528 Main Street
Beacon, New York 12508
What is the nature of your business?
The Blushery – A boutique and beauty bar offering skincare, makeup, waxing, eyelash, spray tan, and brow bar services. We also have a boutique to shop beauty products, accessories, and candles. Brow bar walk-ins are welcome.
When did you launch your business?
Did you start in Beacon?
If yes, why did you decide to start your business here?
I had another business for a few years in Poughkeepsie that was more like a private skincare practice. I knew I eventually wanted to have a storefront in Beacon. I pretty much stalked realtors and Main Street listings for over a year until I found my shop. Luckily, it was the exact location I had in mind.
Is there one thing about your business that you would really like folks to know?
We are a store! Not just a “by-appointment” spa. Appointments are recommended for spa services. However, we carry skincare and makeup for you to shop-No appointment or spa service necessary. Our store is growing little by little, as we add more accessories and a larger product selection. We have a couple new brands on their way this month and coming in over the summer to put on the shelves.
When did you become a member of BeaconArts and why?
I became a member this past winter. BeaconArts is so proactive and does so much for this little city. I wanted to support it and be a part of it.
Where are you from originally?
Beacon! I passed by (what is now) my shop, every day as a child, when it was an old boarded up building.
What is your favorite book?
Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin
Do you have a favorite place, event or thing to do in Beacon?
My favorite place is my shop. I have the best view of East Main, Mount Beacon, my old school, and the dummy light. I also love walking Main St. and taking my daughter to the parades.
How do you think Beacon is different from other Hudson Valley cities?
It’s been completely revitalized. You don’t see that very often. At the same time it never lost it’s character. I feel like I’m still in my hometown, just with a lot more cool things to do and see.
Using your imagination, describe Beacon five years from now.
I’m thinking five years is plenty of time to add some extra parking…Not the most exciting thing, but definitely needed. And I’m imagining more unique businesses opening on East Main St.