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.
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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.
Service requests for Richmond, VA are typically quoted within a few days. Melanie is currently “touring” for Richmond dates. Therefore, appointments are typically booked quarterly in 2/3 month cycles. Currently, our tour months are January, April, July, and October starting in October 2020.
Service requests for the Atlanta, GA area are typically quoted within a week. Colby, our founder, is currently “touring” our Atlanta dates. Therefore, appointments are typically booked quarterly in 2/3 month cycles. Currently, our tour months are January, April, July, and October starting in October 2020.
Occasionally we tour / travel through several states and cities that are not included on our list of cities. These tours are inconsistent and sometimes only a one time event. We can not give specific estimates for when we will be in each city. However, by filling out our intake form your information will be categorized in our database for the city you select so we can proactively reach out to you when we tour your city.
FULL DISCLAIMER: If you fill out the form below and request a city that is not on our main list of cities that we serve you will not be contacted right away – you’ll be on our waitlist and we will reply with your quote within several weeks rather than several days. Alternatively, If you don’t want to fill out our entire form you can request your city here by submitting just your first name and cell number.
New service requests for Washington DC are typically quoted within a few days – and – Northern Virginia requests are typically quoted within 1-2 weeks. Appointment availability for both areas are typically within 1-2 months. However, there are times that we are extra busy and scheduling must be done farther in advance. If you can’t use your home and need to travel we have the option of scheduling you with Natallia in Hyattsville, MD.
We prioritize the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. New service requests in these boroughs are typically quoted within one week. Appointment availability is typically within 1-2 months.
Our secondary areas include the Northern NJ metropolitan area, Staten Island, and the Hempstead area of Long Island. Service requests in these areas are typically quoted within 2 weeks. However, appointment availability varies and is dependent on our travel status at any given time. We typically “tour” these areas once every 2-3 months.
Service requests for the Baltimore, MD area are typically quoted within several days. Appointment availability is typically within 1-2 months. If your home is not suitable for an appointment you may be able to meet with Carlee in Westminster, MD.
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.
Service requests for the Miami, FL area are typically quoted within several days. Appointment availability is typically within 1-2 months. If your home is not suitable for an appointment you may be able to meet with Melanie in Coral Springs, FL.
Our York location is available to be scheduled in shop in Downtown York, PA! New requests are typically quoted within 1-2 weeks. Appointment availabilities are within 1-2 months on Sundays and Mondays along with short maintenance sessions available some nights throughout the week.
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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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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
After the first cancellation we require a non-refundable down-payment to schedule your next appointment. This non-refundable down-payment is paid in advance before we schedule an appointment with you again. We prefer not to do this, however we cannot allow repeat cancellations.
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