The Crown Act

If you’ve followed us for any length of time you already know—hair extensions are our passion. If you’ve only known hair extensions as a fashion trend to make your hair longer, it might seem weird how obsessed we are, but we know the real secret of hair extensions—they change women’s lives.

The Crown Act

Hair loss, hair thinning, and even the hair you were born with being thin or fine can cause so much frustration and pain. More than half of all women will experience hair thinning or loss at some point in their lives, whether from a disorder or disease, for hormonal reasons, postpartum hair loss, or aging. Women often identify with our hair; it’s an integral part of our identity, and when we look in the mirror and don’t love what we see, it can be devastating.

The Crown Act

Hair extensions provide an incredible solution for many different hair challenges. We’ve seen firsthand how having the hair of your dreams can completely change your self-esteem and even your outlook on life. Because this subject is so near to our hearts, we wanted to talk about an incredibly important topic that isn’t discussed nearly enough in our industry—discrimination based on hair.

Did you know it’s currently LEGAL in all but seven states to discriminate against someone in the school or workplace based on their hairstyle? The Crown Act, led by the CROWN Coalition and Dove, is petitioning for laws to protect Women of Color from discrimination based on their hair.

According to the CROWN Coalition (which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair), Black women are 1.5 times more likely to be sent home from the workplace because of their hair. Black women are also 80% more likely than white women to agree with the statement, “I have to change my hair from its natural state to fit in at the office.”
There is also discrimination within the beauty industry as many stylists and salons are not properly trained on how to cut, color, and style natural hair.

Creating an inclusive space has always been important to us here at Garnish (see our All Colors Campaign for more info), which is why we feel it is of vital importance to support the CROWN Act and eliminate discrimination against natural hairstyles.

We have seen through the art of hair extensions how wearing your hair the way YOU desire can be life changing. Every person should be allowed, encouraged, and SAFE to wear their hair exactly how they want. At Garnish we believe that every woman should be able to have the hair that makes her feel most like the amazing woman that she is. That’s why we support the passing of The CROWN Act in every state.

The Crown Act

Please join us in helping pass this important piece of legislation in NC by clicking the link below and signing the official petition. You can also call your local lawmakers and advocate for the passing of the CROWN Act in North Carolina (or your home state).

Crown Act website:
Petition link:


Trichology - Garnish Hair Studio Extension Bar

Scalp Health to Promote Hair Growth

Trichology Technology is coming to Garnish

When you consider the different aspects of your beauty routine, you probably consider skin care and hair care to be two totally different categories. Hair needs can be different from skin needs, but there is a very important overlap that is often forgotten. Scalp health contributes to many aspects of your hair, and the health of your scalp determines how your hair grows, how it looks, and how it feels.

Understanding the health of the scalp allows you to treat any challenges you experience, along with creating the best environment for the healthiest hair to grow. As stylists, we consider the health of the hair to be of utmost importance, and that includes the scalp.

There is a branch of health science called Trichology, and that’s what we wanted to share with you today. Trichology is the study of hair loss and scalp conditions, which is relevant for all hair stylists, but extra important for us in relation to our extension work and thinning hair solutions.

In just a couple of weeks Candice and Donyata will be travelling to Florida to take a course on Trichology and become certified in utilizing a new technology that assists in stimulating hair regrowth. During their course they will learn how to inspect the scalp, determine the health of the scalp and any problem areas, along with addressing particular concerns regarding scalp conditions and hair loss. This technology will allow us to offer an even deeper level of scalp health assistance which in turn will contribute to healthier hair.

Not only will this assist all of our guests who may experience scalp issues, it will be especially beneficial to anyone who has hair loss concerns. If the scalp is healthy enough to regrow hair, this new laser technology will help kickstart regrowth.

Hair Loss Causes and Treatments

As a studio that specializes in hair extensions, we are already very familiar with hair loss causes and treatments, along with utilizing extensions to provide a temporary solution for women hoping to counteract their hair loss, thinning hair, and other hair concerns. For this reason, Candice knew she wanted to become certified in Trichology to continue offering the highest possible service to her current and future guests.

