Dreadlock hairstyles can be flat-twisted in the front or the front of the hair can be formed into a ponytail. All of the locks can be gathered into a ponytail as well.
Short dreadlocks can be worn slightly spiked all over the head with the sides and back of the hair tapered. Dreads can also be worn in a bob style if they are medium length. Long dreadlocks can be rolled toward the middle of the head to form a French roll or twisted on the sides to create a faux hawk. An actual mohawk with dreads is created when the sides of the hair are shaved or cut very close to the scalp.