Dreadlook styles are more popular than ever. Mostly associated with the Eastern and Western cultures, these hairstyles have now crossed the boundaries to become a worldwide wear. Everyone wants them, from teenagers to business professionals. And in case you’re prepared for a life with dreadlocks, then consider these 45 cool ideas for dreadlook styles.
#1 Natural Dreadlocks with Elongation
Stand out in natural dreadlocks and sport some elongation to achieve a greater length. Give it that blonde look blended with some cool rustic shades that add to the dramatic look of the hairstyle. Go a little bit more creative by grabbing part of the locs at the sides and twisting them into two bundles. Wrap them around in such a way that they form a crown on the head. Secure at the back with pins and let the extra length fall over the back.
#2 Natural Dreadlocks without Extensions
Go more natural and ditch the extensions to get one sweet dreadlocks sporting a two-tone look. Make it classier by starting with a side part to create two flirty sections. Leave the locs to retain the natural blonde tone with the exception of the tips that are given the sparkle of a silver highlight.
#3 Hippie Vibe
Settle for a hippie vibe that’s got a cool blend to it. Start off by separating the front from the rest of the hair. Use extensions to style the hair into natural-looking dreadlocks that fall down to the waist. Give them something extra by slipping in some beads for that unconventional appearance. Finish by styling the separated front into a sleek look.
#4 Bobbed to Perfection
You don’t have to sport long dreadlocks in order to stand out from the crowd. You’ve got the option of keeping it short and sweet to compensate for the length. Do it the bob style by sporting a side part and chop the dreadlocks to chin length. Add something extra by sporting a shade of green to help you blend harmoniously with nature. Finish with some grey streaks to make it the ultimate stunner.
#5 Highlighted Hippie Dreadlocks
Go the Bohemian style sporting that cool unconventional look. Wear your blonde dreadlocks long to surpass shoulder length. Slip in divine beads that match the color of the dreads. Add to the coolness of this style by sporting lots of loose strands that create a soft and messy look.
#6 Rainbow Dreadlocks
Give your dark brown hair a colorful transformation and the sweetness of dreads. Start with a separated front that’s textured and let to sit loose. Tease it at the front to create perfect face-framing pieces. Style the rest of the locks into dreads and pull off a colorful rainbow-style ombre sporting vibrant tones of blue, green and purple. Finish by creating a silvery sparkle at the bottom.
#7 Messy Back Twist with Floral Accessory
Pull off sweet dreadlocks from your black rastas and color them blonde. Pull back the locs and tie into a twisted knot just above the nape. Pull loose some locs to create a messy yet cool look. Let the extra length slip through and fall down naturally to grace the back and the shoulders. Complete by pinning a floral hair accessory to the side.
#8 The Kinky Dreads
This style works great on the natural black African hair. Start if off by styling the hair into curls. Go for a side part and style the hair into kinky locs sporting loose curly ends. Slip in some beads to create a sparkle in the dark shade. You can add some extra flair by giving one of the locs a light brown tone.
#9 Textured Twist
This is a style that has some sleekness to it. Achieve by texturing your hair then going for a center part. Style the hair into simple twisted locs that have that classic look to them. Let them fall flawlessly to grace the back and shoulders in style.
#10 Punk Street Style
Take your dreadlocks hairstyle to the extreme. Begin with an undercut design on one side to create a cool hair tattoo. Style the rest of the hair into natural dreads. Go an extra mile to pull off a flamey color transformation. This involves dyeing the locs in vibrant yellow and red tones. And there you have it – a sweet punk style that will make heads turn as you walk the streets.
#11 Cool Color Melt
Give your dark brown locs the ombre look that creates a cool and sexy contrast. Leave the top to retain that dark brown shade and give it a progressive color melt into a silvery tone covering two-thirds of the total length. Sweep the sides to the back and let the locs take a sleek fall over the back for that flawless finish.
#12 Disheveled Locs
Sport long natural dreads and pull them to collect into a bundle at the top. Give the bundles a messy disheveled look sporting intricate twists. Secure the locks with pins and let the extra length take a wild fall to the sides.
#13 Black Girl Magic
Dark hair is one of the best to experiment with dreadlocks. The natural African hair can be styled to give you sweet locs that will make you stand out from the crowd. Start with a center part and style each half into cool locs. Add some flair in the dark shade with blonde highlights to the locs. Slip in traditional style beads for that vibrant touch.
#14 Mighty Locs
Length matters in dreadlocks hairstyles, and so does volume. This style lets you achieve both in one creative manner. It starts from hippie locs sporting some beads to them. The locs are then pulled up into a ponytail that’s wrapped around itself into one towering bundle. The loose ends are secured together with bobby pins to keep everything intact.
#15 Glitter Winter Locs
Go for a sweet winter style. Begin by making a side part and sweep the hair to the back. Tease the crown into a beehive look and add some glittering hair accessory. Settle for some hair extensions and color them in a blue tone that shifts to mint green. Create some glitter in the extensions as well for a more captivating winter look.
