When it comes to hairstyling, last year was a real turning point for men around the world. We were witness to a whole new approach to classic locs when the movie Black Panther hit the screens. Michael B. Jordan, as the villain Killmonger, wore a hairstyle than quickly became iconic. Thousands of men rushed to their stylists to copy his look. That trend still continues in 2019, so here are the coolest men locs hairstyles you can wear this year!
Approaching the Michael B. Jordan Locs in a Whole New Way
We absolutely need to start this list of the coolest men locs hairstyles with the man himself. Here is Michael B. Jordan sporting the iconic haircut. However, stylists suggest that, in 2019, you need to push the envelope a little further.
Therefore, why not try a fade? This could be the upgrade you need in case you are already wearing medium or short dreads. The fade should go all around your head and it should be accompanied by a beard.
Locs and the Fauxhawk
One of the most beloved trends out there that is still going strong in 2019 is the fauxhawk. What is it, you might ask? Any type of haircut that stems from the classic Mohawk but that doesn’t require you to shave your head or style your hair in gelled spikes like in the 70s.
Creating a wicked set of bangs out of your locs? That counts as one of the coolest men locs hairstyles of 2019. Not to mention that they are honey blonde and they go perfectly well with gold jewelry. This is definitely a hairstyle to try if you want a classic hairstyle with a modern twist this summer!
Unconventional colours? Yes, please! Wiz Khalifa for Billboard Magazine? Absolutely! The rapper can be your inspiration if you’re looking for amazing men locs hairstyles. He’s wearing a gorgeous shade of imperial purple that you can try as well.
Locs in a Man Bun?
If we were to choose a hairstyle that represented the 2010s, that would definitely be the man bun. No other hairstyle has sparked more interest, more debates, or has been more talked about in the past 10 years or so. The world split into two teams. One argued that the man bun is an ancient hairstyle that used to be worn by soldiers. The other team called it ridiculous and too feminine for men.
Still, it doesn’t actually matter which side you happened to be on. The man bun was still the single most famous hairstyle of that decade before it was replaced by fades and pompadours. Can locs bring it back?
Why not? Locs can breathe new life into any hairstyle! They have been doing it for a long time, so why shouldn’t they do it with the man bun? Apart from that, it could be a win-win situation. Locs could revive the man bun while the man bun itself could give loc wearers a new way of proudly displaying their beautiful dreads.
A man bun made of locs could even be worn for a special occasion such as your wedding, a party or your prom. Provided you wear the right outfit and accessories, of course! Go for a beautiful three-piece suit and a modern bow tie with a fun print that will accentuate your playful side!
Men Locs Hairstyles with Head Scarf
If you already have locs, then head scarves need to find their way into your wardrobe right now. We have two main reasons for that. They are a super simple and fun way to accessorise any outfit. But they are also an easy way to protect your precious locs from getting damaged when it rains, when it’s windy or snowy.
The most direct way in which you can learn how to tie, wear, and match a head scarf is by watching a few YouTube tutorials on the subject. They will teach you how to do it in no time at all. But we can give you a few basics as well! This is for an urban style. Tie all your locs in a messy man bun. Arrange the head scarf around it and make sure it covers your forehead and the roots of your locs. It’s also a super cool trick if your locs have grown a little and you need to hide that.
Men Locs Hairstyles and Rolled up Scarves
If you love head scarves but still want your locs to breathe, go for a turban style. It will showcase them beautifully while still protecting your hair. In case your locs are medium-sized, you can put them in a ponytail. In this way, they will sit upright, perfectly poised for the turban.
Go for rolled up edges if you have a longer scarf that needs to be styled a bit. Tie it at the back of your head at let the ends fly loose. Choose bold patterns for summertime such as this yellow and brown one that will make you stand out from the crowd!
Long dreads and urban headscarves mix incredibly well too. The only thing you need to do is find the perfect outfit for them. That being said, hoola shirts and ripped jeans will always be a good combo in summertime. Pair them with chunky golden jewellery and a small nose ring and you should be good to go to a party in your neighbourhood or even Coachella!