Elizabeth Cyr does everything with style. After all, she’s a stylist.
“My career as a stylist started as salon apprentice in 2007. This is when I met my current business partner Ashley. She was my mentor while I was learning. The development of that relationship has been the most important in my career,” said Cyr. “My journey into business ownership started in 2010. Ashely and I began work on our business plan under the guidance of AVCOG (Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments) that year. In 2012, AVCOG funded our start up and we ofﬁcially opened Blush Beauty Boutique in August that year.”
Cyr said that she spends around 40 hours a week “behind the chair” enjoying time with her clients and working as an artist and stylist. As a salon owner, she’s involved in marketing, social media, company image, merchandising, inventory and event management. She also manages the budget and business growth plan.
“I was born and raised in Auburn and moved to Lewiston with my husband in 2010,” said Cyr. “I knew that if I was going to open a business I was going to need the support of the people I knew and grew up with.”
“At this point, as a business owner, I love the potential in downtown Lewiston,” notes Cyr. “The community had been really supportive of the small businesses that have been renovating and opening in the old spaces. Every successful new place that opens inspires me to make my business even better.”