Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Commitmentphobes. I love 'em.

You've read the piece, you know that dreadlocks are kind of a big deal. You gotta palmroll them, and if you want them to look their best, you have to put some effort in. For at least a little while you have to - that's right, kiddos - commit.

If that just brought out your inner Iron Maiden theme song, you are not alone. Dreads are only as permanent as you want them to be, but if you're unwilling to look down th
e road a couple months, they may not be for you. Love the look, but need to be able to change your mind at a moments notice? Scope out these lovely ladies!

Synthetic Dreads give you the option of immediate extreme length without waiting, and without the maintenance of traditional locks. There is no palmrolling, and no product necessary. You can rock these awesome locks for on average two to three months. When time's up, you can choose to re-tighten them as is, change up the colours and make some new ones, or simply take them out and go back to your own natural hair. It's a great option if you're growing out your hair and want to disguise it for a while - your own hair is hidden underneath, safe and sound from
your scissor-happy frustrations! (I feel your pain, friends.)

If you already have dreads and are looking to add some... zazz? (That's for becca. She just loves the zazz.) We can add Synth Dreads as fillers
to the base of your existing dreads. It's a great option if you're feeling a little thin in your placement as well - a few synth dreads at the root can really fill in the gaps. I've got a ridiculous assortment of colours in front of me, natural to... not so much.

Still too much of a commitment? Need to be able to change your locks as often as your socks? Come on down to visit and we can chat about a Custom Fall. Double-ended locks on an elastic or a cord to be tied into your natural hair in seconds! Doesn't get any easier than that!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Waiting's for suckers!

So stop me if you've heard this one before:

"I want dreads, but I don't want little stubby ones." (Bummer.)
"I want dreads, but I don't want them to stick straight out." (Total bummer.)
"I want dreads, but I would rather get a haircut from a rusty lawnmower than grow my hair out."
(Okay, that one's a direct quote from me.)

I want dreads, but... But what? All through high school I wanted dreads - but I could never get past the really gnarly 'growing out' phase. That special time when my puffy hair started growing out rather than out. When the celebrity I closest resembled was famous for playing Luke Skywalker. Yeah - that hair. Man, if only I knew then what I know now. So what do I know, anyways?

Human Hair Dreadlock Extensions! I really wanted long hair, but could not get there myself. I even tried regular human hair extensions, but they weren't for me. Too much daily/nightly maintenance for someone's who's essentially a wash n' wear kinda gal. So we pulled out my new extensions, and we kinda recycled 'em. What sounds easier - 5 gazillion pieces of long hair? Or 50? No contest, right? When I started my locks, my hair was about 4 inches long. Really! People who had seen me just days before had to do a double-take, they are that natural. No one could tell where my lock ended and my newly aded length began; not even myself. Long hair and easy styling? Yes, yes, and yes. Please.

How's it work? Well, this is something I usually take on over a couple days - the first one for natural locks, and the second for adding length. Most often, the appointments are roughly equal for time, about 6 to 8 hours (or about 1.5 seasons of Metalocalypse with bonus features. And singalongs.) Your new length is woven in the same method as your new dreads are started (or as I've tuned up your existing locks) using high quality human hair, so the join between your natural and your new long lock will be undetectable. There may be a slight colour/texture difference in the first weeks, but with a few washes and palmrolls, that dread becomes one unified felted lock fast.

This is serious rockstar hair! And it's without a doubt my favourite service to provide in the shop.
If you're interested in Dreadlock Extensions but aren't sure if they're for you, stop by the chair for a chat. Consultations are always on the house.