no, I've done rooting on monster high dolls before but for this hairstyle I just cut off the original hair as closely as I could and then carefully hot glued the dreadlocks one at a time. Then I cut some of the remaining wool very, very fine to for flocking. That's how I did the very short hair on the sides. For that, I used Tacky Glue. I spread a thin layer over the area to be flocked and then applied the wool over the top.