Congratulations, if you have just started your dreads journey and you want to find the Best Short Dreadlock Styles. Here we have some of the best taper haircuts for short dreads; these styles are new and fresh, with some classic ones mixed in as well. Don’t underestimate how good a new haircut can make you feel.
Dreadlock hairstyles have been around for so long, and they keep evolving with every generation; today the best new trend is to have your short dreads mixed in with a dapper taper haircut. On this list, we have the best box braid dreads, twisted dreads, topknot looks, and so much more for you to pick your favorite. Let’s take a look at the 50 best short dread looks with a nice, fresh taper haircut.
1. Spiky Faux Brisky Taper Short Dreadlock Styles
This first look is a spiky faux frisky taper fade haircut; say that 5 times fast. This style keeps the hair around your ears and back trimmed nicely, while letting your dreads grow out.
2. Short Box Dreadlock Styles with High Fade Cuts
Box dreads are a very popular style of dreads for all people; in the photo above, they are wearing it in a mohawk style with a high fade haircut around the sides.
3. Twisted Locs Low Fade Cuts
If you want more a of stylish look try adding in a twisted hairstyle with a low fade haircut. This is a great way to keep your hair looking neat all around.
4. Swept Side Dreads Mid-Fade Cuts
If you want to have a style for any occasion, try out this swept side with a mid fade, it can be worn swept to the side like in the photo above or pushed back for a more professional look.
5. Tiny Twisted Short Dreadlock Styles with Low Fade Cuts
If you are brand new on your loc journey, this would be a wonderful place for you to start. These tiny twists with fade haircuts will keep your hair in place for weeks before you need a new retwist.
6. Split Dyed Faded Short Dreadlock Styles
If you want to add color to your life, this is a dope two-toned look for you to try out. They went with a light blonde on one side and kept the other a nice natural black.
7. Top Knot High Fade Dreads
Here is another top knot dread with a fade look for you to try out. This style will keep your ends looking fresh and clean. They added a few accessories into the dreads; you can do this too and make your style your own.
8. Short Stuff Tribe Dreadlocks
This is a classic short stuffed tribe dreadlock look. His dreads a just a few inches long, and it looks so dope.
9. Dyed Braided Locs in Taper
Another way to add color to your hair is to dye the top of your braided locs. They chose a fade with a tapered style, and the combo looks amazing.
10. Retwist Short Dreadlock Styles with Low Fade Cuts
Retwists is something everyone with dreads has to do; try adding in a low fade when you get yours done to keep those baby hairs looking right.
11. Bristly Short Dreadlock Styles with Top Taper Haircuts
Bristly dreads look so good when you grow your beard out too. Try adding in a top taper to enhance your style even more.
12. Slick Back Jumbo Dreads with Fade Cuts
One of the best ways to wear your jumbo dreads is in a slicked-back style. It looks like they have added in a little bit of a lighter color to the bottom of his dreads, and it brings out some texture.
13. Trimmed Taper Pony Dreads
If you want to wear your hair in pony dreads, try adding a trimmed taper on the sides. A trimmed taper would also look good on a mohawk style with dreads.
14. Middle Part Dreads with Dyed Ends
Try out this middle part of dreads with dyed ends for a seriously stylish look. You don’t use the light blonde color as they did in the photo above; pick what you want for a unique style.
15. Tousled Buzz Short Dreadlock Styles
Tousled-looking dreadlocks will always be in style. Try adding in a nice buzz around the edges of your hair to keep your look fresh all year long.
16. Spider Short Dreadlock Styles with Fade Undercut
Spider dreads are such a cool way to wear your hair, especially when you add this light cool blue color to the ends. They also are wearing a fresh undercut fade under the dreads and it is the perfect combo.
17. Classic Short Locs with Low Fade Cuts
This classic short dreadlock style keeps your dreads looking so good. They are all uniform and in the same shape and width; he also has a low fade underneath the dreads to keep everything looking great.
18. Traditional Short Locs Undercut
Paid your short locs with an undercut as they did in the photo above; you are going to look like such a gentleman. They also have parted his hair in the middle, framing his face nicely.
19. Braided Dreads in Bun High Fade Cuts
One way to keep your dreads tight is to twist them back into braids and pull them into a bun. They gave him a nice big fade here, and the combination looks so fresh together.
20. Compact Box Dreads with Low Fade Cuts
These small little compact dreads are a great way to start growing dreads out. His edges are cut in a fresh low fade just to keep everything looking tight.
21. Scattered Tapered Coils
Tapered coil dreads are a hairstyle that looks great on all men. They are neat and just a few inches long here.
22. Two-Strand Twisted Short Dreadlock Styles with Undercut
One way to wear your dreads in a two-strand fashion. This is a style that will keep your dreads thick and long; once you add in a nice buzz underneath, you are all set.
23. Faded Jumbo High Top Short Dreadlock Styles
Fade haircuts with jumbo high-top dreads are right in style. This look keeps your hair parted into different sections that start on top of your head.
24. Fine Twisted Locs with Undercut
If you like your locs to be smaller, you should try out this fine twisted locs hairstyle. This hairstyle would be best for men with naturally thin hair.
