50+ Stylish Sew-In Hairstyles to Inspire Your Next Weave Look

How to slay your sew-in hairstyles.

Sew-in hairstyles are one of the easiest ways to wear your hair in a protective style that offers you the flexibility to change up your look as often as you like. For the uninitiated, a sew-in is just another way of saying hair extensions, or weave hairstyles. The process can be done on any hair type (natural or relaxed), and it simply involves sewing the track of the weave into your cornrow braids. This style can be worn various ways, with different types of weave lengths and textures. What we love most about sew-in hairstyles is that you are giving your real hair the break it needs from day-to-day styling.

We’ve rounded up our favorite hairstyle ideas to inspire you to try on your very own sew-in hairstyle:

1. Afro Textured Curls

sew-in hairstyles: afro curls
How gorgeous is this texture?

Go big or go home with this look. If you’re going to get a curly sew in hairstyle, you might as well go for this big curly style.

2. Beachy Texture

sew-in hairstyles: beachy texture
Texture courtesy of Mother Nature.

Achieve a beachy texture with your sew-in hairstyles by using hair that curls when wet. Apply a sea salt spray like Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Salt Spritz Texture Spray to your hair to recreate the look.

3. Knotless Crochet

sew-in hairstyles: big curls
Crochet your way to this hairstyle.

Crochet is a version of sew-in hairstyles. Wear this curly look as a protective style.

4. Body Waves

sew-in hairstyles: body waves
The wave every woman wants.

Every woman is flocking to their salon to get body waves. Get the look with a sew-in hairstyle.

5. Bone Straight

sew-in hairstyles: bone straight
Sleek and sexy

This look is one of the most classic sew-in hairstyles around. Use a flat iron to touch your hair up if needed throughout the week.

6. Brown Curls

sew-in hairstyles: brown curls
Pretty color and pretty curls.

Use sew-in hairstyles to experiment with different hair colors. Start with this warm brown hue.

7. Stretched Curls

sew-in hairstyles: curly
Loose and flowy curls.

Wear your curls loose to achieve a flawless and effortless finish.

8. Half-Up

sew-in hairstyles: half up
Pull it up for a classy look.

Sew-in hairstyles can be styled a number of ways. Keep it simple with this half-up style.

9. Side Part

sew-in hairstyles: side part
Can’t go wrong with a side part style.

For an everyday easy-going look, settle for a simple side part or middle part sew-in style.

10. Spiral Curls

sew-in hairstyles: spiral curls
It’s all about defined coils.

Have fun with your weave! Play around with different curl patterns with the use of heat styling tools. To get these spiral curls, use a hair wand to curl hair and set with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Extend Hold Level 4 to keep your curls in place.

11. Textured Straight Hair

sew-in hairstyles: textured straight hair
Straight with a touch of texture.

Add a bit of texture to straight hair by backcombing the ends of your hair and setting with a texturizing hairspray, like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1.

12. Textured Waves

sew in hairstyles: textured waves
Pile on the texture.

What are waves without a bit of texture? Dampen the ends of your hair and scrunch dry to create effortless texture on wavy weaves.

13. Voluminous Weave

sew-in hairstyles: volume
The bigger, the better.

The key to getting this style is to tease your way to volume. Once you get the volume you want, lock it in with hairspray.

14. Sew-In Wig

sew-in hairstyles: wig
Lock your look in place

Want a wig but don’t want to worry about it flying off? Sew it on! Your stylist can sew your wig on at the center of your hair to ensure it will stay put.

15. Thick and Messy

sew-in hairstyles thick and messy
Go for a thick and voluminous style.

Sew-ins are great for women who want to add even more hair than they have naturally. Go for a thick and messy style for a sultry look.

16. Textured Straight

sew-in hairstyles textured straight
You can create a straight style with some added texture.

It’s straight, but with a hint of body and texture.

17. Undercut

sew-in hairstyles undercut
Go for a bold look with an added undercut.

Play around with shaves and add in more hair where you want.

18. Side Pony

sew-in hairstyles side pony
Side ponytails are simple but so effective!

A simple yet sophisticated style you can create in minutes.

19. Loose Braid

sew-in hairstyles loose braids
A casual and effortless style.

How cute is this look?

20. Faux Bangs

sew-in hairstyles faux bangs
Try out a bang style without the chop.

The perfect way to experiment with bangs without cutting your own hair is by trying a sew-in style.

21. Shoulder Length

sew-in hairstyles shoulder length
Go for a shorter cut with your weave.

Short and sweet styles are always trending.

22. Bob

sew-in hairstyles bob
Go for the chop.

We love a chic bob.

