy occasions. Lock in the style and keep it in place with hairpins.