Style Spotlight: Loc and Lengths

As trendsetters in the hair industry, we at TONI&GUY are always looking for the next big thing in hair and beauty. Over the last year it’s been all bobs, lobs and rainbow hues galore! Colours and cuts seem to be the dominant categories when it comes to what’s trendy now. But sometimes it's not all about what's new and trendy. Embracing hairstyles that originated from cultures outside of our own and presenting them in a new way is a beautiful way to recognize styles that are not necessarily seen as "conventionally" beautiful. So, it came as a pleasant surprise when this strong style hit our Costa Mesa academy with a huge wave of gorgeous.

 

What is this noteworthy style, you ask? Dreadlocks! Yes, that’s right. Dreadlocks. This week at the Costa Mesa TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy, students Lauren Barr and Joey Turner took on the challenging adventure to create Rapunzel length dreadlocks. And they delivered, if we do say so ourselves.

 

 

Dreadlocks have been gaining greater exposure in the fashion industry mainly among men lately (including and maybe most notably our Creative Director of the Americas, Zak Mascolo who might just be the biggest fan of locs that we’ve ever met). New York Men’s Fashion Week was all about them. Even Justin Bieber dabbled in the art of sporting dreads, though that story is a controversial one.

 

 

It’s far more uncommon, however to see women rocking dreadlocks, which makes us even more proud of our students for taking on the challenge and breaking through those social and beauty norms. Just look how fierce Zendaya looked when she flaunted her locs on the Oscars red carpet in 2015!

 

 

The fabulous dreadlocks created by Lauren and Joey stood out boldly in a grey hue with natural roots. Metal beads accessorized a few strands and the impressive length is just absolutely stunning! Not to mention the woman rocking them does it extremely well.

 

We love seeing our students take on new endeavours in their craft. It is truly impressive to see what they are able to create with the new skills they have learned at the academy and how they put their own personal touches on their work.

 

Congratulations to Lauren and Joey on a job well done! Keep up the incredible work!