Faux Locs: Technique & Tips
From the moment we first laid eyes on Florida loc specialist Ashley Holmes’ (@stylesbyfinn) work, we were MESMERIZED and so was our audience. So, we reached out to Ashley to learn more about her faux loc technique and everything that goes into the process. Scroll through for all of the juicy details.
Who is this technique for?
According to Ashley, this style was originally created for natural clients as a protective style, but can be worn by almost anyone who wants to rock this look. “If your hair is healthy you’re a perfect candidate for this style, this is a protective style so all hair types and textures are welcome,” says Ashley. However, extremely fine-haired clients should be cautious. “I wouldn’t recommend any of the loc styles since it requires some form of gripping,” says Ashley. Otherwise, all hair types are welcome from straight to curly.
What kind of products and tools are needed for this technique?
One of the best things about this technique is that you don’t need a ton of product or tools to work with. “If you have a comb, mousse, and edge control, you can achieve this look!” says Ashley, who uses Murray’s Edge Wax, Eco Styling Gel and a rat tail comb.
What are the steps for this look?
When it comes to this technique, it is all about PRACTICE! “The steps are not hard but it is all about muscle memory so you will need to practice the technique,” says Ashley. Press play below to watch this technique in action.
How long does this technique take and how long does it last?
Faux locs typically take Ashley around 4 hours without any add on services (i.e extra length, smaller parts etc). “They can last up to 4 months so it is definitely a smart investment,” says Ashley.
What is the maintenance for this style?
“The best thing that I love about this style is the maintenance! It’s literally little to no maintenance all while protecting your hair! You can get up and go without having to do much to your hair,” says Ashley.
How much does this technique cost?
Pricing for this technique typically ranges from $200-$400. It can vary depending on any add ons, such as including the hair with your service. The length and texture also go in to determining the final price.