23. Mohawk

sew-in hairstyles mohawk
Mohawks are a fun way to switch up your style.

Experiment with a mohawk style.

24. Updo

sew-in hairstyles updo
A classic updo never fails.

There are so many classic updos you can create with sew-in weaves.

25. Voluminous

sew-in hairstyles voluminous
Go for volume and don’t settle for less!

Add more hair for ultimate volume.

26. Side Braids with a Ponytail

sew-in hairstyles side braids and ponytail
A fun mix of styles.

Braid your hair and then throw it up in a pony for a sporty-chic hairstyle.

27. Low Pony

sew-in hairstyles low pony
Who doesn’t love a low chic pony?

Perfect for date night or any formal occasion.

28. High Pony

sew-in hairstyles sew in ponytail
Go for a high ponytail.

High pony styles are perf for the gym or a night on the town.

30. Headwrap

sew-in hairstyles headwrap
Add a headwrap to your look!

Step up your accessory game with a fun headwrap.

31. Asymmetrical

sew-in hairstyles asymmetrical
Create some fun angles with an asymmetrical look.

Asymmetrical looks are trending, so go for that unique cut!

32. Pastel Pixie

sew-in pastel pixie
A pastel pixie is so cute!

A style truly for the bold, get a pastel color and pair it with a cute pixie cut.

33. Layered Bob

sew-in hairstyles layered bob
We love a layered bob.

Cut your sew-in style with layers to add texture and frame your face.

34. Halo Braid

sew-in hairstyles halo braid
Give your sew-in style a fun halo braid!

You can still create fun braids with your weave style! Why not try an angelic halo braid look?

35. ”90s Style

sew-in hairstyles 90s
Pay homage to the ’90s with your style!

Throw it back to the ’90s with this fun pony.

36. Invisible Sew-In

sew-in hairstyles invisible
Keep your sew-in discreet.

You can keep your sew-in subtle with an invisible sew-in style.

37. Side Bangs

sew-in hairstyles side bangs
Frame your face with some side bangs.

Adding in side bangs is a great way to frame your face and switch up your look.

38. Pin Straight

sew-in hairstyles bone straight
Pin straight is a bold style.

Sometimes you just need to go for that bold straight style.

39. Natural Look

sew-in hairstyles natural looking
Your weave can look natural, too!

Getting a weave doesn’t mean you have to compromise your natural look.

40. Side Part

sew-in hairstyles side part
Give your sew-in a side part to switch up your look.

Switch up your part with your sew-in.

41. Half-Up

sew-in hairstyles half up
We love a casual half-up style.

How romantic is this style? Plus, it’s so easy to create.

42. Short Cut

sew-in hairstyles short
Go shorter!

If you’ve got the itch to go shorter with your cut, why not do it with a weave?

43. Deep Wave

sew-in hairstyles deep wave
Create deep and luscious waves.

Beautiful waves for days!

44. Long Style

sew-in hairstyles long
Go as long as you want with a sew-in style.

The longer the better. Get those inches, girl!

45. Faux Hawk

sew-in hairstyles faux hawk
A bold look to try.

Create your own faux-hawk with your weave.

46. Laid Back Waves

sew-in hairstyles laid back waves
Super simple and cute waves.

Create some cute and casual waves for the perfect everyday style.

47. Big Hair

sew-in hairstyles big hair
Big hair, don’t care.

Don’t be afraid to go big!

48. Spiral Curls

sew-in hairstyles spiral curls
Go for a spiral curl style.

We are obsessed with spiral curls.

49. Brown Curls

sew-in hairstyles brown curls
Change up your hair color with your weave.

Go for a brown color to add a subtle change.

50. Loose Curls

sew-in hairstyles stretched curls
A looser curl style you will love.

If you have a tighter curl hair type, why not switch it up with looser curls?

51. Short and Curly

sew-in hairstyles short curly
Sophisticated, short, and curly.

Short and curly, need we say more?

52. Middle Part

sew-in hairstyles middle part
Go for a strong middle part.

You can’t go wrong with a strong middle part.

53. Textured Waves

sew-in textured waves
Load up on texture.

We are all about texture. Go for a sew-in style that has textured waves so you always look on point.

54. Body Wave

sew-in hairstyles body wave
Get that body wave, girl!

Try out a body wave style.

55. Knotless Crochet

sew-in knotless crochet
Install your weave with knotless crochet.

Use a knotless crochet weave to install your hair.

56. Beachy Waves

sew-in hairstyles beachy texture
Bring the beachy waves to your hair.

Beachy and carefree styles will always be on-trend.

57. Afro Curls

sew-in hairstyles afro curls
Create an Afro style with your weave.

More curls, please!

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