Dreadlocks seem to be an evergreen hairstyle, especially for men. With a history dating back to 2500 BCE and strong cultural heritage, dreads are still popular in 2017. This hairstyle also has an impact in pop-culture. It was brought into mainstream by Bob Marley and through the years it was sported by many legendary icons such as Busta Rhymes, Stevie Wonder, Malcolm-Jamal Warner or Wiz Khalifa.
Even though the dreadlocks hairstyle originated from black culture, when it became mainstream, other cultures adopted it and the results were amazing. From Gary Oldman in True Romance to Swedish rapper, Promoe, dreadlocks became more and more popular and universal. However, there are still exceptions to this widespread phenomenon. Back in 2016, Justin Bieber decided to rock dreads and people went crazy, accusing him of cultural appropriation.
However, don't be fooled by media controversy.Dreads are a universal hairstyle and a great choice for a change of look in 2017. Here are our top 10 amazing dreads styles for men. For more amazing dread hairstyle ideas you should check out MenHairstylist’s 60 Cool Dread Styles for Men.
Author Bio Elaine Goodman is a professional hairstylist. She started her career working for various beauty salons in Austin, where she gathered experience and studied trends. She is now a consultant and editor of MenHairstylist.com
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