Consultation: $30. The consultation takes about 2 hours. During the consultation, we cover information about SisterLocks™, maintenance, and cost for your hair. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for SisterLocks™ we will put 8 to 12 test locks to determine how your hair will do with SisterLocks™ in the future. We ask that you return in 14 to 21 days for a follow-up.
Full install: Starts at $650
Brother locks install: Starts at $500
All installation prices may vary depending on the length of hair and which install we decide. A full consultation is required for a definite price quote. Your Installation cost also covers your first re-tighten session within 3 to 4 weeks of being installed.
Retightening session: $135 for the first 3 hours.
$25per each additional hour. Re-tightening timing depends on the type of install and the type of hair. A more definite price can be given after that first re-tightening session. For re-tights more than 2 weeks off schedule there will be an additional charge of $45 an hour if we go over 4 hrs.
Retightening for transfer clients: $150 for the first 3 hrs and $35 per hour after that. Transfer customers should call for a consultation to get a more definite pricing. Price will be reduced to a regular price after 3 on time regular re-tight appointments. please contact with questions. For re-tights more than 2 weeks off schedule there will be an additional charge of $45 an hour if we go over 4 hrs.
Ayisha is a Licensed Cosmetologist and a Certified Consultant for SisterLocks™
- Women’s Haircut starts at $50
- Base Color: Starts at $80
- Partial Foil: Starts $120
- Full Foil: Starts at $185
- Partial Balayage: Starts at $135
- Full Balayage: Starts at $200
- Conditioning scalp or hair treatment as an add on service: $10 to $40
Salon Policies for sister lock customers
1/2 payment is required 1 month before installation services. This payment is required to secure the client’s desired date. Because we close 2 to 3 days of business, this payment is not refundable and original dates cannot be rescheduled should the client decide to cancel. The balance of the payment is due the first day of installation before the session begins.
Payments can be made via your online invoice or over the phone. We accept Master Card, Visa, Discover, Amex, Venmo, Cash App/ or cash.
Cancellations and Rescheduling
For re-tightening services, clients shall notify their consultant 48 hours in advance to reschedule their appointment. A $50 dollar cancellation fee applies if the client does not give 48-hour notice. In addition to this cancellation fee (if applicable), a prepayment of $30 dollars is required to reschedule the appointment. This prepayment is applied towards the service. If the client cancels their rescheduled appointment, this prepayment is non-refundable and can not be applied to another date. If clients are off schedule, other repair services may apply and can only be assessed during the client’s rescheduled appointment. If the client cancels last minute more than three times, the client must pay the full cost of the lost appointment at $135. The client will also be required to pay a $50 deposit towards your next appointment. Mystic Lotus Salon reserves the right to discontinue service to repeat cancellation clients.
For installations, if an entire day is lost due to rescheduling after the installation begins, a lost day fee of $200 dollars will be charged to the client’s account and is due on the day and before their installation resumes. No additional fees apply if a lost day fee applies.
Installations are blocked 10 hours each day unless otherwise noted. Proper arrangements should be made to attend the entire day before booking an installation service. If time is lost due to the client leavings early, the client taking excessive or long breaks, or for any reason whatsoever, the time lost will be assessed as a late fee. See paragraph: “courtesy calls” below for late fee schedule.
Preparation for Installation and Re-tightening Services
All clients must wash their hair at least 2 days before their service. The hair should be free of any conditioner, grease, ect… Installations are broken into 2 to 3 days. Each day is blocked for 10 hours. 2 half-hour breaks are taken – one for lunch and one for dinner. Clients are to provide their own meals. Clients are also encouraged to bring books, laptops, and or tablets for entertainment. WiFi is provided.
About your 3 week follow-up.
As a part of the SisterLocks™ package, all clients receive a complimentary 3-week follow-up after their installation. If the client does not make their 3-week appointment, the 3-week follow-up appointment will be void. The next appointment would be considered a full re-tightening session where normal rates apply.
Children are not allowed during installations and re-tightening services, however, children can attend consultations.
For installation services, clients should call in advance if they are running late or if they will be leaving early. Because unexpected delays can backup subsequent services, clients more than 45 minutes late or clients that leave early will be charged accordingly: $35 for the first $45 minutes. Each additional 10 minutes is $5 dollars. For re-tightening services, clients will be charged $15 for the first 20 minutes, each additional 10 minutes is $5 dollars. Mystic Lotus Salon reserves the right to cancel any appointment should the estimated time of arrival conflict with other client services throughout the day or week. Mystic Lotus Salon also reserves the right to discontinue service for repeat cancellations.
Disclosure of Usage
Mystic Lotus Salon reserves the right to photograph all work for demonstrative purposes.
Referral fee: each install referral take $25 off 1 re-tightening services.
Note: all terms are subject to change without notification.
Facts about SisterLocks™
What is SisterLocks™?
SisterLocks™ is a natural hair-care management system that allows women with tightly textured hair take advantage of a wide range of hairstyles without having to alter the natural texture of their hair.
How long does it take to install SisterLocks™?
