Marcus Smart Hair (Gallery)

Written By Bakes

Avid writer on Men's Hair, Grooming, and Lifestyle!

Since being drafted to the Boston Celtics in 2014 we have seen multiple Marcus Smart hair styles both on and off the court ranging from

  • Cornrows
  • Off scalp Braids
  • Afro blowouts
  • Dyed Hair
  • Buzz Cut

Making a name for himself over the past few years has resulted in fans taking a personal interest towards his life, fashion & hairstyle Choices.


Marcus Smart Hair Gallery




Cornrows being a great protective style for players has been worn on the likes of Marcus Smart amongst others.

Marcus Smart cornrows

What’s even more interesting is the creative thought behind some of his designs, for example back in 2019 he had his jersey number as well as the Celtics logo braided into his head. This was done to communicate his support and loyalty to the team.

Similar past examples of this can be seen in the 90s when the Chicago Bulls logo was shaved and dyed into Dennis Rodman’s hair.



Off scalp Braids

Outside of his signature cornrows he can be seen in his off-scalp braids. A minor detail he adds to this style is the blue rubber bands at the tips.

Off scalp Braids

In addition to off scalp braids, he is also known for styling his hair in twists.

Both styles similar in appearance with the subtle difference being the off-scalp braids use 3 strands of hair intertwined with each other creating a braided look while twists use 2 strands of hair wrapped around each other giving it a ropey look.



Afro blowouts

To the untrained eye this may just be a hairstyle and while this may be the case there are also practical reasons for this.

marcus smart afro

With the athlete constantly having his hair in braids a break is necessary to allow the scalp to breathe.

Braids, twists and any other protective style means constant pulling on your edges, hairline and which can lead to breakage and scalp irritation. Breaks to your hair is necessary and a practice done by all athletes with long hair.



Dyed Hair

Our archives show 2 phases of Marcus Smarts career in which he has dyed his hair.

marcus smart hair in color


  1. Blonde Dreadlocks

    The bright blonde tips were placed on top while countered by his darker hair beneath on the sides and back of his head.

He has since removed his dreads and reverted into loose hair which he styles in braids today.


  1. Green Tips on Afro

    Using a very light green dye we have also seen Marcus more recently use green at the tips of his hair. This is more apparent when he decides to twist his hair.

Why the colour green? This is the Boston Celtics main colour!



Buzz Cut

As a rookie we saw the athlete in his relatively low hairstyle before he began to experiment with all different types of hairstyles.

buzz cut

A common theme that tends to appear with new athletes signed to the NBA is their short hair within their rookie year. As they integrate within the team and find their feet its almost certain new hairstyles emerge.

That is unless your Michael Jordan, starting out a rookie with hair and leave the greatest to ever do it, bald!

We should mention that hair is secondary in all cases! Talent always comes first.



Marcus Smart Hair in NBA 2K

As each year progresses we see a remarkable improvement in video game graphics and this is evident by the detail in Marcus Smarts hair, skin tone and physique.

marcus smart hair in NBA 2K

Much effort is placed to ensure his hair within the current year is captured whether that be his signature cornrows as discussed in our editorial or his off-scalp braids.



Key Take Away: Maintenance!

Inspired by the Marcus Smart Hair gallery? Wanting to achieve the same results? Keep on reading

Whether it be braids, twists or top knot ponytails each requires the upmost care and to ensure this is implemented in your routine we have listed the most important parts of the process. This is not complicated at all, just requires discipline, ensure you

  • Oil your scalp
  • Keep them in for a maximum of 6 weeks
  • Protect hair at night or doing any physical activity
  • Moisturise your Hair



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