Garnish Reopening Playbook

The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived!

Next Tuesday, May 26th, we will be reopening. We have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare the salon to ensure we are able to meet all of the new safety protocols, standards and set things up to run as smoothly as possible.

We know SO many of you are anxiously awaiting your appointment and we can’t wait to see you ALL as soon as we possibly can. Due to occupancy and distancing requirements, we won’t be able to get everyone in in the first week, but we hope you all will be patient and understanding with us as we work to reschedule 8 weeks worth of appointments 😫

We want to assure you that we will be following both the CDC, state, and NC State Cosmetic Board’s recommendations for safety measures within our space. Our team will be going through a dress rehearsal this weekend to guarantee our opening is as safe and smooth as possible.


1. Our staff’s health will be closely monitored and their temperatures will be checked every day. Our entire team will also be wearing masks, but please know we’re smiling underneath it all!

2. Guests will also be required to wear a mask in the studio at all times. If you do not have one, Garnish will gladly provide one for you🌿

3. When you arrive for your appointment, please remain in our “mobile waiting area” (your car.) Text us at (919)793-4008 when you arrive. Our front desk team will let you know when to come in. This is to adhere to our occupancy requirements along with to ensure the prior client has left and the santizing process has been completed before you enter our space.

4. Our front desk team will greet you at the door and take your temperature with a contactless thermometer. If you have an elevated temperature we will ask you to reschedule 14 days out.

5. We will then have you visit our santitation station. We ask that you leave your purse or bag in your car and only bring necessities into the salon.

6. Absolutely no additional people will be allowed in the salon including children, spouses, and friends.

7. We ask that you do not touch any retail or the beverage station. Our stylists or front desk team will be happy to provide you with a beverage or set aside the products that you need.

8. Our stylists will be using hand sanitizer throughout your visit, every tool will be sanitized, and we have added a UV sanitation light for additional disinfecting. We have also acquired a hospital-grade disinfectant called Rejuvenate, which is a non-irritant, EPA registered disinfectant that is proven to kill Covid-19.

9. The studio will be having plexiglass installed at the front desk and in between the shampoo bowls for added safety.

10. At checkout we ask that you either pay with a card on file or choose a touchless checkout option such as apple pay. We also ask that you pre-schedule your next appointment at that time.

11. Finally, due to increased PPE requirements for team and all guests along with the extra sanitation times, the studio will have a $25 Covid House fee applied to every appointment . This service fee covers the additional protective measures we have taken, hospital grade disinfectant and sanitizing required, along with the additional time we will need to set aside between appointments to ensure everything is properly cleaned.


We take pride in going above and beyond to provide a luxurious, laid back, but extremely safe and sanitized environment for you to receive your service. Thank you in advance for understanding the need to adjust as we navigate through this time

We are taking every opportunity to be as safe as we possibly can and safety will remain our top priority during this time. We ask that everyone gives us grace as we reschedule several weeks worth of appointments, and adjust to working under our new guidelines.

We are sooooo ready to get back to work doing what we love and serving our guests in true Garnish Style.

Covid 19 has forced us to pivot and adjust our business to uphold the integrity of our industry during this time, but please know that The Garnish Experience that you have come to expect will remain the same

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

Thank you ladies so much for your support!

Candice and the Garnish Team


In honor of Mother’s Day we wanted to take a moment to highlight all of the reasons why moms have such a special place in our hearts here at Garnish. Both our mom team members and the women we work with bring so much value to our space.

First of all, moms have so many amazing qualities and especially for our team members we love that they bring these qualities to their work here at Garnish. Moms are caring in so many ways, which is a vital aspect of being an amazing extension artist. Moms also exhibit resilience and strength, which makes for determined and dedicated hairstylists.

We also love that all of our moms have children of different ages, which gives us great understanding and compassion for one another along with assistance as we talk about everything from the mom woes to the amazing accomplishments.

Hair Extension Specialist

Hair Extension Specialist

Hair Extension Specialist

Hair Extension Specialist

As a team of almost all moms, we also love that we are able to cater to a group of women who don’t often take care of themselves, and rarely, if ever, put themselves first. Many times our mom guests come in tired, having been constantly taking care of their families, and sometimes having barely even looked in the mirror for, well, years.

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Choosing Garnish for their hair and extension needs is their investment into themselves, and we cherish being a part of that. It means so much to us to be able to pamper these women and give them some love, knowing this may be the only time they get to themselves.

If you are one of our mom guests, know that we are so thankful you choose Garnish to be a part of your self-care, and that we love bringing you confidence and joy through our hair extensions. We hope you all have an amazing Mother’s Day, and treat yourself to something special!



Fourth Annual NOvarian Cancer Awareness Event

We all know the world turns pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness, but did you know that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month?

Ovarian Cancer is the #5 cause of cancer related deaths in women, and 1 in 75 women will develop Ovarian Cancer in her lifetime.  Here at Garnish we strongly believe that our community is the foundation upon which we grow.

To us, that means supporting causes that directly affect the lives of the women we serve.  That is why for the past three years we have hosted events in September and October raising donations for and awareness of both Ovarian and Breast Cancer.  This September, we invite you to join us for our Fourth Annual “NOvarian Cancer Awareness Event.”

