Dreadlock Hairstyles for Women
Dreadlock Hairstyles for women, 20 different types of dread options when getting locs. Genuine, real photos of clients rather than overly stylised glam shots.
Another partial dreads hairstyles is to have your hair smooth on top and dreaded at the back. An under dread style lets you accentuate your locs as much or as little as you like. My client has only got about a quarter of her hair locked but with the wraps, beads and colours of her dreadlock extensions, her look becomes quite prominent.
My client loves having different colored dreads but prefers not to dye her hair constantly. With a preference for synthetic dreadlocks extensions, we mix up her look by changing the colour of her half dreadlock extensions from time to time. Life as a dreadlock hairdresser is always varied!
Somewhere between half dreads and full dreads is this three quarter loc style achieved by having a quarter fade or undercut. Thick dreadlocks bring about a bit more of a badass look compared to the softer dreadlock hairstyles seen in some of these other photos.
By keeping a long fringe, half dreaded hair can be the best of both worlds. You can tie up the dreads in a headband to showcase your normal hair or sport this hybrid look. Wanting a variation of the ombre appearance, my client had me put in blonde dread extensions to boost her length and some light brown loc extensions to mix the colouring.
With more loose dreads, or partial dreadlocks, fine hair doesn’t look as thin as it would with a standard set of locs. Finding the best dreadlocks hairstyle for you is a combination of choosing the type of look you like and matching this with what suits your hair type.
With the ombre hair style becoming such a trend it is only natural that it made its way into the world of dreadlocks as well. This effect can be achieved by dying part of your hair, either at the roots or ends, or in the case of my client here, having me loc her hair and add blonde dread extensions to contrast her naturally dark brown hair.
While there are many natural hair locs styles you can adopt, its hard to go past the classic dreadlock style. Get your dreads done professionally, keep up the after care and these are what you can look forward to. As always, loc extensions can speed up the lengthening process.
Partial dreadlocks can add a softer, more feminine look than full locs. Another benefit to having half dreads is that if you want to look professional - dreadlocks can be hidden under a headband so only your normal hair is exposed. That way you can have locs and still work in conservative workplaces.
A dreadhawk hairstyle or mohawk dreads is a style which most commonly involves shaving both sides of the head, leaving a strip of dreadlocks in the centre. Partial dreads for females are often popular because they require less dreadlocks maintenance than a full set of dreads. My client chose to get dread extensions here as her hair was short and she wanted the two colour style.
Another way to mix up dreadlock hairstyles is by having bleached or dyed dreadlocks. Have your hair coloured before I loc it or alternatively, you can color dreads after they are made. In this photo my client had bleached hair and decided to colour the lower half of her dreads. You can also have a half and half style, with your normal hair colour and then bleaching the lengths or even just the dread tips to give blonde or ashy highlights. Bleached hair tends to loc easier as dry hair dreads bett
Boho or bohemian locs is a hairstyle in line with the boho-chic fashion that draws on bohemian and hippie influences. Initially, my client had me put in partial dreads underneath a retained fringe. As she refined the look she was after we added dreadlock extensions in a colour slightly off her natural one, then added some dreadlock wraps and adornments to complete the look.