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Two young women launch own beauty store in Lynn called Slay N’ Glam

Slay N' Glam

Beauty-themed treats were on hand for the ribbon cutting of Slay N' Glam on Market Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Slay N' Glam

Beauty-themed treats were on hand for the ribbon cutting of Slay N' Glam on Market Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Slay N' Glam

the North Shore Latino Business Association welcomed Slay N' Glam to Lynn on Friday.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Slay N' Glam

Beauty-themed treats were on hand for the ribbon cutting of Slay N' Glam on Market Street in Lynn.

Slay N' Glam

Beauty-themed treats were on hand for the ribbon cutting of Slay N' Glam on Market Street in Lynn.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Slay N' Glam

Beauty products on display at Slay N' Glam .

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Slay N' Glam

North Shore Latino Business Association Executive Director/CEO Frances Martinez, right, presents a citation from the state of Massachusetts to Slay N' Glam owners Katherine Peguero, second from left, and Genesis Grullon, second from right, as NSLBA Treasurer Rosa Feliz looks on.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Slay N' Glam

City Councilor-at-Large Buzzy Barton presents Slay N' Glam co-owners Katherine Peguero, center, and Genesis Grullon with an official citation from the City of Lynn after the ribbon cutting on Friday.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

LYNN — Frustrated with ordering cosmetics online, Genesis Grullon and Katherine Peguero launched a new store in their own backyard.

Their idea was to create a place to buy makeup that’s convenient, affordable, and inviting in the city where they grew up.

Slay N’ Glam’s opening was celebrated at a ribbon cutting on Friday.

“We want to be a welcoming place for people of all genders and cultures,” said Peguero. “We’re really excited.”

The cosmetic shop is co-owned by the 21-year-old friends who attend Salem State University students and graduated from Lynn English High School. They sell popular brands and plan to collaborate with local makeup artists and host classes at their small studio.

The new business faces competition from other cosmetic shops including Pearl Beauty Supply and Sally Beauty Supply.

But the duo is unfazed.

“We are going to be differentiating ourselves by working to create better customer service and create better relationships with our customers,” Peguero said.

She described the store as the first-of-its-kind in the area and plan to be more affordable than larger chain stores.

There are $5 lipsticks, glitters, and other products available for purchase.

Grullon and Peguero thanked their family and friends for support. They credited them with being a big reason they were able to open a small business at such a young age.
“We saved all we could,” Peguero said. “And the help from our family and friends has been amazing. Anyone can accomplish something like this with the right mindset and by setting the right goals along the way.”

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