10 Hottest Havana Twist Hairstyle Ideas

Havana twist hairstyles

Havana twists are a protective style created by twisting both the natural hair and chunky Havana extensions together, giving a lighter but more voluminous effect. A hassle-free way to diversify your image? Beat the fashion standards with this fun hairstyle!

Your favorite celebrity stars Solange Knowles, Keke Palmer, Ciara, and Tessa Thompson, recently flaunted their own versions of the twist, completing their high fashion looks in and out of the camera! These beautifully twisted pieces do not just make you appear fabulous but also make your curly locks much easier to manage.

That’s why braiding expert Andrea Carter of Beau Monde Salon from Louisiana gets a lot of clients opting for a Havana twist, and she proves how uncomplicated it is to install hair extensions in exchange for a long-lasting protective style. These twists have garnered fans all over the world for this exact reason!

From cute buns to sleek ponytails to side-swept designs, well-placed twists always favor unique hairdos without much effort! Other styles make use of popping colors and fancy hair accessories, giving you the freedom to style while owning a low-upkeep ‘do.

Forget your lack-of-volume, dull hair problems! Peep into this exquisite and popular collection of Havana twist hairstyles and try it!

Short Havana Twist

Do you know that you can have a protective style without using wigs, extensions, or anything alike? Now, at least, you know! With this short Havana twist, you’ll have a sassy hairstyle that also protects your locks. Added hair accessories can jazz it up even more.

Havana Twist Bob

havana twist bob
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The Havana twist braids and a shoulder-length bob cut work great together on a nappy hair like a dream. This protective hairstyle, can be parted in any side of the head for a preferable view to one’s best facial features.

Mini Havana Twist

mini havana twist
Instagram @rosegameofbraids

Parade those mini twisted locks all around! Petite and uber easy to maintain; just use your favorite oil, and you’re good to go!

Havana Mambo Twist

havana mambo twist
Instagram @braidsmafia

Given its funky name, you can expect an equal funk hairstyle! Get in with the program with the flattering twists of your locks.

Large Havana Twist

large havana twist
Instagram @queenveehair

These rope-like stands are the main feature of the Havana twists. And this big a strand makes your hair more manageable, not to mention stylish and protective too.

Havana Twist Crochet

Havana Twist Crochet
Instagram @stylesbykile

Looking from the roots, you wouldn’t notice that these locks are crocheted in, intertwined with your real hair. The twists are subtle yet striking in creating your own identity.

Jumbo Havana Twist

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Wear them jumbo and chunky! When you’ve got hair this gorgeous, flaunt them as proud as you can. Add some highlights like this deep red twist that blended inconspicuously among the jet black Havana twist.

Small Havana Twist

small havana twist
Instagram @laid_byleek

These small Havana twists are sure to bring in the fun to your mane! The artificial hair is hardly recognized once incorporated onto your own hair, so you’re sure to enjoy styling your hair any way you want.

Medium Havana Twist

Q&A with style creator, Mesha Ta’Queen
Hair Stylist @ Slay Braids By Ta’Queen in Spring, TX

How would you describe this look?

This look is medium twists, braided in with braiding hair and twisted down to the ends

My favorite part about it is that you can do any updos or style them any way you desire, and you’ll still have a great hairdo.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hairstyle is meant for people with 3B-4C hair type. This is a protective style because it uses a lot of heavy holding products. These are different from braids, but you can take care of it the same way you do with braids as well! Keep it away from water, or your whole life will unravel on the ground, literally!

Long Havana Twist

Q&A with style creator, Jasmine Karima
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ The Twenty Five Salon in Tampa, FL


How would you describe this look?

This looks can be described as individual Marley twist. I love that it blends with African American hair very well.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for this look is to blow out your hair before installing it. Use a cream-based product at the root and always wrap the style up with a satin scarf. Also, oil your scalp frequently.