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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jerzygirl45 on

So in your view locs can’t be elegant? That is such a ridiculous statement.

jerzygirl45 on

Reblogged this on … but I digress and commented:
So, what, dreadlocks can’t be elegant? What a ridiculously diminishing statement.

Marie on

Ms. Talarico how rude of you to insinuate that locs are not elegant. You may want to educate yourself on the plethora of loc styles around before you use such a poor choice of words again.

smartmint on

First off, they are called “Locs.” There is nothing dreadful about them. Second, Locs have been elegantly worn at wedding for centuries. Three, apart from your article being racist and anti-natural hair, you clearly don’t understand that in order for her to “ditch the dreads” she would have to cut off all her hair. You can’t take them down like braids when they have been in long enough.

Mackenzie on

I am going to assume that you didn’t mean to imply that, in order to keep in line with her elegant theme, she’d have to cut off her dreads. How do you think people who wear these locs style them for elegant affairs? In elegant ways, no? Sigh…

Nik on

The ORIGINAL comment about locs not being elegant was racist, and is an example of how and why white women should NOT be given entry into the natural hair movement.

elise on

dreads look good on her. people mag, why do you CARE so much about what a person does to their hair? IT’S THEIR HAIR. it’ll be HER wedding, HER decisions, pretty sure she doesn’t give a you know what about what anyone says

MamaC on

Does anyone edit writers anymore?

I’m just asking because a second or third set of eyes might have gently corrected the insulting faux pas featured by this naive, jacked up author who clearly knows nothing about black women or their hair. Can locs be elegant–at a wedding? The question is laughable. PEOPLE or any magazine could do a whole fashion spread on the beauty and the elegance of locs.

Next time, check your writing with a “sassy black friend” or someone with a clue, because you already know you and this article are being DRAGGED on BlackTwitter. Just sayin’.

Marjorie on

Surprise. Racist and uninformed piece about a Black woman’s hair was written by……you guessed it a White woman.

Locs can’t be elegant huh?

Holly on

Ciara, you’re gorgeous but I think other hairstyles have looked MUCH better on you!

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