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Old 08-01-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Home of King Willie the not so great
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Hello! I am currently putting together a business plan to get funding in order to open up a dreadlock salon here in Virginia. For statistical purposes, if you have dreadlocks or are considering getting dreadlocks please answer the following survey questions for me?

1. Do you think that there is a need for an all dreadlocking salon?
2. What would you look for in a dreadlock salon?

Thanks for participating!

I have been currently loced (i prefer that term vs dreadlock) for 1.5 years.

1. Yes, there is a need for a salon that does locs. Where I live there is not much to choose from. People either want to relax it or look at your hair like 'what to do with it?' I finally found one here in Memphis and its the best thing ever. Everyone is loced and you don't get those 'stares' (and you know what i mean)

2. I would look for professional and caring stylists. I would also look for the use of 'good products' preferably those without beeswax. I would look for sylists who are abreast of the latest styles: rods, braids, twists, up dos, etc. There is so much one can do with locs. And finally, I would look for a salon interested in natural hair care. I have encountered salons in the past who think that natural hair (hair that has not been relaxed) does not have to be trimmed or cared for in the same way. My locs are trimmed on an as need basis. My locs are conditoned. It IS hair!

Just my humble opinion. Good luck with your shop
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: in my house
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I'd say be mindful of location. Dreadlocks might fly better among areas with a higher black population (when I came back from Jamaica the plane ride was full of white women with heads full of braids, looked silly ).
Or along the coast, in Myrtle Beach and parts of Florida my sister had Caribbean women come up asking if they can braid her hair.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:01 PM
 
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Hello! I am currently putting together a business plan to get funding in order to open up a dreadlock salon here in Virginia. For statistical purposes, if you have dreadlocks or are considering getting dreadlocks please answer the following survey questions for me?

1. Do you think that there is a need for an all dreadlocking salon?
2. What would you look for in a dreadlock salon?

Thanks for participating!
Hi. I've had my loks now for 12 years. I am originally from NJ and the person that started my loks, is the same person that does my loks now (yes, I travel back to NJ just to get my hair done). I've searched my area for a lok-shop that I thought was really knowledgeable about loks and couldn't find one.

I would look for someone who really knows about loks, who actually has them and has had them for some years. A person that uses natural products, not bees wax, no gels, nothing sticky. The guy that does my hair uses all natural products, in fact he mixes all of his products himself. He is able to answer and has been able to answer all the questions that I've asked him. My hair is not only healthy, it is strong and beautiful. I would look for a shop that knows about natural hair care and understands that loks ARE hair too and need to.

One more thing... when I schedule an appointment with him, I have him for the full time that it takes to do my hair - no wait, no line, just me getting my hair done.

Good luck and when you open, let me know - I'll come and check you out!
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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id like to know the 4 places in boston as well!
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: E City
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1. Do you think that there is a need for an all dreadlocking salon?
2. What would you look for in a dreadlock salon?

1.yes there is a need im looking and looking for a place that does dreads ive had my frinds start them but the need some real maintance right now.
2. a place that is true to dreadlocks but still does other styles would be good for bizzness

and if you could help me out with some maitance would be great
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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I live in Virginia and have been a resident of the DC, MD, VA area my whole life. Dreadlocks nowadays are VERY popular in this area yet, the availability of shops that specialize with dreads are not, however. Me being a resident of Northern Virginia I often have to drive 2+ hours south to the hampton area to find a shop that handles dreadlocks properly. Most people in the DMV area go to friends, women who have dreadlocks around the neighborhood or simply just dont get them done anymore after a certain length. The addition of a dreadlock shop in Virginia would be a great investment to the state as long as the services are top of the line.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Memphis,TN
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what is the salon in memphis called?
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Retirementland
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Just so everyone who was talking about cleanliness knows, at least with white folk, dreads tend to be a pretty clean hairstyle. They're not formed so much by not washing as they are by making the hair knot up. Clean hair - and I mean CLEAN, residue free - knots up easier than hair with oil or anything else in it. Some people are gross and have mildew and stuff in their locks, but there's a lot of people on the internet who have dreads that are super, super clean.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Yep ^ I had dreads for a little over 4 years and had them cut off about a year ago. ( ) No one ever believes the truth about them, though. Most people are not informed about dreads. They just assume they're "icky" and nothing anyone says will change that.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Retirementland
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I was thinking about getting dreads, so I did a lot of research. Sadly, my hair never wants to knot and it's soft and pin-straight. Which I guess is good since I can't do it, and thus have a more normal hairstyle, but it's obviously not good for dreading.
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