Dreadshop Academy

Are you tired of the daily grind?
Do you wanna do something for yourself?
Something that you really enjoy? 
Feel free! Make your own decisions!
Follow your dream and choose for yourself!



• To organize your own time
• To build your own business
• To earn Money with being a Synthetic Dreadlock Stylist


• To grow yourself
• To be part of a supportive community
• To be coached by Dreadshop


• To be creative
• To have wonderful relations with clients
• To enjoy your work!

Dreadshop Academy


"I started this course after I was amazed at the quality of the hair and other products I had ordered from Dreadshop in October 2019! I had no idea that would be the beginning of an amazing journey! I kept coming back to the website and toying with the idea of enrolling! I am so glad I did! Not only are you building up your technique in dread making, you are building up amazing friendships from around the world! Before I started the course I had very little to no knowledge on how to make dreadlocks! Now I am able to make and offer top quality dreadlocks all because of this course! I am excited to see where this journey leads me and all the amazing people I will meet along the way! If you are toying with the idea of joining, just like I was.. DO IT! Enroll! It will be one of the best decisions you will ever make! The team behind Dreadshop is fantastic to learn from!!"

Lunarlox (Scotland)

Business Boss!

In 5 months I'll guide you towards becoming a Professional Synthetic Dreadlock Stylist!

I know your struggle, your doubts, your fears. I've been there too!

I've setup my businesses multiple times, even in a country at the other side of the world where I knew NOTHING and NO ONE and had to start from scratch!

I managed!

If I did it, you can do it too!

With the right skills and knowledge, you'll succeed and I'm gonna help you, step by step!

With my almost 20 years of experience and seeing thousands of clients you can fall back on my knowledge!

You'll get

• Step by step guidance
• Help with planning
• Professional videos in which we explain and show you the needed skills
• Homework that makes you grow
• A nice community that will support you
• Guaranteed success!
• Guaranteed investment back! 
• And great fun :)

START: 14.09.2021









The course is online (in English only). It will open only a few times a year. 
Limited spots are available as I work with a personal approach in small groups! 
Of course you'll learn how to make and to install Synthetic Dreadlocks! But there's so much more!

Limited places available!

As I focus on quality instead of mass. There's limited places available in this course. I work in small groups and only allow limited students per location. Each student will get our full attention and guidance to reach success!


• Help with planning
• How to attract clients


• How to make professional Photos
• How to grow your Social Media
• Tips about collaborations


• How to provide the best customer service
• How to succeed your business

Is this course for me?

This course is serious business! I'm not just teaching you some basics,  I'll take you along in my story and I'll guide you towards a successful business.

I want all my students to be successful and that's why I work in small groups.

There's a personal approach in this course, you get to work with me and my professional team. 

This course is perfect for both beginners and more experienced entrepreneurs. If you doubt if this course is for you, request an intake with Renate.

You'll need to spend around 8-16 hours per week to complete this course in 5 months.

Limited spots are available per location/country.



• Planning, Mission, Vision
• Set up your Salon / Workspace
• How to care for Synthetic Dreads
• How to make Perfect Synthetic Dreadlocks
• Which Materials to use
• How to make Ombre Dreads
• How to profesional install Synthetic Dreads
• How to take out Synthetic Dreads
• Give a professional client experience
• Photography
• Set your prices
• Grow yourself
• Bonuses


""So much more than just a technique” In the process of getting more experienced in making Dreadlock Extensions I already have tried other courses. But this course of Dreadshop is so much more than learning a technique. It gives a total package of skills on how to build a business as a Dreadlock Extension stylist. On top of that you can become a part of a worldwide community which supports you and can give you feedback if you need it. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in setting up a business as a professional Dreadlock Extension Stylist."

Marjolein van der Weide
SaltyDreads Hair Studio (Portugal)

What you'll learn

You're gonna learn a lot during the 5 months of this course! And it's gonna be great fun! Even though, the course is online, you won't be alone and I can assure you that you won't feel alone! Within the small group you support each other, share your questions and experiences, but also your challenges and difficulties. And of course your successes!

Planning, Mission, Vision

The course will take 5 months and asks quite some planning, we'll guide you through and learn you how to make and follow your planning. This will help you succeed in your business planning as well! 

If you wanna setup a successful business you need to have a Mission and a Vision. These are very personal and in this course you will set yours!

Setup your Salon / Workspace

You'll learn what are the most important circumstances, furniture and tools for your client and yourself!

How to care for Synthetic Dreads 

A lot of advice is given! And you can use this to inform your client the best! So your client knows you're the #1 professional!

How to make the Perfect Synthetic Dreadlocks

That are endlessly reusable! The highest quality in the market! You'll learn how to make them! With these Dreadlocks you make your clients over the moon happy which will make them coming back to you again and again! 

Which Materials to use

The right materials are important to create high quality Synthetic Dreadlocks, but also to work efficient. With years of experience we'll guide you along this path! 

How to make Ombré Dreads

 A Dreadlock that flows from 1 color into another color. Think of any color combination and you can make it yourself!

How to Professionally Install Synthetic Dreads

You'll learn different methods of how to install Synthetic Dreadlocks. You'll learn how to section the hair, but also how to advice clients on choosing the right color(s). You'll also learn how te create volume on clients with fine hair.

How to take out Synthetic Dreadlocks

Safely taking out Synthetic Dreads without damaging the Dreads or the clients hair is what you'll learn! And also how to wash, take care and store them so the Dreads keep their high quality. 

Give a Professional client experience

How to give your client the very best professional experience? We've got plenty of tips and tricks that assure you of returning clients. You'll learn how to be confident about your work and how to give the best client experience


To stand out, you have to create high quality photos. We give you tips and tricks on how to easily make these photos and how to edit them to create your own style!

Social Media and Marketing

This is an important part of the course and we'll go through different aspects. Sounds boring? It's fun! Especially when you see the results!

You'll learn how to attract your dream client according to your values. How to network, do collabs and resell. At the end you've learned how to actualy attract your clients and how to earn money!

Set your prices

We help you setting your prices. And with prices I talk about professional prices. I can assure you that you'll earn your investment of this course back in no time! 

Grow yourself

To run a successful business, you need the right mindset and you have to be accountable. This helps in attracting the right clients, to feel confident, professional and positive. I'll share my experience with you and give you plenty of tips!


Uneven installing for extra length
Partial Dreads, Mohawk, Sidecut etc.
How to make blunted ends
How to make fuller wispy ends
How to add Synthetic Dreads to Real Dreads
How to make a Dreadfall
How to apply a Dreadfall
Dreadlock Decoration


I’ve made my work from my hobby and my hobby is still my work! 

With 19 years experience, thousands of clients, a worldwide webshop, I’ve proven that it’s possible to be successful in the Synthetic Dreadlock business.

I’ve created businesses from scratch! Both in the Netherlands as in Australia.

This passion is something I wanna share with you! 

If I can do it, you can do it!

-X- Renate


"I started this course because I knew that Dreadshop has quality products and offers one of the best client experiences. I thought that they could help me acquire the knowledge needed to do professional synthetic dreadlocks (as I never did synthetics before) and I wasn't disappointed! Not only I am able to do beautiful dreadlocks (only halfway through this course), but I'm learning how to work with my clients and their unique needs. I would recommend this course for the dreadlock passionate ones (even if you never done dreads) that want to play with their creativity and have an entire community that helps and support their dreams. I really feel that this is a life changing experience for me and the motivation and love I receive from the Dreadshop team and the other students is so forceful. Thank you all and for all!"

Ioana Crisan
Trippy Dreads (Romania)

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