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Dollylocks Dreadlock Training - Vol 1 Beginner

An introduction to creating perfect dreadlocks!

This Vol. I Beginners Course is open to any and everyone. In it, Alin Leslie will teach you how to create and maintain new dreadlocks on brush-able hair. You will learn to section and backcomb hair, use a custom made crochet hook to compress each individual dreadlock, and secure each base with a slipknot base-tie. We will briefly cover sectioning and the importance of brick-lay patterns and backcombing.

In this course you will learn:

Part 1 – Sectioning Basics

  • Learn how to divide the hair into areas to prepare for dreadlock installation

Part 2 – Backcombing

  • Learn to avoid common mistakes in dreadlock creation
  • Discover how to achieve even compression through the length of the dreadlock
  • Learn to recognize and correct errors, ensuring a perfect and uniform dreadlock

Part 3 – Hookwork

  • Learn to prevent breakage when using a hook on hair
  • Learn to ensure that the hair is secured within the dreadlock
  • Learn to prevent inconsistencies and rectify mistakes

Part 4 - Base Ties / Slipknots

  • Understand the importance of hair angle and tension
  • Learn to secure the base of the dreadlock to ensure clean sectioning
  • Bring together all of your new dreadlock creation skills to create tight, secure dreadlocks

Part 5 - Advanced Sectioning

  • Master techniques for pre-sectioning hair to prevent uneven dreadlocks
  • Learn to make subsequent rows of dreadlocks above your starting row
  • Learn to section hair around the crown of the head


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Your Instructor


Alin Leslie
Alin Leslie
Dollylocks Founder and Creator Alin Leslie has always had a talent and passion for artistic and creative hair styling. Shortly after her 1993 graduation from The College of Hair Design Cosmetology School in Lincoln, Nebraska, she followed her dream to New York City where she began creating editorial and club inspired looks with synthetic and human hair.
Smitten and mesmerized by the volume and texture that dreadlocks and hair extensions created in her styles, she began specializing in these methods and services. Dollylocks was born in 1997 with an overwhelming request for hair pieces, extensions, braids, and dreadlock additions.
In 2002, Alin relocated herself and her business to Saint Petersburg, Florida, opening the very first Dollylocks Salon! Over the past 20 years Alin has worked diligently, proudly perfecting Dollylocks methods and techniques for dreadlock creation, implementation and development, including the revolutionary Dollylocks Professional Organic Dreadlocking System.
The Dollylocks Professional Organic Dreadlock Product Line launched in 2011 and is truly one of a kind! It is the only natural and organic professional product line specifically designed for Dreadlocks. The entire product line is water soluble, residue-free, vegan, gluten-free, and certified cruelty-free!



Frequently Asked Questions


Who can sign up for this course?
Anyone can take this introductory online class!
What materials will I need for this course?
You will need to purchase a practice mannequin head with long hair and several alligator-stye hair clips. Once you have enrolled in the course, we will contact you to provide you with the additional materials that you will need.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. We are available to provide assistance to help you troubleshoot any issues you may run into.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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