With Donyata’s background in the medical field and passion for assisting with hair extensions and hair loss solutions, she was the perfect stylist to receive this training alongside Candice. Upon their return we will be acquiring the stimulation technology and in 2018 will begin offering the treatment.

It is always our goal to provide the highest quality service and the best possible solution for our guests, and we are thrilled to add this option to our thinning hair solutions.

If you are interested in learning more about the Trichology technology and how it can help your hair, we would love to schedule a consultation for you with Candice beginning in January of 2018.


Easihair Pro Volumizing Service

Say bye-bye to skinny and thin hair! Finally, you can have that voluminous hair you’ve always wanted. During the month of March 2016, Garnish Hair Studio is offering up to *$100 off of a full volumizing service with EasiHair Pro extensions. Adding hair isn’t just for Victoria Secret models and celebrities. Extensions are the perfect solution for the everyday girl who wants to add some “Va Voom” to their hair!

EasiHair Pro extensions are comfortable, match perfectly, and blend seamlessly with your natural hair. Made with 100% Remy human hair, you are getting the highest quality extensions and a natural look and feel. With over 100 different color combinations to choose from, making sure that we have a perfect, undetectable blend will be seamless.

When EasiHair Pro extensions are applied to the head, they are virtually invisible in the hair. Like all of the hair extension services we offer at Garnish, when taken care of properly you will not experience any damage or loss of your natural hair. Finally, you can have the luscious locks you’ve always dreamed about! But, be warned – extensions are highly addictive!



Davines NaturalTech

Let us introduce you to Davines’ Naturaltech haircare line. Naturlatech is a complete program of innovative solutions that target hair and scalp problems while bridging sustainable beauty practices with cutting edge technology. The Garnish team loves this line for it’s ability to deliver amazing results for all hair types. Check out all of the Naturaltech product offerings below.

Replumping Shampoo: This shampoo works to boost moisture and elasticity with the help of natural active ingredients, which breathes new life into limp, flat hair.

Replumping Conditioner: This hydrating conditioner is formulated to detangle strands while it works to boost moisture, protect hair, and provide better elasticity and volume.

Replumping Hair Filler Superactive: This professional treatment, for salon use only, uses hyaluronic acid to plump, moisturize, and strengthen strands providing a shiny, full-bodied effect.

Energizing Shampoo: This luxurious shampoo gently cleanses the hair and stimulates the scalp helping to rid the hair of toxins. The fragrant essential oils also give it a wonderful scent and a feeling of energy and vitality.

Energizing Gel: In the case of seasonal hair loss, the Energizing Gel acts as a preventive treatment slowing down the hair loss process by stimulating the metabolism, giving strength and body to fine or stressed hair. Applied to the scalp and hair regrowth, it invigorates hair creating an additional light styling effect.

Energizing Lotion: This treatment is for fragile scalps and for hair that is prone to falling out. It works to stimulate the skin’s microcirculation and improve scalp elasticity contrasting hair loss. Its formula is particularly recommended for hair loss due to stress and seasonal factors, but also as a preventive treatment in susceptible people.

Energizing Superactive: The perfect treatment for scalp and fragile hair, prone to falling out. Energizing Superactive combats hormone-related hair loss, androgenetic alopecia and the hyper-production of sebum. Hair grows healthier and stronger; the scalp has more tone and lower sebum production.

Nourishing Shampoo: With its creamy texture, Nourishing Shampoo works to revitalize and fortify the scalp. This is a perfect shampoo for anyone with dry or brittle hair. Hair grows healthier stronger, and the scalp has more tone and lower sebum production.

Hair Building Pak: Restructures and nourishes the hair shaft leaving the hair soft, shiny and full-bodied.

