Beautiful Dreadlock Hairstyles for Evening Wear

A matching scarf wrapped around dreadlocks can complete an evening look.

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If you have dreadlocks, you probably spend a little less time fighting with your mane than fashionistas with loose tresses. But that doesn't mean you can't go from casual to classy when you need to. Dreadlocks can be as versatile as loose hair, so it won't be hard to pick a formal style that's right for your dreadlock size and length. Dazzle everyone with your special dreadlocks 'do when you show up at the ball looking every bit of the princess you really are.


No hairstyle spells simple chic like an elegant up-do. The good news is you don't need to be a hair expert to create this look on your own. To make a single bun near the crown of your head, gather your locks into a ponytail and secure them with an elastic band. Then grasp your locks and gently twist them, as you turn under, into a bun.

Flat Twists

If you have a beautiful forehead, show it off with flat twists from your hairline to your crown, leaving the rest of your beautiful dreads to flow against your shoulders and back. Flat twists are like cornrows, but you don't need braiding skills to pull them off. Part the locks in the front of your head in narrow sections, and then twist them down evenly. Secure each and secure them in place with hairpins. Use pins with rhinestone bling for extra flair.


There's no question that a flowing head of glamorous curls turns heads. The good news that you can roller-set dreadlocks like loose hair, to create a finished curly look. Grab small sections of damp locks and set them on large or small rollers, depending on the length of your hair. Wait for your locks to dry before you remove the rollers. Finger comb and fluff your hair to style it. Add a flower behind your ear for a classic touch.

Styling Tips

As you experiment, you'll be surprised how many styles your locks can do, but keep in mind that dreadlocks need care to look their best. Shampoo and condition your locks before you style them. If your locks don't hold curls well, try a little bit of setting lotion or mousse. Most importantly, remember that locks can fray and break if pulled too tightly, so handle them carefully. Go easy on the tension as you twist and roll your locks to make styles that get you noticed.

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