Extensions

The Dread Pirates - dreadlock extensions

*** PLEASE NOTE ***  The Dread Pirates are closed for the foreseeable future due to ill health

At The Dread Pirates, we’re here to make your dreadlock vision a reality.

Don’t have the length for the dreadlocks you’ve been dreaming of? Don’t sweat it. We can help you out with either synthetic or real human hair extensions that will have you looking great pronto without having to wait for your hair to grow.And we offer layby!

We also sell handmade wool extensions, which are great for bulking out existing dreads and adding colour.

How much do extensions cost? 

**PLEASE NOTE** Prices below are for extension installation ONLY. If you do not already have dreadlocks, the prices below would be IN ADDITION to the cost of dreadlock installation on your natural hair.

We offer both synthetic hair extensions (which are more economical) and human hair extensions (which are pricey but by far the best choice if you can budget for it). We can get pretty much any colour of the rainbow in synthetic hair, and we have an excellent range of natural colours you can choose from in the human hair. We recommend coming in for a free consultation to check out our colour ring in person. Please note that we will order in your hair especially for your extension job, and as such pre-payment for the cost of the hair will be due 3 weeks before your extension installation appointment, to allow plenty of time for shipping and processing.

Synthetic hair:

Regular length (up to 45 cm)

  • $400 installed

Long length (45 – 55 cm)

  • $550 installed

Human hair:

Regular length (up to 45 cm)

  • $650 installed

Long length (45 – 55 cm)

  • $850 installed

Self-sourced hair extensions: 

Alternatively, clients are most welcome to source and provide pre-made extensions from other dreadlock artists (these will be charged at a rate of $60/hour), or provide the hair they wish to use for their extensions ahead of time (PLEASE NOTE:  a minimum 3 week lead time is required so that your extensions may be dreaded up in advance of your appointment). Clients choosing this option will be charged as follows:

Regular length (up to 45 cm)

  • $400 installed

Long length (45 – 55 cm)

  • $550 installed

**The prices listed in ALL CATEGORIES above are inclusive of up to 60 pencil sized dreads, installed. If you require more, you will be charged an additional $3 ($4 long length) per dread for synthetic hair and $6 ($8 long length) per dread for human hair.**

How long does it take to get extensions installed?

If you are considering adding extensions to your dreadlocks, installation will typically be done across 2 appointments. The first appointment will be to dread up your natural hair, and the second appointment will be to attach the extensions. The process of attaching the extensions can take on average 4 – 5 hours, depending on how many dreads you have. Human hair extensions expand over time, just as natural dreadlocks do. This means that we can get you in again shortly after your install to attach your human hair extensions; however for synthetic hair extensions you will need to wait until your newly installed natural dreadlocks mature and expand (usually 6 months) before having the synthetic extensions attached. This is because synthetic hair extensions do not expand the way that human hair does.

Check out our FAQ page for more info.

Sounds good, book me in!

No worries, but may we suggest that you come in first for a no-obligation free consultation? This way you can ask any lingering questions on your mind, and our Lokkticians can get a much better idea of what you are seeking so that we are ready with a battle plan on the day of your install.

Well, what are you waiting for? Book in for your free consultation today!

Email hey@dreadpirates.com.au or ring/SMS 0409 918 811.