The ongoing debate as to whether locs are a "professional" hairstyle for college business students or women in the Marine Corps is currently perpetuating natural hair stereotypes. People of color are often faced with having to explain why they choose to wear certain hairstyles. And it adds insurmountable pressure when they are forced to conform by changing their appearance.
Celebrities, including Ava Duvernay, Ledisi, The Weeknd, Lisa Bonet, Future and Toni Morrison, all rock locs hairstyles with style and swagger. While these individuals can't escape criticism, seeing famous faces adorned with locs provide reassurance for anyone who may struggle with self-doubt.
In need of more inspiration to just do you? Scroll down for loads of locs hairstyles to wear with immense pride.
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