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Welcome

to the weird side

Hey there. Here at Eldritch Locs, we celebrate the weird, the strange, the eccentric, and the otherworldly. 

However you identify, however you choose to present yourself to the world, you are safe here. Whatever makes you different and makes people give you weird looks, it is welcome here. The only rule: be kind to others.

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I'm Kaeley. I believe dreadlocks are a form of body modification similar to tattoos, piercings, and other procedures. Dreadlocks, as well as other forms of body modification, teach patience. They teach acceptance. They teach surrender. And they reward with confidence, happiness, and authenticity.

 

 

This is why I do what I do. Locking my hair has changed my life in so many ways, and I love being able to do that for others. It is my missions to create a space where people feel safe to express themselves in their truest form.

I was about 15 years old when I first fell in love with dreadlocks. I don't even remember the person or image I saw that struck me, but what I do remember is obsessively devouring any literature about dreadlocks that I could get my hands on, which in the early 2000s, wasn't much. I was limited to dreadlock forums with various forms of vague or just plain bad advice.

As I got older, I became fascinated with the way a hair color and style changes a person, so I decided to enroll in hair school. Coming from a conservative family, wild hair was not an option for me, but that didn't mean I couldn't give it to others.

After obtaining my license in 2011, I started growing bored with salon world. I needed something to light my fire again. Barbering was closer, and I pursued that for several years, getting my add-on license in 2018.

 

That same year, having accomplished almost all the hair colors and styles I was interested in on my own head at some point, I started looking for something new. This hunt led me to temporary dreadlock extensions. I amassed quite a collection, and was soon known for wearing them. It wasn't long after that that a demand for natural dreadlock services was born and my fire was reignited. I became obsessed; attending classes, practicing whenever possible and even working as a dreadlock and natural hair specialist for Denver Fashion Week. I have taught classes on dreadlocks, traveled for my work, and been featured on Voyage Denver twice.

In the future, I hope to continue my multicultural work, and travel around the globe. It is my firm belief that everyone looks better when they're confident, and I want to continue transforming people and helping them express their true selves.

When I'm not working, learning, or practicing, I love to just hang out with my dog and 2 cats, watching Futurama and psychological thrillers. I drink way too much coffee and eat way too much pasta.