Coronavirus update

Good news for your locs! I have been back to work doing maintenance only since July, but I do believe I will be reopening for new installs shortly.

Masks are a must. Bring your own food and drink. Smoking of any kind must be done outside.

If you are ready to start your journey or just need some maintenance, I am ready to get you in and your locs feeling fine.

Thank you for your continued client loyalty.

Violet

We DO NOT do extensions

We have had an influx of inquiries about dreadlock extensions recently, and we would like to address that.

Wild by Design does NOT offer extension services.  We approach dreadlocks from a natural and spiritual standpoint, not as fashion*. With that in mind, dreadlocks are a journey of patience and self love.  If this is not the dreadlock route you want to take, we recommend finding a studio that better fits your needs.

Thank you for your understanding,

Wild by Design team

* There are a multitude of reasons that extension services are not offered. There are no exceptions.

Covid-19

Thank you so much for your continued support during these times.

So far the governor has stated that all nonessential businesses are to close their doors indefinitely at this point. This time may seem scary and isolating but remember we’re doing this to show love and community by keeping one another safe.

We look forward to opening our doors again as soon as the all clear is called. Anyone’s appointment who has been pushed back will be first in line for a new appointment times once the closures have been lifted.

Remember to wash your hair more often during this time, as this virus lives on fibers for up to six days. So remember if you’re out at the grocery store that means you have to come home and wash your hair. You can also mist your locks down with an alcohol and lemon/lavender essential oil blend which should kill off any living viruses on the surface of your hair. Keep in mind I have a medical background but I am no doctor.

Please stay safe and we look forward to working with everyone of you in the near future!

Happy Holidays!

No matter what you celebrate, I hope your holiday season was relaxing and fun.

With that being said, we are back in the office again after our holiday celebrations. If you’ve been waiting for a response from us, we will be working our way through inquires over the next couple day’s. Seems a few people wanted dreadlocks for Christmas! 🙂

Looking forward to working with you all again this 2020!

We DONOT “crochet”

Just to clarify, we don’t do any “crocheting” of dreads. We use a small tool and weave your hair back into place using a technique we developed in-house.

“Crochet” is such a loose term and is varies from stylist to stylist. There is no “crochet method” other than simply using a crochet hook. The term “crochet” had even been applied to techniques done with a latch hook.

With that said, when you come here you are getting The Wild by Design method not “the crochet method.” We don’t retwist, backcomb, twist & rip, crochet, felt, or interlock. We also don’t use any products other than witch hazel during the process.

The Season is fast approaching

Winter and the holiday season is quickly approaching, and we’d like you to let us help you make your holiday season a beautiful one.

Make sure to pre-book your holiday appointments in advance to save the hassle and heartache of trying to squeeze in before the New Year.

Our busiest times of the year are October-January*, so snag your appointment before they are all gone.

-Wild by Design

*your patience is appreciated as it can take longer than usual for inquiries to be processed during that time.

Dr. Bronner’s is NOT dreadlock safe!

Dr. Bronner’s uses a process called Super Fatting. Super Fatting is a process where additional oils/fats are added after the saponification process. In order to be deemed Dreadlock Safe, 100% of the ingredients need to be saponified (made water soluble). Otherwise, the fats and oils get trapped in the loc in the form of residue and build up.

There is a list of Tested Safe shampoos here in a previous post and on our IG story highlights: @Wild.by.Design.pnw

When in doubt wash scalp & locs with Bakings Soda, rinse BS out, rinse again with a 1:4 Apple Cider Vinegar/Water mix, then rinse AGAIN, thoroughly, with cool, clean water.

Inclement Weather & Last minute openings

Good morning everyone,

The weather has been pretty bad. We have gotten dumped with snow over the past week and it is due to continue throughout this week. That being said, we ARE NOT closed, but we are having issues booking appointments.

If you are willing/able to drive up and be on time in the snow, please text or email us ASAP and we can get you in on one of our upcoming cancelation spots.

The weather forecasters do a decent enough job these days that weather isn’t really a reason to miss your appointment. Please plan slower routes and give yourself adequate time to get here. Remember, if it usually takes you about 40min to get here, plan for 80min. If you arrive early, there are tons of great spots to check out right up the road to keep you occupied till your appointment.

Be safe and well!

Wild by Design Team

Patience

I’m sorry if I am not able to reply to emails fast enough for everyone or if I am difficult to reach, but I am just one person and I do have a family.

I try very hard to give 100% to each client that comes through my door. Which means that I don’t answer emails/calls while I’m with a client. That only gives me about 2 days a week to answer emails and book appointments. That also means that I work 7 days a week.

Also, if you tell me you are in no hurry, I WILL take that to heart and prioritize other people who are in a time crunch.

Please try to understand.

Thank you so much 🙏🏼

Violet

Wild by Design