Avani Joy ~ Dreadlock Artist/Owner & Founder

My name is Avani. That’s the name on my driver’s license, but not on my birth certificate as I like to say! I am the founder and original dreadlock artist at Raging Roots Dreadlock Studio and I have been doing professional dreadlock work since June of 2010 following my own journey in learning how to maintain and care for my own dreadlocks that were started only a few months earlier in April 2010.

Since starting Raging Roots Studio, I have devoted pretty much every waking hour of my consciousness to learning and honing my skills and a background knowledge in cosmetology and dreadlocks. This self-taught knowledge has allowed me the ability to offer my clients, and those who contact me simply for advice, the best information and support possible on their dreadlock journeys. Just like in any industry, the learning is never over, however! So I am constantly committed to learning and bringing YOU the best information possible. I find this work so satisfying and sincerely hope that my love for it and dreadlocks shows in every set of locks I have the opportunity to work with.

In addition to my passion for dreadlocks, I spend the rest of my time being “Mama” to my four, beautiful children born in 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2019. My other passions include thrifting, nature-based spirituality (Paganism/Witchcraft), herbalism, and mythology. I am also a serial artist and crafter who has dabbled in embroidery, graphic design, illustration art, and wire wrapped jewelry-making.