When Disney star-turned-singer Zendaya stepped out at the 2015 Oscars with a head full of amazing dreads, we fell in love. Dreadlocks have been around for ages, but were brought to prominence during the Rastafarian movement in the ’60s and ’70s.
Over the years, many A-list celebrities have worn their hair in dreads, and looked super cool in doing so. In honour, we’re dedicating this entire post to the ladies who’ve rocked dreads the best. Have a scroll through the gallery above for some red carpet-worthy dreadlocks inspiration, and read below to find out why we love these particular looks.
5 Celebrities rocking dreads
Eccentric singer Lady Gaga has tried almost every hairstyle and colour under the sun – dreadlocks being one of them. She flaunted her long, bleach blonde dreadlocks on the red carpet in true Gaga style, by styling them into a messy half-up, half-down top knot. And just look at how long her dreads are!
Zendaya made headlines when she debuted her long, brown dreads on the 2015 Oscars red carpet. While she was unfortunately subject to offensive slurs regarding her hair, the teen star hit back and proved that dreadlocks are not only a stylish hairstyle, but they’re also empowering too. For the event, she styled her hair into a cute half-up, half-down ‘do with a deep sweeping fringe. She even accessorised her locs with some subtly hidden hair rings – so chic!
It may be an oldie, but we’re throwing way back to the time in 2009 when Shakira successfully rocked super cool faux dreads. Putting her own spin on the dreadlocks trend, her hair was styled into looser, softer locs. Want to learn how to create this amazing Shakira-inspired look? Read here for our step-by-step tutorial on how to create faux dreads!
Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel is typically seen with a gorgeous afro while filming for the hit TV series, but when she’s not working, she styles her hair into beautiful, long dreadlocks. If you’re after some dreads inspiration, Nathalie is definitely one to look to!
It’s safe to say that Miley Cyrus is a fan of experimenting with different looks, hair-wise and fashion-wise (who could forget that raunchy belt top?). At the LGBT Center 46th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards, she stepped out with bleach blonde dreads, which she styled into a super high, thick ponytail. She even wrapped a section of her dreads around the base of the ponytail to form a makeshift dreadlock hairband. And we have to say, it’s one of our fave Miley looks so far!