May 29, 2016

Salon at first Blush

RUTLAND – Paige Elizabeth Carrara is the proud owner of the brand new Blush Salon & Beauty Lounge in Rutland. Located at 60 Center Street in the former BROC building, Blush had a soft opening just last month. Here Carrara shares the details of her fledgling business.

What is the nature of your business?

Blush is a Salon and Day Spa offering a wide variety of services including nails, hair, facial and massage. We strive to have the most current products with the knowledge and sanitary precautions to make your service a memorable one. Blush is a salon and spa that gives you a wide variety of services and excellent care.

What was the inspiration behind creating your business?

I began my schooling at the Salon Professional Academy in Williston where I became a certified cosmetologist. Later, at A Signature Day Spa I flourished under the guidance of Deanna McGinnis who took the time and care to teach me all the techniques in facials, nails, makeup and hair that I needed to succeed.

How did you get to where you are today?

I worked at A Signature Day Spa for several years until I got a job offer at the Mountain Top Inn for wedding hair and makeup. This step brought me to where I am today. I missed my clients whom I wasn’t able to accommodate when booked with weddings. Seeing their smiling faces and hearing what was new with their families’ lives was what I later realized made my career amazing. One day while out for coffee I was walking by the empty commercial building when my boyfriend stopped and pointed to the space. He said I would be foolish not to open my own salon. With the push from a loved one I was able to open a salon and hire a group of girls I love. I’m a very blessed individual and I thank God everyday for my blessing.

What makes your company unique? What is the most interesting aspect of your company?

Blush is a unique salon made up of talented stylists who have worked together for years. We have an open concept floor plan in the salon, perfect for a girls’ day or a wedding party. We have two lounge pedicure benches with whirlpool jets, lavender aroma, and a remote back massage. Our pedicures are simply amazing. We take care of any callus, ingrown toenail, nail fungus, and we educate you on how to clear the fungus. Our hairstylists are trained in NYC and are up to date with all the new Balayage techniques. We carry some of the best products in the industry such as Olaplex to make your hair healthy and luxurious.

We specialize in acne management facials for teens and adults. We can change your skin for the better and will give you tools to maintain our results.

When booking an appointment you can give a call or walk ins are welcome and when you arrive you will be greeted by our receptionist and have the choice between lemon or iced water. There are retail products to browse and a chair massage to enjoy after a long work day. Your stylist will come greet you and start your memorable service.

Why Rutland?

I love this city and the people in it. I find it to be home; it’s where my boyfriend Jamie and I go for coffee and see the singing people on the benches and the other business-owners putting up their open flags and making Rutland great. I’m proud to say I’m an owner of a business in this community.

As a business-owner, what is the most important lesson you have learned?

The most important lesson would be to surround yourself with people you love and respect. I have a group of girls that make me smile and have brought great joy to my life over the years.

Contact Information

If you would like to make an appointment at Blush Salon & Beauty Lounge the number is 802-855-8722. Please visit Blush Salon & Beauty Lounge on Facebook and like our page or visit our website blushsalon&

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