Faux locs were one of the trendiest styles last year. Women everywhere rocked them and filled Pinterest and Instagram with hundreds of ways you can wear them. There are short loc styles, long loc styles, ponytail styles, faux goddess locs, and more! I got a chance to wear faux locs, and I must say, they were STUNNING! I love how they required little maintenance while still affording me the ability to switch up my look. Whether it’s a date night with babe, a business meeting, or a simple grocery run, faux locs are versatile and can be styled to fit any occasion. Do you need some inspiration? Check out these 15 looks that you can quickly achieve with your faux locs.
Elegant StylesContrary to popular belief faux locs can be worn elegantly. Here are some elegant loc styles that you can achieve with faux locs!
Are you looking for a quick and easy elegant style? This braided bun is perfect for special occasions such as graduations, weddings, and balls. You can achieve this look in just 5 minutes. To add even more elegance make sure your hair and outfit are on point! Feel free to wear a nice pair of pearl earrings or a diamond necklace. You’ll be sure to turn heads wherever you go!
Check out this faux loc version of the traditional mohawk. This beautiful updo is sassy, classy, and full of personality. It screams elegance while still having enough flexibility to wear on a day out with the girls. Adding jeweled hairpins or clips will make this style stand out and give it a more royal look. You’ll receive a ton of compliments wearing this "loc bunhawk."
Faux Bun with Bangs
So, this look has to be one of my favorites, I mean who doesn’t love beautiful bangs? This updo says “I’m elegant, sophisticated, and filled with poise.” I love this style because the bangs fall perfectly, giving your look a nice flare. Whether you’re going to a gala or the Grammys, this look is flawless and allows you to look and feel like a queen.
Goddess Crown Twist
Have you ever wanted to wear a crown? Try out this gorgeous goddess crown twist. It is elegant, and you can wear it to any formal event. This look is unique so be sure to get dazzled and dolled up when you wear it. You can even wear half up and half down.
Faux Locs Fishtail Updo
Looking for the perfect prom or wedding hairstyle without having to compromise your gorgeous locs? If so, this faux fishtail updo is the way to go. It is simple, yet jazzy enough to wear to formal events. I believe this style will look best with small or medium size locs. Wherever you’re going, your hair will be the talk of the night!
Faux locs can also be worn for your everyday look. Here are some everyday looks that you can achieve with faux locs!
Half Up, Half Down Bun
This look is as simple as it sounds. Just form the front of your hair into a nice bun and leave the rest down. I love that this style is simple enough for anyone to do and requires nothing extra. Whether you are running late to class or a few errands, this style is quick, convenient, and gives you a cute and flirty look.
Faux Locs + Shaved Sides
This has to be my favorite everyday look. I rocked this style last summer and enjoyed the freedom that it brought me! After waking up, I didn't have to do much to my hair; it was such a relief. The shaved sides add a nice edge to your overall look and lessen the amount of work that you have to do to your hair.
Side Swept with JewelryIf you want to reduce tension on your natural hair, this is one of the best styles to wear. There is no need for extra “styling” because your locs are stunning enough to wear on their own. Merely sweep them to the side and add hair jewelry, and you’re good to go!
Side Part or Middle Part
Here’s another style that reduces tension on your natural hair. Just add a middle or side part, and you’re all done! This look is the perfect look for class, lunch dates, or any other informal gathering. It also looks fabulous with hair jewelry, beads, and other accessories. Lessen your get ready time with this cute, quick, and easy look!
I've had goddess braids in a bun before but faux locs give me more versatility. Faux locs with a high bun has become popular due to the flood of hashtags that they receive on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. They are cute, simple, and convenient. A dreadlock bun is a great look for everyday activities. Dress this look up with a lovely bandana, hair beads, or headband.
Add some sass to your faux locs and wear it on a night out. Here are some night out looks you can rock with faux locs.
I love high ponytails, especially those with plenty of bounce and body. Faux locs ponytails are super cute and not hard to do. There’s no need to keep babe waiting because this style takes less than 5 minutes to do. Add hair jewelry or accessories to give this style the glamour it deserves!
Faux Locs Bob
In the mood for a sassy bob? Faux locs bobs are trendy, sexy, and perfect for a girl’s night out. My favorite thing about this style is that it frames the face effortlessly and has beautiful layers. Swoop your bangs to the side and call it a night with this gorgeous look!
Goddess locs are one of the hottest version of faux locs out. They look like faux locs but have loose and wavy ends. They are more subtle than traditional faux locs and will make you feel like a beautiful “goddess” when you wear them.
Spice things up by adding a side braid to your look. This style is cute, affordable, and you can wear it for days. It is also quick and easy to achieve. Jazz this look up with a lovely headband or hair beads. Be creative by wearing your braid to the side or straight back. This style is the perfect date night look!
Big Curly Locs
Curls always seem to add the finishing touch and bring out flavor that we didn’t know our hair had. Curly faux locs are no different as they add glitz and glam to your overall look. Wear your curly locs free flowing or half-up half down for a beautiful night out look. These are some of our go-to styles, what are some of yours? Let us know in the comments!
Light Brown Locs in a Bun
This is a cute and fun way to add color to your hair while wearing a simple, yet effective style!
Lilac is the best color to use when trying to mimic the unicorn look! Try it out day!
Navy Blue Locs
Blue is such a beautiful color! Luckily, wearing faux locs lets you experiment with color. Why not try out this one?
Locs With Highlights
Ever thought about what your hair looks like with highlights? This is the best way to try them out.
Rihanna's Jumbo Locs
Remember when Rihanna had those huge locs after her Ocean's 8 movie? Yeah, that's one of my favorite looks from her! You can try it out too!