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Portraits of The Longhairs Part IIIView Post
THE FINAL INSTALLMENT. Listen as we complete the Journey to Dreads with Danny Ramirez. Talking dreadlocks and good times at The Longhairs’ global headquarters.
Danny sat anxiously at Hyde Edwards Salon, waiting for his name to be called by the receptionist. Eyes closed and head leaned back he contemplated the coming weeks of effort, commitment and awkwardness he must endure before reaching a full head of dreadlocks. “This is the beginning” he murmured to himself over the sound of blow dryers and amusing background conversations. “I’m doing this and it’s gonna be siiiccck!!” “Danny…” He looked up to see Kyra walking his way. It was time to get this extreme mass of hair under control.
Danny Ramirez is a San Diego local who works right across the street from our headquarters. As you can tell from the picture he has extreme hair, 13 inches of it to be exact, and that hair goes in all directions except down. For him the only solution to the madness is dreadlocks (although here at The Longhairs, we call them ‘locs’). So as he embarks on his journey we will be there by his side every step of the way. This is the first edition in a series documenting Danny’s process, using various forms of media to showcase what it really takes to grow a full head of proper dreadlocks.