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Meet Rosie Smith of Garnish by Rosie in South Central

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rosie Smith.

Rosie, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Garnish by Rosie started by doing hair and makeup for family and friends. After pursuing a career in the corporate sector, I realized that I wanted to earn an income while doing what I LOVE to do.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has absolutely not been smooth! The main struggle has been shifting my mindset. Being the first entrepreneur in my family, I have had many doubts and fears along my journey. It can be difficult not having guidance for a road such as this. God, literature and my social network have helped me navigate through the scary and uncertain times that come along with entrepreneurship.

Garnish by Rosie – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Garnish by Rosie offers natural hair styling and makeup services. What sets Garnish by Rosie apart is the attention around the health of the hair. I care about the end result as far as the style is concerned but I also want to ensure that the foundation of the scalp and hair are healthy.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success as the ability to inspire people while using my God-given talents. The criteria is simple: be passionate about your craft, gain credibility (in my case obtaining my cosmetology license), and be consistent!


  • Shampoo, Blowdry, Trim and Simple Style starts at $80
  • Twist Extensions start at $160
  • Interlock Retight starts at $135

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