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Dreadlock Courses

Loctician Dreadlock Training

Our 3 Day comprehensive dreadlock course will teach essential knowledge and skills to become an independent loctician in your area. There are many ways in which dreadlocks are formed, and we will walk through many methods of locking people use and why we use and teach the method we do (Crochet).

We will be covering all aspects of locking hair and carrying  out routine maintenance, hygienically and with correct technique for a smooth dreadlock journey. 

All candidates outside of a 40 mile radius of Barnstaple are welcome and will be taught how to lock all hair types. 

On course completion,  you will take away the training head and tools you will need to complete the full head of dreads. You will, by the end of the course, be ready to see some clients. An assignment will be given to complete a full head of dreadlocks successfully and carry out 10 hours of maintenance. You will be asked to join a Whatsapp group where further advice will  be available for up to 3 months.

Once the assignment is complete with proof of work to be shown in photos, and a small client feedback sheet, we will mail out a certificate of course completion.

Further to this training, we will invite you back to the studio 3-6 months after the course to attend a 1 day loctician assessment, (extra training where required can be given). You will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your skills and earn a place on our website and listed as one of our recommended locticians  to potential clients near your area.

The course has a limited time fee of only £599, there is a non-refundable deposit of £100 to pay upon booking. 

Please do not hesitate to contact if you have questions before booking.

Day One

Hair Types

We will run through all hair types and the difference it makes locking and maintaining each type.

Dreadlock Creation

Learning how to start dreadlocks from scratch. 

Backcomb and crochet method on mannequin heads.

Tools and Hygiene

Familiarising with the tools we will use and how to keep yourself and your client safe whilst using them. 

How to work hygienically and respectfully on someone's hair.


Sectioning hair is a big part of dreadwork, and we will take some time learning some different sectioning patterns and practicing on mannequin heads.

Day Two

Dreadlock Maintenance

When your clients come back for upkeep of their locks you will need to know how to tuck in new growth.

Palm rolling

Some optional aftercare instruction can be helpful depending on which path your client would like to go on.

We always recommend palm rolling for smoother uniform locs, and we will show you this method to teach your clients to do at home.

Common Issues

There will be challenges along the way, but we will run through some common problems to prepare you to adapt to them.

Consultation Advice

From first contact with potential clients, you will need to be prepared for questions you need to ask for base information. 

You also need to be prepared for questions you are likely to be asked at first contact.


Your work doesn't stop once your client leaves your studio. Aftercare advice is crucial for a smooth locking journey and you will be taught the best advice we have established in our 8 years of working on dreadlocks.

Quoting Times and Prices

It takes a lot of trial and error to figure out prices that work for you and accurate length of dreadwork to quote potential clients. Luckily we can guide you through basing your prices on your times.

Day Three

Real Models

We will book in some clients for you to try your new found skills on

Full day of practical dreadwork

Ongoing Advice set up

A Whatsapp group will be started with each participant and us.


Assignments will be set.


All future expectations discussed.

Social Media Tips

How to take effective photos for content.

Brief social media guidance.

Q & A

A chance to go over anything requested.

Ask as many questions as possible.


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