Welcome to the DreadlockDrums School Of Loctician Training

Become a DreadlocksDrums Certified Loctician with our hands on Dreadlock Making Course where you will learn the secrets of ultimate locking techniques without using wax or nasty chemicals.

This jam packed Ultimate Dreadlock Masterclass is where you need to be to learn the techniques and skills to create and maintain dreadlocks.

DreadlocksDrums is the first established Loctician Training School in South Australia and we have trained many Locticians to achieve their goals and live the dream of becoming their own boss, choosing their own hours working either part or full time from home or mobile & running their own business.

This one on one, hands on loctician training course is delivered by Jo Richards – Chief Mama at Dreadlocks Drums. Jo is a globally renowned international loctitian, teacher, author and successful business owner who has over 30 years of valuable experience to share with you.

The course is packed with her knowledge, skills and experience and is located at DreadlockDrums HQ in Hindmarsh Valley, South Australia. All tools and materials needed will be provided for you to use and take home.

The DreadlocksDrums Certified Loctician Training Courses are run once a year with a maximum of four trainees at a time to ensure quality of individual training.

Full support is given for all trainees after graduating from the course for 12 months after completion. Many of us remain friends and message each other if unsure or need extra help. We have a great supportive community.

Here is what you receive:

  • 2 Day Intensive Hands On Training
  • Hand Holding. 8 Additional Studio sessions on Live Heads includes, but not limited to: Create 1 full head of single ended dreadlock extensions, 1 Full Head Installation with Extensions, 1 Full Head Installation Without Extensions, 5 Root to Tip Maintenance sessions.
  • How to make Dreadlocks with a Crochet Hook
  • Sectioning Techniques on Mannequin heads
  • Lock Maintenance – Crochet, Re-attachment, Repair & Care
  • Lock Extensions – Make & Attach. Human, Woollen & Synthetic
  • Styling – Space Buns, Dread Buns, Fishtails & Plaits
  • Tuition on: Quoting, Pricing, Hair Type, Lock Sizing, Reality V Fantasy
  • Setting up a home based business
  • Ongoing support for 12 months​
  • Your DreadlocksDrums Certified Loctician certificate

Here is how it happens:

  • The Course is run on our 10 acre permaculture property over 2 full days twice a year. There is the opportunity to camp or hire a room if travel is an issue.
  • The first day we make dreadlocks off head & learn about sections
  • Live models will be available to work on for the second day.
  • Home cooked Vegetarian Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.
  • Certification issued only after completion of the whole course that means the 2 day course plus the hand holding allocated studio time.
  • Alternative arrangements can be made for International & Interstate trainees.

Once all steps have been completed and your work is of an acceptable standard you will become an Affiliate and benefit from referrals & collaborations but don’t take our word for it, read some testimonials from some happy students

This course is the first step to becoming a good Loctician. Experience and Practice is key which is why the Studio time is so important. There will be plenty of opportunities to book in your dates to gain work experience in the Studio with Jo on Live heads. It is highly recommended to book your studio dates in advance. If you are not able to do this there is the option of sending in videos/pictures of your work to complete the course if you live interstate or another country.

The next course dates are as follows:

  • March, 2024

The DreadlocksDrums Certified Loctician Training Course is $3,550. The investment must be made in full, one week before commencement. A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be required to secure your place. You will be required to purchase the training manual from Amazon Kindle using this link. Dreadlocks: How to make and maintain Dreadlocks

Alternatively you can order a paperback version from us in the studio $49.

For further details you can email us via the contact form or call Jo on 0498 665 655.