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How To Make Dreadlocks

Loctician Training - Find Freedom, Fun & Flexibility

Can you earn money doing dreadlocks? This is something I asked myself many years ago when I was a hairdresser working in a salon. My boyfriend had dreadlocks and I regularly maintained them for him. Through my interest in reggae, I met many people in the dreadlock community and related to their different slant on life & the sense of freedom they radiated. I wondered if I could utilise my experience in hairdressing to start a dread business. From doing the odd client in my salon I gained more experience, then specialised in dreads before creating my own business as a loctican. I’ve never looked back. Speak to other dreadlock artists and I’m sure you’ll hear them endorse the lifestyle change too. If you enjoy meeting interesting people, like doing work that leaves someone with a smile & you prefer a job that doesn’t feel like work but is very practical compared to staring at a computer screen, then becoming a loctician may be the career for you. As Jim Rohn once said, “If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
Dreadlock Apprentice Training Program
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” - Annie Dillard
Since learning how to do natural dreadlocks for people I’ve found a way to do something I love, connect with fascinating people, travel, become financially independent and lead a balanced, fulfilling lifestyle. My only regret is not becoming a loctician earlier in my career.

Natural Dreadlock Course

After being disillusioned with the hairdressing style of the chemical method to dreadlock I moved into the crochet method and never looked back. I still love working as a dread artist but as I’m entering that age where satisfaction comes from passing on one’s knowledge, I feel excited to help empower others to become dreadlock artists.

Are you hearing the call to become a Dreadlock Apprentice?

Dreadlock Training Course Australia

Dreadlock Classes
Delivering comprehensive dreadlock training and all the elements of starting a new business cannot be done effectively in just 2 days.

Loctician School

Our dread lock course is broken up into two separate training programs, which each run for two days.

Not only do we learn better when breaking up the amount of time spent training but the other major benefit of the structure our dreadlock school offers is that after taking in the concepts you learn from Level 1 training you can go away and try them out. When you feel ready to grow further as a loctician you can then return for our Level 2 course.

Master Loctician Certification

Level 1 Master loctician certification - 2 Day program focusing on creating and maintaining dreadlocks as well as forming and marketing your dreadlock business.

Level 2 Master loctician certification - 2 Day program focusing on creating extensions, extending dreads, repairing locs as well as advanced marketing and managing business elements.

Course Feedback

I just finished my 1st level dreadlock locitician course today with Ginny from Dreadlocks Sydney and it was nothing short of amazing.

Ginny was very welcoming from the start and made me feel at home. She covered everything from forming dreads, maintenance and business advice on how to set up my own dreadlock venture.

Simone C

I cannot recommend this course enough as it was a wonderful couple of days and I’m sad It’s over. Thank you Ginny and Marcus for sharing your knowledge and helping me on this journey!

Dreadlock Classes

How To Do Dreadlocks Yourself

The 3 Fundamentals Of Our Time Together

Learning Gaining Dreadlock Knowledge

Making Theory Real

Hands On Making Theory Real

Find Dreadlock Community

Connection Find Dreadlock Community

Dreadlock School Training Location

Loctician Classes In The Beautiful Blue Mountains

Loctician Classes In The Beautiful Blue Mountains

I hold both two day master loctican certification trainings at my home in the Blue Mountains. The course is split between sessions in my yurt and sessions in my training room, which has a cosy log fire for the winter months.

There is a deck to sit on, a labyrinth to explore, covered areas and other nooks to enjoy the bushland views and array of birdlife.

Located in Katoomba, the hub of the Blue Mountains, I’m able to collect those travelling by public transport from the nearby train station.

Accomodation & Meals

You’ll be provided with accomodation for the Saturday night (or a weeknight when the course is run during the week).

The first two participants to book in get to sleep in the yurt, which many guests remark on providing them with one of the most restful sleeps they’ve had. Other participants are given accomodation within the main house.

Lunch on both days is provided as well as dinner on the Saturday night so you needn’t worry about having to sort out meals. Breakfast on Sunday morning often involves having a French crepe maker come and cook for us. Meals are vegetarian.

Being so close to the tourist Mecca that the Blue Mountains is, you also have the option of heading out to one of the restaurants or cafes close by.

*Note that unlike the industry of hairdressing, there is no official regulatory body in Australia (like most countries) for dreadlocking. The course we provide is offered on the understanding that this is a private training program.

#Once two participants book their place a date will be set for the course (either a weekend or two consecutive weekdays) which suits those attending. The course will remain open to other participants joining but no more than 5 spots will be available in total to ensure the training is personalised.

Training For Dreadlocks Cost

The investment for each of the 2 day Master loctician certification programs we offer is $1400.

For those who have attended the Level 1 training there is a $300 discount on the Level 2 course.

What you will receive:

~Professional dreadlock training by a qualified hairdresser and experienced locitician.

~Business development and marketing skills to help you establish a successful dreadlock business.

~ Training manuals

~A starter kit of dreadlock tools which you can use to operate your dreddie business.

~Accomodation at our tranquil Blue Mountains abode

~Meals over the 2 day program

~Access to a private Facebook group where you can find support and marketing assistance

~An opportunity after the course to accompany Ginny at a dreadlock appointment to get more hands on experience and live training

~A memorable couple of day full of connection with fellow loc lovers

Dreadlock Training Course

Why take part in our Dreadlock Apprentice program?

It’s hard to find an in-person dreadlock course in Australia.

Most of us are experiential learners who find that online/youtube style training just doesn’t compare to learning onsite with direct feedback.

We’re Sydney’s only dreadlock school and the only course delivered by a qualified hairdresser and experienced loctician.