25 Trendy Ways to Pull Off Short Faux Locs

If you are looking for a great protective style that you can do yourself or have done at a hair salon, then short faux locs can be the way to go. These locs don’t require much maintenance and you can create so many amazing hairstyles with them. Today, we would like to show you some gorgeous ways to pull off short locs. So, these hairstyles will include long bobs, bobs, cute updos and more. Have a look and see which one you would like to recreate. We have locs for everyone and there are some cool accessories and colors as well.

Tips & Tricks

Before you see our list with ways to pull off short faux dreads, we recommend you check out our tips and tricks on how to recreate this chic style. We’re sure you have a ton of questions, especially if you’re getting this style for the first time. Installing short faux locs can take from 3 to 4 hours. The two most popular types of hair used to create short locs are Marley and Kanekalon. If you’re going for a loose texture that resembles a natural looking loc, then we recommend Marley hair. This type of hair is perfect for chunky locs with texture. Opt for Kanekalon hair for a shiny and more smoother appearance of your locs. Short locs can last for up to three months if you maintain them properly. The longer you leave them in, the more they start to look real.

Short Faux Locs Pros & Cons

Here are some pros and cons of having short faux locs by Slim Reshae. She shared her experience about the style on her YouTube channel.


  • They are not hard to do – the look can be easily achieved at home by watching step by step video tutorials.
  • Short faux locs are pretty cheap because you don’t need to buy many packs of hair. You can easily achieve the look for less than 50 dollars.
  • The style is lightweight and not heavy at all. When you first get them done they’ll feel heavy and stiff because you can’t move them around that much, but that will go away after few days.
  • Short faux locs are low maintenance and easy to style. You can put them in a ponytail, create a half updo or an updo, and more.
  • The locs are very versatile. You can jazz them up with hair accessories like wire, cord, and charms.


  • The hair can slide down very easily. Sometimes you might have to re-wrap the hair.
  • If you do the method where you burn the ends of the locs with the lighter, then the locs might take a while to get out.

1. Sleek Faux Locs Bob

The first hairstyle features sleek and simple short faux locs. These locs are in a long bob length which sits just below the chin, are chic, stylish and will suit everyone. Hair like this is great for busy ladies who need a gorgeous style that will suit any occasion. Recreate this or you can try a shorter length too. Maybe chin length for a classic bob. Hair used: Free Tress Wavy Faux Locs (12inch).

2. Asymmetrical Faux Locs Bob

If you like bob styles but want to jazz it up a bit, then you could try an asymmetric cut. When your hair is cut like this it will be longer on one side. The length change can be subtle or quite statement making like this. As you can see, the locs are longer one side with a side part which creates a chic, modern and trendy style.

Asymmetrical Faux Locs Bob

Source: @rockthefro

3. Cute Short Faux Locs

Next, we have short faux locs that have been styled in two cute ways. One hair idea features a classic hairstyle with one platinum loc. While the other features a stylish half up look. We love both versions of the hair and it shows how you can style your locs in different ways. If recreating the colorful loc, then you can choose any color if blonde isn’t for you.

Faux locs are usually a little heavy when they are first done, but they will loosen up after three days. To minimize headaches, put a large scarf around the edges before you go to sleep and leave the hair loose. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find the info about the hair used but we know that these are not crochet faux locs but instead all locs are hand wrapped by the stylist.

4. Chunky Locs with Shells

The next hairstyle is so cute and chic, it is one of our favorites. The hair is styled into chunky multi tone locs and is a mix of black and a rich brown shade. We love the color combo and the chunkier locs look gorgeous. This style is complete with accessories like shells. We love the shells and think they are perfect for the summer.

Chunky Faux Locs with Shells

Source: @ahunashair

5. Blue Short Faux Locs

Glam up your look with a hairstyle like this one. Here we have blue faux locs that are accessorized with gold cuffs. The blue locs look so trendy and bold. A more daring color is perfect for those who like to make a statement with their hair. The blue faux locs are by Bobbi Boss and you can view a short video on how the style was created on the Instagram page below.

6. Half Updo Idea

Like the half up hairstyles? If so, check this out. This look features warm caramel tone locs which have been styled into a half updo. So, half the locs are left loose and half are up. We love the color of the locs and the style is so pretty and easy to wear. This hairstyle would be great for the spring and summer. Contact the stylist on the Instagram page down below to book your appointment (Riverdale, Maryland).

7. Side Part Locs with Charms

Another accessory that you could add to your locs is charms. Here is how to wear them in style! The hair is styled into side part locs. This look is complete with super cute dangling charms. There is a mix of gold and silver which gives you a trendy mixed metal look and some of the designs includes hearts and more. This is a pretty hairstyle and you can buy charms online. Hair used: Natural Babe Hair  (premium quality hair used for faux locs, twists and other protective styling).

8. Bohemian Short Faux Locs

Next, we have another multi tone look to show you. The hairstyle features a bohemian loc bob and the colors are a mix of black and caramel. We love the color combo as that rich and warm tone looks stunning. This is a gorgeous hair idea and it will look amazing on everyone. Recreate this or you can try the bohemian loc bob in any color.

Bohemian Short Faux Locs

Source: @protectivestyles

9. Long Bob and Jumbo Locs

The next hair idea features another long bob. Here we have chunky faux locs with a side part and the length of the locs is just below the chin. The hairstyle is finished off with stunning, gold accessories. This is an easy to wear style that will suit everyone. The hair can be recreated with or without the accessories but you will find all different types of cuffs online.

10. Wavy Locs

We love this next hairstyle! This look features stunning wavy locs. As you can see, the locs look beautiful and do have a slight wave. This just shows a different way to wear your hair and it is so chic and stylish. Keep it simple and gorgeous like this or you could try the waves in bolder color such as red for a more eye-catching style.

