loc·​ti·​cian läk-ˈti-shən How to pronounce loctician (audio)
plural locticians
: a hairdresser specializing in the growing, maintenance, and styling of dreadlocks
Always follow your loctician's specific care instructions … . And of course, make sure to see your loctician for regular re-twisting appointments as your roots grow.Sami Roberts
While highly textured hair can be coiled and will naturally knit itself together in time, Jocelyn Reneé, owner and founder of NuGrowth Salon in Lanham, Maryland, notes that looser textures need a manual tool to manipulate the hair, such as a micro crochet hook. With that tool, a loctician will move back and forth down the shaft of the loc to force the hair to tangle within itself.Jamé Jackson
Life for Jhery Brown, the sought-after "NFL loctician," is as unconventional as her flight attendant shifts.Wilkine Brutus

Word History


loc, respelling of lock entry 1 (in dreadlock) + (beau)tician

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loctician was in 1996

Dictionary Entries Near loctician

Cite this Entry

“Loctician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loctician. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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