A great thing about hair and the various styles that you can create with it, is that you don’t necessarily have to have the length, thickness and texture of your dreams to achieve a certain look. In the case of this round-up, it’s all about the beauty, functionality and versatility of hair extensions, specifically sew-ins.
The Great Potential of Sew-In Hairstyles
If you are unfamiliar with what exactly a sew-in weave is, it is hair extensions that are sewn to your existing hair. Your hair is braided down in a certain pattern (depending on the desired look) and the hair extensions are sewn to the braids. You can sew directly on the braid or put a net on and sew through it. For a more realistic looking sew-in, leaving some of your hair out in the front, top or the sides is often recommended. So, if you are eager to try a stylish new hairstyle, but don’t have the necessary length or thickness, feel free to try out some of the fabulous sew-in hairstyles on this list. They are SEW hot!!
#1: Short Layered Sew-In
Short, sweet and cut perfectly, this edgy Bob showcases just how fierce a short hair sew-in can be, especially when it’s beautifully layered.
#2: Wavy Balayage Sew-In
Achieving a great texture with a short and versatile sew-in is incredibly easy. This wavy balayage hairstyle is somewhat of a Bob length with tons of texture created by the chunky waves.
#3: Highlight Bob Sew-In
The right hair color technique can work wonders for your hairstyle. Here, you have a beautiful Bob sew-in that is given a boost courtesy of the caramel brown highlights that are incorporated all over black hair.
#4: Short Bob Sew-In
Sometimes sew-in weave hairstyles can be very classic, simple and natural looking while still turning heads. This short Bob contains a nice side part and lovely layers.
#5: Side-Swept Wavy Hair
There is something incredibly sexy about hair that is all swept to one side, even when you have a full head sew-in like this one. Here, long red hair is amped up with beautiful large waves placed throughout and finished with bangs that are expertly sculpted as a perfect swoop.
#6: Glamorous Side Part Sew In
This beautiful style will have you channeling Old Hollywood glamour. Diamond earrings and red lips for the win! Be sure to tell your hairstylist which side you like your hair parted on before you begin, as she will sew the hair in accordingly.
#7: Golden Highlights Weave
Sew in hairstyles are your chance to experiment with new, vibrant hair colors that represent your unique style. You can also rock new textures – poker straight layered hair with arched bangs is a great idea for girls who want a break from curls.
#8: Deep Side Part Sew In
So pretty! We love this natural, modern bob because of the fantastic razored layers and steep angles. To keep it looking this great after you leave the salon, you’ll need to restyle it after every wash. The hair will be mostly straight, but for sleek locks, it’s best to blow-dry instead of air dry. Then use a straightener to flip up the front pieces.
#9: Long Straight Sew In
One of the best tricks for taking care of a weave and natural black hair at the same time is to look at the pattern of your braids before your stylist starts sewing. This way, you’ll see how and where your hair lies (it’s hard to see your scalp when the weave is in). Then you know just where to apply extra conditioner.
#10: Curly Burgundy Sew In Style
This curly sew in is so classy. The raspberry hue is very appealing in this shade, and it will add a ton of personality to your everyday style. The large, supple, sexy waves are too good to be true, but they do look real, and perfect.
#11: Natural Looking Sew Ins
For a full head of sew ins that looks natural, go for short or medium length hair. Especially since lobs are in right now, you have one more reason to look fashionable and spent less on maintenance. When styling, give extra attention to the natural hair at the hairline.
#12: Punky Partial Sew In
One thing’s for sure when picking your next style: pictures help. They help you know what you’re looking for and communicate that to your stylist. This cool platinum bang (coupled with undercut) makes for a gorgeous partial sew in.
#13: Pretty Asymmetrical Bob Sew In
For a style that is really unique, you can combine an angled bob that has tons of volume with a shaved temple. Ask your stylist to cut in geometric designs right above the ear for a super fresh look. Deep side parts are pretty much always flattering because they give off an allure that can’t be denied.
#14: Long Curly Weave Style
This middle part sew in creates a soft, feminine look. The key is to go for curls and waves that are perfectly imperfect. To style, you can use a large barrel curling iron and then separate the curls with your fingers. Next tease and brush a few pieces randomly.
