Ok I know this definitely is not covered in the memories lol. My question is for the people on this community who are dreading professionals (as in, charge a fee for starting/maintaining dreadlocks) I've had someone ask me to start his dreads, and maintain them after as they need it. If it was someone I knew then I might consider doing it for free, or a barter. But he's barely an aquaintance, and plus I've been considering starting to offer my services in this way anyway, since there don't seem to be any people in my area that do this, other than the usual wax-n-twist shops. And I LOVE dreads and doing hair, it's really my passion. I have started two sets of my own, plus a friends, done a dread perm, made lots of dread extenders, done maintenance and crocheting and alot of synth dreads. As well as a LOT of haircolor both on dreaded and brushable hair. I do NOT use wax or bands. I feel that I'm pretty good at this. But I have no clue what to charge. How do you guys do it? Do you offer a flat rate/hourly rate/amount per dread? What's fair and reasonable? If you don't feel comfortable discussing your rates on here, please email me at email@example.com to discuss this further.
Also a shout-out to anyone with dreads needing maintainance or who wants dreads in the Pittsburgh,PA area - I'm available both to start your dreads or do maintainence. I will be charging very reasonable prices, I know what I'm doing, and I love what I do.