The Best African Loc Hairstyles

The Best African Loc Hairstyles

Wear them with pride.

01/13/2016 01:08 pm ET
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    Dana OliverExecutive Fashion And Beauty Editor, The Huffington Post

The ongoing debate as to whether locs are a "professional" hairstyle for college business students or women in the Marine Corps is currently perpetuating natural hair stereotypes. People of color are often faced with having to explain why they choose to wear certain hairstyles. And it adds insurmountable pressure when they are forced to conform by changing their appearance.

Celebrities, including Ava Duvernay, Ledisi, The Weeknd, Lisa Bonet, Future and Toni Morrison, all rock locs hairstyles with style and swagger. While these individuals can't escape criticism, seeing famous faces adorned with locs provide reassurance for anyone who may struggle with self-doubt. 

In need of more inspiration to just do you? Scroll down for loads of locs hairstyles to wear with immense pride. 

  • 1 Two-strand twisted updo
    284Updo locs hairstyleBlack Hair Informationfrom Black Hair Information----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 2 Flat twists updo
    23Flat twists locs hairstylefrom bareindulgence.net----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 3 Blonde high bun
    223Blonde bun locs hairstyleafrodesiacworldwide.tumblr.comfrom afrodesiacworldwide.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 4 Half-up, top knot
    222Half-up, top knot locs hairstylefrom instagram.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 5 Pompadour
    133Pompadour locs hairstylelivelaughlovelocs.tumblr.comfrom livelaughlovelocs.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 6 Chignon
    162Chignon locs hairstylelivelaughlovelocs.tumblr.comfrom livelaughlovelocs.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 7 Medium-length and textured
    122Textured, medium-length locs hairstylefrom nappturality.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 8 Waist-length waves
    92Waist-length wavy locs hairstyleBlack Hair OMG!from Black Hair OMG!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 9 Long and loose
    195Long and loose locs hairstyleNaturallyCurlyfrom NaturallyCurly----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 10 Ash blonde waves
    72Ash blonde locs hairstylefrom beautycoliseum.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 11 Side-swept gray waves
    134Side-swept grey locs hairstyleBlack Hair OMG!from Black Hair OMG!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 12 Deep waves
    94Spiraled locs hairstyleNatural Hair Magfrom Natural Hair Mag----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 13 Faux hawk
    16Faux hawk locs hairstylefrom diylocs.keepitkinky.net----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 14 Messy ponytail
    131Messy ponytail locs hairstyle for mentherighthairstyles.comfrom therighthairstyles.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 15 High ponytail
    131High ponytail locs hairstyleloveurhairforever.tumblr.comfrom loveurhairforever.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 16 Polished ponytail
    22Polished ponytail locs hairstylefrom pullmydreads.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 17 Low ponytail
    173Low ponytail locs hairstyle for menfrom styleblazer.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 18 Braided high ponytail
    8Braided ponytail locs hairstylelocsinaboxwithafox.tumblr.comfrom locsinaboxwithafox.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 19 Thick French braid
    81Thick, French braid locs hairstyleRIOetcfrom RIOetc----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 20 Gray angled bob
    61Gray hair angled bob locs hairstyleBlack Girl with Long Hairfrom Black Girl with Long Hair----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 21 Asymmetrical bob
    173Asymmetrical bob locs hairstylefrom feedly.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 22 Thick bob
    93Thick, lob locs hairstylexx-blackpanther.tumblr.comfrom xx-blackpanther.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 23 Curly bob
    272Curly bob locs hairstyleInstagramfrom Instagram----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 24 Corkscrew curls
    52Corkscrew curls locs hairstyleladylocxs.tumblr.comfrom ladylocxs.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 25 Red-colored curls
    93Red-colored locs hairstylenaturalblkgirlsrock.tumblr.comfrom naturalblkgirlsrock.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 26 Gray dip-dyed curls
    134Grey dip-dyed locs hairstylefrom locsinaboxwithafox.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 27 Bantu knots
    92Bantu knots locs hairstyleBlack Girl with Long Hairfrom Black Girl with Long Hair----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 28 Undercut
    185Undercut locs hairstyle for menBlack Hair OMG!from Black Hair OMG!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 29 Side-swept undercut
    123Undercut locs hairstylefrom artbecomesyou.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 30 Short freeform
    122Freeform short locs hairstylefrom naturalhaireverything.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 31 High-top fade
    113High-top locs hairstyle for menLatest Fashion Trendsfrom Latest Fashion Trends----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 32 High-top fade
    164High-top fade locs hairstyle for menfrom thirstyroots.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 33 Thick spiral curls
    83Thick, spiral curls locs hairstyleRefinery29from Refinery29----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 34 Turquoise shoulder-length layers
    92Turquoise shoulder-length locs hairstylefrom blackgirlsrpretty2.tumblr.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 35 Thick and long
    104Thick and long locs hairstylefrom Uploaded by user----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 36 Ombre layers
    83Ombre locs hairstyle for menInstagramfrom Instagram----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 37 Formal updo with hair jewels
    151Formal locs hairstyle with hair jewelry@offbeatbridefrom @offbeatbride----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 38 Formal heart-shaped chignon
    102Formal heart-shaped chignon locs hairstyleBlack Hair OMG!from Black Hair OMG!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 39 Petals ponytails
    91Petal ponytails locs hairstyleBlack Hair Information Communityfrom Black Hair Information Community----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
     
     
  • 40 Petals bob
    144Petal locs hairstylefrom Uploaded by user----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Huffington PostHuffington PostBeauty Trends
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