Inspired by Locs

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Spring is here, and it’s that time of year for lighter updos to beat the heat of the day, new hues for a radical change, or just time for something different. Here’s Loc’d Life’s roundup of what’s out there on the web for the latest in locs…

Updos. Yes, updos are a summer favorite and perfect for a radical change or a special occasion. Try twists, basketweave styles, fat coils or whatever you’d like. Beat the heat too. Tip: for braided or twisted styles, take it down for a curly look.

Flat twists. These are great for loc hawks, side sweeps and other intricate styles where you would like to creatively lift locs upward. These are best done by a loctician for evenness.

Interesting upties. For those times when you just want your locs off your face, experiment with ways to tie your locs up, back or both. A favorite of mine is taking a part from either side, cross them over and loop. Repeat by covering over the remaining loose locs until all locs are tied back (see D.I.Y. locs for a picture of that style).

Reddish hues. This is a perennial favorite for a new and interesting look. Get the right tone for your skin color to highlight your “inner glow”. (If you don’t know what that is, see a loctician. He or she can help you choose the right color to bring out your undertones. Nothing screams at you more than the wrong color!)

Loc buns. We covered loc buns with sponge meshes. This is a great way for a pulled-together look.

Bantu knots. These are great for an exotic look, and it doubles as a set for a curly look, too.

The sky’s the limit. Locs are as versatile as you are. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Till next time,
Gail Mitchell
Loc’d Life Magazine

Don’t forget our second printed annual coming VERY soon! We’ll let you know about it first!

(All photos by their respective owners.)


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