Following in the footsteps of my idol, I have successfully pulled off “a Beyoncé”. For the past few months, I’ve been hibernating from friends and family for a great reason. I was pregnant with my second child. Yes, you’ve read correctly.  On January 6th, my family of three was now four. This pregnancy was not as forgiving and easy going as my first, and I was exhausted pretty much the entire time. Since I wanted the arrival of my baby to be a surprise, venturing out to my go to hair salon was not an option for me. Thank goodness for at-home haircare services like those provided by Yeluchi by Un-ruly.

Yeluchi by Un-ruly was created as a place to find and curate new hairstyles and celebrate black hair. The brains behind the brand are my friend Abigail Opiah and her sister Antonia.

“Yeluchi is a new at-home hairstyling service currently serving the New York City area. We fit nicely into your hair routine by providing professional hairstyling services in the luxury of your home.”

Thanks to Yeluchi by Un-ruly, gone are the days when busy women like me would have to sit at the salon to get my hair done for what can sometimes be hours. During my pregnancy, not having to leave my house was amazingly convenient, and having the option to feel comfortable in my own space while getting my hair done makes the services offered by the Yeluchi stylists worth it. This was even more appreciated considering the condition I was in, along with keeping up with my rambunctious 2.5-year-old.

Yeluchi by Un-ruly offers a variety of services including: weave-installs, crochets, box braids, twists, cornrows and flat twists.

Just choose the service you are looking for to begin booking your appointment!

During my pregnancy, cornrows were my go-to style because they are super easy to maintain. This is the service that I repeatedly received when using Yeluchi by Un-ruly. I figured if I greased my scalp and kept my hair tied up with a silk scarf at night, it would last at least 3 weeks.

Keeping the busy woman in mind, Yeluchi by Un-ruly makes it easy to schedule appointments. The lay out of the website is clear, precise; it’s very user-friendly. From my laptop, I was able to book my appointment, customizing it to meet my needs in less than 5 minutes! The appointment process allows you to upload a photo of the hair style you would like, which I like. This method allowed there to be no hidden charges. I was able to start a conversation regarding my exact needs with my stylist prior to her coming to my home.

User friendly lay out makes your booking an appointment fast and seamless.

On the Yeluchi by Un-ruly website, the price of each service is displayed, along with details of the service the amount of time it should take to complete a specific style.

Note: For Weave-installs you will have to purchase the hair prior to your appointment.

During the day of my appointment, my Yeluchi by Un-ruly stylist was Kyia. She arrived on-time – 15-minutes early to be exact – for my 11:00 A.M appointment.  Kyia came prepared with all of the tools needed to complete the style I wanted and the braiding hair I ordered from the website. As required, prior to her arrival, my hair was washed and blow-dried. During the service, Kyia was very professional, and made sure to go over the style I chose prior to styling my hair. She went over everything from the length of the braids, the thickness, and made sure, and made sure my edges stayed intact. Ladies, we know how important it is to preserve those edges!

I have to give Kyia props for her patience. Although she was aware beforehand that my 2.5 year old son would be around, she took her time and did her job well. FYI: I do not recommend having your children around when getting a service like this done. Even though this is an at-home salon service, having to keep an eye on and entertain a toddler while ensuring the stylist not only feels comfortable, but is able to do her job efficiently within the allotted time slot was trying. In the end, Kyia finished styling my hair in 2-hours, and I was more than pleased with the results.

My finished cornrows fashioned into a bun!

If you are in the New York City area (five boroughs) schedule an at-home salon service on the Yeluchi by Un-ruly website.

Get social with Yeluchi by Un-ruly

Instagram: weareyeluchi

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Shani, a Brooklynite, is the owner of 71ateChef, and mother of two year old Cayden and newborn daughter Aria Rose . She shares her love of the culinary arts with her clients, friends and family. Oh, and lets not forget her mini chef, Cayden, whom you will see featured in many of her posts.


  • Nice that the business model is being used all over. It’s so convenient.

  • This sounds like a fantastic service…and one that’s needed. Thanks for sharing your experience. Congratulations on your new baby!

    • Thank you so much! It’s definitely worth trying out if you live in the NYC area.

