Commonly Asked Questions
What form of payment do we accept?
We accept debit/credit card all major carriers, Zelle or Cash (No Cashapp unless you're giving a tip)
Where are we located?
True Beauty Salon & Spa
14846 Wyndham Lakes Blvd
Orlando, FL 32824
Do we wash hair?
Yes, we offer a basic wash on all of our Locs services.
Do we service Loc Extensions?
At this time we are not offering this service, but we hope to add it in the near future
Do we take walk-ins?
We operate by appointments only - No Walk-Ins
Do we service instant locs (dreads)? and How?
Yes instantLocs are being serviced. Please visit the Instant Locs page for more information on the service and how to set up an appointment. (A consultation is required)
What are our business hours?
We operate Tues - Fri from 10:00am - 7:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm. Closed Sunday and Monday (Also closed major holidays)
How long does it take for dreadlocks to fully mature?
The amount of time it takes for dreads to fully mature varies greatly based on hair type, installation and maintenance methods. Generally speaking well maintained dreadlocks will fully mature in about 1.5-2 years, and dreads that are free-formed or neglected typically take 3-5 years to fully mature.
How long does it take for dreadlocks to lock up?
The amount of time it takes for dreads to lock up varies significantly based on hair type and choice of method. Also consider that the term “lock up” means to get knots established in your dreadlocks whereas the term “mature” refers more to when your dreadlocks are very well established and fully tightened.
Kinky hair types lock up the easiest whereas straighter hair types take more effort and care.
For twist and rip, backcomb, palm rolling, and free form methods you should expect 12-18 months to lock up and reach maturity.
Interlocking, in some cases never locks up properly for Kinky hair, which mainly depends on how skilled your stylist is with interlocking. For straighter hair types interlocking never fully locks up, it just creates a braided or giant knot effect in your hair that is not truly a dreadlock.
For twisting in Kinky Afro hair the timeframe is typically 6-12 months. Mixed races will experience a longer timeframe with this method. Twisting in Straighter hair types typically falls out within a day or two and is highly discouraged for straight hair types.
For the crochet method your hair is locked up on day one for any hair type! It’s literally instant. This method will also produce the quickest route to fully mature dreadlocks.
How long will I have to go through the awkward phase with dreadlocks?
The awkward phase varies significantly in severity and length of time and is influenced by hair type, installation and maintenance methods, and the products you use.
With the twist and rip, backcomb, palm rolling, and free form methods you will experience the greatest severity and length of time dealing with the awkward phase. Typically around 6-12 months.
With twisting you will experience loose dreadlocks due to the fact that your hair is simply twisted and not actually locked up initially. The products used while twisting are important to hold the twist in place however they reduce the locking ability in many cases. Typically around 6-12 months.
With the crochet method the only awkwardness you’ll deal with is some fuzziness with certain hair types. But the crochet method is the most effective method to reduce or even eliminate the awkward phase. Typically 0-3 months, with proper maintenance.