There’s a lot to be said for faux locs – they give you the opportunity to play around with so many more styles without needing to put in all that time and effort of actually growing them.

If you’ve been toying with the idea of faux locs for a while, or are just looking for a brand new style to rock, you need to check out these 9 faux loc styles for African-American women!

1. Long Locs + Shaved Side

This has been a trend for a while and shaving the side of your head adds a real edgy look to long locs that would otherwise have seemed just a little lacklustre. Be bold, be daring – shave!

2. Faux Locs Bob

If you want something a little subtler, you can’t do wrong with faux loc bobs! A collarbone skimming length will really flatter the face, especially if you have a rounder face, and the added top knot is optional! Add some hair jewellery for a bit of bling and you have a versatile look that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

3. Side Swept Locs

If you want to inject a bit of glamor into your faux lots, why not try the side-swept look? It combines that Hollywood sweep-over with a real edgy loc-look, and also gives you one of the simplest ways you can wear your hair every day.

4. Light Brown Locs into Bun

If you’re heading to the gym or are running around doing errands, sometimes you just need to throw that hair up and what better way than with this glamorous-looking (but very quick to do) bun. Simply wind your locs around and secure with pins or hairbands and you have something that takes seconds to complete and goes with any outfit. As you can see here, with the right outfit this is a look that can be dressed up or down.

5. Lilac Faux Locs

Colored, mermaid hair is most definitely bang on trend for right now and what better way to wear your luscious locs than with a real pop of color! You can play around with color a lot more with faux locs and there are so many colors to choose from too. Why not start with lilac, one of the most versatile shades you could opt for, and see where your imagination takes you?

6. Half-Up Bun

This look is one that just screams ‘Fierce‘ don’t you think? You get the benefit of being able to show off the length of your beautiful locs while making it practical and piling it up on your head too. A casual look that can also be dressed up, all you need is a few grips or bands and a relatively scruffy top-knot and away you go.

7. Navy Blue Locs

What a stunning color! This blue is simply beautiful to look at and as we’ve mentioned before, having faux locs gives you a way to experiment with color a lot more. Why not go all-out with a bold and daring shade just like this one?

8. Faux Locs Mohawk

Sometimes you don’t want to keep it simple and when you have the length of faux locs, you have plenty of hair to play around with. Why not look at something that stands out a little more? Such as this great mohawk? There are plenty of designs you could spin your locs into, and you could also play around with that shaved idea again….

9. 6 Ways to Style Your Locs

This really goes to show how versatile your hair really is! Faux locs can be twisted, pinned, spun, tied, you name it, into so many different styles! You can bun-it, give yourself faux bangs, tie half of it back into a really demure, everyday style, opt for something a little more out there with the half-hair up but to the side look, the twisted halo, or simple side parted and pulled back. There are so many to choose from. Why aren’t you getting a little more imaginative?

10. Mid Length Style with a Pop of Burgundy

If you aren’t really brave enough to experiment with a full head of color with your faux locs, you could always just add a hint of color like this beautiful burgundy which you can just see peeking through at the bottom and underneath. When you pile your hair up, you’ll see more of the shade but when you wear it down, it’s barely-there and more discreet.

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