Locs and Love songs, an event done to collaborate hair journey and infinite love songs. Dimmed lights, a sold out crowd, live performances and a loc demonstration, Ashali Snead of Rochester NY, who is also a hairstylist and performer, put on an astonishing show for the community like no other.
So is there a difference between dreads and locs? The visual description means dreadlocks are rope-like strands of hair formed by twisting, latching or palm rolling the hair together to create a locked form. However, Ashali explains the explanation goes far beyond that when it comes to the differences between dreads and locs and it includes the intent. Dreads as explained by Ashali, “Represents a person in dread, depression who’s hair happened to loc due to not maintaining it. Locs on the other hand are done intentionally. When a person is ready to loc their hair they have researched it and are ready for the journey.”
BreakThru: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO THIS EVENT?
Ashali: I love hair, and I love music I needed to figure out a way to bring them together. I love all hair, but locs have my heart ‼️
BreakThru: WHAT MADE YOU SAY NOW IS THE TIME?
Ashali: Nobody but God. I literally had to stop playing with my dream. I set a date said what I wanted, worked hard. Paid for it and here we are. Feb 9 being a TOTAL success. When it sold out I was in total shock. But I am grateful
BreakThru: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO IN THE FUTURE?
Ashali: I want to continue having events to build my loc community. We don't turn anyone away if they don't have locs tho. It's just the concentration of my group 💚
You can follow the group on Instagram @LOCSAND.