Faux locs are versatile, fun, and generally fabulous, plus, just about anyone can wear them – that’s why faux is really kind of fantastic. Dreads have a long, rich history, and the culture attached to them is beautiful. Fake locs allow practically everyone to experiment with dreadlocks and braids of all different styles, textures, lengths, and colors.
Faux Locs Ideas
There are so many variations – you could wear your hair differently every day for a year, but you should start with these sizzling inspos and see where they may take you – they make a stellar introduction to the world of fake dreads.
#1: Dreads with a Curl
This is one of our favorite loc hairstyles, no question. The curls at the ends of the dreadlock braids are gorgeous, perfectly formed spirals! Anybody else has hair envy?
#2: Side Swept Locs with Beads
You can spice up your faux dreads with all kinds of adornments and accessories. You can go all out or keep it subtle, like in this example. Although this gorgeous girl has only a few golden beads in her dreadlocks, they’re perfectly placed to highlight her features.
#3: Burgundy Half Up Half Down Style
Colorful faux dreads call attention not just to your hair, but also to the way you style it. This is a savagely stunning shade – somewhere between cherry red and magenta. The entire look is basically the definition of #HairGoals.
#4: Dreadlock Braids with Side Undercut
Get creative and expressive with your loc extensions! The combination of an undercut and long dreads is on-point, not to mention that a cut and style like these ooze confidence and individuality.
#5: Casual Crochet Dreads
Loc styles are as versatile as they come. A casual side swept ‘do is an ideal day-to-day option. It’s quick to do with effortlessly elegant results, plus, it works for any loc-length.
#6: Half Up Topknot with Beads
A gorgeous way to wear your colored locs is in a half up topknot. The high bun creates flattering elevation above your forehead while letting the rest of your bright red hair flow down your back. A few scattered golden beads to accessorize are the cherry on top.
#7: Curly Yarn Locs Bun
Talk about hair that makes a statement! There are so many great updos to play around with faux locs, like gathering them up into a large bun, for example. Make sure to smooth and shape your baby hairs beautifully to show off the best of the ‘do.
#8: Side Part Locs with Beads
With hair that’s so well done, sometimes the best thing you can do is let it loose and free. Cut down on hairstyling time and let your locs speak for themselves.
#9: Locs with Turquoise Highlights
Have fun by incorporating some vibrant hues, like turquoise, here and there. This is a very low maintenance style and your hair will always look done.
#10: Big S Curls
Faux locs hairstyles like bouncy crochet curls are perfect for the summertime, since they’re so lightweight! This flirty choice is fantastic for long hair looks with your hair down, but you can certainly throw them up into a quick updo when it’s too hot.
#11: Long Straight Layered Locs
One of the most popular ways to style locs is leaving them straight and long. Beads or other accessories aren’t always needed, keep it simple. The side part gives loads of fierceness.
#12: Locs with Curly Tips
How breathtaking are these crochet babies? You get the best of both worlds with these locs— the drama of long straight hair, and the sweetness with their curly tips! This combination also gives lots of styling versatility.
#13: Goddess Locs
Let your inner goddess glow! If you want to grow out your natural hair, getting faux locks installed is a protective measure to stay away from damage and encourage the growth.
#14: Locs with Grey Highlights
If your style is more hipster and vintage-inspired, complement your fashion choices with a shaved side and grey locs. Bold hues aren’t the only way to get attention. The grey color trend is here to stay, and it will definitely take your aesthetic to the next level.
#15: Brightly Colored Locs
Highlights aren’t your thing but you still want your hair to be a lively hue? Dark blue works great for many skin tones. Keep in mind that if your color is really out there, it may be better to wear your locs in a simpler style.
#16: Caramel Faux Dreadlocks
Experiment with a caramel color this season. Warm blonde faux locs are eye-catching and can be styled in countless ways. Golden beads suit the color perfectly and will compliment all your cute summer outfits!
#17: Multicolor Yarn Locs
Why choosing one color for your new yarn locs when you can have many? A sort of balayage for individual locs, choose 3 or 4 tones that flatter your skin and show off your creativity! Pro tip— have the lightest tone put around your face, as this will brighten up your complexion.
#18: Thick, Loose Dreadlocks
Installing long, luscious faux dreadlocks gives the appearance of thick, voluminous hair while actually being lightweight and low maintenance. This style looks particularly amazing when you dye the locs the same shade as your skin tone!
#19: Bold Burgundy Locs with Beads
Another fabulous color for crochet locs is cherry red. This deep and dramatic hue is striking with faux locs styles and will surely make you the center of attention.
#20: Medium Length Crochet Locs
If you don’t like to wear your hair too long but still want to get some crochet locs, a style that’s medium length looks just as mesmerizing! Play up the hairdo with accessories like thin ribbons, beads or elastics.
