Here at RYL Locking Studio, we’re taking the spread of Covid-19 very seriously. We’re doing everything we can to keep our clients and family safe. To assist in our efforts, all services with the exception of Hands-on Retightening Classes held between 3/21/20 - 3/23/20,  will be suspended until further notice. 

I stand in solidarity with my clients during this difficult time. I want to do my part and I believe the best way to do that is to stay connected. We will continue to provide updates on the website, email and/or text messaging. Take care of one another.

Stay safe, stay healthy.

Note: Mask will be provided upon arrival and you will be requested to remove shoes and wash hands. 

Please reframe from arriving early to your appointment, I need time to wipe down work areas between appointments.

Investment Cost:

$369.05 includes tax ($57.75 due upfront)


  • 1hr 10min Hands-on class 

  • Retightening Kit (See below)

  • Retightening tool will be mailed

  • Complimentary post-class support & corrections for the next 6 months

Note: You will NOT receive a retightening tool after your class, we have to wait for them to arrive via mail. Once they arrive, you will be mailed your tool. You will be given a resource at the end of the class if you would like to order a secondary tool to hold you over.

  • Retightening Kit (Out of stock --- you will be notified once your kit arrives)

    • Clips & Clamps​

    • Sisterlock Clip Tool (2)

    • Tip Sheet

    • Shampoo

    • Sisterlock Styling Product

    • Sisterlock Conditioning Product

    • Table Top Mirror

    • Note Pad

    • Sisterlock Pen


Frequently asked questions

Do I have to take the retightening class with you?

No. The Sisterlock Company offers retightening classes, priced at $250. Unfortunately, they do not offer post class support nor assistance with corrections. Some have also indicated that the class moved too quickly for them and the class size was a bit larger. We didn’t want this to be our testimony, so we decided to hold smaller classes so that we can provide thorough training with extended support/corrections for an additional 6 month post class.

What is the class size?

During COVID-19 pandemic: 1x1 Post COVID-19 pandemic: To ensure that the class size remains small, we will accept up to 4 students per class.

My Sisterlocks were newly installed, can I take the class?

During COVID-19 pandemic: Yes. Post COVID-19 pandemic: Most likely no. You hair has to be stable and clear from slippage. If you’d like to take the class but not sure if you are illegible, check with your consultant.

How do I know which class to sign up for?

During COVID-19 pandemic: 1x1 classes offered Post COVID-19 pandemic: Different hair types require different patterns/locking techniques. Session 1 is reserved for individuals who have a 3 locking pattern. Session 2 is reserved for individuals who have a 4 locking pattern. Not sure sure of your locking pattern? Ask your consultant for your locking pattern or book a consultation ( Book Online).

If I take the class, do I have to retighten my hair on my own?

During COVID-19 pandemic: Yes. Post COVID-19 pandemic: No. Some individuals take the class just so can retighten their hair in a pitch. We have a few who will retighten a portion of their head (front or back) and allow me/their consultant to finish the remaining portion. Others will retighten their entire head and book 1-3 appointments throughout the year to ensure the grid hasn’t been compromised.

If I retighten my hair will this impact my retightening cost?

During COVID-19 pandemic: You will have to retightening your hair. Post COVID-19 pandemic: Typically individuals will notice a decrease in cost when they go for retightenings. The more you retighten, the less your consultant would have to retighten which will drive cost down. Check with your consultant to confirm.

What if I lose my retightening tool?

Not a problem, our reordering resources will be provided.

I wear glasses, will that be a problem for the class?

Eye glasses can interfere with retightening locs close to the ears. Those who wear contact lens find it easier to navigate in that area.

My nails are long, is that going to be a problem?

Typically, students who have long nails find it challenging to retighten their locks.

How much hair should I leave out for the class?

It is recommended that you leave a few rows un-tightened for the retightening class (See below). Section your hair in four sections, part down the middle and ear to ear. - 3 rows from the bottom left section (near the ear) - 3 rows from the bottom right secion (near the ear) - 2 rows from the bottom left section (bottom row) - 2 rows from the bottom right section (bottom row) * Hair should not exceed 1" of new growth. Growth over 1" can make it challenging for novice.


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