Wavy Medium Faux Locs

Source: @idlelocs

11. Textured Medium Locs

Next, we have a cute, stylish and easy to wear look. For this, the hair is styled into textured locs so they don’t have that sleek look that some others have. It is a trendy hair idea that will look amazing on all women. You can recreate this longer bob or take the length a little shorter up to the chin. These locs are by Bonita Locs.

Textured Medium Locs

Source: @bonitarebel

12. Cute Bob

Love cute and short bobs? If so, check out this hair idea. The hair is styled into chunky, short faux locs. These locs are multi tone and feature accessories too. This is a pretty and beautiful style and the shorter length is perfect for the summer. Recreate this or you can try the bob in any color. Thinner locs can be used as well. Hair used to create these thick faux locs is Rasta Afri Marley Hair (5 packs) in colors 4 and 27/33. What we really love about this look is that the locs actually look like real ones. They are not shiny as some and they have texture.

Cute Faux Locs Bob

Source: @iamlindaelaine

Here’s an easy YouTube tutorial for these chunky locs by iamLindaElaine. She did her whole head in under 3 hours.

13. Multi Tone Locs

The next hair idea features more multi tone locs. This time the hair is in a long bob length and features a mix of dark brown and caramel locs. The color combo is stunning and the style is trendy and easy to wear. Keep it simple or you can jazz it up with some gold hair accessories. Shells would look amazing with this style.

14. Faux Locs with Colorful Cords

Another accessory that looks amazing with locs is cords. Here is a stylish way to wear them. For this look, the hair is styled into a long bob. Some of the locs are also accessorized with either blue, yellow or white cords. The cords add a pop of color to the hair and look so cute. You can recreate this or choose different colored cords. Choose your favorite colors or some vibrant ones that make a statement.

15. Pretty Short Faux Locs

This next hair idea is so pretty and glam! The hairstyle features short faux locs in a long bob length and the look is complete with cuffs and pink cords. This is a stunning hair idea and it will suit any occasion. You can find a full YouTube tutorial for this hairstyle down below. There is also step by step written instructions and a short video on her Instagram page. Hair used: Janet Collection Rockin Locs in 12″.

Pretty Short Faux Locs

Source: @aseamae

Here’s a YouTube tutorial by the talented AseaMae Beauty:

16. Half Up Bun

Next, we have another half up hairstyle to show you. The hair is styled into sleek and stunning faux locs. Half are left loose and half are styled up into a bun. Some locs are accessorized too. This is a very glam and statement making hair idea. It will make you stand out from the crowd in style and it is perfect for a special occasion or party.

17. Jumbo Short Faux Locs

If you like the accessorized hair ideas, then you will love this. Here we have jumbo faux locs that are styled into an asymmetric bob. One of the locs is bright red and the rest are accessorized with cords. It is a bold and statement making hair idea. We love the pop of color and the asymmetric style, it is so trendy and modern.

Jumbo Short Faux Locs 

Source: @afrolaytina

18. Wavy Locs Hairstyle

Earlier in the post we shared a wavy loc style. If you liked the wavy look, then you need to check out this style too. Here we have a shorter style with locs that are more wavy. It just shows how you can create a completely different look. This is a very chic and classy hair idea that will suit everyone.

19. Summery Locs

Looking for a hairstyle for the summer? If so, this could be perfect. Here we have a long bob. The faux locs used are a mix of dark and light colors including blonde. Some of the locs have gold cuffs too. The colors give the hair a sun-kissed and summery look. It is just a gorgeous style.

20. Glam Gold Details

The next hair idea is another glam one! This time we have sleek locs that are in a long bob length. The hair is accessorized with gorgeous gold accessories. This is a beautiful hairstyle and it will look amazing for any occasion, day or night. Recreate this or try adding different accessories such as charms.

Glam Gold Hair

Source: @mynn4

21. Blonde Locs

Love blonde hair? Then you need to see this hair idea. Here we have bright blonde short faux locs. The blonde color is stunning and it makes a statement. We love the style as half of the locs are loose and half are tied up. This is a fun and cute hairstyle that is perfect for the summer. Hair used: Janet Collection Triple Value Pack Afro Twist Braiding Hair.

Here’s a step by step tutorial… make sure to check it out!

22. Short Faux Locs Half Up Style

Next, we have another half up hairstyle and this is one is for the trendsetters! The locs are short and chin length. Half are loose and the other half are in an updo. This style is complete with gold cords and cuffs. It is a gorgeous hairstyle and it will give everyone hair envy! We think this hairstyle would look amazing in a color like red too.

23. Boho Locs

If you like the textured boho locs, then you need to see this hair idea. Here we have a simple and classic style. It is so easy to wear and it will look amazing on everyone. The long bob is very versatile and it can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. Keep it simple like this or you can add accessories. Shorter chin length locs would look stunning too.

24. Bold Red Hair Idea

The next hair idea is bold, red and statement making. This look features chunky short faux locs that are a rich, red shade. The hairstyle is complete with cords. We love the color because it is bright for the spring and summer, but warm and fiery for the fall and winter. If you want a vibrant new hairstyle, this will be perfect.

Bold Red Hair Idea

Source: @zengxrl

25. Cute Textured Locs

Last on our list of beautiful hairstyles is this cute look. These locs are in a bob length that is just below the chin and half are tied up. It is a simple and easy to wear look that will suit everyday occasions. This is one of our favorites because it looks so effortlessly stylish. Recreate this or you can opt for a shorter hair length.

We hope you have found a beautiful short faux loc hairstyle to try!

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