Professional Hairstyles for Women With Locs

Professional Hairstyles for Locs

Has the misconception that locs are not versatile led you on a search to prove otherwise? If so, you are definitely in the right place because locs are amazingly versatile! Locs give you the freedom to create styles, whether simple or intricate, without the worry of detangling or the use of excessive amounts of hair pins. And despite the recent media coverage surrounding discrimination against locs in the workplace, trust me when I say LOCS ARE PROFESSIONAL! These are just a few of my favorite hairstyles for locs— all of which can be worn in a professional workplace setting.

Professional Hairstyles for Locs

9 Professional Hairstyles for Locs

1. Textured Pompadour

Textured Pompadour Hairstyle For Locs

Courtesy of @bonolonoli

This textured pompadour style is great for longer length locs to add volume and a layer of complexity to an otherwise simple-chic pompadour with locs.

2. Updo with Tight Curls

Updo with Tight Curls Hairstyle for Locs

Courtesy of @hairbyrelle

Creating an updo with tight curls on locs can take a long time under the dryer to achieve, but the results are amazing and last a really long time (when cared for properly).

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3. Loose Curls

Loose Curls Hairstyle for Locs

Courtesy of @stylesbynak

Wearing your hair in curls is a classic professional hairstyle for women with locs. Loose curls on locs, especially if you use Lacer Curlers to curl your locs, last forever and are great for medium to long length locs.

4. Loc Pin Curls

Pin Curls Hairstyle For Locs

Courtesy of @locstardfw

Styling your locs with pin curls is a great way to create the illusion of shorter locs, even if your hair is long.

RELATED VIDEO: How To Create Pin Curls With Locs

5. Roller Set

Roller Set on Locs

Courtesy of @locstardfw

This is a classic style that is very well suited as a professional hairstyle for any woman with locs. You can create this Roller Set hairstyle on locs with using styling foam or simply using water in a spray bottle.

6. French Braid Bun

French Braid Bun Hairstyle for Locs

Courtesy of @ibyl

Everyone loves a bun, whether in the summer heat, with a military uniform, or for an elegant event. And you can add intricacy to a bun simply by creating French Braids with your locs and tucking the ends into a bun.

7. Halo Braid

Halo Braid Hairstyle for Locs

Courtesy of @oneparentwonder

Creating a halo braid with locs is easy when you have locs that are beyond bra-strap length. This hairstyle creates texture and volume on traditional locs and Sisterlocks.

8. Curly High Top

Curly High Top Hairstyle for Locs

Courtesy of @HayahBeauty

You don’t even need a full head of locs to create a luxurious set of curls. A quick curly set on perm rods will give you a beautiful hairstyle for your locs.

9. Faux Loc Bob

Faux Bob Hairstyle for Locs

Courtesy of @Nappstar_NYC

You can create dynamic hairstyles for locs using pipe cleaners, and a Faux Bob is a great example. This hairstyle is great for long length locs to create the illusion of shorter hair, but also to give you another style once you remove the pipe cleaners. You can also create this style with medium length locs, just skip the pipe cleaners and opt for flexi-rods.

Don’t let the current stage of your locs or their current length stop you from trying a new hairstyle! Leave me a comment and let me know which hairstyle(s) you are going to try next!

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Jocelyn Reneé

Jocelyn Reneé is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Loctician and Textured Hair Educator. She was born and raised in the Washington DC area and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Cosmetology Science program. With over 14 years in the Hair Care Industry, from Salon Assistant to Natural Hair Blogger to Professional; Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating healthy hair.

Blog Comments

LOVE all of these styles! Thank you so much for bringing these to us!

So many cool ideas. My locs are only 8 mos old so I’m still learning my own loc’d hair. I’m so excited for this new chapter of my hair story. Thank you for being a friend lol

I love the knowledge that you share with us. I love each of the styles that you showed. Thank you for keeping us informed.

I had someone tell me that starter locs or locs that have not locd shouldn’t be manipulated or put into styles. It is best to let them hang. Is this true?

Is it true that if you smooth hair and you loc it ,after it breaks

No, that is not true.

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