#16 Fluffy Dreads with Accessories
You may be a fan of dreadlook styles, or alternatively, loose hairstyles. But then, there’s a way that you can incorporate both into your style. This involves styling some of the strands into natural dreads. The strand on the upper layers and the front are left loose to add that soft and fluffy touch to the dreads. Finish these cool natty dread by clipping in some hair accessories.
#17 Soft Blonde Hippie
This style provides a cool way of adding a dramatic look to your hairstyle. Begin by separating the front and pull the rest of the hair into sweet natural dreads. Give the loose front a center part. Go for something more extra – cool beads that are added to to spice up your look. Sweep the locs to one side for that flirty look. The result is a cool hippie that’s quite hard to go unnoticed.
#18 Fluffy Two-Tone
Dreads are often associated with that hardcore look that’s got so little when it comes to softness. But you can turn the tables by going for a style that’s got that soft and fluffy look to it. Let it sit the bob style with that messy yet cool look to it. Style the locs to mimic beach waves and spice up the look with a side part. Give the dark brown hair the sparkling highlight of silver.
#19 Dread Bun
The bun hairstyle is one of the coolest, and there’s a way that you can make yours stand out. Start by styling the hair into a 70-piece dreadlocks sporting a multi-tonal look of pink, purple and green. Let the roots hold on to their dark shade for a more natural style. Pull back the locs into a ponytail at the crown and style them into a cool bun.
#20 Branded Ponytail Dreads
Settle for a 67-piece dreadlocks and heighten its look in a sweet purple tone. Leave the roots dark to create that shadow look and add a more natural look to your style. Pull up the dreads into a ponytail that’s positioned at the crown. Tie the base using a sparkling hair ribbon and disperse the ponytail to create more visual volume.
#21 Curly Dreads
Curly hair is often considered sexy, and curly dreads a stunner. The coolest way to achieve it is to sport lots of volume in it. Therefore, start with a long kinky hair that’s styled into cornrows from the front to the crown. Secure the ends of the cornrows and style the remaining length into dreadlocks. Take it’s cool look to a whole new level by pulling the dreads into springy curls.
#22 Messy Red and Green Combo
Here’s a perfect way to diversify your dreadlocks. What you need to do is pull off cool wild locs and give some of the locs a curled effect. Color the locs at the front in a red tone to contrast with the green-colored locs at the back. Give the sides a sweep to the front for a flirty look. Pin a black hair accessory at the top and you’ll be good to go.
#23 Crown Style
Crown yourself the dreadlocks queen, and do it in style. Begin by styling the hair into natural-looking dreads that sport the size of rastas. Settle for a warm flair by coloring the locs in a brown tone. Sweep the sides to the front and let the top fall to the back for that graceful flow. Grab the locks at the front and wrap them around the head to create that chic crowned dreadlocks.
#24 Capped Fantasy Dreads
Most women have one thing in mind when stepping into a hair salon; to pull off a style that will get them the most attention. Dreadlocks might look sweet, but the tone sported might turn into their downfall. Therefore you need something that’s got lots of flair, like this orange dreadlocks. It creates a style that’s much easier to spot from far. Add something to it by topping with a baseball cap.
#25 Rihanna Rasta Dreads
Rihanna is one celebrity who’s known for pulling off sexy hairstyles. Among her favorites is the rastas dread. These dreads have a chunky look to them and extensions are incorporated for some extra length. She gives the style that unconventional look by slipping in some beads into the locs. Light brown highlights are added to the dark locs to create some flair.
#26 High Ponytail Dreads
Dreadlook styles have many possibilities. And one cool combination you can give them is that of a high pony But to make it look unique, go an extra mile to give it more visual volume. Start off by letting the strands along edges of the forehead sit loose. Style the rest into a 70-piece dreads and pull it back into a ponytail positioned at the crown. Secure the base and disperse the locs for that flirty finish.
#27 Scarfed Back-Twist
Go blonde to create a perfect match for your light skin. Sport natural 63-piece dreads that have got extensions to help you achieved the desired height. Eliminate the boredom in the style by settling for a back-twist, which involves pulling back the sides and twisting them at the back. Let the top slip through the back-twist and finish by wrapping the hair in a black headscarf.
#28 Messy Black and White
Black and white is one of the coolest combinations in the world of dreadlocks. This combo works great on brunettes. It starts off with natural dreads that sport loose strands to create that messy look. The dark roots are let to retain the shadow look while the rest of the locs are highlighted in that snow white tone. Flip the top to one side for that chic look.
#29 Lazy Dreads
Despite the name, this is a super-cool style that adds some coziness in the hair. It starts with some few inches of twisted strands sporting a box-braid style. Fluffy extensions are added to the sturdy twists and a few twisted into dreads. The rest of the hair is left loose and a silver highlight is added to create some sparkle.
#30 Classic Combo
Stand out in a 60-piece natural dreads with extensions. Ensure to start the dreads about an inch from the front hairline. Add some texture to the loose strands. Pull back the dreads with the exception of the top that’s made to sweep over the crown. The result is a nice up-sweep that’s made even sexier by coloring the dreads in a light brown tone.
