While it seems that Sisterlocks costs are high, the benefit of having the procedure done to your hair is well worth the investment. Many different cheaper braiding methods can be performed on your hair, however the costs add up over time to become more expensive than having the Sisterlocks. Not only that, the quality of these alternative braiding techniques is not as good and in no way can match the magnificence and beauty of original Sisterlocks.
The Sisterlocks costs are at reasonable levels, especially considering that the consultant will have to spend approximately 20 to 40 hours on your hair for the initial procedure. Divide these hours by the total price of the initial procedure and you get an hourly rate that is well worth the price. The certified consultant has gone through intensive training, meeting the strict qualification standards of the Sisterlocks Company. With such intense training, she is certainly the best at what she does even when she must spend hours to do a great job.
Getting Sisterlocks from a certified consultant may vary on the price, depending on the location, your hair type, and the consultant herself. The procedure to get Sisterlocks for the first time can cost anywhere from $400 to $700, and re-tightening sessions every six weeks can run you up to $200 each visit. Despite these high prices, having Sisterlocks rather than other types of braids can actually save you thousands of dollars over the long run beyond the first year. How is that possible?
Here's how. Let's do some simple math on the Sisterlocks costs to get an idea of much return you can get for your money in comparison to other braiding methods. A good alternative example to include in this calculation would be microbraids, a technique that creates small braids that looks almost like Sisterlocks, but not as beautiful and requires more maintenance.
Suppose you wanted to get the highest quality microbraids done on your hair. The visit to the salon could cost up to $200, and you would have to go back there every six or so weeks to get it redone. Visiting the salon 8 to 12 times per year for the microbraids will cost you anywhere from $1600 to $2400 annually.
Now, let's look at the numbers for having Sisterlocks. The first visit could cost anywhere from $400 to $700, and re-tightening visits could rack up to $200 every 6 to 8 weeks. Also, take a $250 re-tightening class before the end of the year to learn how to do the procedure yourself, and the total cost adds up to around $2000 to $3000.
Yes, that is more expensive than micro braids. However, you would already know how to re-tighten your hair after the first year, so visits to the salon no longer become necessary. By investing once in the re-tightening class to learn how to do it yourself is much cheaper than going back to the salon for the re-tightening sessions every six weeks. This is not the case for micro braids as you would still have to go back to the salon to get it fixed every 6 to 8 weeks beyond the first year, and it is not possible to do the micro braids yourself.
So therefore, having Sisterlocks rather than micro braids will save you thousands of dollars over the years as the locks will settle and only requires minimum maintenance that can easily be performed on your own. The Sisterlocks costs disappear after the first year and you can use the money for other things you need. Hair done in Sisterlocks is a beautiful sight to see, and draws attention and compliments.
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