My name is Jonquil Elise Dreadful. Please call me Jonni or Jonquil, or Dreadful. I have been a licensed cosmetology professional since 1993.
*I am living and working in Seattle. Tigerlily Salon in the Interbay area is where I rent space.*
I hold professional certifications in the following:
State of Michigan Cosmetology – 1993 to current
State of Washington Cosmetology – 1997 to current
Cosmetology Industry Association of British Columbia -2015 to current
International Certification of Hairdressing (IPSN) – 2015
State of Washington Instructor of Cosmetology – 2016 to current
Hairpolice 2005 – Introduction to the following: pinch braiding hair extension technique, base tie dread lock maintenance, dread perm technique, weave technique for hair extending, synthetic dread lock extensions, natural dread extending and filling out with synthetic hair.
Doctored locks 2006 – Introduction to varieties of extension supplies and techniques, clip in dread weave creation, intermediate hair architecture techniques, intro to wig varieties, intermediate building and blending with hair extensions, intermediate synthetic hair shuffling, blending, and retexturing.
Dollylocks 2007 – Advanced micro pinch braiding attachment method for human hair, synthetic hair and synthetic dread locks, advanced locking system for natural dread creation, advanced base tie technique for basic natural dread maintenance, intermediate crocheted dread lock method for creation, maintenance, and re integration on natural locks, advanced micro weave technique for hair extending
I originally graduated from Huron Valley Beauty Academy where I attended cosmetology instruction part time, during high school, between 1991 and 1993.
After I graduated, I worked at Campus Barber and Beauty salon in downtown Ann Arbor near U of M, practicing barbering and precision shaping techniques.
I relocated to Seattle, Wa. in 1997 where I toggled my young family along with a variety of part time gigs that I created for myself for both income and entertainment. I ran a natural food co-op out of my garage. I dabbled in ATS style dance and the technique and costuming that go into it. I fostered dogs and puppies for a local rescue while creating a hair dressing business that catered to families. I even baked and sold cheesecakes for a short time.
After my kids were in school more, and I had a little more time, I decided to recreate my occupation identity…I wanted to do hair on a larger scale incorporating more art and individuality. Inspired by ATS dance, and the hair grandeur that brought, I decided dreadlocks and extensions would be a burgeoning area of expertise to implore and from that impotice I invoked “Fiercelocks”.
I attended Hairpolice in Minneapolis, early 2005, to take a 3 day intro course to dreads and extensions. After that, I hit the practice board hard and experimented, for free, on anyone willing. I did this while working ( cuts and colors) at Scream “a barbershop” in the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle. I was allowed to slowly incorporate my new offerings into my established professional offerings and began to build a specialty clientele.
By 2006 I was hungry for new tricks. I contacted Doctored Locks to find out about their specialty training courses and was fortunate enough to receive one on one training in advanced hair extending /building architecture from owner, Melinda Hurt.
My curiosity unabated, as there is always more to learn…I initiated a dialogue with Alin Leslie, owner of Dollylocks. I flew to Florida during 2007 to hone my natural dread, synth dread, and human hair extension skill set.
After being employed by Scream from 2005-2008, I incorporated Fiercelocks and began renting space out of the company’s Capitol Hill location. Then, as pressures of home life mounted around 2010, aka “2 teen children at one time”, necessity provoked the construction of a private studio at my residence and I began seeing my clients in North Bend, Wa. which allowed me to be more available to my family while I kept my business going.
Late in 2014, I relocated to Spokane, where I live and work currently. Early in 2015 I completed a Canadian certification examination so that If wished I could easily offer service in British Columbia. At that time, B.C. was also part of the IPSN (International Professional Standards Network) earning me a certification for international practice.
I am a recent graduate of the instructor of cosmetology training program at Modify Beauty Academy. I have maintained a Seattle clientele as well as having built a reasonable Spokane clientele. I am an active artist creating wearable art, dolls, paintings, sketches…uniquely colored synth dreads etc…I am also building my own unique curriculum so that I can teach Fiercelocks methods to other industry professionals.
I am fortunate to have an extremely loyal following of long time clients, and I am happy to provide service to new clients assuming they are a good match with me. Please check out my content and feel free to email if you would like elaboration on any of my service offerings.