Julio Jones Hair Evolution (Past & Present)

Written By Bakes

Avid writer on Men's Hair, Grooming, and Lifestyle!

Since being drafted to the NFL back in 2011 we have witnessed in real time Julio Jones Hair Evolution which has included a large array of looks including his,

  • 1st set of Dreads
  • Buzz Cut
  • Braids & Twists
  • 2nd set of Dreads
  • 2 Strand Twists
  • Wicks Dreads

His hair journey consists of changing hairstyles for charitable reasons as well as the need to creatively try new styles all of which we cover.

Julio Jones Hair Evolution (Timeline)

1st set of Dreads

The year is 2011, its NFL draft time and we see Julio suited and booted with his shoulder length dreads tied to the back.

Julio Jones Hair in dreads

After the draft announcement to the Atlanta Falcons, we saw all press releases, interviews, and public appearances of Julio in his traditional dreads.

Given that his hair reached shoulder length during the time of his draft we estimate his hair had been growing for 2-3 years prior to joining the team.

Buzz Cut

Shortly after joining the league we saw him make drastic changes to his appearance by cutting his hair which led to many people asking,

Julio Jones Hair in buzz

Why did Julio Jones cut his dreads?

Julio Jones made the decision to cut his hair off in support of children with cancer. He said in an interview.

“We do a lot of community service here, and from going to a lot of hospitals and seeing all the kids who are fans of mine, I just cut my hair and donated it for leukemia patients,” Jones said.”

The buzz cut created a new look and phase in the athletes career. During this time we saw him create patterns to give it more style

Braids & Twists

Once his afro had grown out it would be the foundation for his protective styles as we saw him alternate between twists and braids.

Julio Jones Hair in twists

Both of these styles similar in appearance with slight variations, braids are intertwined with three strands of hair, while twists require only two strands to be wrapped around.

2nd set of Dreads

Whilst we weren’t able to see his dreads mature in real time prior to joining the NFL his 2nd set of dreads were documented thoroughly.

starter dreads

Towards the fall of 2017 Julio would start to transition his hair from a twisted afro into comb coils which would act as the start of his dreadlock journey.

His hair at this stage lasted from 3-6 months as it began to mature and bud together. We saw his red comb coils than his also dyed red but reverted back to his natural hair colour.

Disclaimer: Applying any sort of chemical to your hair is a very risky job as this can lead to breakage or thinning if not done correctly, therefore we always recommend you use a professional.

2 Strand Twists

As we began to see his hair mature and gain length one of the 1st styles done on his dreads were the 2 strand twists.

2 strand twists

Two strand twists is one of the most popular hairstyles amongst the dreadlock community due to its simplicity, protective style, rope effect look.

In addition to this when we take into account that he plays a contact sport hair is best placed in a style which reduces tugging and manipulation.

So that’s Durag 1st, protective style 2nd and then helmet last, Comprende? Good!


Today Julio Jones Hair has been placed in wicks which has been achieved by merging 2 to 3 strands of dreads together to form 1 thick dread.

Julio Jones Hair in wicks

This is the same process method DeAndre Hopkins Hair underwent to take his traditional locks and to turn them thicker. Something that black players in the NFL seem to do a lot more often today.

Wicks originated in south Florida amongst black neighbourhoods and further popularized by Kodak Black in Hip Hop music.

Do your research if you want similar Dreads!

Doing your research allows you to select your favourite parting system, size, and best methods to maintain to start the foundation of your dreads.

Remember that Julio has had 2 set of locs, the 1st set being traditional and the 2nd set being wicks.

Determine the size and parting system you would like then to visit your local loctician.

Talk to a loctician and get a Consultation!

Talking to a loctician is our best advise! They are the professionals who live and breathe hair.

During the consultations locitians will be able to take a closer look at your hair type, discuss the starting process and hair products to use.

(Should you decide you want locks take it from us less is more when it comes to product, no need to go overboard)

Ensure you save the images of your desired style to your loctician and explain what you’re looking for.

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