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Ciara Debuts Crazy-Long Dreadlocks: Should She Keep Them?

07/07/2014 at 03:16 PM ET

There were quite a few celebrity hair happenings this Fourth of July weekend — Alyson Hannigan’s fiery color swap, Lance Bass went aqua and Nicole Richie switched things up from lavender to a bold blue hue. But Ciara’s dreadlocks might be the most dramatic mane move of them all.

Ciara dreadlocksCourtesy Ciara

The bride-to-be added waist-skimming dreads to her curly ombré style, and showcased her new look in a series of Instagram shots. But it might not be a permanent thing — it seems like the new do was part of a photoshoot. “Back 2 Work and Im Obsessed…:) Thanks @italozucchelli and @CalvinKlein,” she captioned the below photo.

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The new mom is a total hair chameleon, so it’s not surprising that she went for such a bold, beautiful look. But we would be surprised if she kept the distinctively dyed streaks for her wedding — the blonde, copper and brunette tri-tone look doesn’t seem to quite jibe with the mood she’s planning to set.

Ciara recently opened up about her nuptials to fiancé Future, and revealed the event will be a very elegant affair. “Indoors and black tie,” she said of her vision. “For the palette, I’m not into loud colors. I like black and white, classic and clean.”

What do you think of Ciara’s dreads? Do you hope they stick around? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

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Melody on

” . . . and revealed the event will be a very elegant affair (another reason we think she’ll ditch the dreads).” Since when are locs not elegant? Once again, Eurocentric beauty ideals are being force fed to us through mainstream media – but man, this is really blatant. Black hair is beautiful, elegant, and stunning.

Melissa M. on

Seriously? You would be surprised? What’s so surprising about locs on a wedding day? I would be surprised if you featured more people of color on the cover of your magazine.

Andrea on

Dear Brittany Talarico:
That CYA that you tried to pull…..(in a sing-song voice)didn’t work…..

Jade on

Ciara looks amazing! I think her dreads would be amazing for her big day! As for People magazine, did you not consider how blatantly racist it is to say that dreads can’t be elegant?

brandicryer on

Uh what’s crazy about them?

Max on

So you guys are basically saying that dreads and dirty and would not fit in well at an elegant event. Sad just sad.

Max on

Very racist. Please delete

Taylor on

This is some bull, Ciara can wear whatever the hale she wanna wear for her wedding as well as whatever hair style she chooses to wear daily, do y’all really think she thinks about you’re dumb ass opinion. Dreadlocks are beautiful, and hers are simply stunning! ,

geenengel on

Brittany Talarico needs to write better articles instead of clickbate close-minded pieces.

” . . . and revealed the event will be a very elegant affair (another reason we think she’ll ditch the dreads).”

geenengel on

Brittany Talarico should probably write less click-bate, close minded articles.

” . . . and revealed the event will be a very elegant affair (another reason we think she’ll ditch the dreads).”

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