‘Hair Enthusiast’ Candice Motley, owner of Garnish Hair Studio and Extension Bar, has always exhibited creative genius in many different aspects of life. From a young age she was outwardly expressive when it came to hair, makeup, and fashion. She has a natural knack for turning whatever she touches into gold.
Candice is a proud North Carolina native who is intent on changing the face of styling one head at a time. Her passion shines through her work and is evident as soon as you have a seat in her chair. Candice began this journey over a decade ago and quickly moved her way up to Senior Stylist and Master Colorist. She is a firm believer in showcasing beauty through hair. Her work is more than a set of services. It is a feeling of transformation as she guides you towards your best look through face shape, color, texture, and design.
In addition to receiving numerous awards throughout the years, she is now sought out in her industry to train and teach other stylists in creating beautiful customized looks for their clients as well. She continues to further her education and perfect her craft as she is always learning about cutting edge techniques. She believes in the products she carries and her business thrives off of quality hair care that is extremely diverse. Candice believes that everyone should have the same luxury of great hair!
Candice is one of the most highly trained extension and transformation artists in the industry, and is renowned as one of the top extension stylists on the East Coast. Her client’s travel from multiple states just to have her create their gorgeous customized extensions. Candice has over 8 years of experience and training in hair extensions. Candice holds the following application certifications:
-Nano Laser Beamer
-Volume Plus (for fine or thinning hair)
-Gl Tapes Certification
-Fill In Fusion Method
-Double Hair Method
-System Volume Method
-Individual microlinking ( through Easilocks)
-Weft style microlinking (through Klix)
-Natural Beaded Row certification
-Long Hair Bonding (through Onrite)
-Graphting (through Onrite)
-Perimeter Bonding (through Onrite)
Book your Garnish experience today and be met with a huge smile and custom style!
Candice does an excellent job. She has a great personality and makes you feel comfortable. My daughter came out all smiles after her Brazilian blowout.
Garnish Studio is a chic and relaxing environment, the perfect compliment to Candice’s outstanding work. Candice is simply divine. Not only is she a skilled and versatile stylist, but she makes her clients feel like royalty while working wonders with their hair. I honestly cannot say enough good things about her!
Candice has been “slaying” my hair for nearly a decade. She is always super friendly. I love the fact that she sets aside consultation time when necessary to “help you through” the decision making process. She is my “go-to” professional when I’m in the market for a major transformation; in fact she is the only stylist that I trust enough to say “just do what you want”. Thumbs up for sure!
Love the space, and the energy that Ray and Candice bring! She’s the best, everyone I’ve sent has loved her!
Candace is amazing! She put in Klix extensions several months ago and did a fabulous job. She is professional, easy-going, and has excellent skills!
Candice has been doing my hair for over 4 years and she is amazing!!! She even fixed my hair when I used box color and made my hair gray!!! A big no-no I know but she truly has a gift with hair and making you feel loved and relaxed!
17 years I lived in Raleigh, NC from NY, NY. Now we all know that Raleigh, NC is not known for it’s forward thinking to include hair styles. I have hired 51 different stylists since living here. Some did fine and I was very happy, but let me tell you about Miss Candice. First of all she is incredibly charismatic and you will fall under her spell. Second, her customer service is above extraordinary. Third, she has the unique talent of getting to know your personality and gives you a hairstyle to fit it! Fourth, she has an assistant that is sure to melt you frozen corporate heart. Fifth, she offers the best coffee as she creates your unique style. Six, she has a little candy dish there. Seven, your in and out quick. Eight, you will look forward to her wardrobe. Nine, she is always upbeat and smiling. Ten, she is a beautiful soul and I love her as I know you will too. Enjoy your new do, and I almost forgot to tell you guys that I have never been stopped and told “I LOVE YOUR HAIR STYLE” before in Raleigh, until Miss Candice with Garnish studios styled my hair. Oh and another thing, she will take a picture of you before and after and just watch the transformation.
Candice Motley, the owner and lead stylist, is one of thee most approachable, down to earth, fun and knowledgeable stylists I have ever been to in Raleigh. She takes the time to make your appointment an experience. I have natural hair, which means naturally curly, textured hair. She had the most gentile hand. Usually when people handle natural hair, they are so rough, but most do not know how fragile it is, Candice does! I would recommend her hands down if you want to take your natural hair to the next level, with either color, maybe a temporary straightening, or even a cut! She is hands down one of the best in the business. I can’t forget about Ray, his Garnish Experience shampoo treatment is hands down spa quality. I love my salon, and I call it that because I feel at home every time I go! If you have not experienced Garnish, you are seriously missing out!
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I appreciate the level of service provided by the folks at Garnish Studio. The other evening when I was getting ready to leave it started pouring down rain-gasp! (I had no umbrella.) Not to worry, Ray to the rescue! He walked me out to my car with an umbrella so my hair stayed fabulous-I have been to several very high-priced salons but have never been surrounded by such beauty and grace as at Garnish. Seriously, from Candice Motley to each of the clients I have met there everyone is kind and gracious. It is always like a little party and my hair has never looked better! Thank you for taking me as a client.
I’ve looked for years for a stylist that would listen and “get it”. After a terrible haircut I walked into Candice’s studio and explained to her that I had just had a baby, lost half my hair after and now have the worst triangle hair cut ever. She had the perfect solution. She gave me the most beautiful real looking extensions. I had no idea extensions could be so much like my real hair. That was 4 years ago. Since then I have only gone to see Candice and have gotten extensions again and again after each pregnancy (due to hair loss). Each time my extensions lasted for a full year! She is THE expert in extensions. Her studio is the most beautiful and comfortable studio I’ve ever been into and I am in love with her and her staff. I can’t say enough about Candice’s knowledge, training and natural ability to “get it”. She knows what you need!
Sophistication with a down to earth feel. You can tell that Candice is a person of style and detail. If she can perfect a salon imagine what she can do with your hair!!! She has an ever-expanding wealth of knowledge and talent. If you want the best… She’s your go to hands down!! And if you ever want the best shampoo of your life, you need to experience The Ray – he’s amazing!
Candice is the best; a master at her craft. I always feel warm and at home in her hands & salon. Ray, as Candice’s sidekick-assistant, is the sweetest, kindest guy and always makes me feel at ease. I can’t say enough good things about them and Garnish. They are worth my 1 hr 45 min drive each and every time.
Candice took me through a complete transformation! I looked and felt like a completely new WOMAN. Amazing is the only word to describe Candice and her talent. And let’s not forget Ray…he truly adds to the experience of Garnish! Congrats on the new location and I will follow you guys to the moon.
Garnish is quality/elegance/genuine! Candice is not only exceptional at hair but approaches it with the same passion she has for life! Her integrity, character, and individualistic style has filled her salon with the same caliber of staff! Candice approaches each person with such sensitivity and honesty that u wont be sold a product or service but an experience that will keep you coming back!
This is a magnificent salon! Warm and welcoming. It's hard to find a great stylist in this city, let alone a great salon. But Garnish has it going on! The people are very caring and genuine. Andrayah is a creative and fantastic stylist, and I am always happy with my color and cut when I leave. The even cooler part about the salon is that they offer extensions. As I was educated by Candice, (the owner) about all the fun and unique ways to use extensions, not just for lengthening hair but to add color without using dyes, I was sold! They have a huge variety of extensions and I am ready to make my appointment to get some fun extensions. Also, the salon has a great variety of products. I found myself wandering around looking at all of them while my hair color was processing. If you are in the area, at least stop in. Garnish is top-notch, modern, sophisticated, and a true delight. Warning, once you step in you will want to make an appointment.