I've been considering dreading for about 3 years now as my ex boyfriend had them and I've been fascinated ever since. it took a long time for my hair to grow out, now it's at a decent length and I know could add on to them if need be. the only thing is I'm going to school for nursing and I do want to be taken seriously, I know that work ethic is what matters and should come first, but that's not always the case. I've wanted them for years and years I love them so much, just not sure if they'd fit my face, or what have you. my hair is very thick and curly though, and i guess combing out could be an option if they don't look as I think they will, I wouldn't dare chop it all off. the more I looked through this community the more my urge became persistant to just stop 'thinking' about it and actually have them done. I was wondering what accurate price ranges for my hair to be dreaded and have some hair added on to have them belly-button length would be, I don't want to go over priced and I certainly don't want anything too cheap (firm believer in: you get what you pay for). Or if anyone is in the area and knows a good lot, I'd like to consult with them? I'm in the LA area, about 30 minutes from Hollywood and Downtown but would be willing to travel. Thanks.