Sunday, 30 November 2014

Dreadmaker Directory: North America

Here on Lazydreads.com I try to provide all the tools necessary to allow anyone to start dreadlocks. For some people this means guides and video tutorials, but for others it comes in the form of the ability to connect with experienced dreadlock makers in their area.

Starting dreadlocks, especially for the first time, can be quite a scary endeavour and some people prefer the comfort of having the process started by someone who has experience. Below you will find a list of dreadmakers from around the world, along with the methods they use, their level of experience and their contact details.

The information on this page has been provided by the dreadmakers. While I try my best to only include appropriate entries it is up to you to make sure that the dreadmaker you choose is capable of providing the assistance which you are looking for - it's your hair, make sure you're 100% happy with what you're getting BEFORE you move forward. For more information you may wish to check my Salon Vs Homemade video.



Canada

Name: Magan T 
Location: Calgary, AB
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet, extensions
Since: 2010
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: Etsy

Name: Erika Love 
Location: Edmonton, AB 
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet
Since: 2011
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: erikaaluv@gmail.com

Name: Kiri Ann
Location: Edmonton, AB 
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet
Since: 2011
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: tribal_backbone@hotmail.com

Name: Melody Norris
Location: Peace Region, AB + BC & Thunder Bay, ON
Method(s) used: crochet weaving
Since: 2007
Website/Page link: Tumblr
Other contact details: melannenorris@hotmail.com

Name: The Dreadquarters
Location: Vancouver, BC 
Method(s) used: Crochet weaving
Since: 2011
Website/Page link: Dread Quarters
Other contact details: info@thedreadquarters.com

Name: Lunar Dreadlocks
Location: London, Ont
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet, extensions
Since: 2011
Website/Page link: Facebook
Website (under construction): Lunardreadlocks


United States

Name: Geardreads
Location: Chico, CA
Method(s) used: backcomb, twist & rip, crochet
Since: 2016
Website/Page link: Facebook

Name: Megan Hurst
Location: Corona, CA
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet, extensions
Since: 2002
Website/Page link: Instagram @atomic.blonde
Other contact details: 951-265-2941

Name: Christina Runt Gutierrez
Location: Long Beach, CA
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet
Since: 2007
Website/Page link: Instagram @corpus_callosum
Other contact details: dreadsbyrunt@yahoo.com

Name: Meshelle Melone
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Method(s) used: felting, root wrapping, wet set, crochet hook
Since: 2001
Website/Page link: Meshelle Melone
Other contact details: Facebook

Name: Sacred Locs
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Method(s) used: crochet
Since: 2010
Website/Page Link: Sacred Locs
Other contact details: Instagram

Name: West LA Dreads
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Method(s) used: twist & rip, crochet
Since: 2010
Website/Page Link: West LA Dreads
Other contact details: info@westladreads.com

Name: Meshelle Melone
Location: Orange County, CA
Method(s) used: crochet hook
Since: 2011
Website/Page link: n/a
Other contact details: Cristiamccs@gmail.com

Name: Victor Barreto
Location: Orange County, CA
Method(s) used: backcomb, twist & rip, crochet
Since: 2011
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: Barreto4veron@hotmail.com

Name: Selena Bahena
Location: Santa Ana, CA
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2012
Website/Page link: Little-Monsters
Other contact details: Instagram @mermaidlife

Name: Raging Roots Studio
Location: Enfield, CT
Method(s) used: twist & rip, crochet
Since: 2010
Website/Page link: Raging Roots
Other contact details: Facebook
E-mail: ragingrootsstudio@gmail.com

Name: Colby Neumeister
Location: Washington, DC
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook, latch hook
Since: 2014
Website: Colby Neumeister

Name: Brenda Watt
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet, wool cap, root maintenance
Since: 2009
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: brendalwatt@aol.com

Name: Cassidy Stowell
Location: Pensacola, FL
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2013
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other Contact details: 1-(850)-291-1009

Name: Dollylocks
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook, extensions
Since: 2002
Website/Page link: Dollylocks
Other contact details: 727-643-1124

Name: Jo A. Roy
Location: Aragon, GA
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: n/a
Other contact details: RubyBayGonya@aol.com
Name: Korey
Location: Kennesaw, Marietta, Acworth, GA
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet
Since: 2009
Website/Page link: Facebook

Name: GSpot Hair Design
Location: Des Moines, IA
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet, felting, wool temporary dreads
Since: 2000
Website/Page link: GSpot Hair Design

Name: GSpot Hair Design
Location: Iowa City, IA
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet, felting, wool temporary dreads
Since: 2000
Website/Page link: GSpot Hair Design

Name: GSpot Hair Design
Location: Chicago, IL
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet, felting, wool temporary dreads
Since: 2000
Website/Page link: GSpot Hair Design

Name: Elkhart Dreadlocks
Location: Elkhart, IN
Method(s) used: crochet
Since: 2005
Website/Page link: Facebook

Name: Luna Eversong
Location: South East, IN
Method(s) used: twist & ripbackcomb, crochet, extensions
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: nymm.suicide@gmail.com

Name: Nick Lewis
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Method(s) used: twist & ripbackcomb
Since: 2013
Website/Page link: n/a
Other contact details: nicklewis190@yahoo.com

