I Remixed my Marley braids into this Retro Updo

I was in the process of taking out my Marley Twists in transition to another style when I remembered I had an event the next day to attend and would not have time to take them all out.


I scrambled and headed to Pinterest and YouTube and found a very cute Retro style at the AllThingsBlackWomen Tumblr blog that served two purposes: 1. The style hid my edges which were completely loose at the time and would not match the other partially untwisted hair; and 2. It also gave me a 40s-inspired look.

Here is what the untwisted Marleys look like before (I’m using  the cap to hide the edges. Ha!)

And after following the tutorial, I matched it with pearl drop earrings and a strapless maxi dress for max retro effect.


I highly recommend you looking to those two social media sites for styling ideas and tips. They’re THE BEST!

Please share your transition looks with us by sending them to Submissions(at)JJBraids.com.

Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt can be heard nightly at 8pm on DCRadio/WHUR 96.3HD4 on "Coming to America with Wayna and Friends. She is an editor at Techyaya.com, founder of the Digital Publiching Academy and JayJayGhatt.com where she teaches online creators how to navigate digital entrepreneurship and offers Do-It-For-You Blogging Service. She manages her lifestyle sites BellyitchBlog, Jenebaspeaks and JJBraids.com and is the founder of BlackWomenTech.com 200 Black Women in Tech On Twitter. Her biz podcast 10 Minute Podcast is available on iTunes and Player.fm. to Follow her on Twitter at @Jenebaspeaks. Buy her templates over at her legal and business templates on Etsy shop!