20 Ideas of Classy Micro Braids, Invisible Braids and Micro Twists

For some women, micro braids are a mainstay, while other girls just dabble in them. Whatever your approach to the style is, these ‘dos provide tons of inspiration. Rock your mini plaits freely hanging, try different updos and half up styles or use invisible braids as a chance to get full, voluminous curls.

Micro Braids, Invisible Braids and Micro Twists

Their major advantage is in manageability. Your favorite layered ‘dos, side-swept hairstyles, buns, ponytails, and top knots are just getting more visually interesting and easier to style!

#1: Layered Micro Box Braids

This gorgeous style sends small box braids in a whole new direction. They gain a playful flare of multiple layers that gravitate towards each other creating a lovely look of feathers flipped inwards. The final effect is a sophisticated ‘do that will have you touching and flipping your hair all day.

Medium Layered Micro Braids

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#2: Braids with Loose Curls

There are so many micro braids styles that allow you to experiment with hair textures. These plaits are not braided all the way down, but only less than half way, so that the extensions can flow free in soft waves.

#3: Golden Blonde Tiny Braids

Blonde is and always will be a great hair color solution to choose for mini braids. The notice-me golden hue looks fantastic against the warm-toned skin. Ask your braider to leave the extensions for the last few inches undone if you want to enjoy some variety in textures that looks awesome in updos.

#4: Long Beautiful Micro Box Braids

Because micro braids are so…well, micro…they have a lot of natural movement. With braids this small, you can easily create loose waves, twists and different types of braids whenever you want to add visual interest to straight hair. But as we see, it’s gorgeous as it is.

Long Black Micro Braids

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#5: African Red Twists

When checking out pictures of popular braid styles, make sure to figure out what you love about each look specifically. Is it the color? The type of braid? Or the post-braid styling? With this look, it might just be everything! The micro twists in combination with the African red color and twisted pompadour is amazing.

Half Updo For Micro Twists

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#6: Twists with Curls

Small twists are a cute alternative to skinny braids. You may not twist all the way down to the ends and seal them. The half twists half curls are as beautiful in the free-flowing shoulder length style as they would in a short curly pony.

Medium Half Twists Half Curls

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#7: Straight Mini Braids with Ombre

Getting braids with extensions is a great opportunity to try new colors causing no damage to your natural hair. You’re going for attached strands, so you might as well get some dope colors added in! This cool-toned brown to blonde is super pretty and gives off an edgy vibe. A cute half-up top knot is the perfect finishing touch.

Braided Top Knot For Micro Braids

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#8: Long Twists with Highlights

The small Senegalese twists look so cute with highlights. A caramel or gold colored highlight with a soft brown base color is one of the best combinations. These twists styled into a full, loose ponytail are ruling the micro braided world. It’s a simple style that always looks great!

#9: Red and Brown Braided Hair

If you want to try different colors for your extensions (but don’t want anything too bright or crazy), choose two shades from the same color family, such as chocolate and pinkish brown for instance. These hues look stunning together and really illuminate the skin.

Long Brown Micro Braids

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#10: Mini Braids Bob

Most micro braids hairstyles are all about long locks, but short styles can easily be just as gorgeous (and twice as sassy). This version of the micro bob features a deep side part and an asymmetrical edge we love.

Asymmetrical Bob In Mini Braids

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#11: Braids with Curls

This romantic style quickly transitions from braids into curls, so that the overall effect is a cute curly head of hair. If you need a modest yet classy hairstyle that doesn’t distract from your face and personality, this is what you are going to like.

#12: Cornrow Ombre Ponytail

This cornrow style resorts to the shape of a simple long ponytail, but the final look is anything but plain. It’s the best of both worlds—the hair is kept out of the face but then there is also some length to create a more feminine style. Bringing in a warm-toned brown shade makes this hairstyle extra special.

Black And Brown Cornrows Into Ponytail

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#13: Curly Crochet Braids

Invisible crochet braids like these almost completely hide the area of installation to show off nothing but perfect curls. Red hair with blonde highlights is the best way to introduce a fiery personality.

Red And Blonde Curly Crochet Hairstyle

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#14: Side-Parted Micro Twists

The all-time best way to style twists is with a side part. It’s an effortless, youthful, and modern downdo. Yes, you can get more creative with your micro twists, but it’s not necessary! Show off your simple, feminine makeup and some blingy earrings for the win.

Black Micro Twists

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#15: Natural Protective Bun Style

With natural, medium length hair, you can easily create small braids or twists, no extensions necessary. Just pull hair back into two high ponytails, then create as many tiny braids as you wish and wrap them up into two cute buns. This 90s inspired look is a must-try, girls.

Minnie Mouse Buns For Natural Hair

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#16: Long Caramel Toned Micro Braids

Umm…yes! This look is on-point. The pretty miniature Senegalese twists are pinned up asymmetrically to get the hair back off the face. Ask your stylist for a balayage effect instead of a few single highlighted strands.

Long Brown And Copper Micro Braids

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#17: Straight Blonde Tree Braids

These invisible tree braids are perfection! The mix of black and blonde hair offers a modern balayage look. The attachment area is just an inch near the roots, so the hairstyle looks quite natural and it stays beautifully parted even when a light breeze blows.

Blonde And Black Side Part Tree Braids

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#18: Wet and Wavy Braids

The wet look is in, and it’s gorgeous when applied to curls. The benefit of braiding a few inches off the roots is that it allows the hair to lie flat on top. If you’re not into the super voluminous look (but you still want curls) ask your braider to start the transition about four inches away from the roots.

#19: Curly and Messy Braids

Not everyone wants invisible micro braids – some women don’t mind them being quite visible. This cute look blends small braids with messy curls and carelessly sweeps them over to one side – pure chic!

Side Swept Micro Braids With Curls

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#20: Crochet Mohawk Twists

These Senegalese twists have been attached to the cornrows down the center of the head for a cool, Mohawk updo look. You may braid the twists into a fishtail or a simple braid when you want to modify the look slightly.

Crochet Mohawk With Micro Braids

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The micro braid acts like a single strand of hair, making it versatile enough to be styled in many ways. Try to find your most flattering texture, length and color among wavy braids, twists and stick-straight mini braids popular today. Good luck in your searches and work on your personal style!