Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. The most common work I perform is starting, maintaining, and separating locs that have grown together. I use the palm roll method, ensuring that each loc is neither to small nor too large as they become thinner overtime. This, along with shampooing is an extremely important part of the journey. Too much hair product will build up and and cause dull and heavy locs. Therefore, I'm conscientious about product usage and shampooing well. During your service, I will provide you with information to assist with caring for locs on a long term basis, just as I'd cared for mine. Please feel free to arrive with a list of questions, if I don't know have answers, I will do the research for you.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Within the last 30 days, I've treated several locs that were dull, had product build up, and that were growing together. Are your locs heavy, dull, and stiff? If there's heavy product build up, I recommend 3 consecutive treatments that may take up to 3 hours. Ask about this service if you want to decrease product build-up, add luster, and achieve free flowing locs.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Contact me to learn why not to use beeswax, Shea butter, or greasy hair products.
Each loc should be approximately the circumference of a number two pencil.
An experienced loctician have started the locing process over 50 times and have maintained locs for at least 2 years to acquire an in depth knowledge of the locing process.
A loctician wants to see your hair prior to providing a quote.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. How many times after leaving a salon did you feel that your locs were not thoroughly shampooed, that too much product was used in your hair, or that your hair wasn't provided the care that it required?
My work stands out because I thoroughly shampoo your locs, use the correct amount of hair products to avoid product build-up, and provide you with the service that you deserve.
We discuss hair products during your visit because the correct usage cannot be overstated. As well, I share what I've learned about locs, having had them for 13 years and for 20 years, I've assisted others during their locing journey.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I enjoy passing on information about how to care for natural hair.
I enjoy knowing that you are pleased with how I care for your hair.
One of my clients said that our visits are workshops because we interact, share information, and find solutions to hair challenges.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Will you start locs with 2 inches of hair? Yes
What about straight and loosely curly hair? I am not proficient at starting locs for straight, slightly straight, or loosely curled hair.
Do you dye, add extensions, or braid hair? No.
My locs are dull and dry, can you help? Yes, my specialty is to help you obtain lively locs.
How much does it cost? My fees depends on the length, the amount, and the condition of your hair. Please send photos for a quote.
After sending a photo of the front, the back, and the side of your hair, when will you contact me? Within 2 days, often sooner.
Would you take a look at my hair? Yes, complimentary consultations are available.
May I schedule evening and weekend appointments. Yes!
Do you have walk-in service? No
How much lead time do you require to schedule an appointment? Typically, 2 - 3 days notice.
Do you offer same day emergency services? Yes, when possible, the fee is $35.00 "in addition" to all other services provided to you.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Everyone who does hair, are not trained locticians.