i thought some people on here would be intrested.
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gosh im scared. O_o
i have pretty much come to the conclusion that i'm gonna start doing my own little dread biz side project. (hello SoCal Dreadies!)
so far, i've put dreads in marti's hair (_liftedtothesky), and done maintenance on sarah's (ieathighlighter).
...i think i'm good at it, and it's super fun. i've already set up a gmail account to use (blondiedread at gmail - hell yeh), and i'm in the process of designing business cards. (so many times people have stopped me on the street to ask where i had mine "done" or "could i fix theirs?" even when my parents where here, a guy and his gf stopped me in the mail to discuss dread upkeep.)
i'm gonna make up flyers and post them in tattoo parlors, head/smoke shops, and alternative hair salons (if they don't mind? i'm sure they get phone calls and dont know what to do with them - i'll give them a percentage for anyone the refer?), as well as getting the word out here on lj, and on dread sites like knottyboy and dreadhq.
it's an idea. i think, maybe, a good one.
and i have to "decide on an hourly rate, and stick with it"
(so far, i haven't exactly charged. i told marti she could just buy me n' kevin dinner, and sarah made me a fantastic green n' brighter green headband :))
i was thinking on charging differently, depending on the service. putting dreads in is FAR more taxing than maintenence, so.. maybe $17/hr for "installation" (hahah) and $14/hr for upkeep? (both based on "average" lenth hair - excessively long/short hair prices would vary accordingly, of course)
i know places like hair police charge about $300-$400 to put in a dread perm, and that's ridiculous. i dont know their maintenance charges.
i just picked these numbers randomly.. because they sounded good.
anyhoooooooo, i mentioned that i did upkeep on ieathighlighter. that was this sunday, aand, of course, i have pictures. :)
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If indeed I do have mold, is my only course of action to cut them off? I don't want to cut them, but I do realize they're just hair, and so I wouldn't exactly cry about it either. That said, I'd prefer to keep them.
So, what's the deal?
actually a friend paid me 5 bucks for two dreads so i let him take em... It might lead to me eventually cutting them all off... but if i canmake a profit from it, why not! Fund raising for me! But I will grow them back for sure... only fatter next time!
I didn't post for a long time. so here's a picture :)
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i guess i just wanted to say hello. so, hello.
any tips/tricks (that wouldn't be found in the memories) would be much appreciated.
and i'm spent
heykidsitslauren: me too!
heykidsitslauren: my friend told me to just knot them through each other
heykidsitslauren: you know
heykidsitslauren: but ive heard thats bad
heykidsitslauren: so im going to get the consensus of gudu on livejournal
so yeah, let's have a really comprehensive thread on here about the pros and cons of knotting your dreads through each other to make the roots tighter, shall we?
1 2 3 go!
second, I need to have less loose hairs. I really really don't want to use wax. I think that there is still some wax in my hair fromlike 2-3 months ago when i first dreaded my hair. I hear of a lemon juice thing? maybe lime juice? I have no clue, inform me!
The Dave Matthews Band's "Dreamgirl" video
Everyone looks hotter with locks.
like woahh man! its been abit.... my photowhore self is gona share some updates :P
more under the cut!
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