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Erika Bethea is a Natural Hair Stylist and Locitian located in Dallas, Texas since 2008.  She is the Owner of Honeylocs Natural Hair Care Salon and the Creator of Free To Swim Hair Care Products and Co-Author the "Behind Her Brand" Vol 2.   

As a stylist in Texas for 10 years Erika's mission is to assist her clients and educate industry professionals how to "Work What GOD Gave You!" 

You can find her servicing clients, conducting workshops and live demonstrations about natural hair and specifically Locs.  

Over the years the Natural Hair or Braiding Certificate offer by the State of Texas has been deregulated. Although this de-regulation can allow those interested in working in the beauty industry a quick inexpensive way to start a rewarding career she also believe that no structured training in healthly hair management and proper sanitation can cause a dis service to the clients she love's so much.  Issues like Traction Alopecia a condition caused when the hair is pulled to tight taking out the hair root and the bulb is the most common balding disorder among women with textured hair.  

Her passion for being part of a win/win solution has motivated her to secure her cosmetology license in spite of the Texas deregulation of natural chemical free hair care. Ultimately Erika would like to assist the State of Texas with creating a license that addresses the specific needs of the Natural Hair Industry without the unapplicable training required with traditional cosmetology. 

Class Offerings

Want to learn the in's and out's about loc'ing textured hair? Then book your Loc demostration or full day class with Erika Bethea!  Learn from a 10 year Natural Hair Care Industry Professional.


" I believe in education. Its so easy to watch a video and set up shop but there is so much more to natural hair and tapping into your unique creativity.  I have chosen to specialize and educate on healthy hair.  Protect your clients with natural products , healthy hair techniques.  Invest in  yourself and  become an expert of your craft."

Each class offering can be customize to your needs.  Classes are designed for Cosmetology Schools, Salons, Stylists, and Natural Hair Events.  

Loc'ing 101 Demo

This program has been tailored specifically for professional schools and academies who want to expose their students to the foundational principles of loc'ing (dreadlocs) textured hair.


60- 90 minutes


Starting Price 

$500.00 per class

ex. 10 people $50.00 each

* Add travel outside of DFW metroplex* flight & 1 night hotel

Loc Essentials Certification


2 day certification course for professionals wanting to expand their business to offer  full scale Loc services. Training includes the science of hair, Science of Locs, Product education specifically for Locs, Loc Starters  & maintenance (2 most popular techniques), & styling. Model required on day 2 . Supply Kit included.


6 hours per day 

Starting Price

$699.00 per person

*Add travel outside of DFW Metroplex* Flight & 1 night hotel

Natural Hair 101 

AGES 12-14 


It is important as a member of the community to give back what has been given . 


This class is for African American girls ages 12 -14  to teach them how to work the natural hair
God gave them.  Classes are held bi yearly in July and January.  



  • Submit Online Appication

  • 500 word essay about "Why I'm Unique"

  • Letter of recommendation from a current school  Administrator

  • Must have naturally textured hair.

Free Class 

limit 5 students


*Location:  DFW Metroplex* 

Texture Team Demo

5 women in 1 demo!

This program is designed for schools and academies who want to exposed their students to the world of  Natural Hair  Styling and Barbering . Options include a team of educators demonstrating and Q&A on Curly textures, Locs, Male Units, Silk Press and Wig Making 


1 - 2 hours 

Starting Price 


*Add travel outside of DFW Metroplex*  airfare and hotel

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Phone: 80 LOC CRUSH (805)622-7874

1045 15th Place #151, Plano, TX 75074