#21: Crochet Locs with Shaved Sides
Swap an ethereal hairstyle for something more rocker-chic if your personal style is more edgy. The visual contrast of the shaved sides and this Mohawk-inspired coiffure made with extensions is modern and striking.
#22: Wavy Crochet Locs
A patch of color livens up your hair whether you have long or short faux locs. Pro tip—choose a shade that works with your eye color (like this woman’s exquisite greenish grey eyes and the silver section) to really make your eyes pop.
#23: Braid and Pony for Locs
There are endless hairstyles and updos to choose from! A faux braid that feeds into a high ponytail looks very intriguing and will also keep hair away from your face and off your back in warmer weather.
#24: Locs with a Curl
One word— queen. These locs are truly a hair goal. A regal way to wear your extensions is lifted up above the forehead and swept over the shoulders, so you can let your facial features shine. Minimal, natural makeup with this hair is effortlessly beautiful.
#25: Updo with Beads
If you’re not sure how to show off your faux dreads at formal or semi-formal events, allow this bun-and-pony updo to inspire you! Leave some of your hair out of a rolled bun for a more original style, add some bling, and you’re set.
#26: Yarn Locs in Blue and Green
Interweaving different hues is effortless with yarn or crochet dreads, plus you can add as many colors as you like. Here, dark blue and bottle-green shades mix in with dark, sleek black locs for a look that reminds a magnificent mermaid.
#27: Chunky Pastel Pink Locks
Have you ever seen a more perfect pastel pink shade? This purplish hue is really adorable! Play around with bright shades that complement your eye color, your skin tone, and even your natural hair color, and you’ll always look speechless!
#28: Long Locs with Braided Headband
We love everything about this look. The dreadlocks themselves are long and luscious, the highlight is perfect, and that braid is everything. You could even turn it into a full braided headband!
#29: Purple Yarn Locs with Side Undershaves
It’s easy to see why and how yarn locs get their name, right? These types of locs are made to look like thick, intricately twisted yarn, which results in an eye-catching, inventive style. They can be thick or thin, long or short, brightly colored or natural-looking. It’s all up to you.
#30: Fake Ombre Dreads
Granted, this is an extreme version of ombre, but it shows all the potential fake locs have. From intricately faded color swatches to simple dip-dyes, dread extensions make it easy to showcase a variety of interesting color solutions.
#31: Platinum Half Updo with Bun
One of the great things about faux dreadlocks for women is a variety of color choices. You can change your hair color practically whenever you want, which gives you an opportunity to experiment with shades and styles you never imagined. Want to try platinum blonde hair like this gorgeous woman? Grab your extensions!
#32: Big Bun with Etched Sides
You can easily create updos to diversify your locs hairstyles. Long dreadlocks lead to full buns, twists, chignons, and ponytails. The bright flashes of color perfectly complement the soft brown tone of the dreads.
#33: Maroon Side-Swept Dreadlocks
With all the intricate faux locs out there, sometimes the simplest looks are the most stylish. A simple side part does wonders for waist-length dreadlocks. Even short loc styles look lovely swept to the side and left to hang loose.
#34: Neat Raven Black Hairstyle
Wear your faux locs loose, long, and lush, too. Let them cascade and tumble wherever you like. Gotta say, though, swept over the shoulder like this … that’s breathtaking. Simple, elegant, timeless…
#35: Pastel Blue Thin Locs
Even if you can’t pull off your own freeform locs, extensions with kanekalon, Marley hair or yarn can absolutely help. There’s something almost mythical about these, thanks to the color and texture of the braids.
#36: Bulky Messy Bun
Piling your luscious dreadlocks high atop your head is an effortless way to pull off a regal look. Thick locs styles like this one lend themselves well to updos, but they’re just as fabulous when you leave them long and free.
#37: Regal Updo for Dreads
Is there anything better than a hairstyle that looks complicated, even though it’s super easy? You can easily pull your dreadlocks into a bun like this or a similar updo. The result looks like a kind of ‘do that takes forever, but you can actually look this good in seconds.
#38: Colored Dreads with Shaved Side
One way to rock fake locs is to turn them into accessories, so to speak. Take a look at everything going on here, at all the textures and colors. The dreads with highlights and beads, some curls peeking through, and one side undercut… hot mix!
#39: Radiant Red Hairstyle
Experimenting with different shades and colors is just one of the fun aspects of having fake dreadlocks. The main color here is vivid and eye-catching, while the orange dreads work like subtle, accentuating pops of color.
#40: Modern Style for Gray Hair
You don’t have to choose a vibrant, attention-grabbing color, though. These dreadlocks in steel gray are stunning. Since gray is a trending color, something like this is ideal for women of any age, young or older.
So, are you ready to dive into the wide, wonderful world of faux locs? What color and length are you going for?