31 Faux Loc Styles for African-American Women

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 31 faux loc styles for African-American women!

1. Long Locs + Shaved Side

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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!

21 Looks That Will Make You Crazy for Purple Hair

Whether you’re thinking of getting rid of your blue hair or are looking to experiment with a new color for the first time, purple is one of the easiest of all the new, pastel and funky hair colors to rock.

As it fades, purple hair will turn into a beautiful dusky lilac, an almost shimmery-gray hue. This is also very on trend for right now. If you apply a light pink dye over the top of your existing blue, you’ll achieve a wonderful purple shade too. If your silver color goes wrong, you can soon turn the random pastel-lilac strands into a brighter, stronger purple tone.

Essentially purple could be the easiest, hottest color you SHOULD be rocking!

1. Dark Purple Hair + Bouncin’ Bob

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20 Trendy Half Braided Hairstyles

Half braided hairstyles are a must-have if you like easy ways to pull your locks back. You can enjoy all the beautiful simplicity of leaving your hair down with a dash of spontaneity added in by your braids. All this and not having to brush the hair out of your face every few minutes—can you imagine?

Cute And Effortless Half Braided Hairstyles

A half updo with braids is a beautiful way to begin your morning. You can easily style it yourself. Experiment with different kinds of braids and enjoy the ease and cuteness of your free-flowing locks.

#1: Easy Boho Hairstyle For Long Hair

This style is the definition of a beautiful mess. To get the casual vibe of a loose braid, pull the rope braids apart a bit after you tie them, so they don’t look too finished for an everyday style. Loose and relaxed is all the rage right now!
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20 Ways to Rock a Bowl Cut

Today’s bowl cut for women is a far cry from what we remember in the 80’s and 90’s. As an edgier hair style it has most recently been worn by some of the fashion’s biggest risk-takers like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. This look is best pulled off with statement makeup, vibrant hair color or extreme earrings.

The Modern Bowl Cut Versions

While there are obvious benefits (can you say ‘low-maintenance’?), it’s also totally liberating to reveal your face to the world. With one simple hairstyle, you can make the statement that has nothing to hide and everything to gain.

So here’s some inspiration for your next short do.

#1: Grazing Fringe

For a lighter look that’s still feminine, try a wispy fringe. Keeping your bangs longer, it still lets your bold arches peek through. Try an ash blonde hue for your hair and a bold color to accentuate your eyebrows. Or color your strands in some subtle pink and purple shades to enhance the charm.
Ash Blonde Bowl Cut
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20 Two Tone Hair Styles

Thinking of two-tone hair? Browse through these 20 styles and decide which technique captures your vision for your own color. Today’s trendy hair is always complex in color, meaning solid colors are still ok, but if you want a really chic hairstyle, you’ll want to incorporate some subtle or more pronounced accent highlights in your strands.

Two –Tone Hair Ideas and Inspiration

Whether you are a blonde, brunette or redhead, there are no rules, but the absolute freedom in self-expression. Very delicate pastel hues, natural shades, silver tones or neon colors can be introduced into your new haircut to bring it to the top of trendy hairstyles.

#1: Mahogany Balayage

In stylist lingo, an ombre and a balayage are two different styles of coloring. It is crucial to understand the difference between asking your stylist for an ombre, and asking for a balayage. A balayage has a smooth transition between the dark and light color, however, the lighter color travels higher up on the head than an ombre. This technique gives the appearance of natural highlights throughout the crown area, and gradually becomes the lighter color exclusively on the ends.
Auburn Balayage For Dark Brown Hair
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Gimme the Blues: Bold Blue Highlight Hairstyles

Hair highlights are like your favorite fashion accessories, they add the right amount of drama and set your hair off just right. There are a myriad of ways and colors to highlight your hair, but perhaps the most fun way is to utilize an unexpected color…like blue!

Mesmerizing Blue Highlight Hairstyles

Deciding to try out blue highlights for your hair is a brave choice for all you, daring hair rebels out there. While the color choice may be unorthodox, the way you decide to style your hair could give it a more classic or funky look.

If you have always wanted to give this bold blue hue a test run as your highlight color, you should take a look at the photos below for some stylish hair inspiration. These looks are so hot, you will definitely get the “blues!”

#1: Blue Highlight Flip

There is something effortlessly chic and timeless about a retro flip hairstyle, but it gets a funky modern makeover when you add blue highlights. This flip is accentuated by a deep, side-parted bang swooped heavily over one eye.
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