About Your Loctician 🙂

Well, if you are thinking of trusting me with your hair then I guess you should know a bit about me. As I’m sure you have already gathered if you’ve read my home page, I am a Derbyshire-based Dreadlock artist, producing a wide range of different dread styles, which will hopefully suit any taste. I am originally from the Manchester area, and ran my dreads business down in Bristol (some might say the UK’s epicentre of dreadness!) and have been working with dreads and braids for around 15 years. Now I am working away doing dreads in the beautiful setting of the Peak District national park, which is a gorgeous location to visit in its own right.

I have worn many different styles of Dreadlocks, Wool Dreads and braids myself, and have also been through my own dread issues which, along with my experience working with other people’s hair, I think gives me a good grounding to advise on and work with any dread problems you may have.

I studied a BA hon in Fashion and Textile Design at the University of the West of England in Bristol, which has helped me to develop my abilities to experiment with techniques and materials. I apply this when creating my wool dreads and accessories, as I value inventiveness and innovation as highly as I value quality. If you have any ideas for your dread style which you would like but are not sure how to make it happen, then please discuss this with me. I’m sure we can work towards making it a reality!

One thing I have learned is that I don’t like to use any products to make dreads, like glues and waxes. These products at best hinder the dreading process, and at worst will damage your hair. My method for producing Dreadlocks is a crochet and backcombing combination technique. I use high quality wool for the Wool Dreads and braids. For further info on these services and products please see my galleries and FAQ page.

I have dreaded heads from all over the UK, and from many different age groups, (11-70+ being the current range I have worked with). I aim to keep providing this service as long as my hands can still hold a crochet hook (and maybe with the occasional break for travelling).

I generally work from home, so you are more than welcome to come to mine to get dreaded. There is a cozy atmosphere, with cute kitties providing the entertainment. I may be also be able to travel within a certain radius of northern England in quieter periods, so just ask and we may be able to arrange something. I can also collect you from New Mills station which is 2 miles from my place if need be. There’s a campsite up the road from me and various hotels and B&Bs around so you could combine your dread visit with a lovely break in the Peaks 🙂

Keep an eye on my website, Facebook and Instagram account for pictures or info on new dread products and styles.

If you have seen any products on my Galleries that you are interested in, or have ideas for any other dread related things you’d like, then I can make it to order and it can be posted to you.

Here’s a map of where to find me, I can let you know my actual address when you make an appointment…

 

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