    • Thank you so much! It’s definitely worth trying out if you live in the NYC area.

  • everythingcurvyandchic

    This is such a great service, I need it in my area. Congrats on your new addition

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes!

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes!

  • Jonna

    Now this is a dope service. Your cornrows look amazing! That’s a great service for those in the NYC area.

    • Yes! I loved them so much and I could wear them up or down and they did feel heavy when i let them hang.

    • Yes! I loved them so much and I could wear them up or down and they didn’t feel heavy when i let them hang.

  • GIRL!!! I wish they had this service in Cali!! I would book appts for the entire year!

    • I’m going to ask the owners if they are going to branch out to other major cities. It’s such an affordable and convenient luxury.

    • The owners are looking to branch out to other major cities. It’s such an affordable and convenient luxury.

  • Tia

    This sounds like an awesome service. I am not a mom but my busy life would make this something even I would enjoy!

    • Definitely check it out if you live in the NYC area! I enjoyed it.

    • Definitely check it out if you live in the NYC area! I enjoyed it.

  • I need one of these right here where I’m at. This would be a lifesaver.

  • Kirstin Fuller

    Congratulations on your new angel! I’m loving this service and would definitely use it if it were available in the DC/MD area. I’ll definitely share with my NYC family.

    • Please share! and thank you so much for the well wishes!

    • Please share! and thank you so much for the well wishes!

  • Congrats on your new edition. I need salon service in my home because of time. I hate waiting in the salon and my schedule is so busy this is the best idea ever.

    • You and me both. It’s a waste of day most times. 2 hours was all it took.

    • You and me both. It’s a waste of day most times. 2 hours was all it took.

  • Ooh, I’d love a service like this. I’m all about having the service come to me. And, the finished product looks great!

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes!

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes!

  • Girl, if only they had these services before. I know this business will grow. Great idea!

    • I’m rooting for them to succeed. #supportblackbusiness

    • I’m rooting for them to succeed. #supportblackbusiness

  • That’s a super dope concept and idea. Love it! I hate going to the salon if I’m being honest. The reason I have not found a stylist since we moved NC

    • I absolutely hate looking of new stylists so i completely understand. i will keep you posted if the service is available in your area!

  • David S.

    Great post Shani! Quick question. Can Yeluchi be booked to do children’s hair too? If a mother is too busy to get to the salon then it follows that she may find it easier having a stylist show up at home to do her daughter’s hair rather than do it herself or take the child to a salon?

    • Yes! They are available to style children as well. I can update the post with pricing for that.

      • Beauty and the Bump

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    • Pricing for children is the same as adults but, you can always send the admin the style you want to get an idea of the cost before purchasing the service.

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    That’s an amazing service. And something so necessary. I could have used a service like this for my hair when I’d had back to back surgeries and couldn’t get out of the house comfortably.

  • How convenient and your hair is lovely, Shani. Congrats on your new baby.

  • Sounds like Yeluchi is great!

  • marciaf

    Your blog Beauty and the Bump really did have a bump. I think you should be next. Great service to have available for women. When I was homebound I would have loved having someone over to pamper me.

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes! It helped so much during this pregnancy. I wasn’t up to doing much this time around.

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes! It helped so much during this pregnancy. I wasn’t up to doing much this time around.

  • BeautyJudy

    Congratulations, Shani! Love how easy it is to make an appointment with this service.

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes!

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes!

  • Congrats! What a welcome surprise! I wish we had an at-home salon service where I live!

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes! This service should be available for every busy woman. So convenient.

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes! This service should be available for every busy woman. So convenient.

  • Beauty and the Bump

    It is okay. She has a 2.5 yo boy. I have my one girl.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I thought the same, I was gonna say congrats because I didn’t know you had contributor already

    • Beauty and the Bump

      Understandable, but the author bio is below the post. I’ll have her add a photo. Maybe that will help?

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Congratulations, Kim! What great news! When are you due? Love love love your hair. Stunning

    • Beauty and the Bump

      Hey!
      It isn’t me. I wish. Shani had her baby earlier this month. She’s the one who wrote this post. Thanks though