Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. The most common work I perform is starting and maintaining locs. 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. Hair products often builds up in locs causing them to become dull and heavy. Therefore, I'm conscientious about 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. This treatment may take up to one hour but it is highly effective and is recommended for 3-4 consecutive months. Ask about this service during your consultation or visit.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Ask a loctician if they use beeswax, Shea butter, or thick pomades such as heavy grease. These products are not water soluble.
Ask what size each loc will be. Each loc should be not much smaller or larger than the circumference of a number two pencil.
Ask how many times have they started the locing process for others. A loctician would have started the locing process over 50 times, to acquire the necessary experience to become a seasoned loctician.
A loctician wants to see your hair prior to providing a quote. Unless your hair is 12 inches long and very thick, there's no need to spend over $125.
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 build-up in your hair, 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 challeges. This may not be for everyone, but for those interested, I engage freely and fully.
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. Generally, to start locs, my fees range between $75 - $125.00, to maintain locs, my fees range between $65 - $85. There are exceptions, 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.