Loc Styles

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Faux locs and dreadlocks are among some of the most popular hairstyles right now and have been among the top trends for quite a while now. Faux locs come in a variety of styles, lengths, and colors. Dreadlocks come in naturally over time but still can be styled if done correctly. What we’re trying to say is, when it comes to loc styles, YOU HAVE OPTIONS. 

BEST LOC STYLE OPTIONS

You have got a lot of options to choose from. Loc styles seem to just keep getting created. Everywhere you look there’s a new elite styling. It can be hard to find the best loc options. Here are some key factors we look for when choosing the right style;

  1. Quality
  2. Brand
  3. Cost
  4. Length
  5. Maintenance Needs
  6. Install Time
  7. Longevity

QUALITY

A messy or cheap look can be embarrassing. You never want to sacrifice quality even if it means saving few bucks. Take it from us, the price will work itself out in the end. Cheaper quality loc styles will need more work and not last as long. 

LONGEVITY

No matter how well you maintain, protect, and retouch a loc style if it’s not made to last, it won’t. Hair twist styles like passion twist and Senegalese twist are not going to last as long as crochet river locs or boho locs

BRAND

It’s hard to know who you can trust these days. Some brands are from overseas. These companies might not practice the same health and safety measures as we do in America. Research who you are buying hair from and support local businesses. 

COST

When shopping for hair you will come across a wide variety of prices ranging from cheap to luxury expensive. Its important to find a happy medium between cost and quality. 

LENGTH

Finding your right length for your style is going to make a big difference in your comfortability and confidence. Grab a loc length you’re familiar with and go from there. 

MAINTENANCE

Hairstyles come in all shapes and styles. Some of these styles are going to tangle or frizz up quicker than others. It is important to get a great style that works with your hair regimen and hair care routine. 

INSTALL TIME

A basic crochet faux loc style is going to take about an hour to install. This will start to go up when you are adding intricate pieces and accessories. Styles like goddess locs and hair twists that are not pre-made are going to take a lot of time to do. 

CLASSIC LOC STYLES

If you are looking for your specific style, look no further than classic loc styles. It might seem hard to believe, but most new stylings take something from a classic look and revamp it. 

The most basic faux locs styles use a regular backcombed loc with a unique color. Changing up that classic loc with curly ends can give you a boho vibe. Wrapping the locs instead of backcombing gives you a goddess loc, and adding an additional strand of hair gives you a gypsy loc or mermaid loc vibe. 

Check out this list of awesome faux loc styles that can be created from basic loc options;

  • Boho Locs
  • Goddess Locs
  • River Locs
  • Mermaid Locs
  • Marley Locs

Of course, you can still go with classic color options like black, lilac, magenta, brown, blonde, pink, red, and bronde ( a mixture of brown and blonde).  There are many colors to choose from but these seem to be the most popular amongst the woman readers. 

Trust us, these colors paired with any of the versatile hairstyles out there will have you breaking necks all summer long.  And you wanna know about the cherry on the top – it’s reversible! If you don’t like your look, it takes no time at all to undo those locs and start something new. And there’s so much more you can do with your locs. If you don’t like them plain you add some bling to them by adding hair jewelry to them. 

There are so many different kinds of hair jewelry available in the market in today’s time.

Again, you can’t go wrong with the classicshair cuffs and hair strings. You can decorate these with colorful threads, rings and shell jewelry. Simple accessories will take bohemian locs and turn them into beachy boho vibes. You can always check out our complete list of accessories on our faux loc accessories page. 

EASY LOC STYLES WITH SB

Still, looking for some classic inspiration? Check out WithloveSB and her tutorial video. She has curated a collection of the latest loc styles for you that you can create with the same locs installed. These hairstyles suit every face shape and color. She has added hairstyles with new and vibrant colors, ponytails, buns, trendy bobs, and more. Spend some time on this video for some awesome looks. Imagine your face with each of these faux locs hairstyles and you will get to know what’s in trend and what’s not.

Faux locs are a great way to achieve that glamourous look without putting in all the effort and the amount of time you spend on blow drying and styling your hair. If you have been wanting to get that dread look for a long time, check out some of the trendiest faux locs hairstyles celebrities are choosing to blam their hair.

LOC STYLES INSPIRED BY CELBRITIES

Faux Locs are an imitation dreadlock that can be styled with endless ideas. The best protective synthetic Faux Locs hairstyles make it to the red carpet. Faux loc styles have been worn by celebrities like Rihanna, Zendaya, and Meagan Good.

Synthetic protective hairstyles are easily reversed to take out completely. You don’t have to give that commitment that you give in dreadlocks. And also it gives you the exact look and feel of dreadlocks. If you’re bored from wearing a particular faux locs hairstyle for a while, you can head to the salon and get some other style done on your mane. It doesn’t even damage your natural hair.

Meagan Good

You can take inspiration from Meagan Good. She has fashioned Goddess locs in many different styles over the years. Famously she is regularly styled by the infamous creator of goddess locs, Dr. Kari Williams. And there are a lot of color options to choose from as well. You know what they say – Go Bold Or Go Home.

Zendaya Coleman

Rock some classic dark brown faux locs like our girl Zendaya did at the oscars in 2015. If you remember it got all the buzz for paring so nicely with her lovely white gown.

Kylie Jenner

Trying to look a little edgy and military ish. Try out some classic platinum black faux locs like the youngest kardashian did in her “teen vogue” magazine shoot. 

Rhianna Fenty

Rhianna, the Barbadian singer, is always stunting on us. Anything she touches turns to gold. That’s why we will follow her lead with some lovely jumbo long black faux locs. 

HOTTEST LOC STYLES

Check out our list of some of 2021s hottest faux loc styles that are definitely going to be making waves in 2022. Get them first to be ahead of the bandwagon. 

