After investing over a decade into growing her craft, and perfecting the art of hair extensions, Candice felt called to give back to the industry. This desire to educate drove her to create what has become The Garnish Academy. The equivalent of graduate school within the hair industry, the Garnish Academy focuses on fundamentals, advanced color skills, extension work, and how to build your business to become a successful hairstylist.

We choose only the most passionate artists who are ready and willing to put in the work in order to become a successful extension specialist. Because we are such a small team, we place a lot of emphasis on ensuring that the person who joins our team is the perfect fit for our culture and program.

experience is the best teacher.


The program is 18-24 months.

We only accept 1-2 students each year.

Weekly Training Intensives every Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.

Shadowing and assisting studio mentors, Candice & Niko.

Performing hands-on services on Academy Models.

Monthly training with the entire team for either hands-on skills
or business growth.