How to Style Locs for the Workplace

4 Hairstyles for Locs in the Workplace -

“How will I wear my hair at work?” — Finally, the answer to one of the most common phrases amongst Loc Rockers and people that want to start locs. There are many stereotypes when it comes to locs, such as they’re not clean, they’re not elegant, and that you can’t wear locs in Corporate America but from personal experience, I’m here to tell you it can be done! Here are a few styles for locs in the workplace, at any length, that will turn heads—in a positive way.

4 Hairstyles for Locs in the Workplace -

4 Hairstyles for Locs in the Workplace


You can get curls in your locs using several different methods. Depending on your length and how much definition you want you can try a Flexi-Rod set, Wrap-A-Loc Curls (aka Pipe Cleaner Curls), or Perm-Rods.

Flexi Rod Set on Sisterlocks - CURLYNUGROWTH.COM

Flexi Rod Set on Sisterlocks – @thelatoya


When you want to get your locs off of your neck or out of your face, an updo is always a great style! You can create an Updo yourself and adore it with loc jewelry or visit a Natural Hair Stylist that can create a more intricate design.

Locs Updo Bun for Men - CURLYNUGROWTH.COM

Locs Updo Bun for Men – @Tamon_


Goddess Braid Locs Updo on Woman - CURLYNUGROWTH.COM

Goddess Braid Updo on Woman



Creating waves in your locs is always a fun alternative to wearing them straight or in a ponytail! Much like curly styles you can create crinkles in your locs using various methods, including Loc Knots, Braids, and Lacers.

Loc Knots on Long Locs for Work -

Loc Knots – @TokenDreadGirl



Now if you really want to change it up or hide your locs, you have several different options here— Crochet Braids, Marley Twists, Havana Twists, and Temporary Loc Extensions.

Havana Twists Over Locs -

Havana Twists Over Locs – @DXLYN

How are you going to change up your locs for work this week?

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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.

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