Royal Jelly Superactive: The perfect treatment for dry/brittle hair and stressed scalps. Royal Jelly provides essential mineral salts, amino acids, and important vitamins (B12, B6, B1, E, C) that penetrate deep into the hair and skin to nourish and reinforce the hair structure from within, making it healthy and resistant.

Calming Shampoo: Gently cleansing the hair, soothes and calms sensitive and sensitized scalp.

Detoxifying Scrub Shampoo: This shampoo combines delicate surfactants of natural origin with scrub particles for a gentle, yet deep cleansing of the scalp, and a protective action against free radicals. It is intended for an in-depth cleansing of the scalp, in the case of asphyctic scalps (non-rosy appearance) and tempory and light exfoliation.

Award Winning Wellbeing Shampoo: The mixture of gentle surfactants makes it ideal for all hair types. Hair looks soft and silky, and the scalp invigorated. Winner of InSyle’s 2014 Best Beauty Buys.

Award Winning Wellbeing Conditioner: Designed to untangle and moisturize hair creating a soft and silky look while invigorating the scalp. Winner of InSyle’s 2014 Best Beauty Buys.

Wellbeing Destress Lotion: Its velvety texture ensures fast, easy absorption. The formula is enriched with UV filters that protect hair from damage caused by sun exposure. Hair looks soft and silky, and the skin nourished.

Garnish also offers in-salon NaturalTech specialty treatments! So consult with your stylist to determine which is the best solution for your hair needs.

  • Energizing Treatment – for hormonal hair loss
  • Energizing Treatment – for seasonal, stress and medically related hair loss
  • Nourishing Treatment – for extremely dry, damaged hair
  • Nourishing Treatment – for dry scalp and hair
  • Purifying Treatment – for all hair types
  • Rebalancing Treatment – for oily scalp
  • Detoxifying Treatment – for hair stressed by environmental factors
  • Calming Treatment – for sensitive scalp
  • Well-Being Treatment – massage for everybody

And don’t forget – Garnish Hair Studio carries the full line of Davines’ Naturaltech products. Ask your stylist which products are ideal for you!


hairdreams extensions

Do you dream of long hair? Do you wish for fuller hair? Do you have trendy hairstyle dreams that cannot be fulfilled because your hair is too short or thin? Well, dreams do come true!

Discover the new revolutionary method, that gives you an invisible, and undetectable solution for obtaining fuller and longer hair by using hair extensions.

The Laserbeamer NANO System by Hairdreams is the most innovative method to create natural fullness and length in a very gentle manner. Hairdreams Extensions 100% real human hair combined with the patented NANO Technology that invisibly integrates into your hair provides amazing results. The additional hair strands are permanent which means they become a natural part of your hair. You can style your hair as you normally do, but with even more styling possibilities. No matter what you are doing (sports, sauna, swimming, etc.), your Hairdreams hair can withstand any activity and always look perfect. Hairdreams extensions are gentle on your hair and even protects it from damaging environmental factors.

Contact us for your extension consultation. 


Finally a Thinning Hair Solution for Men that REALLY works!

Just in time for Father’s Day, Garnish would like to introduce Kevin Murphy’s first ever men’s line. The line consists of three key products designed as a thinning hair solution for men. The product line includes: Stimulate-Me. Wash, Stimulate-Me.Rinse, and Thick.Again.  I know what you’re thinking… there are plenty “thinning hair” product lines, so what makes this one so special?

Well, if the refreshing scent and cool tingle of the mint and black pepper doesn’t immediately win your man over, surely the fact that it is formulated to lengthen and thicken hair, prevent hair loss, and stimulate growth will.

Stimulate.Me Wash & Rinse: This antioxidant rich shampoo and conditioner can be used daily to clarify the hair, stimulate, and soothe the scalp. Active ingredients include: Camphor Crystals, Bergamot Mint, and Black Pepper.

