One of the biggest misconceptions about locs is that they aren’t versatile. That’s so far from true! Locs can be styled in many different fun and different ways that accentuate your sense of style. If you have shorter locs and are looking to try something new, you have several great options for switching up your look.
Locs with an Undercut
If you’re looking for something on the edgier side, getting an undercut is a great style. Leaving a longer portion of locs at the top gives you the option to experiment with your hair. This look can be achieved by working with your loctician and barber to create a unique style. This style looks particularly chic when your locs are on the shorter side.
Double Buns and Bangs
Bangs are a great way to spruce up your short to medium length locs. Pulling a few of your locs forward and having your loctician create some face framing bangs is an immediate style update. Paired with the ever popular, double buns, this style is cute and easy to achieve.
Color and Curls
If you’re looking for a more permanent change for your short locs, try adding some color! Many experienced stylists can give you a vibrant hue for your new look. Some popular colors are red and dark brown which really accentuate the beauty of your locs. Curls can be achieved by twisting or braiding your hair while it is damp and undoing them once your hair is dry.
Loc’d Faux Hawk
If you’re looking for a pulled back style but can’t quite do an updo yet, try a Faux Hawk. This simple style can be achieved at home using hair ties but the look is very chic. If you have faux locs or if you have a preference for sleek edges, use gel to create the “baby hair” effect.
Half Up Half Down
This natural hair staple works for loose and loc’d naturals of almost any length. This style is a great everyday option and can be worn with or without bangs. If you want to take this style up a notch, add some hair jewelry.
Marra Joelle (or Green) is a natural hair and style blogger based in Upstate NY. She loves experimenting with new styles and tries not to take her hair too seriously.