Testimonials

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.  -Marnie S.

I just moved to the area and decided to try out the hair salon down the street from me and I’m super glad I did! I made an appointment with Christine for partial highlights to change up my look for the Fall. I’m pretty clueless when it comes to hair so she took the time to sit down, go through pictures, and really find out what I was looking for. In the end, we decided against highlights and just went for a root touch up, glaze, and blowout. It looks great! It’s a little pricey ($45 for a blowout, $45 for the glaze, $65 for the roots), but she explained how this will save me money on future visits and gave me free samples and coupons. I’ll definitely be back and my boyfriend will be making an appointment for a cut soon too!   -Elizabeth T.

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!   – Andrea R.

I cannot say enough great things about this studio! Our whole family goes here for cuts, color, extensions, conditioning treatments, everything! We love Candice, Tish, Christine and Ray. – Jen F.

First time at Garnish Studio today and all I can say is WOW! Gorgeous salon and the most inviting people you’ll ever meet. Felt as if I were going there for years. My hair looks and feels amazing. Definitely my salon from here on.  – Theoula H.

The studio space is wonderful! I can actually hear my stylist over the music, the people are very welcoming, and the service is fantastic. The atmosphere of the salon is great. Well thought out and very well designed. Christine Woods has been doing my hair for a quite some time now and she has never done a bad job. She is a wonderful stylist and has grown so much in her art. Every time I leave after seeing her, my hair looks fantastic. She’s super nice and loves what she does!   – Shanna R.

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.  – Jackie J.

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. – Kristyne E.

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!   – Jaime M.

Amazing customer service! Christine and Ray are amazing!!!! – Erin E.

Best salon in Raleigh. Xo Garnish! Want amazing color cut or extensions. Please check them out! – Erin R.

Christine is great! So friendly & knowledgeable. I love the new salon, very spa chic.  – Carol S.

Love Tish!!!! She’s the best & always a fabulous haircut. The salon is gorgeous and so chic!  – Erica B.

I went to Garnish Salon for the first time yesterday after three longs weeks of dealing with a difficult (OK, terrible) haircut from another salon. All I can say is that Tish Cotton is a miracle worker! Somehow, in just under an hour, she transformed my strange, frizzy, choppy, mullett-like hair into something quite fabulous. Why did I suffer for so many days before finding Tish and Garnish Salon? Why did I ever go any place else?  – Liz F.

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! – Erin F.

You walk into Garnish and immediately fill like you are in the perfect place. I followed Christine Woods from Atomic Salon to Garnish and will never look back. I’ve been with Christine with over a year now and we have been through many a different styles and colors (as I like to change). Everything she does is always on point and she even made me beautiful for my engagement photos earlier this summer. So lucky to have found Christine in such a big city.

– Hannah P.

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. – Susan N.

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! – Jenell G.

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. – Gabrielle D.

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!  – Jill C.

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!” – Kirsten R.

Easy to find, clean, beautifully appointed, intimate artist’s space; poised for creativity to take flight!
– Cynthia C.

Christine is the best! I had a men’s haircut and she always goes above and beyond. I have been going to her for over a year and have finally found my forever hair stylist…at least until I lose all of my hair. –Jason E.

Christine was great as usual 🙂 I had some partial highlights done that I was a bit on the fence about but Christine explained the process & maintenance, etc. She made me feel comfortable with making this decision & I love the results! – Carol S.

I always feel like I’m at a spa retreat every single time I visit Garnish. I love that they carry products that not only smell wonderful but that also work miracles (i.e. Original Mineral 7-Day Treatment)! Christine is, hands down, the best hair stylist I have ever seen. She gets the color, tone, cut, and style right every single time. I trust her so much I just tell her to do what she feels like and it always turns out beautifully. She really knows her trade and I can’t be more thankful for her recommendation of a Keratin treatment. My (naturally curly and typically course and frizzy) hair feels wonderful and holds curl without the layer of frizz I was used to!   – Nicole C.

The salon is very chic and upscale! The atmosphere is welcoming and the staff is very approachable. I love it here! Tish is amazing with her hands! My hair is very thick and she takes her time to straighten my hair and ensure it has the volume that I love! Thank you for your awesome service.  – Pamela L.

Love the space, and the energy that Ray and Candice bring! She’s the best, everyone I’ve sent has loved her!  – Bethany M.

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! – Miana I.

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! – Kelsey K.

Easy to find, clean, beautifully appointed, intimate artist’s space; poised for creativity to take flight! Candice is attentive, creative, enthusiastic, professional, & knowledgeable stylist-a joy to work with on your journey to a better you!  – Cynthia C.

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. – Tonya P.