20 Cute and Creative Ideas for Short Faux Locs

If you want a contemporary style that protects your tresses, give short faux locs a go. Unlike true locs, these extensions require no long-term commitment and can be worn by any hair type. Dreads are often associated with long lengths, but they are gorgeous in cropped forms too. Read on to learn more about this trending look.

Short Faux Locs Hairstyle

Faux locs can be made by swathing your own hair with extensions or attaching premade strips by the crochet method. They are great for trying different lengths or colors and require no daily styling.

#1: Faux Locs Long Bob

Shoulder-length strands can be unruly if you have curly or kinky hair. This design offers a worry-free solution. Locs streamline your look, preventing triangle head and flyaways. Wrapping a section or two with a bright string is a fantastic way to customize.

#2: Micro Faux Locs

Small short faux locs offer a delicate, feminine look. This variation works well on fine or low density manes. The tiny twines move and flow like loose hair. The deep blue hue is unusual, appealing, and modern.

Small Blue Medium Length Faux Locs

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#3: Layered Faux Dreadlocks

For a loc style with some volume, build a layered shape by combining different lengths. The ends will stack up, constructing height. Boost lift further by flipping your mop to the side opposite to your natural part. Dress it up with accent pieces of golden wire.

Burgundy Lob Faux Locs

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#4: Faux Undercut Locs

Using cornrows, it’s easy to make close-fitting areas that create the illusion of an undercut – a long top with shaved sides. The effect is bold and fashionable, especially with jewel tone accents. Achieve it with a mixture of twining and covering or use premade attachments.

Medium Side Swept Layered Faux Locs

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#5: Side Parted Short Locs

If you want to get a short faux locs hair look fast, the crochet method offers the perfect solution. It involves attaching pre-made dreads with a crochet hook to small sections of your natural hair.

#6: Wavy Mid-Length Locs

Crochet hair locs come in a variety of textures from sleek and straight to tightly coiled and wavy. This style uses soft waves, for a pretty, laid back finish. Making locs gives you complete control over length, color, and shape, and ensures consistent strand size.

Medium Layered Faux Locs

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#7: Silvery Faux Dreadlocks

Giving faux locs a bold color requires no bleaching or toning. Instead you can simply encase your natural hair with yarn or synthetic strips in your shade of choice. Using a bright hue like silver or electric blue over dark roots provides a trendy grunge vibe.

Silver And Blue Kinky Crochet Faux Locs

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#8: Coiled Faux Locs

Short faux locs hairstyles don’t have to be straight. Curled ends are achieved by attaching (braiding in) curly pieces of synthetic hair to the roots of your natural hair. Then, each piece is partially covered up, leaving a few inches of loose synthetic ringlets at the tips.

Curly Faux Locs

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#9: Thick Highlighted Locks

A rebellion dreadlocks look with a conservative color and manageable length is a go to for active girls who want to express themselves while not going overboard because it’s important for their lifestyles.

#10: Side-Parted Chocolate Locs

The choice to enclose sections with marley hair allows you to achieve complete coverage and enjoy a feminine look with shiny sleek locs. A neat side part and dark color provide an understated vibe.

Mid-Length Wavy Brown Faux Locs

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#11: Faux Locs Buns

Modern short faux locs styles include a variety of simple and fun half updos. The neat coils are easy to clip and pin. Here, the top is twisted into a pair of playful buns. Thinner locks are easier manage, so if you like a variety in hairstyles, go for slim locs like these.

Pigtail Buns For Faux Locs

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#12: Blue and Green Faux Locs

If you need a chic hairstyle with extensions that will keep your natural hair protected, look no further. On short natural hair, impermanent dreadlocks can shield while creating the illusion of added length. They’re also a fun way to experiment with color; just select the desired hue and wrap!

Side-Parted Lob Faux Locs

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#13: A-Line Bob with Faux Locs

There are many ways to style your locs but if you want to get up in the morning and go, choose a chic bob. Gradually increasing the length from back to front makes a slanted edge. To achieve the look you really like, bring images that inspire you to your stylist.

Chestnut Brown Bob Faux Locs

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#14: Thick Faux Locs Hairstyle

If you have lots of hair and big facial features, chunky short faux locs may be a good and flattering option for keeping your mop under control. They also provide a bold, funky feeling.

Chunky Medium Faux Locs

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#15: Wavy Bob Dreadlocks

Faux locs can be done even on very short hair. If your natural strands are lacking in length, keep add-ons to moderate proportions to avoid putting too much stress on the roots. A shoulder length lob is an elegant choice.

A-Line Bob Faux Locs

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#16: Burgundy Highlighted Locs

You can construct a highlighted effect on your locs by covering just a few sections with a contrasting shade. This method is perfect for breaking up the visual density of a thick mane. A deep side part gives a dramatic finish.

Wavy Faux Locs With Highlights

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#17: Locs with Shaved Sides

A strip of short faux locs down the center of the head combined with shaved sides creates a Mohawk shape. The undershaves emphasize cheek bones and show off statement jewelry like the chandelier earrings pictured. The carved lines incorporate a sporty touch.

Medium Faux Locs With Side Undershaves

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#18: Locs with Loose Ends

When building length via extensions you don’t need to cover the whole way down. Instead, with short hair, you can leave curly ends hanging free. Kinky and curly is a beautiful combo, especially if you pair it with a trendy color.

Gray Kinky Curly Faux Locs

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#19: Golden Locs

If your aesthetic is easy going, consider this dread variation. A warm bronde hue gives sleek mid-sized locs a sun-kissed glow. Irregular ends, a string wrap and warm hue ooze bohemian vibes. Pretty and summer-ready!

Medium Thin Golden Brown Faux Locs

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#20: One-Length Locs

Thick short faux locs of the same length build a strong outline. Even if your strands are naturally low-density, you can generate a feeling of abundance by both braiding in extensions and encasing with marley hair. The result is luxurious.

Mid Length Kinky Faux Locs

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Short faux locs are a fantastic option for anyone searching for a low-maintenance and low-commitment protective style. You can try out a new shade, affix some length, and forget about styling or experiment with simple half updos. Whether your taste is classic or daring, there’s a variation that’s just right for you.