Book an appointment during the month of September to receive a free teal hair extension with your $25 donation.  All proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance to help with research, education, and prevention of Ovarian Cancer.  The temporary teal extension is applied in studio and we provide you with instructions for removing it whenever you are ready to do so.

Please help us reach our goal and say “NO” to Ovarian Cancer!

Call today to book your NOvarian donation appointment. (919) 793-4008.

Thank you all for your support, and please share this important information with your friends and family.

Let’s turn September TEAL!




Braids + Botox Beauty Event

Botox + Fillers + Braids, Oh My!

Braids + Botox Beauty Event


On Thursday, April 27th Dr. Waseem Garbia of Regenesis MD, an aesthetics and anti-aging practice, will be joining forces with the Garnish Team to host an event in studio.

The event, Braids & Botox, will feature Dr. Garbia’s botox and filler services alongside the Garnish team’s fabulous braiding talent. Braids + Botox will be open to all to attend, however, the braid & botox space will be limited to 20 guests due to the time of each service.

If you would like to register for the event to receive a service, or simply to attend, please fill out the form below. Spots will fill up quickly, so RSVP today!

If you have any questions regarding the services that will be provided, you may contact Dr. Garbia’s office for botox and fillers questions, or Garnish Studio for general event or braid questions.

Braids + Botox Specials with Garnish

Garnish will also be offering TWO exclusive specials that will only be available during the event, when booked IN salon!


Receive $50 off any Keratin Service booked during the event, scheduled before May 31st.


If you’ve ever been interested in extensions now is your chance! Schedule an Extension Consultation with Candice during the event and the consult fee will be waived!

We’re so excited to partner with Dr. Garbia, and look forward to seeing you on April 20th!

Click Here to RSVP


Garnish Your Growth 2016

Here at Garnish, we love when a plan goes off without a hitch! The Garnish Your Growth 2016 event was the highlight of this past week! If you were looking to build your brand, grow your business or network with other professionals, you were in the right place!

Our guests who RSVP’d for the headshots received  the Garnish Experience from the time they stepped inside the door! The Garnish team provided light hairstyling, and makeup artists, Lacey Caroline and Michelle Clark were on hand to perfect your look. We wrapped up the experience with a modern and fresh take on the traditional headshot by our favorite photographer Amber Robinson. There were also some awesome giveaways from our friends at Amazing Lash Studio, Fusion Dental Care, Metro’s Other Woman, along with some awesome Kevin Murphy gift sets!

Also available for mini-consulations, Dr. Rajen Patel was on hand to help perfect your resume, and Dustin Byrd of Sharp + Timeless gave expert styling tips for our guests.

Every base was covered when it comes to taking your professional persona to the next level! The Garnish Your Growth Event was a huge success! We are so pleased with the level of networking and cannot wait to do this again next year! Thank you for a great turnout!



Let Garnish help you to put your best foot forward! Everyone needs a professional headshot that STANDS OUT from all of the rest. Business cards, LinkedIn, Resumes, and Bios are just some of the places where having an award winning visual will set you apart! We have made it easy. You are cordially invited to our “Garnish Your Growth Event” right here at Garnish Hair Studio + Extension Bar on October 27th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Get a professional headshot, meet with our resume expert, and network with other professionals while you nibble on tasty hors d’oeuvres. We look forward to seeing you!

Click here for more information and to RSVP.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Garnish team is collaborating with Sharp and Timeless for our Annual “Pink Gloves Event!” Help us in the fight against breast cancer and show your support with a pink hair extension. Book an appointment during the month to get your free pink hair extension with your $25 donation.*Appointments are required so please call us to make yours today: 919-793-4008.



Join Garnish in the Fight Against Ovarian Cancer! September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and Garnish is saying “NO” to Ovarian Cancer by promoting our 3rd Annual “NOvarian Cancer Awareness Event.”
Book an appointment this month to get your free teal hair extension with your $25 donation. All proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to help with research, education, and prevention of Ovarian Cancer.
Please help us reach our goal and say “NO” to Ovarian Cancer! Call today to book your Ovarian donation appointment (919) 793-4008.
Thank you all for your support!
Please share this important information with your friends and family.


Garnish's 2nd Annual Valentine's Day Contest

An evening for just you and your other half! Garnish Hair Studio is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Pop Up Valentines Dinner Contest!  Enter for your chance to win a $100 gift card to The Oak for a dinner for two when you come in for a service or purchase a product beginning February 1 – 14th. A winner will be drawn at random at 12:00 p.m. on the 14th and announced on our Facebook page!



January is National Blood Donor Month and Garnish Hair Studio recognizes the lifesaving contribution blood and platelet donors make to modern healthcare. Through the month of January Garnish will be honoring blood donors with a chance to win a $100 gift certificate.  After you donate blood, bring your proof of donation (ask for a receipt after your donation) into Garnish, and we will then enter your name into the drawing. A winner will be picked at random on February 1st.

Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types AB, O, B negative and A negative. Help save lives by donating blood. Your blood donation could save your life or someone you care about!

Here are the important facts why donating blood is so important:

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
  • The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
  • Sickle cell disease affects more than 70,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
  • More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.


Click here to learn more about donating blood to the American Red Cross.

Schedule your blood donation appointment with the American Red Cross.



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