‘Most people go through a rebellious phase during their teens but mine came when I was 27! No, I wasn’t trying to annoy my parents, but wanted to radically change my look. After years of having the perfect angelic haircut, I decided to inject a bit of craziness into both my life and my haircut. First stage of my hair overhaul? Dreadlocks of course!
I didn’t want my hair to look damaged and neglected. I’d seen many models on the catwalk wearing dreadlocks and I thought it looked really feminine when styled properly. To create the dreadlocks at home, I tied up the top half of my hair to focus on the bottom half. I then made several different sections within the lower section and twisted each section all the way up to the scalp. To perfect the look, I used a heat-protection spray
and then dried the lower section with a diffuser to keep the form of the dreadlocks. Once the bottom half of the hair was completely dry, I did the same on the top half of my hair, working from the ends of my hair right up to the roots.
I wear my dreadlocks in a different style every day. They can be tied up into a practical ponytail or even into a chic top-knot
to add a touch of glamour. Finally, I added a chain headband
to my style. I love mixing up urban and feminine elements in my hairstyles’. © Abaca © Jean Louis David