#31 Street Style Bun
Grabbing the most attention in dreadlook styles can be achieved with a towering bun. But of course, you need to first pull off a 60-piece dreadlocks that sport loose strands at the roots for that messy street-style look. Pull up the locs and position at the crown. Secure the base and style into a top-knot that’s got some locs slipping through. What you get is a sexy style that looks chic with some sophisticated touches to it.
#32 Sexy Pin-Up
There’s a perfect way in which you can tame the volume in your dreadlock hairstyles. And it doesn’t call for many complications. However, to upgrade your looks, you’ve got the option of colring some of dreads in deep blue and slipping in a few beads prior to making a pin-up. Ensure that the bundled locs collect neatly on the top and the crown for that compact finish.
#33 Blue Hippie Style
Sometimes, the unconventional look of your hippie braids may not be enough to get the attention you want. The solution is to give it a boost of color – colors that look vibrant and provide that harmonious blend. Settle for blue that comes in light and dark shades. Slip on your knit cap and be ready to show off this cool winter style.
#34 Wonder Locks
Go for that unconventional style that will make the eyes of your admirers glued on you all day long. This is no other than messy dreadlocks sporting lots of loose strands. Go for some beads and highlights of blonde and copper. Leave the roots and bangs natural and pull dreads alongside the face.
#35 Voluptuous Dreads Updo
Length matters in dreadlocks hairstyles, and so does volume. Get to achieve the length first then pull it up to the crown. Style into a ponytail that’s secured at the base. Wrap the extra length into folds and twists to create that voluptuous towering look. Add a purple headscarf to wrap around the “tower” for that chic and sexy style that looks great for winter wear.
#36 Messy Dreadlocks Bun
This style looks great for those with dark brown hair. However, you’ve got the option of sporting it on other types of hair or using some hair dye to achieve it. Don’t start the dreads directly from the front. Start about an inch and sport some frays on the locs for a cool messy look. Pull back the locs and style into a bun that sits at the center of the back of the head.
#37 Colorful Dreadlocks
Add to the sweetness of your dark Asian hair by sporting dread extensions. Go for something extra that eliminates the monochromatic look of the dark shade. Achieve that by dyeing the locs in vibrant colors of yellow, blue and pink. Tie them into a knot at the top and let the extra length fall down to the sides.
#38 Silver Tower Dreads
Looking to add some height to your hair? There’s a cool way to go about it. But then, you need to sport extra-long locks. Style them into dreads about an inch from the front and ensure to texture and curl the loose strands along the edges of the forehead. Grab the locs sitting on the top and sides and pull them into a ponytail. Secure the base and wrap around with the extra length to create one towering bun sporting that silvery sparkle. Leave the dreads at the back to fall down naturally.
#39 Cool Double-Bun
Go for a retro look that will make heads turn. This is no other than natural dreadlocks that are styled into a bun on each side of the head. Ensure to first highlight the half ends of the locs in a light brown color to create some flair. Leave the extra length to hand down from the buns for that flirty look.
#40 Classic Side Flip
Settle for beaded dreadlocks that create that sexy hippie look. Color the locs in blonde to add something extra to the dark shade at the roots. Ensure the beads match the color of the locs to create that flawless look that sits flush. Grab the locks and give them a sweep to one side. Let the other side sport some loose strands for that sexy contrast.
#41 Black to Silver Color Melt
Dreads look sexy on black hair. However, the monochromatic look can prove quite unappealing at times. But there’s one trick that will help solve the problem – a black to silver color melt. Ensure to sport the silver tone at the ends to create a sexy and cool ombre look.
#42 Gorgeous 69-Piece Pony
Messy dreadlook styles look sexier when pull off from a hair that’s got a lighter tone. Sport it in your blonde hair and style the locs to 69 pieces. Leave about three face-framing pieces at the front and pull back the rest of the locs into a low ponytail that’s secured at the base.
#43 Messy High-Top Ponytail
Highlight your blonde hair in a silver tone and style into dreadlocks. Pull up the locks into a ponytail positioned at the top. Use a few locs to secure the base letting the wispy ends fly about in front of the face.
#44 Ashy Blonde 60-Piece Dread Extensions
Settle for ash blonde in your natural dread extensions that comprises 60 locs in total. Let the locs fall down naturally and sweep them to the back to create that dense and sleek look that forms a dread canopy on your back.
#45 Freckled Knotted Bun
Go sweet and simple in freckled dreadlocks that are pulled back and styled into a knotted bun. Make it even more classier by sparing the loose strands along the edges of the forehead. You can give the loose strands a textured look to upgrade your style.
Dreadlook styles are a perfect way of going retro and trendy. It’s a universal style that can be sported by all peoples across the world regardless of age, race or culture Though it takes more time to pull one, the result you get is worth all the effort and time put to it. Visit your stylist and discuss the style that will suit you best.