Men’s dreadlocks: 5 black celebrity looks to inspire

All Things Hair | 10 January 2018

Get inspired by these A-list looks.


If you didn’t already know, men’s dreadlocks are a style that’s super versatile, and that require very little maintenance – making them ideal for time-poor guys. Whether worn long or short, thick or thin, dreadlocks have the ability to be uber stylish, yet oh-so-practical.

Now, if you’re thinking about rocking some dreads of your own, we’re guessing that you’ll need to draw inspiration from somewhere, right? Well, it just so happens, that we’ve created a round-up of the very best A-list celebrity looks to inspire you – just keep on scrolling to see what’s in store!

5 men’s dreadlocks looks you need to see


Mens dreadlocks The Weeknd updo
Men’s dreadlocks: The Weeknd. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

The Weeknd

Canadian singer The Weeknd used to style his dreadlocks into a neat, angular-shaped high top, that quickly became his signature ‘do. Which is why it came as even more of a shock to his fans, when he switch up his go-to look!

A few months back, the star seriously shook things up when he chopped off this dreadlocks (sobs!), and started working a cropped look, instead!

mens dreadlocks Richard Sherman long hair
Men’s dreadlocks: Richard Sherman. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Richard Sherman

Are you an aspiring athlete, but afraid that your dreadlocks will hinder of your performance? Well, fret not: because American football player Richard Sherman is living proof that ultra long dreads don’t get in the way of playing sports.

Seen rocking his well-groomed hair both on and off the pitch, note how Richard’s dreadlocks are much thinner than The Weeknd’s, giving a sleeker finish to his look!

Wiz Khalida short dreadlocks brown hair
Men’s dreadlocks: Wiz Khalifa. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Wiz Khalifa

Rapper Wiz Khalifa‘s dreadlocks are pretty unique, thanks to their ombre hair colour. At the roots, his hair is his natural dark brown hue, which then transforms into a light, golden brown colour until the ends.

Now, this isn’t the first time Wiz has experimented with dyeing his mane: he’s tried purple and blonde hair colours in the past, showing us all that ‘locs are just as versatile in the colouring department, too!

Jaden Smith mens dreadlocks updo
Men’s dreadlocks: Jaden Smith. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Jaden Smith

If you want to take your dreads to the next level, then opt for some stylish men’s hair accessories (like metallic hair cuffs), to decorate your mane. Feeling unsure about jazzing up your dreads? Well, you can rock as many, or as few, cuffs as you want in your mane – it’s not always about making a huge statement.

We suggest looking to actor Jaden Smith for inspiration, as he often uses hair accessories when out and about!

Mens dreadlocks Ty Dolla Sign long hair
Men’s dreadlocks: Ty Dolla Sign. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Ty Dolla Sign

American singer and rapper artist Ty Dolla Sign regularly wears his hair styled in either dreadlocks or braids, and we reckon it’s because these 2 styles are super easy to manage. Over the years, his long ‘locs have become part of his signature look, and we don’t blame him – when you find a style this good, why change it?


Loves these men’s dreadlocks looks? We bet! But before you go, don’t forget to check out our Black Men’s Hairstyles page, for loads more ideas on how to style your natural hair.


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