Dreadlocks are a safe bet for hairstyle because they have always been and always will be in style. Here we have 50 stylish dreadlocks styles for women, but all of these looks are timeless. It takes a lot of patience to grow out dreadlocks, but in some of the cases below women have added weaves of all different colors to add some length to their hair.
The first-ever record of someone wearing dreadlocks happened way back in 1500 BC, so your ancestors may have been wearing hairstyles similar to those here, probably not as stylish. There are so many different kinds of hairstyles for women here; there are colorful ones, two twisted dreadlocks, dark tones, short, long, and medium styles. Let’s take a closer look at the 50 trendiest dreadlocks for women.
1. Purple Reverse Braid Dreadlocks Styles for Women
This first look has a serious splash of color, she is wearing purple reverse braid locs in her hair and they look so cool. This would be a great color to wear during the summer, but they would look great any time of the year.
2. Two Strand Orange Dreadlocks Styles for Women
This style is called a two-strand style because the dreadlock is formed by twisted two big pieces of hair together. They added in a vibrant orange color to finish the hairstyle off and it looks amazing.
3. High Pony Twisted Locs with Bangs
If you love wearing your hair back in a ponytail then this would be a wonderful look for you. She is wearing a high pony with twisted locs and they kept some hair out in the front to make bangs.
4. Full Bun Orange Box Dreads
Here is another bright orange style for your dreadlocks. Here they have added in a fun color and twisted the dreads up into a high bun on top of her hair, this color would be great for fall.
5. Swept Side Lengthy Tiny Dreads
This stylish look is called swept side lengthy, but tiny dreads. This would be such a beautiful style for women of all ages.
6. Dark Tone Twisted Long Locs
If you like going for a more natural style these dark tones twisted long locs would be a great choice for you. How long do you think she has been growing her dreads out?
7. Jumbo Bob Twisted Dreadlocks Styles for Women
Here is a short and sweet hairstyle called a jumbo bob with twisted dreads. They separated her hair into many different thick sections and twisted them all together to get this stunning look.
8. Crowned Twine Dreadlocks Styles for Women
Wow, these dreadlocks are so beautiful, she is wearing her hair in a crowned twine dreadlock style and she should not change a thing.
9. Knotless Colorful Dreads
Here is a knotless dread style with many different colors added in. This would be a wonderful look if you need to add some color to your life but cannot decide which one to pick.
10. Extra Long Platinum Dreads
Okay now, this style is perfect for all the summer goddesses out there. Ask for an extra-long weave in a platinum color to look just like the photo above.
11. Short Box Dread with Dap of Color
Here is a beautiful short style with box dreads with a touch of bright color on the ends. Try picking your favorite color to add to make this look your own.
12. Chic Inter Twine Braid Dreadlocks Styles for Women
This amazingly beautiful style is called chic intertwining box braids with locs. The braids here are separated into nice and neat sections that are then twisted into a French braid style, and the results are wonderful.
13. Disconnected Short Dreadlocks Styles for Women
Short dreads are some of the most popular ways to wear your hair. Here she is wearing a disconnected dread style with a hint of burgundy on the ends.
14. Orlando Locs with Side Bangs
Orlando locs are so beautiful that they look good on women of all ages. Here they also added front bangs into the style, so a perfect finish.
15. Loc Knot Bob
For a hip style, try out these loc knot dreads at about shoulder length. Here they alternated black and light dreads one after another, and it looked so stunning.
16. High Bun Petal Dreadlocks Styles for Women
Petal dreads look so beautiful when pulled up into a high top. Here they added quite a bit of weave to the style to make that bun pop.
17. Rope Twist Balayage Dreadlocks Styles for Women
Rope twist dreads with a balayage should be your next summer style. The light color added here brings out so much texture to the style.
18. Black Medium Dreadlocks Styles for Women
Black medium dreads are the most popular way to wear dreadlocks for women. They are so simple but beautiful at the same time.
19. 4-Jumbo Strand Orange Locs
If you like wearing your hair tight and up off your neck, this would be a wonderful style for you to try out. In the photo above, she has 4 jumbo stands of orange and black locs, and it is a great choice.
20. Curve Intertwine Dreads
Curved intertwined dreads with a touch of red are what we have here. This beautiful style could easily be done with just about any color under the rainbow, but red was a perfect choice.
21. Minnie Bun Locs
This would be a wonderful style for younger girls it is called a Minnie Bun locs. If you are on the way to Disney world, try the style out before you go.
22. High Bun Ponytail with Side Bangs
Here she is wearing a high bun ponytail and side bangs with green and blue added in. They added in a wonderful hair accessory to make the hair stand up on top of the head.
23. Coily Balayage Dreads
Coiled dreads are such a good choice if you are looking for your next dreadlock style, in the photo above, they also have used the balayage technique to add in the most beautiful light blonde style.
24. Princess Crown Dreadlocks Styles for Women
Princess crowns will always be in style for women of all ages. Here they have added a weave with orange, and it adds much texture to the style.
25. Full Bun with Fringe Dreadlocks Styles for Women
This beautiful look is a full bun with fringe dreadlocks in the front. This is such a cute hairstyle for women that anyone could pull it off.
