Technology ™️

by Tarantula On Stilts
Introductory course
May 13th-16th 2020
San Francisco,ca

This in-depth course will differentiate you from every other dreadlock artist on social media. Learn the true facts on how wearing dreadlocks effects the scalp and body on a cellular level. Be a part of the hair loss prevention solution and not the dreaded problem.

Vegan lunch, snacks and tea provided. We will go out to lunch as a team during our in-salon day. You provide your own lodging, if traveling from out of town, please let us know if you need any recommendations. Airbnb is a great stay! This is an intimate and personal 4-day course with a lot of comprehensive information, individual attention is key. Space is limited. Thank you so much for your interest and I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Be a part of the hair loss prevention solution and not the dreaded problem.

  • How to hand spin airy, light sustainable locs
  • About holistic scalp and loc care
  • Yogic science for hair loss
  • Asanas for body fatigue (from standing/working long hours)
  • Yogic stretches for hand/joint pain (essential for every dreadlock Alchemist/artist)
  • Protect yourself and client with healthy energy transfer
  • Antennae anatomy
  • Bio and botanical alchemy for problematic scalp and skin issues
  • About the nutritional process behind body Alkalization (truly balancing pH levels from the inside and out, optimizing healthy hair growth/regrowth, helping to cure problematic scalp issues)
  • NeoLoc Technology building root maintenance for hair-loss prevention  
  • Client consultation and business optimization
  • Master your craft
  • Create your own schedule 
  • Work from home


  • Mannequin head
  • Scalp care necessities 
  • Crochet hook
  • Loc separating tool
  • Mini scissors 
  • Comb
  • Clips
  • Tote bag 
  • Essential oils and “potion” supplies 
  • Course outline


  • Meet and greet! Student introduction
  • NeoLoc Technology Introduction and history
  • Dreadlock evolution and its place in the beauty and fashion industry
  • Evolution of the Neo Dread subculture
  • Evolution of the Locking technique -there’s a method to the madness
  • Debunking of every technique out there on the market from past to present
  • Epigenetics vs Genetics
  • Pharmaceutical side effects
  • Hair loss medications and their side effects (prescription and over the counter)
  • Who’s the right candidate for sustainable Hand spun dreadlocks (never give false hope)
  • Hair loss statistics from dreadlocks
  • Hair loss effects
  • Functions of the skin and scalp circulation
  • Hair structure, physiology, chemistry & anatomy
  • Hair growth cycle, texture, pigment and classification
  • Balancing hair, scalp PH
  • Scalp disorders- Identification & Diagnosis
  • Alopecia causes and effects on your client
  • Resting phases of growth know when to schedule maintenance
  • Healthy hair loss
  • Holistic/Natural remedies for hair loss prevention and scalp disorders


  • Demo with dreadlock model:
  • BioAlchemy Cosmic Breath class for lowering cortisol levels
  • Yogic holistic hair science class
  • Client consultation
  • Scalp scoping
  • Dreadlock/Scalp deep cleansing
  • Maintenance and cleansing demo
  • Hand Spun Locs demo
  • Hair follicle inflammation
  • Benefits of Essential oils (how essential oil mimic our scalps natural oils)
  • Dry scalp vs seborrheic dermatitis
  • Scalp soothing remedies (natural vs over the counter)
  • Scalp disorder and hair loss remedies
  • Calming Scalp manipulations and stress soothers
  • Scalp treatments botanical recipes
  • How to prep your clients scalp prior to their installation
  • Stress of weighted hairstyles
  • Even weight distribution theory from scalp to ends (low tension root maintenance)
  • Origins of The Dread Perm
  • Pros and cons of Chem Locs


  • Nutrition Class
  • Hand Spun Demo by Yours Truly
  • Recap of 1st day theory
  • Introduction to biotin rich food, optimum hydration and nutrition (taught by Narasimha Dass)
  • Your Personal technique demonstration
  • TOS hand spun method vs various methods (past, present and on trend)
  • NeoLoc Tech Hand Spun locking technique ~demo
  • Q&A


  • Hands On with dreadlock model
  • Potions class (natural essential/plant based oils)
  • Know your hand spun client demographic 
  • TOS Revamp mini theory 
  • Know when to say no and how to recommend another dreadlock artist (with love)
  • The Secret to my Consultations ~Demo
  • Mock up consultation with your new found wealth of knowledge 
  • How to increase your service prices
  • How to book your new services (work smarter not harder)
  • How to market your new fountain of information safely-how to set yourself apart from every other dreadlock artist out there 
  • Q&A wrap up! 

Let’s build a dreaded community cosmic web to discuss self-care, dreadlocks and our clients that wear them. Opening up a new portal toward becoming the dreadlock alchemist your dreaded people dream of, helping all walks of life in every realm.

“Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.”