Name: Drake Boutté
Location: Lafayette, LA
Method(s) used: backcomb
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: hdrake11@yahoo.com

Name: Sarah Broskowitz
Location: Gardner, MA
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2012
Website/Page link: Instagram @Sarah_bee3
Other contact details: srh_leone@yahoo.com

Name: Vanna Eckmyre
Location: Corunna, MI
Method(s) Used: backcomb, crochet
Since: 2007
Page: Facebook
Other Contact Details: Hagcraft@gmail.com

Name: Meshelle Melone
Location: Detroit, MI
Method(s) used: felting, root wrapping, wet set, crochet hook
Since: 2001
Website/Page link: Meshelle Melone
Other contact details: Facebook

Name: Those Lovely Locks
Location: Asheville, NC
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook, twist & coil, braidlocs
Since: 2015
Website/Page link: Those Lovely Locks
Other contact details: thoselovelylocks@yahoo.com

Name: HoldieLocks
Location: Morehead City, NC
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet hook
Since: 2008
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: holdenmaynorgoon@gmail.com

Name: Brandon Donathan
Location: Sanford, NC
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2013
Website/Page link: Facebook

Name: Mirriam Warner
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip
Since: 2015
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: Warnermirriam@gmail.com

Name: Erika Deerman
Location: Akron, OH
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook, extensions, comb outs
Since: 2010
Website/Page link: Facebook

Name: Manda Hill
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Method(s) used: twist & rip, crochet hook, extensions
Since: 2010
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: hill.mnd@gmail.com

Name: Aaron Brownfield
Location: East Liverpool, OH
Method(s) used: backcomb
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: GuitarGod423@yahoo.com

Name: Jozee Huber
Location: Lima, OH
Method(s) Used: backcomb, crochet
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: dreadsandbeats@gmail.com

Name: Ashley & Nicholas Kellar
Location: Warren, OH
Method(s) Used: backcomb, twist & rip, crochet
Since: 2010
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: ashleykellar0623@gmail.com

Name: Elizabeth jackson
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Method(s) used: twist & rip
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: N/a
Other contact details: Elizabethjackson8690@gmail.com

Name: Grateful Dreads
Location: Medford, OR
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2010
Website: Grateful Dreads
Other contact details: Facebook

Name: Lisa Zielinski
Location: Portland/Gresham, OR
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet hook
Since: 2011
Website: Worldlee Locks

Name: Stevie Rae Žugaj
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2013
Email: mermaidsvein@yahoo.com

Name: Colby Neumeister
Location: Harrisburg/York, PA
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook, latch hook
Since: 2014
Website: Colby Neumeister

Name: John Human
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Method(s) used: root rubbing, needle-and-thread, crochet hook
Since: 2011
Website/Page link: N/a
Other contact details: 717-681-8155 or 717-965-4442

Name: Nnobi's Natural Nack
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet, latch hook
Since: 2000
Website/Page link: Instagram
Other contact details: 1-215-844-8680

Name: Rebel Rebel Organic Hair
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet
Since: 2008
Website/Page link: Rebel Rebel Organic Hair
Other contact details: (267) 858-0964

Name: Ashley Briggs
Location: Beaufort, SC
Method(s) used: twist & rip
Since: 2013
Website/Page link: n/a
Other contact details: abriggs36@gmail.com

Name: Killian Johnson
Location: Beaufort, SC
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: n/a
Other contact details: grizzydog14@yahoo.com

Name: Jake Matlock
Location: Gallatin, TN
Method(s) used: backcomb, twist & rip, crochet
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: matlock.jake5@gmail.com

Name: Megan Loope
Location: Nashville, TN
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip
Since: 2011
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: dreadedmeganlou@gmail.com

Name: Dani
Location: Tullahoma, TN
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2012
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: ryder.dani@gmail.com

Name: Julianne
Location: Austin area, TX
Method(s) used: 
Since: 2016
Website/Page link: Dreadlocks Austin
Other contact details: Facebook

Name: Liz
Location: Bastrop (Austin area), TX
Method(s) used: hook, wrap, twist
Since: 2001
Website/Page link: Dreadlock Studio

Name: Fairen
Location: Houston, TX
Methods used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: fairen.childs@yahoo.com

Name: Suzanne Martin
Location: San Antonio, TX
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2012
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: sweetelfey@Gmail.com

Name: Rosa Keith
Location: Hampton, VA
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip, latch hook
Since: 2012
Website: Facebook
Other contact details: dreadlockin4life@gmail.com

Name: Sarah Coffin
Location: Bellingham, WA
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip
Since: 2013
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: wickedly_esoteric@yahoo.com

Name: Wild By Design
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Method(s) used: lace hook
Since: 2008
Website/Page link: Wild By Design
Other contact details: 757-603-3904

Name: Luke Revello
Location: Altoona, WI
Methods used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: revelllj@uwec.edu

Name: Brittany Mighall
Location: La Crosse, WI
Methods used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet
Since: 2013
Website/Page link: Facebook


This list is constantly being added to and updated. If you would like to add your details email your:

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Please note: I will not list dreadmakers who use wax.