As women, we all have a lot on our plates and when it comes to hair and beauty appointments, that commute alone can make us want to give up.
But what if you could get glammed up by bona fide professionals without leaving the crib? Well thankfully these three NYC-based companies have your back by offering a range of services that, like takeout, will come straight to your door — basically Seamless for hair. This is not a new concept — services like GlamSquad, Priv and Sylisted have existed for the past two years — but finding someone that knows all of the ins and outs of multiple hair textures and that has the knowledge to do a range of styles is difficult. We're happy that we have found three amazing services geared toward the the ethnic market.
Crème: Created by Patrice Peck and Nefertari Adams, Crème doesn’t just offer amazing makeup and beauty services, but it also focuses on empowering career women with advice on how looking the part leads into playing the part and succeeding.
How it works: You search through the curated beauty looks you are interested in for any event, from a photoshoot to a speaking engagement, and book a Crème certified professional(s) to meet you at home who is guaranteed to have high quality products that will match your skin tone and hair texture needs. If you are looking for prolonged assistance, you can sign up for their beauty empowerment lessons that consist of one-on-one classes on work-friendly trends and discovering your signature look.
Available: New York City and Atlanta.
Follow on Instagram @get.creme.
Yeluchi by Un-ruly: The brainchild of Un-ruly, a site about Black women’s hair, Yeluchi helps ladies with natural locks link up with participating professionals who can provide weave installation, box braids/twists and cornrows/flat twists.
How it works: Costing anywhere from $50-$225, potential customers choose their desired style and make an appointment time — users can even provide their potential hairstylist with an image of what style they’re going for.
Available: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
Follow on Instagram_@hairunruled
Antabraids: Created by “Master Braider” Anta Niang, this hair enterprise service specializes in crochet braids, box braids, Senegalese twists, crochet twists and dreadlocks and weave installation.
How it works: Search the look you want on their website, book your appointment and pay online. You can even buy your hair through them too!
Available: New York City and New Jersey (if off the Path Train).
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