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Interview with Blushington CEO and Founder Stephi Maron

By Brookedujour @brookedujour
I love creating outfit posts and product collages, but I’d like to diversify Brooke du jour a bit more. As a Journalism nerd, I truly enjoy connecting with interesting people and sharing their stories with the world. So, I’ve decided to add more interviews with fashion, beauty and lifestyle experts. First on the list is Blushington CEO and Founder Stephi Maron!
Interview with Blushington CEO and Founder Stephi Maron All photos courtesy of
When I was in high school in LA, my friends and I would get our makeup done before dances. There weren’t any relatively inexpensive studios around, so we ended up forking over a lot of cash to department stores to get glam. So we (and our wallets!) were thrilled when Blushington opened its first location in West Hollywood. Blushington offers professional makeup applications for 40 bucks! Blushington must have telepathically sensed how much I missed ‘em in Dallas, so they recently opened a brand new location just minutes from SMU!

Interview with Blushington CEO and Founder Stephi Maron
I was lucky enough to interview Stephi who couldn’t have been sweeter. The Daily Campus will publish the full article in a few weeks, but for now, here’s an exclusive sneak peek for Brooke du jour readers!

1.   What was your inspiration for opening Blushington’s first location in LA?

It was around December. I had family in town and we were going to Dry Bar to get our hair done. They asked me where they could get their makeup done too. I couldn’t suggest a place for them to go, so I decided right then and there [to open Blushington]! I didn’t want to send my family to a department store, because they just push you to buy products and you aren’t getting a professional makeup application. I also didn’t want to send them to MAC, because I don’t like how they do makeup. Blushington is a fun place to go with your girlfriends to get your makeup done- We serve complimentary champagne! I also wanted something that was quick and not super expensive. From there, I just went for it and took a chance. I really believe the market has a need for this.

2.   How has the transition been from LA to Dallas? Is your team wearing cowboy boots and saying “y’all” yet?

The transition has been awesome. The people we hire have the same qualities morals, values and talent. I’ve been here for a little over two months and have no complaints!

3.   Did you select your Oak Lawn location to appeal to SMU students? Or who is your typical customer?

We don’t have a specific target demographic. We try to target a little bit of everyone, but we did choose our location because it’s right next to Dry Bar. It worked perfectly for us in LA, so it seemed meant to be in Dallas as well. It was synergistic and easy!

4.   What sets your studio apart from other makeup studios in the area?

We really cater to customer needs and not a lot of places can really say they do that. The unique brands that we carry are exclusive- except for Stila. We don’t pressure people into buying products. Blushington is really about the makeup, the industry, and our talent without the pressure of spending too much money. It’s fun and the inside is really cute, girly, trendy and modern. The décor and the atmosphere definitely make it different form other makeup stores.

5.   Do you have any future plans to open up more locations?

Yes! I plan to open a lot more locations, but I’m not sure where. As long as it’s a place where there’s a lot happening. Especially if there’s a place open next to Dry Bar!

6.   Is there anything I haven’t asked that you would like to tell me about Blushington?

We do at-home services and classes. What’s unique about our classes is we allow you guys to bring in your own makeup. The artists can teach one-on-one. You don’t have to buy a whole bunch of new products but you can learn to use whatever you already have. Also, our experts can tell you if you’re using the right products for your skin. The artist does one half of your face and you do the other so you feel confident as you leave!

Interview with Blushington CEO and Founder Stephi Maron
Blushington is located at 4218 Oak Lawn Avenue and opened Monday-Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Book appointments for you and your best girls for sorority formal season by calling (214) 521-9200. See you there! : )
Interview with Blushington CEO and Founder Stephi Maron

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