Thick.Again: Applied to towel dried hair, Citrus Flavonoids, Ginger Root Nettle and Parsley extracts, will thicken hair and prevent breakage. This product is also rich in Oleanic acid that helps to fortify and strengthen the hair at the root to prevent thinning and hair loss.

When asked about Thick.Again, Kevin Murphy stylist and founder Kevin Murphy explained, “We took the concept of our successful Plumping line for women and created similar products, specifically formulated for men. The women’s line has been so highly demanded that we knew we had to develop something for men. Thinning hair, hair loss, and brittle, weak hair are the biggest complaints we hear from male clients. These issues are often caused by changes in dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that shrink hair follicles, resulting in abnormal hair production. Thick.Again is formulated using the same concept as Body.Mass. We looked to the success of eyelash thickening and lengthening products and brought those key attributes to hair.”

The not only is the line easy to use, Stimulate.Me provides immediate results of thicker, fuller feeling hair, and is paraben free.

Use our online booking system  to set up your next appointment with Andrayah Poncè at Garnish Hair Studio for your next cut and to try the Stimulate.Me Wash, Rise and Thick.Again products. To contact us by phone for your appointment call: 919-793-4008.


Garnish Hair Studio + Extension Bar in Raleigh Receives Great Lengths Hair Extensions Certification –

Garnish Hair Studio + Extension Bar is proud to announce that Candice Motley has become a Great Length’s Certified Ultrasonic Cold Fusion Stylist.  This certification is more than just learning how to attach extensions. It’s learning how to successfully perform hair extension services with high quality hair while providing the industry’s most innovative methods. Great Lengths Certified Stylists are the most highly trained in the industry. Candice 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.

What makes the Great Lengths Ultrasonic 5000 Cold Fusion method so unique is that it utilizes an ultrasonic wave. This wave or “vibration” action generates heat within the bond and this allows the bond to surround each individual strand within the group of natural strands the bond is being attached to. This added bonding security allows the stylist to mold the bond attachments into “flat” bond formation without compromising the bond “seal” to the client’s hair.  This technique gives the stylist more application options to truly customize their Great Lengths services to each client’s specific needs and desired results.

Ultrasonic 5000 is able to produce attachment sites that flow seamlessly from the client’s natural hair into the Great Lengths hair extension strands. The Ultrasonic 5000 can accomplish amazing results for clients with extremely fine, thin hair.  Unlike other systems, where glue guns and wax melting pots are used, the 5000 applicator allows for very clean and precise application. The result is undetectable attachments that are brushable, durable and, most importantly, non-damaging to the client’s natural hair. The Great Lengths Ultrasonic 5000, simply put, is the world’s finest system for the application of human hair strands.

See the Great Lengths Ultra Sonic 5000 hair extensions technique in action:

Read more about Garnish’s extension services, and check out our gallery to see our before and after extension photos.

Contact the salon today for your free consultation.


Hairdreams Hair Extensions – not just for the glamorous of Hollywood, they are for everyone!

Extensions not only create volume and length, but they have also become the saving grace for women around the world with thinning hair. Many women are genetically predisposed to have very fine and thin hair. Unfortunately, environmental factors such as stress and toxins can lead to hair loss as well. Diet and nutrition also play a great part in the aging process of skin and hair: with increasing age the hair becomes less plentiful, as well as more tired and frail. Not only various diseases, medications, but also pregnancy can lead to hormonal hair loss. Not only various diseases, medications, but also pregnancy can lead to hormonal hair loss. Hair extensions offer beautiful solutions to take your hair to the next level. Hop over to our gallery to see some of our amazing hair transformations! Let Garnish Studio help you on your journey to gorgeous hair.

Our favorite product is Hairdreams Hair Extensions, anything is possible with Hairdreams top-quality human hair. Hair dreams Hair Extensions give you the look you want and deserve with professional hair extensions and hair thickening systems. Contact Garnish Studio and Extension Bar for your free consultation today!

Check out the Hairdreams Hair Extensions video for more information about this amazing product.


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