13 Regal Ways To Rock Your Locs This Wedding Season

Even though it's 2019, there are still plenty of cultural stereotypes surrounding locs — including the lie that they aren't glamorous enough for special events. Well, critics be damned. Locs are just as gorgeous as a shiny blowout or Hollywood curls... and just as versatile as well.

You can twist locs into a bun or wear them in a ponytail. You can pull them back into a half-up, half-down style or add sparkling accessories. There's no limit to the ways you can shape locs when you're trying to dress them up. Need proof? Check out styles worn by Jourdan Dunn, Lena Waithe, and more Hollywood beauties, ahead.

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Wrapped Side Ponytail

Logan Browning wore her two-toned faux locs to one side, and cleverly wrapped her elastic with a few strands.
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Pearl-Studded Bun

Lacy Redway gave Dunn this protective style a few days before the 2018 Met Gala to help loosen them up a bit. On the day of the event, Redway swept the faux locs up and decorated them with Lelet gems.
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Front-Facing Chignon

This hairstyle is made for strong, powerful women — so it's no surprise that Waithe wears it effortlessly.
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Gilded High Ponytail

Nai'vasha Johnson, who styled Sasha Lane's updo, always uses a mini bungee cord to gather up lots of hair.
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Top Knot With Expertly-Laid Edges

Yaya DaCosta's yellow, off-the-shoulder dress shows off her stylish bun, slicked-down edges, and gorgeous highlight.
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Elegant Half-Up

In 2015, Giuliana Rancic made an ignorant comment about Zendaya's locs — and Z clapped back with grace. "There is already harsh criticism of African-American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair," she wrote in an Instagram post. "My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough."

To this day, this elegant half-up, half-down style is one of our favorite looks on her.
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Bantu Knots & Double Braids

Chloe and Halle Bailey always come through with innovative ways to style their hair. They retwist their locs every three to four months to keep them looking fresh, according to Into the Gloss.
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Blinged-Out Bangs

Johnson, who works with Kelela, once told us that she uses a needle and thread to attach her awesome adornments.
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Twists With A Top Knot

"These are the moments when I am most proud of us!" Dr. Kari Williams, who styled Ava DuVernay's Cannes look, captioned her post on Instagram. "Locs are a symbol of pride, beauty, and strength. Our natural hair belongs everywhere we belong. Our natural hair is us."
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Pinned-Up Braid

DuVernay never disappoints when it comes to style inspiration. This look features a braided section pinned to the side, giving the effect of a side bang.
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Polished Pony & Deconstructed Mohawk

Hello, red carpet glam! The Bailey sisters wore complementary styles to the 2018 BET Awards. With them standing side by side, you can truly see the versatility of locs.
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Twisted Mohawk

For the 2018 Met Gala, Waithe's stylist weaved metallic blue thread through her twisted Mohawk to complement her epic rainbow cape.
Half-Up Bun

Twist your locs into a half-up bun and leave a few pieces out in the back and front to create a goddess-like style like Teyana Taylor's.
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