much as I would be able to personally be able to help every single person
who contacts me personally with their dreadlocks, unfortunately that
isn't possible. Below
is an interactive map of the entire world including all of the good,
reputable dreadlock artists that I am currently aware of!
aware that while I have done my best to only include dreadlock artists
who use GOOD, safe techniques, DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! Make sure to avoid
anyone who uses dread perms, wax,
interlocking, or felting!!!
use the map click and drag to the appropriate area and click on the
red markers to view more detail, including contact information, for
the dreadlock artist in that location OR you can search for your location
in the search bar at the bottom of the map and click on the red marker(s)
you a dreadlock artist that does wax and chemical-free Caucasian dreadlocks?
me your contact info!!! I want to add you to these lists!
Within the United States, the laws surrounding dreadlocking (qualified
under the umbrella of "African Hair Braiding") are different
from state to state. In Connecticut where I practice, there is
no licensure required for hair braiding/dreadlock work. However,
few states are similar. This website claims no responsibility
or knowledge as to whether the following lockticians are within
their state law requirements and we encourage the consumer to
inquire to this when speaking with whomever they contact. In states
where a cosmetology license is required to do dreadlock work,
many state boards of cosmetology choose to include African hairbraiding
within the definition of cosmetology or hairstyling—despite
the fact that the required curriculums for cosmetologists often
do not include one twist of African hairbraiding. Still others
may require specialty licenses that are often extremely difficult
to acquire. Cosmetology schools are not required to offer the
braiding curriculum, leaving braiders unable to comply with the
requirements even if they wanted to. The end result is that the
specialty licenses have been ineffective while still restricting
entrance to the profession. Again, if you are concerned about
the legality of your locktician's work please make sure to inquired
about this when speaking with whomever you contact.
to read about the requirements for braiders/lockticians in your
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