25. Mid Triangle Part Short Dreadlock Styles
Symmetrical parts are always in style. He is wearing a mid triangle part through his dreadlocks, and it looks so dope.
26. Mini-twists Skin Fade Locs
Here is another great style if you are thinking about starting your dreadlock journey out. He is wearing a mini-twist with skin fade haircuts. The big fade looks great with dreads and will keep you looking your best all year long.
27. Stood-up Short Dreadlock Styles Burst Taper
Wow, this is a seriously stylish dreadlock look. Make sure to ask your barber what the best hair product would get this stood-up style.
28. Blonde Locs High Burst Taper
If you want to add some color to your hair for summer, try this blonde loc style. They only added color to the dreadlocks and gave the rest a burst taper look.
29. Drop Down Short Box Locs
Here is a classy way to wear those dreads of yours. It is called a drop-down short box loc look. To get this look, part your hair into many separate sections and twist them to perfection.
30. Middle Part Layered Coils with Undercut
Here is a great style for you if you like parting your hair in the middle of your head. He chose to get layered coils for his dreadlocks, which look so good on him.
31. Faux Hawk Faded Short Dreadlock Styles
Did you know that you could get a faux hawk hairstyle with dreads? Now you do; just look at the photo above for your inspiration.
32. V-Undercut Messed-Up Short Dreadlock Styles
V-undercuts fashions your hair into the dopest v-shape in the back. Here they gave him a thick design to separate the two different lengths of hair; it is such a good idea.
33. High Ponytail Twist Dreads
Men look good in ponytails, too; just check out this high ponytail twist dreadlocks style. He is rocking a high fade here, and the two styles complement each other.
34. Disconnected High Top Locs Fade Haircuts
Another great way to add extra style to your fade is to add a disconnected design on the side. This technique always flows great with dreads.
35. Align Short Drop Down Dreadlock Styles
These beautiful small dreads are aligned perfectly in a row that drops down nicely down his head. Try this lookout if you have been growing your hair for a while and need a new style.
36. High Top Combed Coils with Fade Haircuts
Start this hairstyle out part of your hair in the middle, comb it down and then ask for a coiled dreadlock look. Underneath these dope dreads, they added in a fade to keep him looking tidy.
37. Side Swept Grayish Locs
No need to worry if you are going grey; we have styles for you too. This hairstyle is a side-swept look with grayish locs.
38. Braided Mohawk Short Dreadlock Styles with Skin Fade
This is a mix of two of the dopest styles for men a mohawk with braided dreads. Make sure to ask for a skin fade to get the clean look like in the photo above.
39. Red Ends Small Locs Undercut
Adding your favorite color to your hair is the best way to show off your creative side. Here they choose a vibrant dark red that blends in so nicely with the dark natural hair color.
40. Wispy Black Red Short Dreadlock Styles with Undercut
This is a great example of a wispy style of dreads. They added in just a few pops of red here in the dreads and added an undercut to finish it all off.
41. Bald Undercut Split Dyed Locs
Here is another two-toned style, but it is red and black this time. It is giving off serious island vibes.
42. Dutch Braid Locs Burst Fade Haircuts
Try twisting your locs into a dutch braid to get a new style with very minimal effort. Here they have three big braids on top and added in a very stylish burst fade underneath.
43. Graduated Ombre Locs Low Taper
If you are thinking about adding color to your hair, an ombre technique is always a good idea. They went with a lighter blonde color here with low taper fade haircuts, and the results are dope.
44. Fine Spiky Half Hawk Dreads
You should try out this fine spiky half hawk dread hairstyle if you are a man with fine hair. They have an almost bald fade with beard haircut throughout the bottom of his hair and spiked up the rest up top.
45. Slicked Ponytail Short Dreadlock Styles
Another way to style your dreads is in this slicked-back ponytail style. This is a very versatile look; you can wear it up like in the photo above or wear it down for a completely different style.
46. Classic Taper Dreads with Beads
Here is a classic short dreadlock hairstyle for men. Try growing out your beard as they did in the photo above; you are going to love the way you look.
47. Stiff Top Dreads with High Fade Haircuts
If you want to keep your hair looking dope all day, try out these stiff top dreads. They went with a high fade haircut for the undercut, and the two different lengths of hair look very good together.
48. Faux Stiff Short Dreadlock Styles with Burst Fade Haircuts
This faux hawk dreadlock style has stiff dreads that are pushed forward with a burst fade on the sides and in the back. They also added in some cool beads to add a little extra style.
49. Crown Locs Retwist on Buzz Fade
Crown locs for men are one of the most popular ways to wear your hair. Here they paired it with a buzz fade haircut and 4-5 crown locs on top.
50. Thick Comb Twist Locs Undercut
Herewith have cool dreads with a fade haircut look; it is a thick comb twisted locs with an undercut hairstyle added too. This would be a great look for any man who has been growing their hair out for a while.
Hopefully, this list of the best dreadlocks with a fade helped you decide what kind of hairstyle you will get next. Dreadlocks are such a popular way to wear your hair, but this is not a trend it has been around for centuries. Let us know down below which classic hairstyle was your favorite.
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