by Kiianah of Rockin’ it Napptural
Sisterlocks, created by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell, are an increasingly popular new-age spin on the traditional hair locking methods. Traditional locks tend to vary from medium to large. Sisterlocks are very tiny and uniform, taking 24 hours or more to install.
Sisterlocks is a trademark company, so no one can use the name in advertising, or install the style without being trained by a certified associate of the Sisterlocks company.
To make the cost more feasible, consultants offer the installation in a three visit package; the initial consultation, the locking session and the follow-up appointment.
I’ll admit, sisterlocks are beautiful and extremely versatile due to their small size. I can already think of a hundred and one styles I could create with them. They can potentially last a lifetime, and I’d never have to go to the salon again for a style that only lasts a week or so. Plus, sisterlocks have much less weight than traditional locks.
But I do question if the price is really worth it. Installations cost anywhere from $500 to $800, and re-twisting sessions typically cost $100.
Here is a sample (low end) price list from yournaturalimage.com;
Sisterlocks Package ‑Hair up to 4 Inches.….….….….….….…..$485.00
Sisterlocks Package ‑Hair 5–6 Inches.….….….….….….….…..$585.00
Sisterlocks Package ‑Hair 7–8 Inches.….….….….….….….…..$685.00
Sisterlocks Package ‑Hair over 9 Inches.….….….….….….……$100.00 per inch
The cost of installing and maintaining sisterlocks can really hurt the pockets, and an additional $1000 per year bill may not be feasible for some. For others however, sisterlocks could be a wise investment. Not only do you enjoy the journey of wearing locked hair, but you also enjoy the freedom of being able to create numerous different hair styles with your sisterlocks. It all depends on what works best for your lifestyle.
Ladies, are sisterlocks a style you would consider? Why or why not?
Kiianah is the creator of Rockin’ it Napptural, a vibrant natural hair, beauty and lifestyle blog which focuses on a simple approach to achieving healthy hair, skin and health. A natural-born writer with a glowing personality, she has a huge heart for rescue animals, big earrings and an obsession with dark chocolate.