Friday, January 14, 2011

The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

Folks have been asking about Chad, the guy with the bazillion dreads I always bring up. It just so happens that he stopped by today for a tuneup, so here he is in all his glory! Ladies and Gentleman, I give you: The Chad!

Chad is universally loved by Knotty Boy staff and everyone who happens to be cruising by the building. Seriously, this is the nicest and funniest dude you could hope to spend 3 hours mildy torturing. He actually took out his last set of locks because he wanted me (ME!) to start him up fresh, and he's been taking immaculate care of his dreadlocks ever since. I heart Chad!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Graeme's Dreads: The Waaaaaaaay Later Edition

I started Graeme's dreads in the shop 3 years ago, and he's been coming in for regular maintenance ever since. Behold the awesome!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christiana's 3 Month Update

Christiana booked in on Saturday for her first maintenance. I love seeing the difference only a couple of months makes! She had an injured shoulder when we started, so she didn't get as much palmrolling in as she'd like, but no matter to me; they looked beautiful and she loves them! Here's Christiana when we finished her dreads a few months back:

Below on the left is the gorgeous Christiana as she came in on Saturday, 3 months into her journey with this hair. Gorgeous! On the right you can see that I resectioned her dreads down to the scalp and rewove the loose hair, as well as tidying up a few major lumps and loops that had appeared. By her next appointment, I'm sure I won't have to tie off her sections (it really helps in the beginning, especially if you aren't palmrolling as much as you should be) so her maintenance will be much more natural looking right off the bat. As it is, those sections will be filled out in a couple weeks.