DREADLOCK ARTIST COLLECTIVE TEAM
The Dreadlock Artist Collective seed was planted back in September of 2019 after Alin Leslie, who has dedicated over 20 years traveling and teaching dreadlock education, invited Crissa Rajczy and Liz Kidder to co-teach a Level Up Workshop in Los Angeles with her. Alin, Crissa and Liz had been friends and inspirational collaborators for well over a decade! Acknowledging and understanding the struggles of their own careers as dreadlock artists, their determination of seeking knowledge and the years of awkward technique mishaps, they unanimously found it imperative that they share these leaned experiences with other artists alike.
They discovered that one of the many struggles of the modern hair stylist, even pre-COVID, was taking time away from being ‘behind the chair’ to travel for education, which we all know is the bread and butter. After collecting feedback from their students they found there was a lack of commitment for overwhelming longterm prerecorded classes, these students missed not having guided individualized support and desired having options with openminded resourceful techniques. As artists we are visual and require customized education that is relatable, creates excitement, and therefore is retainable. With these factor, and others in mind the girls decided to start an online education platform.
After launching Dreadlock Artist Collective on January 8th 2020 we hit the ground running! Since then we have added other talented Dreadlock Artist to our family! Each and every coach has brought their own personal touch, their own learned skill-sets, and self taught professionals techniques.