Getting the ‘do of your dreams isn’t just about cutting, coloring and/or styling your natural hair. Never underestimate the power of sew-ins. When you opt for a sew-in, you have endless choices in terms of length, texture and color. Think of it as hair magic — it’s not at all impossible to leave the house with a short ‘do and come back from your salon appointment with waist-length tresses.
In case you’re not familiar with sew-ins, they’re hair extensions that are sewn onto your natural hair. Your tresses are first braided into cornrows and the extensions are attached to the braids. What’s great about sew-ins is that you can style and color them like you would your real hair, all while sparing your real hair the potential damage of everyday styling. When done properly, it can last anywhere from six to ten weeks.
Ready for your sew-in? Here are some style ideas for you.
Long Wavy Sew-In with Fringe
This sew-in boasts beautiful waves throughout the entire length as well as a cute side-swept fringe. Perfectly glam from top to bottom!
Long Ombre Sew-In
A great thing about sew-ins is you can dye and style them like you would your real hair. That means you can be adventurous with colors without damaging your natural tresses. Try this gorgeous ombre look.
Curly Bob Sew-In
You can experiment not only with colors but with lengths as well. This sew-in bob reaches down to the shoulders and features bouncy waves for a glamorous look.
Sleek Straight Sew-In
Wouldn’t it be so great to get silky straight hair like this without spending a lot of time flat-ironing? You can with sew-ins.
You can achieve the perfect ponytail with a sew-in. This one looks super glam with its sleek top and curly ends.
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try an unusual color? Here’s a sew-in that features not only a super sleek bob style but a stunning burgundy hue as well.
Wavy Shoulder-Length Sew-In
For a look that’s simple yet beautiful, you can opt for a shoulder-length sew-in with bouncy waves. This length and texture are great for an everyday style that looks breezy and is easy to maintain.
Asymmetrical Lob Sew-In
For a dose of edge and modernity to your look, you can’t go wrong with an asymmetrical lob like this. It has a silky straight silhouette that’s perfect if you’re craving something totally different from your natural hair.
Sew-In with Chunky Highlights
Feel free to play around with colors. This long wavy style features chunky highlights along the front section, jazzing up further an already chic look.
If you’re longing for a big change but not quite ready to chop off your long hair, try a sew-in pixie cut. It’s a major transformation but not permanent. And while you’re at it, why not try a color change too?
Side-Parted Wavy Sew-In
How elegant is this side-parted wavy sew-in that extends all the way down to the waist? The hints of purple also add a unique touch.
Classic Bob Sew-In
The bob is one of the most classic hairstyles around, and it’s also a popular choice when it comes to sew-ins. Try this for a look that will always be timeless.
Long Curly Sew-In
What could be more feminine than a long curly ‘do? This one’s definitely oozing ultra-girly appeal with those bouncy curls and dramatic fringe.
Long Straight Sew-In
If you’ve been longing for a style that’s very different from your natural texture, try a long straight sew-in like this. And those swirly baby hairs look so cute, too!
Center-Parted Curly Sew-In
Channel your inner Beyonce with a sew-in like this. It features a center part and perfectly bouncy curls down the ends — definitely a party-ready look.
Center-Parted Bob Sew-In
We can’t stress enough how stylish and classic a bob is so here’s another example. For women with round faces, try a center part.
Side-Parted Curly Sew-In
If you don’t want to stray too far from your own natural texture, you can opt for a sew-in like this. It features thick, tight curls and gorgeous volume down the ends.
Side-Parted Straight Sew-In
This long straight hairstyle looks stunning and seriously turns heads. And the beautiful highlights are like icing on the cake.
Thick Curly Sew-In
Who doesn’t love perfect curls? This sew-in mimics your natural texture with its voluminous silhouette and glamorous ringlets.
Curly Burgundy Sew-In
There’s nothing like a chic style paired with a striking color to give you that pop-star appeal. That’s just one of the many advantages of sew-ins — there are so many possibilities for stunning ‘dos.
Side-Parted Sew-In Hairstyle with Curly Ends
There are some beautiful elements to this sew-in: the curled fringe and ends, the curved side part and the cute baby hairs.
Center-Parted Sew-In with Curly Ends
Here’s another curly style but with a center part instead of a side part. It creates a perfect symmetry and looks super glam thanks to those carefully styled ringlets.
Sew-In with Highlights
You can amp up the chic factor on an already stylish ‘do by adding some highlights. Here, the blonde streaks do a great job of brightening up the whole look.
We’re loving the feathery texture on this gorgeous sew-in hairstyle. It features a center part, lovely volume and just a few subtle waves at the front for a simple yet elegant look.
Sew-In Bob with Fringe
For another variation on the classic bob, try it with bangs. Here, the bob features angled ends and a perfectly sleek texture but its the dramatic side-swept fringe that takes it to a whole new level.
Long Wavy Sew-In
This is such a pretty sew-in with its deep side part, subtle waves and bouncy, voluminous silhouette. She looks totally party-ready!
Curly Sew-In with Baby Hair
As you can see here, baby hairs definitely add a dose of cuteness to any ‘do. Whatever style you’re going for, you can make it more eye-catching with some carefully arranged strands along the hairline.
Half Up Half Down Sew-In
A half up half down style is always cute and it’s easy to achieve with a sew-in. Here, the front is sleek, the half pony is high and the curls are so lush and pretty.
Center-Parted Wavy Sew-In
Go boho with a center-parted wavy sew-in like this. We’re loving the gorgeous volume and lovely wavy texture on this ‘do.
Center-Parted Lob Sew-In
Here’s a stylish center-parted lob with graduated ends that looks very modern and trendy. And the burgundy hue adds a unique touch.