20 Daring and Creative Hairstyles with Dreadlocks for Women

Craving an innovative way to express yourself embracing a unique hairstyle? Dreadlock styles have been adapted into the modern expression of fashion and individuality by women around the world, and we love each of these new styles! 

Dreadlocks for Women

Dreadlocks are more of a non-formal nature but today even exquisite bridal hairstyles with dreadlocks are not a rare thing. Everything depends on how you want to look and what impression you want to make. Here is your inspirational gallery on the topic.

#1: Half and Half: Dreadlocks and Buns

How to make dreadlocks your own style, to personalize it? Here’s one non-trivial idea. Wrap your dreads in colorful threads to control them, keeping them separated. Accent with some accessories added on the ends. The three buns on top elevate this hairstyle to a dressy half updo.

#2: Messy Lattice Crown

Dreadlocks hairstyles have evolved over the years. This is an intricate-looking way to tame those frizzies at the nape of your neck, while creating a lattice of long dreadlocks that lead to the high, messy blonde bun. Wear anywhere, especially when you want to heat things up!

#3: Not Your Grandma’s Locks

Red dreads are smoothed and tucked up, creating a space to feature those colorful blooms. Dreading your hair doesn’t mean you have to look unkempt! In fact, you can look very elegant! This updo is done like a Gibson tuck, only with dreads. And, at the same time, it can be associated with Japanese Geishas’ pinned up hairstyles featuring a sleek curve at the nape of the neck.

#4: Asymmetrical Hairstyle with Dreads

If your wild spirit is on freely hanging dreads, this is the look for you! The braided accent from the crown leads the eyes to the length of these cute dreadlocks, while the crown bun adorned with feathers serves as the focal point of this gorgeous ‘do.

#5: Fun Colorful Dreads for Girls

These images demonstrate a funky approach to rocking your dreads. You want your dreaded locks to be out of your face, while still showing off your creative additions and twists. This combination of bangs, shaved temples, and a knot at the top is sure to draw attention. Dreadlock styles have endless combinations, so get creative with your dreads!

#6: Fleur De Lis Dreadlock Bun

The different shades of these thin dreads create a pretty pile of eye-catching loops. The loops are fun and give height, depth, and texture to this set of skinny locks. This style for black girls with dreadlocks can dress up any outfit, and reel in compliments!

#7: Red Half Dreaded Hair

White girl dreads can be very versatile. If it’s your first acquaintance with the locks, you may try half dreads. In this case loose hair is gathered into a half pony that guides the curls over the dreads. It’s an elegant interpretation of “Hey, I’m different and pretty!” and we like it, do you?

#8: Mystical Midnight Dreadlocks

These dyed dreads are great for setting yourself apart from the crowd. Vibrant colors are more popular today than ever, but adding them to dread hairstyles, with any other accents you choose, will ensure a unique look just for you. Customize your locks to show your true spirit.

#9: Elegant Dreadlock Bun Updo

This style is very simple, yet the accessories dress it up, offering you one of the most versatile hairstyles for dreads out there. As long as the scarf wraps around the base of your bun a few times, you can accentuate it with flowers or other hair clips from your collection. Beads finish off the look perfectly.

#10: Over the Shoulder Pastel Dreadlocks

Love pastel colors? This set of temporary locks adds life and pizazz to your dreads, turning your hair into a true work of art. Customize your color theme to match any outfit. These cute locks are sure to present a brighter outlook!

#11: Chunky Rope Locks

A set of twisted rope-like chunky locks with tons of volume is a different take on dreads styles. Faux dreads can infinitely enhance the bulk of your hair, giving you options you hadn’t even dreamed of. Stretch your imagination!

#12: Natural Twist Dreadlocks

There are some textures of hair that twist and lock more naturally than others. Here is a great example of natural short dreads. The curl pattern of the hair gives the dreads a slightly twisted appearance, framing the face and defining the jaw line. Wear with your favorite hat, and take in the compliments wherever you go!

#13: Free and Easy Long Textured Locks

Sometimes removing dreads or growing your dreaded hair out is a challenge for women. But, as we see a blended style of grown out dreads can also look pretty and be a feature of your style.

#14: Thin Fake Dreadlocks

There are numerous dreadlock styles to choose from. If you want less styling, opt for thick dreads. As for skinny dreadlocks, they are manageable and very beautiful in all sorts of updos and braided styles. Fake dreads don’t have to look fake: well, we know these ones are not natural, but they look quite natural, eh?

#15: Peek-A-Boo Green Locks

Adding extensions is a long process, but you’ll have so much creative freedom in the end, so it may be worth it. This set includes some small dreads in a vibrant green hue nestled beneath the blonde dreads. The under layer is a row of green that gives you an exciting set of colored dreads which can still be mostly hidden if you twist your locks the right way.

#16: Thick Twist Dreadhawk Sculpture

This incredibly unique and artistic Mohawk style is truly a work of art! Traditionally black girl dreadlocks hairstyles are quite adventurous, but this one takes the cake! A series of twisted dreads are woven together, creating a look to remember.

#17: Pigtails for White Girls with Dreadlocks

Want to step outside the box? These bright colored dreads extensions with a sharp contrast are parted into high pigtails and accented with multi-colored strands at the bottom. This is one of the most innovative dreads styles of this collection – you  get the instant length, color, and a strong WOW factor!

#18: Stunning Rosette Dreadlock Bun

The intricate design of this braided dreadlock bun is unique. Planning your wedding? Then you certainly want to look amazing in your pictures. This bun is a network of twists, braids, and lines which result in a visually very pleasing style…not to be forgotten!

#19: Seaweed and Coral Extensions for Skinny Dreads

Adding curly dread extensions is exciting! But adding some bright blue, sea green, purple, and white curly dread extensions, you’ll come up with your own dreamy colorful mix. This set of thin dreads is reminiscent of the ocean’s plants, mermaid hair, and fantasy characters. Faux dreads can be very fun, and they don’t require the same level of commitment as dyed hair!

#20: Polished Dreadlocks

If you like the look of dread hairstyles but want a tidy-looking version of them, here’s what you can try. These dreads are something between box braids and twists, only with a polished finish. When fake dreads look so nice, we can’t help wanting to try them!

Ready to explore new female dreadlock styles of your own? Simply keep these inventive and fun ideas in mind. Whether you have real or synthetic dreads, there are many interesting ways to present them. And remember, color options are growing in availability, so feel free to create your own unique style!