FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I prepare for my appointment?

We recommend that you wash and condition your hair right before your appointment (ideally also blow it out for braiding).  If you think you’ll need a hand blowing out your hair before getting braids, you can add it onto your service when booking. Have your favorite styling products ready for use. We also ask that your space is clean and free of any hazardous materials. If you have any pets, please put them away before your appointment as some of our stylists may be allergic or have phobias. Be sure to create a dedicated area that’s near an electrical outlet and a flat surface so that our stylists can plug in their tools and lay out their products. Please keep children away from the styling area, as curling irons might be involved; we wouldn’t want them to get burned. Have clean towels available for use.  If you’re getting a style that requires extensions, please purchase the hair and have it ready to go before your appointment. Check out our hair-buying guide if you’re unsure of how much to buy. 

What's the earliest or latest appointment I can book?

Appointments are booked 48 hours in advance. We do not offer same day appointments at this time. The first available appointment time is 8:00am and the last available appointment that can be booked is at 6:00pm for services that require 4 hours and 8:00pm for services that require 1 hour.  If the service you are getting is longer than 5 hours, please note that our stylists wrap up no later than 10:00pm so be sure to book accordingly.

How long are appointments?

The length of each appointment varies from service to service. Approximate duration for each style is indicated in our booking module. However, duration also depends on the stylist doing your hair and length and thickness of your hair. Note: If you’re getting box braids, however, a good rule of thumb is to allow for up to 8 hours for the style.

What if I'm running late?

We allow a 15 minute grace period if you’re running late for your appointment. If you’re more than 15 minutes late, you’ll be considered a no-show and charged the full list price of the service selected. 

What if I have to reschedule my appointment?

Please contact us immediately by phone or email with your name, booking ID, the time of the original appointment and the desired new appointment date.

Is there an app for booking appointments?

Not yet, but our site is responsive and you can bookmark it in your favorite browser.

What if I have to cancel my appointment?

If you cancel your appointment more than 24 hours in advance, you will receive a full refund. Appointments canceled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged 50% of the list price. Appointments canceled within one (1) hour of the appointment time and no-shows (late by 15 minutes or more), will be charged the full list price for the service selected. For appointments scheduled for 9:00am or earlier, we require that you notify us by 9:00pm EST the evening prior or you will be charged the full list price.

What is the Yeluchi Satisfaction Guarantee?

Yeluchi stylists are committed to making sure you get the exact look you want. Of course, a key element in doing so is talent and skill, but it’s also critical that the lines of communication are open before, during and after your appointment. Be sure that the style you request and the picture you provide at the time you make your appointment is the style you want. We encourage you to review your stylist’s work during the appointment and let her know if your hairstyle isn’t coming out the way you’d like it. If it’s not quite right, feel free to ask her to make any necessary adjustments. If for some reason, even with speaking with your stylist, you’re unhappy with an aspect of your hairstyle, give us a call and we’ll assess whether a fix is merited. Fix requests must be within reason and requested within 48 hours of your appointment. Head’s up: Fixes won’t be offered for issues that could’ve been addressed during the appointment. View our full Fix & Refund Policy here.

Does the price of style include the cost of hair?

The price of our styles do not include the price of hair, thus we encourage you to purchase your own hair before your appointment.

How much hair should I buy?

We get this question A LOT, so we wrote a helpful hair-buying guide that covers how much hair to buy for braids, weaves and crochets!  In a hurry? Download the quick guide for easy reference.

Which areas do you service?

We currently service the greater Los Angeles area and New York City. You can view all the neighborhoods we service on our locations page.

How often are new styles added?

We’re currently in beta and focusing on key protective styles.  As we pick up steam, we’ll add additional services and styles.

Do you offer any other beauty services?

For now we are focused on providing protective hairstyling services.

Who do I contact if I have an issue with my service?

We encourage you to communicate with your stylist before and during your appointment to ensure they achieve your desired style; however for any issues regarding your service, please send a detailed email to reservations@yeluchi.com or call (212) 461-0928.

Can I purchase a gift card for someone?

Yep! You can do so here.

Can I see your stylist's portfolio before I book?

To see examples of some of our stylist’s work, skip over to our Instagram page to view photos of their recent appointments and #ClientSelfies!

Can I choose my own stylist?

Sure thing!  You  can request a specific stylist; however, because our stylists are matched to incoming appointments based on their availability and coverage area, we can’t guarantee that you’ll be matched to your requested stylist. We will, however, do our best!

How are stylists vetted?

We take our time to add stylists to our platform because we know that hair can be high stakes. If you don’t look good, you won’t feel good. We handpick the stylists on our platform have developed an unrivaled internal process that ensures each stylist consistently delivers quality services to all our clients, and helps them achieve their respective hair goals.

What forms of payment are accepted?

We currently accept all major credit cards.

What is your refund policy?

We issue 100% refunds for appointments cancelled 24 hours in advance. If you’d like to request a refund for another reason, please review our Fix and Refund Policy.

How do I tip my stylist?

If you loved your experience, we ask that you show your love by tipping your stylist, which can be done when booking an appointment online (a 20% tip is recommended). If you’re extremely pleased with your look, you’re more than welcome to give an additional cash tip at the end of your appointment.  If you’d rather wait to tip your stylist at the end of your appointment, you’re welcome to do that as well.

What type of products do stylists bring with them to each appointment?

We recommend that you provide your own tried and true products for each appointment. Our stylists, do however, carry their own products and we recommend that any products used by our stylists are free of sulfates, alcohol or parabens, and contain natural ingredients.

Can I provide my own tools and hair products?

Absolutely! We recommend that you’re prepared with your favorite care and styling products during your appointment. Our stylists will, however, come equipped with their own styling products in case you’re missing something.

CONTACT US

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Send us an email: hello@yeluchi.com

Questions about booking? Give us a call or text: (212) 461-0928

Mon-Sun: 8:00am – 9:00pm EST