Countless childhood hours spent wincing under scorching hot combs on balmy Easter Sundays have conditioned generations of black women to come to the same conclusion- a special occasion demands straight hair. Fortunately, we at Latched and Hooked know that you don’t have to sacrifice your strands to stand out. We’ve rounded up 4 ways for you to style your twists for date nights, weddings, charity galas and any and all of the other special moments in your social life. This includes any upcoming visits from cupid you might be looking forward to.
1. Half Up Half Down
A classic style that’s lasted for centuries the chignon has long been considered the go-to elegant and maintenance free option for formal events. Recently a variation on the style has come into fashion. Lots of women are choosing to wear their hair half pinned up and half flowing down their backs. This look translates well to twists of all sizes and is favored by "Dear White People" actresses Tessa Thompson and Teyonah Parris. See how Parris rocked it on the red carpet above.
2. High Bun
Before she was once again making the world stop with the news of her impending twin bundles of joy Beyonce was galavanting around Cuba with her hubby. Queen Bey upped the ante on her regal high bun with a bright red lip. This beauty look would look great atop any dress or jumpsuit.
You don't need a steady hand to attempt this look. Take a few pins and guide all of your braids or twists to your best side for a waterfall effect. Looking for a way to add some spark to your protective style? Add accessories like hair charms to catch the light just like ‘Being Mary Jane’ star Gabrielle Union did at the 2016 BET Awards.
Looking to switch things up with a bit of edge? Try adding a fun pompadour to the front of your twists. The best part about this option? It would look as great with a striped tee shirt and jeans as it would with a jeweled tone slip dress and a smoldering smoky eye. See how Solange ‘Style Goals’ Knowles slayed this look above.
Be sure to check out our Zoe Collection for the best crochet twists on the market that can help you slay any of these looks.
Photo Credits: StyleBistro, Fuse TV, Yahoo Beauty