26. Reverse Ponytail Dreads with Red Ends
Reverse ponytail dreads are so popular because the way the style twists the hair around them is so stunning. Here they added vibrant red color to the ends, and it looks so beautiful.
27. Spiky Dreads Ponytail
You would call this style a spiky dreadlock look pulled into a ponytail. Try this look out after your next retwist appointment, you will love the way you look.
28. Slant Jumbo Locs
Another way to wear your hair is in this slant jumbo loc across the side of your head. She decided to keep her hair all one color, and it was a wonderful choice.
29. Half Bun Twisted Dreadlocks Styles for Women
This half-up, half-down style is one for the book. She has her locs tight upon her head with half pulled back into a bun, and the rest is down her back.
30. Half Leaf Bun Dreads in Red Tints
This style is a half-leaf bun with dreads and red tints on end. This beautiful style could always be worn down for a two-in-one look.
31. Spring Dreadlocks Styles for Women in Caramel Hue
Spring curl dreadlocks are beautiful all on their own, but they have added a caramel color to enhance this style.
32. Low Ponytail Tiny Dreadlocks Styles for Women
One way to keep your hair out of your face is to wear them in a long and low ponytail with tiny dreads. Start this look off by braiding your dreads into two big sections and pulling them back in a low ponytail.
33. Horizontal Braided Locs with Side Fringe
Try out this horizontal braided loc look with a side fringe in the front you will love the way you look. They have separated her hair into a few different sections here and then braided them down the sides for a beautiful look.
34. Defined Bob Locs with Pink Accent
A short and stylish look is called a defined bob with pink accents added in. The photo above also dyed her natural hair a light brown hair color, and it looks perfect with hints of pink.
35. Butterfly Locs in Extra Long
Here is an extra long butterfly loc style. This is one of the most popular ways to wear your dreads; it is a classic.
36. Marley Ombre Dreadlocks Styles for Women
This unique style is a take on Bob Marley’s dreads but with an ombre technique added in. They have added wonderful colors of blues, browns, blondes, and even some beads.
37. Lengthy Classic Dreadlocks Styles for Women
You cannot go wrong with lengthy classic dreads for your next hair choice. In the photo above, they have added a red hue and some weave to make this style pop.
38. Middle Part Butterfly Locs
Butterfly locs are so pretty on women of all ages, but they are really special on younger girls. They started this look off with a middle part, and she shouldn’t change a thing.
39. Knee Length Red Butterfly Locs
Wow, this is a stunning knee-length dread style. In the photo above she is wearing dark red butterfly locs and it is such a great combination.
40. Distressed Soft Locs
This stunning style is called distressed soft locs. She went with a dark natural color for the dreads, and it looks great with her dark skin tone.
41. Tight Spring Twist Locs
Herewith have a tight spring twisted loc look. To get this look keep your hair at shoulder length and add in a light blonde color about halfway through.
42. Faux Locs Retwist
Faux locs are another very stylish way to wear your dreads. In this photo, they choose extra-long black locs and she looks beautiful.
43. 24-Inch Soft Dreadlocks Styles for Women
If you are on the search for 42-inch soft locs, we have found you the perfect look. They went all black here, but you could pick any color for this style.
44. Fulani Braids with Bantu Knots
Fulani braids with Bantu knots on top should be at the top of your list for new hairstyles. Here they went with three small buns on top, and she looked so perfect.
45. Half Up Bun Soft Locs
This half-up half-down style meets up a high bun up top. The dreads she is wearing in the photo above are called soft locs, which have such a feminine touch.
46. Butterfly Locs Bob with Blonde Strands
This beautiful style is called butterfly locs. The photo above has alternated blonde and black throughout, and it looks so wonderful.
47. Mid Back Butterfly Dreadlocks Styles for Women
If you are on the search for a medium-length dreadlock style, you could always try this mid-back butterfly locs look. Butterfly locks are thicker than normal dreadlocks and the ones here have a curly touch to them.
48. Neat Cut Butterfly Locs in Black
This neat cut butterfly locs style would be so beautiful on women of all ages; here they are in all black for a more natural look. If you wanted to, though, you could always pick a fun color that matches your style better.
49. Small Knotless Dreadlocks Styles for Women
Small knotless dreads are always a good choice when getting your hair done. Here they added a fun blue hue to the bottom of the dreads for a fantastic finish.
50. Fairy Twist Locs
For a look as pretty as a princess, you should try out these fairy twist locs. This beautiful style has long thick hair braids throughout and would be such a great style for younger women.
As you can see, stylish dreadlocks for women come in many different shapes, styles, and colors. All you have to do now is pick which one you will get when you see your hairdresser next. Did you like the more natural choices of dark brown and black, or are you going to try your hand at a vibrant blue or red tone? Let us know down below!
Betty has over 15 years of experience in writing and editing for hairstyle publications. Her career started soon after graduating, leading her to winning many awards and opening her own salon at a very young age. She specializes in hair coloring techniques and hair care. In her spare time, Betty enjoys running outdoors, learning new languages, and occasionally binging a Netflix series.
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