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Client Intake Page

Request a custom quote and schedule your first appointment!

WE REQUIRE A DOWNPAYMENT TO BOOK EACH APPOINTMENT

Each team member, city and each scenario will vary on the amount of your deposit. We accept PayPal, CashApp, Venmo, and for some members of our team we also accept Zelle or Crypto.

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It’s important that you fully understand how we work BEFORE you fill out this form. Please toggle the options below and review important info BEFORE filling out the form!

FULL DISCLAIMER:

We ONLY work with The Instant Locs method and The Crochet Method. These two terms represent the same method, and are NOT to be confused with Interlocking or Latch-hooking.

We DO NOT offer the twist method, interlocking, latch-hooking, comb-coils, or any other method. If you’re expecting us to twist your Locs with tons of sloppy product you will be disappointed.

The Dreadlock Central team will not be held responsible for any confusion if you are expecting us to use a method that we do not offer.

If you have not thoroughly read through the service page that applies to you PLEASE do so before you fill out the form on this page. Select your service below:

We do not guarantee booking based on the information provided here – these are rough availabilities and each professional on our team creates their own schedule independently.

Select your metropolitan area:

Booking Availability – for all cities not listed below

FULL DISCLAIMER: We only serve the cities and metropolitan areas that are listed on this page. If you intend to travel to us, please select your city AND the city you intend to travel to, and select the request to travel to us. This is a question you will answer within our intake form below. In some cases we may be able to travel to you if you are willing to cover the accommodations to do so, however this will be determined on a case by case basis and is for large jobs only such as major repairs, installations, or extensions.

NYC – New York City – Booking Availability

  • New service requests for NYC are typically quoted within one week.
  • Appointment availability is typically within 2-4 weeks.
  • Appointment days include Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with some flexibility on other days of the week.
  • For clients outside of our immediate service area you will be expected to travel to our small studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

VA – Richmond – Booking Availability

  • Service requests for Richmond, VA are typically quoted within a few days.
  • Appointments are typically available within 1-2 months.
  • We are no longer traveling to Richmond and you will be expected to travel to Chesapeake, VA for appointments.

GA – Atlanta – Booking Availability

  • New service requests for Atlanta are typically quoted within a few days.
  • We do not have anyone based in Atlanta, therefore we travel into Atlanta and book specific dates only.
  • Colby’s next Atlanta trip is October / November 2022 – now accepting requests for that timeframe.

DC – Washington DC / Northern Virginia – Booking Availability

  • New service requests for DC & Northern Virginia are typically quoted within 7 days.
  • Appointment availability is typically within 2-6 weeks depending on location.

MD – Baltimore / Frederick – Booking Availability

  • We are currently not accepting new clients for the Baltimore / Frederick Maryland area.

VA – Virginia Beach / Norfolk – Booking Availability

  • New service requests for the Norfolk and Virginia beach area are typically quoted within one week.
  • Appointment availability is typically within 1-2 months.
  • Appointments for long repair sessions and new installations are typically booked Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday and shorter maintenance sessions are available during weekdays.
  • As of October 1st all clients travel to Pungo (Virginia Beach) unless absolutely necessary.

FL – Miami / West Palm Beach – Booking Availability

  • New service requests for the Miami area are typically quoted within 7 days.
  • Appointment availability is typically within 2-6 weeks.

How do I schedule an appointment with you?

To schedule an appointment please select and read over the service page that applies to you – then in the pricing section of each service page you will notice a button to “Request Quote / Appointment” when you click that button it will launch our service form – fill out that form to get a personalized quote and set up your first appointment.

Once you fill out the form the first time there is no need to fill it out again, simply contact us directly.

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Dreadlock Central Services

How long will my appointment take?

Time will vary dramatically depending on what you need done. A simple root maintenance will take as little as 1 hour and a full installation will range from 6-14 hours or possibly longer for extensions. We will give you a time estimate after we review your form submission.

Where is Dreadlock Central located?

We do not have a physical shop, instead we travel from home to home as a mobile dreadlock salon and intend to keep it that way for the immediate future. You can view our services areas on our locations page!

What if I can’t set up an appointment at my house?

We can arrange to meet at other locations, or you can travel to us. This can be discussed if it is an issue. Some of our clients choose to rent a hotel room or an AirBnB or use a friend or family member’s home. If the weather is favorable we’re not opposed to meeting up in a park if you’re the outdoors type.

What forms of payment do you take?

  • Cash
  • Venmo
  • CashApp
  • PayPal

What do I need to do before our appointment?

  • Wash or deep cleanse 24-48 hours before your appointment.
  • DO NOT use any conditioner or oils or any other product between this wash and your appointment.
  • Make sure you have a chair that sits medium to low height, high chairs make our work difficult.
  • Make sure you have sufficient lighting, dark environments make our work difficult.
  • Please remove extremely hyper pets or children from the environment while we are working on your dreadlocks if possible.

Click here for our full Appointment Preparation page.

How much hair do I need for new dreadlocks?

For a new installation and/or extensions 5 inches of length is prefered, however 3 inches is the minimum.

The required length will vary depending on the size of the dreadlocks to be installed. The smaller the dreadlock, the shorter the length that is required and the larger the dreadlock, the longer your hair must be.

How much length will I lose with a new installation?

This will vary depending on your current length, dreadlock thickness, hair type, and also if you want your ends open or closed. Typically you’ll lose 3-6 inches, or sometimes more for longer hair. The good news is that you won’t lose any additional length once we install them since we crochet them.

Can I comb my dreadlocks out if I change my mind?

This is a difficult question to answer. The short answer is probably, however it’s not guaranteed. Most dreadlocks can be taken out when they’re new, however the older they get the more difficult that can be. If you decide to take them out you need to be prepared to put in a significant amount of time and patience, and you’ll pull a lot of hair out, it is not an easy process to comb out most dreadlocks.

Are dreadlocks painful?

The pain level varies between individuals and dreadlock age. The short answer, is a moderate yes. New installations and young dreadlocks tend to be less painful than older ones because your scalp usually increases in sensitivity over time as you wash less frequently. The only part of our process that will be painful is when we’re working very close to your scalp to tighten your roots.

TIP: Be sure to drink plenty of water. Dehydration may result in a sensitive scalp.

What if I have to cancel my appointment?

If you have to cancel your appointment, please notify us as early as possible so we can all adjust accordingly. The sooner, the better. Down payments are non-refundable for any cancelation less than 48 hours before the appointment, or especially for any no-show. This is especially important for appointments we travel to – because we often book other clients along our routes, and spend time and gas money traveling to you, the non-refundable down payment covers our expenses, time, and improbability to fill your time slot on such late notice which would otherwise be wasted.

All the information provided in the form on this page is used solely by Dreadlock Central to serve you in the most efficient way we can. We despise spam just as much as you and none of the information you provide on this page will be shared with a third party or abused in any way.

We greatly appreciate the fact that you’ve taken the time review all the necessary info! The last step is to fill out the form below, we’ll be in touch soon after we receive your form submission!

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