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A few weeks ago I gave you all a sneak peek into our upcoming YouTube channel. Well, today is the day—we are officially launching the Garnish Extension Studio YouTube! In honor of our launch I wanted to give you all a little behind the scenes into the why and how it all came about along with a preview of our first series: Garnish Your Growth.

I have had broadcasting a YouTube channel on my “list” for years. My list is pretty much made up of tons of notes in my phone… 487 notes to be exact. Whenever I have a thought, need to remind myself of something, or have a creative spark I create a note in my phone. I recently went to the search bar and typed in YouTube to find everything I had noted, and out of all the notes I have written over the past several years, about 50 of them centered around YouTube. The topics spanned creatively brainstorming for YouTube, the name of my YouTube channel, creative concepts, pretty much all things related to the topic. And after having thought about it and worked towards it for so long, I am so proud to finally be launching our channel.

The last few months have been filled with finding a videographer, carving out time in my already busy schedule to have video shoots, and collaborating with my Lead Stylist, Niko, to create the videos topics. The last two years have held so much change in both of our careers and personal lives, making this the perfect time to create a space to talk all about change and growth. Our “Garnish Your Growth” series will be a place of transparency where we can share and put some of our challenges and own experiences out there. It will almost be like an online diary for people interested in listening who share the same pursuit of growth that we both do.

In the last year I have been asked to go against my natural thought process inside of NBR as I’ve begun to train and teach. I didn’t have that in mind when I started learning the method, but I just became so obsessed with the brand and method and mechanics behind it, that teaching came naturally. As my business has shifted, we’ve encountered growth related challenges, and I knew that it would be worth it to share them with others. I never would have thought that wanting to do better and offer exclusively extensions would’ve been such a difficult change, but I really had to face my own fears in order to do so.

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We’ve already recorded our first 8 episodes of the series and we hope you enjoy the sneak peek into our lives. Every episode will be super transparent and super real (which means lots of cussing). I felt this was the perfect time to launch this endeavor as it’s the perfect way to showcase what we do inside of my studio, but also what it took for us to get here. We are open to taking topics from viewers and would love to hear what you would like us to speak about in future episodes.

Garnish is the name of my studio, Growth is the name of my game. Head over to Garnish’s YouTube and subscribe so you don’t miss our very first Garnish Your Growth video. While you’re there make sure to subscribe to our channel to ensure you get notified when we put out new content!

Calling All Creatives… Are You Ready to Garnish Your Growth?

It’s official—I’m crossing something off of my bucket list! For years I have wanted to start a YouTube channel, but as an artist who is a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my work, I knew if I was going to do it, I wanted to do it well. I wanted to have it be well thought out and have the layout and details just the way I wanted them.

I even considered doing a podcast instead, but I’m such a visual person myself that video and YouTube seemed like the way to go for me. So, I wanted to officially introduce you to one of the main focuses of my YouTube channel, a segment called “Garnish Your Growth.”

You all know I’m obsessed with personal growth and often speak on both personal and business growth on Instagram along with when I teach for BMS. Because of this, I’ve cultivated a variety of topics I like to share or speak on, and am looking forward to doing so even more through this new video avenue. Each Garnish Your Growth video will be a 10 to 15 minute conversation between myself and my lead stylist, Niko. We talk about hard topics, funny topics, pretty much anything that pertains to growth.

Topics you can look out for are how to build a squad and hire the right team, how to do hard shit like transitioning a business and all the maneuvering that that requires, and many more.

I want to stress that you do not need to be a creative or in the beauty industry in order to connect with and appreciate these videos. My purpose in creating them is to speak about tough shit that not everyone likes to talk about, but so many business owners go through. The best part is that there’s no offer on the other side, there’s no gimmick—it’s just Niko and myself offering transparency in a very vulnerable way. In my experience, when going through one of those tough circumstance, the only way to get through it is to talk about it in a productive way.

It’s my hope that me sharing my story will resonate with other people who have gone through or are currently experiencing a similar situation.

I can’t wait to share the upcoming launch with you all in the next few weeks. Stay tuned on my social media channels for the most up-to-date information on what we’re sharing when!

I know we’ve recently transitioned into Cancer Season, but I still wanted to take a moment to talk about life as a Gemini. Yep, you read that right. I am a Gemini. I feel like Geminis get a bad rap, and every time I tell someone I’m a Gemini I get that definite side-eye look. We may be a little unorthodox, and we’re definitely perceived as crazy, but Geminis have a lot of fabulous traits as well.

Gemini - NBR Hair Extensions

Gemini - NBR Hair Extensions

I would say I share the typical true characteristics of a Gemini woman. I cannot stay still, I always have my hands in a bunch of different things, and there’s definitely a part of me that resonates with the “twins” of Gemini. My business/professional side of hustle mode versus my personal life side of me that wants to throw caution to the wind and just go.

Geminis talk a lot, love people, and our actions are often big and gradiose, which admittedly rubs people the wrong way sometimes. We can be a lot. And two Geminis together can either be great or really awful. My mom and I, for example, are both Geminis and work great together because we’re constantly doing all the things. I saw something once that said a Gemini’s trunk would be full of… roller blades, a swim towel, the Constitution of the United States, a toolbox, basically everything you can think of because we do so much all the time.

In fact, we have a tendency to take on too much, to start things and not finish them, and sort of be a jack of all trades rather than focusing on any one thing.

Gemini - NBR Hair Extensions

And that’s where I’ve chosen to divert from being a typical Gemini. I decided I wanted to settle down into being the master of one thing—my true passion, hair extensions. Once I made that decision, everything seemed to fall by the wayside and I knew that this was it. I’ve been specializing in exclusively extensions for around three years and my studio transitioned about six months ago, and I couldn’t be happier.

Gemini - NBR Hair Extensions

Reflecting on Gemini Season, which marks the halfway point through the year, I started reflecting on my business as well, along with everything we are looking forward to. The twin sides feel like they are perfectly aligned, and right now I’m feeling really good about being a crazy ass Gemini.

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Hair Educational Adventure: Episode #2

The Funnelhackers Live convention

Mann, it was an intense four days of learning, growth, and inspiration. There were over 3,000 attendees to the event, which included everyone from entrepreneurs like myself with an established business, to entrepreneurs who were just starting out, to self-made millionaires who are dominating their fields. There were creatives, techies, business people, just about every type of person you could imagine made up the audience and speakers of this event.

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Have you ever considered just how much time you spend with your coworkers? Most of us probably spend more time with the people we work with than the people we live with. This means that having a team that you enjoy can make all the difference in the world in regards to your daily life and happiness.

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C A N D I C E G R A M

Owner of @GarnishExtensionStudio | Transformations are my Specialty | Fashion is a hobby | Fun is a Necessity
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