Sisterlocks is a trademark company founded in 1993 by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell. Sisterlocks invites women to embrace a natural hair care system that is self-affirming and truly gorgeous. The company motto says it all: “Sisterlocks is not about a hairstyle, it’s about a lifestyle.”
Sisterlocks™ is designed for highly textured hair. This system uses the natural hair quality to produce small ‘locks’ that can be styled in the same ways as chemically relaxed or curled hair. Sisterlocks™ involves no chemicals to be added to the hair. It does not involve extensions or attachments. Instead, it is a technique to create discrete locks.
A new way to be YOU.
Since the ‘Natural’ or the ‘Afro’ of the 1960’s, there have been few major styling innovations for women with highly textured hair. Nearly all styles involve covering up or chemically altering the natural texture. Now Sisterlocks™ gives a new range of natural beauty option to the women who wish be natural (again).
Why choose Sisterlocks™?
Sisterlocks™ does not alter the hair chemically, therefore has none of the negative side effects of relaxers or curly, such as weakened hair, problem ends, discoloration, hair loss, allergic reactions, chemical burns, limited hair growth potential.
Sisterlocks™ does not have to be undone in order to be tightened. There is no abrasion or loss of hair around the edges as with extensions. Furthermore, there is never any unsightly disruption in the texture of the locks as your natural hair grows out.
This natural hair technique is much less expensive in the long run than extensions, braids relaxers and curls.
Best of all, with Sisterlocks™ you can finally celebrate the natural body of your wonderful hair. As your natural hair grows longer and fuller, it gives more and more body to your locks and your styling options increase.
A: "Sisterlocks™ is a natural hair management system that allows women with tightly textured hair to take advantage of a wide range of today's hairstyles without having to alter the natural texture of their hair".
A: Yes. Though the transition will take more time, your hair care professional who is trained in Sisterlocks™ techniques can help you make that transition. Your styling options will increase as your natural texture grows out.
A. Just the opposite! Sisterlocks™ is a gentle technique that requires no chemicals, no excessive tightening, and cause no damaging abrasion to the hair or scalp. You will find that with regular care, your locks will grow and grow and your styling options will increase.
A: "Technically, yes, though the procedure is so tedious, you will not want to get Sisterlocks™ with that intention. Anyway, once you discover the range of freedom with Sisterlocks™, you won't want to go back! Finally, there is a way of celebrating the natural beauty of our hair with Sisterlocks™!"
A: "The initial locking process takes about two thirds as long as getting extensions of comparable size. For medium length hair this means about eight to twelve hours (maybe longer!). The beauty of Sisterlocks™ is that tightening them as your hair grows out is extremely simple, since there are no extensions to remove and re-set".
A: "Not at all! In fact, the coarse, thick 'nappy' hair is best for Sisterlocks™. Your natural abundant texture adds body and makes styling easier".
A: "Yes! Sisterlocks™ is a lot less limiting than extensions because it is your natural hair. You can curl it, braid it, wear a ponytail, cut it , spray or mousse it, wear bangs and parts- You name it!
A: "This is not advised. Not all hair types require the same locking technique, and your hair hair care professional is the best trained to give you locks that will be best suited to you. Also, hair care professionals are trained to give you cuts, styles and grooming tips that will ensure the lasting beauty of your locks".
1. The Sisterlocks™ Consultation
2. The Locking Session (may be divided into two to reduce client's sitting time).
3. The follow-up retightening session (generally done after 2 shampooing (s) or so).
More Information: The Sisterlocks Package
YOUR HAIR SHOULD BE CLEAN AND FREE OF ANY PRODUCTS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR APPOINTMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR A SUITABLE TIME, ADVANCED NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN WITHIN 24 HOURS FOR ALL CANCELLATIONS.