#15: Modern Partial Sew In
Let’s be real for a second. Bowl cuts are not for everybody. You have to be very confident in your fashion sense to rock this style. It comes off very chic and urban on the right people. If you’re going for it, be sure to have the bangs cut straight across the forehead and slope gently down towards the ears.
#16: Razored Pink Weave
For sew in styles that look really gorgeous, you need well-blended layers. Ask your stylist for extensive razoring. The razoring technique will shed off some weight and give your cut a perfect silhouette. The combination of colors in highlights is fantastic.
#17: Long Caramel Sew In
Long hairstyles for black women look beautiful in warm shades, such as caramel and honey blonde. To keep it super modern and fresh, show off the dark roots. Make sure to watch how your stylist works with the baby hairs at the front so you can repeat that on wash days.
#18: Middle Part Sew In Style
If your top layers are at a medium length, you can go for the Kardashian-inspired center part hairstyle. Just ask for partial sew ins that will provide length and volume to your curls. Interesting colors and highlights play well with the curly texture.
#19: Straight Sew In with Layers
Sew ins can work with a variety of haircuts. This modern lob is totally on point—asymmetrical, razored layers paired with a deep side part. To style it, blow dry the flat side downward with a flat brush, but use a round brush when blowing out the full side.
#20: Cute Bob Sew In Style
This super cute style has an easy, effortless appeal. The razored ends, flawless silhouette and blue babylights promise a unique style you will be happy to rock for a while.
#21: Funky Partial Sew In
We are all about asymmetry when it’s done right, and this is totally working. The short hair on the side is cut perfectly around the ear and is one smooth and even length. The longer hair has beautiful, flowing layers. Make sure that the longest piece is in the front. So pretty!
#22: Full Curly Sew In
For a full head of a sew ins with tons of volume, opt for tight curls. This sew in weave is almost all one length, which gives a lot of fullness to the style. Every other day, spritz your curls with a conditioning spray to keep them defined.
#23: Straight Black and Purple Weave
Short sew in hairstyles had better be sassy. Right?! This glossy, shiny bob has perfect layering in the bang pieces, which are grazed with purple. The lavender and purple peekaboo strands are especially pretty done on the glossy black base.
#24: Full Sew Ins with Middle Part
While you still need to condition your weave, the new hair needs less moisture than natural hair. A weave is good as a protective hairstyle, and it looks so beautiful that you simply can’t resist trying it whenever you are ready to change your look.
#25: Angled Cinnamon Weave
For a side part sew in that looks totally bossy, a steeply angled straight bob is certainly the way to go. This cut is perfect. The curled under part in the back blends seamlessly with the straight front pieces. The warm cinnamon brown color looks beautiful against dark skin.
#26: Blonde Curly Sew-In
African American women are very fond of sew-ins that are voluminous, but natural-looking at the same time. Such as this one you see in this picture. These large blonde curls are gorgeous, but very realistic looking.
#27: Red and Black Bob Sew-In
Sleek, sew-in hairstyles like this natural looking Bob, showcase the beauty and precision of an expertly cut and styled sew-in. This looks even better because of its wine red coloring.
#28: Sew-In Bob with Blunt Cut Bangs
Pretty, polished perfection is the best way to describe this simply gorgeous Bob. With a stunning, angled precision cut and thick, straight across bangs, you are sure to get tons of compliments when you are rocking this look.
#29: Medium Brown Sew-In
There are no thrilling details or bold color in this sew-in, but it looks very natural and pretty, thanks in part to the beautiful layers.
#30: Voluminous and Curly Sew-In
Voluminous, sexy and totally camera-ready, this full head sew-in features long black locks. Punctuated by a deep side part, swoop bang and mountains of curls, sew-in hairstyles like this will definitely turn heads.
Whether you opt for sew-in bob hairstyles, full head sew-ins, partial sew-ins or invisible sew-ins, there are so many ways to get the proper sew-in look that you desire. The most important thing to remember is that sew-ins are not as easy to remove as other types of hair extensions, so it’s essential that you are completely satisfied with your sew-in, because if properly cared for, it can last for up to 2-3 months.