About Us

Hi, I'm Freda

I'm a Sagittarius. I can't sing but I do it anyway. I've been working since I was 13. Im not sure if thats a fun fact or illegal. Im a Philly native and I've always had a knack for doing hair. However, my interest in business and finance lead to a degree in business from UMES. I then spent 8 years working in corporate America as an accountant, financial analyst and finally as an Account Executive for Radio One. It was during that time that I rediscovered my love for hair. A chance encounter at the Dreadloc Shop eventually led to a part time job as a Salon Assistant. Working at the salon proved to be far more exciting than my 9-5 so I enrolled in cosmetology school at night. 

In 2008 after completing my cosmetology state boards and with very little money saved, bad credit and a desire for more, I left my "good job" and decided to become a full time hairstylist. A year later I took another leap of faith. I took a chance on myself and took over ownership of the Dreadloc Shop.


With over 15 years experience as a Natural Hair Stylist, I still find beauty, versatility and excitement in the ever evolving world of natural hair care. When I'm not in the salon you can usually find me spending time with my husband and two amazing sons.

Hey, I'm Nicole!

I'm from Riverdale, MD and I absolutely love doing hair and trying different styles. Low key, I'm a professional chef and tattoo collector.


While attending Northwestern High School, I began working part time at The Loc Shop. It didn't take long to realize that my passion for hard work and beauty would lead to a career in cosmetology. As a current cosmetology student at Hair Academy in New Carrolton, MD ,I'm most interested in coloring locs and making sure my clients hair is as healthy as possible.


I'm one of 5 children so when I'm not at the salon you can find me in Ocean City,MD with my big family and my dog, Turbo. Im a sucker for a dope black visual artist and we will totally become best friends if you obsess over makeup, ASOS and good music the way I do.