The initial install can range from 16-18 hours, sometimes longer depending upon the length of the hair. Installations are broken up into 2 – 3 day increments. Your installation is the 1st and only time you will sit that long for SisterLocks™ services because unlike extensions, the hair does not have to be taken down – only the new growth is retightened, and that usually takes anywhere from 2.5-4 hours each 4 – 8 weeks. Re-tightening schedules are equivalent to touch-ups for people that have relaxers.
How much do installations and re-tightening cost?
Prices are set based on geography and by the suggested price range set by the SisterLocks™ home office, so prices will vary.
Can I wear different hairstyles?
Yes, any hairstyle that you can achieve with loose hair, you can achieve with SisterLocks™. You can curl it, braid it, style with roller sets, Bantu knots, flat twists, you name it. You can even add spray or moose to hold your hairstyle longer.
Can I get SisterLocks™ with permed hair?
Yes, you can. Transitioning clients can start SisterLocks™with as little as 2 inches of new growth. We simply install SisterLocks™on the new growth portion of the hair, not the permed portion. Once installed, you style as you normally would. As your locks grow, you slowly cut away the permed portion of your hair. This way you do not have to start your locks with a very short length of hair.
Can I wash my hair?
Yes. In fact, it is recommended that you wash your hair with our specially formulated Starter Shampoo at least once a week. Our starter shampoo roughens the cuticle encouraging the locks to (mature) settle. We do not use gel, grease, beeswax or any softening agents to start or maintain your locks so you can technically wash your hair the day you are installed.
Can you take SisterLocks™down?
Yes, you can, but it is not encouraged, for it is a long and tedious process. Dr. Joanne Cornwell states that you should consider SisterLocks™ in the same way that you consider relaxers in that you do not relax your hair to unrelax it at a later time. So although taking down SisterLocks™ can be done and their are unbraiders who take down locks, it is not recommended.
I have traditional locks; can I start SisterLocks™ with my existing locks?
This is not recommended for many reasons, here are a few: the exquisite look of SisterLocks™ is due in part to the way SSisterLocks™ are started. With SisterLocks™ the hair is sectioned according to preset parting structure. Parting for most traditional locking methods are not as detailed, and may not produce the same results. In addition, when you change locking techniques within a single lock, for example going from a twisting palm role method to a woven interlocking method, you create a vulnerable area at the transition point. This weak area will tend to open up over time, exposing individual strands of hair that are prone to breakage. The weak area doesn’t show up right away, but will begin to show from 6 months to 2 years down the line! · With SisterLocks™, the hair is pulled into the lock formation more tightly than with most traditional locking methods. This means that the size of the traditional lock will decrease noticeably at the point where you begin the SisterLocks™ method. Also, because the parting size for traditional locks is too large for SisterLocks™ to begin with, this shrinkage results in too much scalp showing. (… not pretty!)
Can I add extension hair to my SisterLocks™?
This is not advised and you will not have SisterLocks™, technically. When you add hair to your natural hair, you are impeding the natural locking process. Because the hair matures from the tip to the root, by attaching other hair, the natural settling process is disturbed and may render undesirable results. And as the locks mature, fake hair tends to look dull and unnatural compared to your real natural hair.
Will SisterLocks™ damage or thin my hair?
No! SisterLocks™ incorporates a woven pattern that makes the hair extremely resilient. Because there are no chemicals, beeswax, or gels used to install or maintain the locks, the scalp and hair have the most ideal environment to thrive and restore itself naturally. With SisterLocks™you may actually experience hair growth in areas that had once stopped growing altogether.
What is the difference between SisterLocks™ and Traditional locks?
Generally, traditional locks tend to be larger and may require gel, or a softening agent to palm roll. These soften agents require the client to wait several months before washing the hair in order to encourage the hair to lock. With this procedure the locks also tend to attract lint in the lock itself. With SisterLocks™, nothing is used during the locking process except a patented tool. SisterLocks™ are generally smaller (around 400 locks) and are installed using a detailed parting structure that allows endless styling options. If you do not have this parting structure, then you do not have SisterLocks™. And finally, because SisterLocks™do not utilize gels, grease, or shea butter, the hair remains very light in weight, unlike traditional locks where the hair gets longer, the hair gets heavier.
What is settling?
Often times you may hear the phrase, “your locks have not settled yet.” Basically what this means is, when you have SisterLocks™ installed, your locks will have a beautiful woven pattern that may be mistaken for braids. The hair can slip and slide within the structure or framework of the SisterLocks™ pattern causing an undesirable look called slippage. After several months the lock will settle (mature) and be less prone to slippage. Signs of settling is when your locks starts to look more like uniformed matted locks and less like a braid. The settling phase is different for each individual but can range from 3 months to a year, sometimes longer.
Should I color my hair before I get SisterLocks™?
Always color your hair before you get SisterLocks™ because you can not color your hair again until after your locks have settled.
Should I cut my uneven ends before I get SisterLocks™?
No, unless there is so much dead hair that it impedes the installation, but even in that case, let your consultant make that assessment. For the most part, uneven ends help your consultant catch your hair quicker and make SisterLocks™ easier to install. In addition, uneven ends are not aggravated and do not continue to split, unlike relaxed hair where dead ends should be trimmed in order to protect against further splitting and unhealthy hair.