CURLY FAUX LOCS

No hairstyle can go without mentioning these beautiful bouncy curls that closely resemble spring twists. Curls are a great way to instantly glam up your look and give your mane quite a volume. They are easy to wear and maintain as well.

Curly faux locs

BRAIDED HALF UPDO

There are always these days in your life where you feel like doing nothing. This hairstyle is just perfect for those lousy days to make you feel instantly pretty and it doesn’t even take much of your time. You can twist you locs into a French braid or a normal braid and then either twist them into a bun or just leave them be.

Briaded half-updo

SIDE BRAID

This is one of the simplest yet the chicest way that gives your mane that extra oomph. A side braid just gives you all the mermaid feels. If you dyed your locs in different colors it is the perfect way to flaunt them as well.

Side braid faux locs

HIGH BUN RIVER LOCS

For those days when you want to draw extra attention to your facial features or your perfectly shaped wing or a cut crease, high bun is your go-to hairstyle. It’s going to give you all those Queen Bee feels, trust us.

High bun faux locs

TWO TONED UPDO RIVER LOCS

A classic way to show off all the hues in your mane is by pulling them all up in an updo. It’s perfect for the summers. The higher, the better. With an all-new river locs design you can finally get that mix of loose strands and pre-made locs. 

Two toned updo

LONG LOCS PLUS SHAVED SIDE HEAD 

Shaving the side of your head has been a trend for quite a few years and trust us it is here to stay. The shaved side gives a very edgy look to your long locs and makes them really stand out. Be bold and shave it up with the help of some gypsy locs to really roc that adventurous feel. 

Long locs plus shaved side head faux locs

FAUX LOCS BOB

You can never go wrong with a bob. A shoulder-length bob flattering those collar bones in the summers is probably the best hairstyle you can opt for right now. If you have a rounder face then you can also add a top knot in your bun. You can glam up your bob by adding some hair jewelry to it.

Faux locs bob

AWESOME LOC COLORS

With all these new faux loc style inspirations you will need to choose the right color combination to pair perfectly with your new look! Check out some of these awesome colors to help you decide. 

LIGHT BROWN LOCS PULLED UP IN A BUN

A perfectly brown color dyed bun is a perfect hairstyle for a girl on the go. It’s super easy to do and glams up your look when heading to the gym or running around doing all kinds of errands.

Light brown locs in a bun

RED LOCS UPDO

Red locs is a fierce color. A red mane gives you confidence, making you look all bossy and classy at the same time. You can show off your mane by leaving your locs just be or tying them up in an updo.

Red locs updo

LILAC FAUX LOCS

Let’s face it, pastels are one of the hottest trends right now and everyone is drooling over it. Who said you can only rock the pastel trend in your clothes and makeup? Add a pop of color to your mane like this and you will just be all over the gram.

Lilac faux locs

BLONDE FAUX LOCS

Wasn’t there a time in your life when all you wanted were those beautiful blonde locs that Beyoncé fashioned? Now is the time to do it. To find your perfect blonde and rock that mane with style.

Blonde faux locs

BROWN AND BLONDE LOCS

Or should we call it Bronde locs. A new term that is used for a mixture of brown and blonde. You can totally rock a mane that has dark roots with blonde locs. It looks super cool.

Brown and blonde locs

BURGUNDY COLORED LOCS WITH GOLDEN CUFFS

Hair jewelry is a perfect way to instantly glam up your look. A burgundy faux loc colored mane sets a perfect backdrop for golden colored jewelry. It looks really stunning and is going to look very pretty in the summers.

Burgundy colored locs with golden cuffs

TOP 5 LOC HAIRSTYLES TO ROCK DURING THE SUMMER

  • Bright and colorful faux locs – Once you choose the style that will flatter your face the most, you can let your imagination go wild. Go experimenting! This stunning look was achieved by wrapping kanekalon hair around your natural braided or twisted hair. A bright hue looks great and will be perfect for those Instagram worthy pictures.

Top 5 1 - crochet faux locs

WAIST-LENGTH BABY PINK FAUX LOCS

You can never really go wrong with medium faux locs. They have no disadvantages. As they are a protective hairstyle, they give your natural hair the much-needed rest that they deserve. Well, to be honest, a waist-length hairstyle like this might feel heavy on your head but again it also depends on what kind of hair you are going to use to achieve it. But we women are ready to take some pain for such a gorgeous look, isn’t it?

Top 5 2 - crochet faux locs

GODDESS LOCS HALF UPDO

Goddess locs really go by their name. They look heavenly. And when stylized they take your hairstyle game to the next level. A gorgeous look like this can be achieved by pulling your beautiful goddess locs in a high updo and Viola you are good to go. This half updo maybe won’t look as good when it’s done with natural hair but look at this hairstyle.

Top 5 3 - crochet faux locs

KANEKALON HAIR HALF UP STYLE

A colorful textured half-up hairstyle would be a perfect option to go for this summer. Kanekalon hair gives you exactly the same look. You can buy some colored faux locs or color some faux locs according to your style and then wear them on your mane. You can be as creative as you want and choose the brightest colors that you like for your mane.

Top 5 4 - crochet faux locs

GODDESS WAVE LOCS

The classiest of them all is the goddess locs. We can’t stress enough how much we are in love with this hairstyle. It is a hairstyle that is made from natural hair and looks really pretty on everyone. There are faux goddess locs available too which look exactly like natural hair. You can also style them by putting some blingy hair accessories in them. Don’t hesitate to experiment with various styling options available for faux locs today and go be your fabulous self.

Top 5 5 - crochet faux locs

CONCLUSION

We hope this article would have been really helpful and has given you some serious inspiration and major hair goals to stylize your luscious locs this summer season. Till then, stay fabulous.

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