CHARLESTON, S.C. — A local chain of cosmetological shops will reopen on Halloween as a way to attract shoppers and help draw in tourists from out-of-towners, Cosmetology Guy said Monday.
The chain, called Cosmetological Guy, is owned by the Charleston area’s oldest, largest and longest-standing business, which is also known as the Cosmetologic Museum and Spa.
It opened its doors in the 1920s.
Cosmetology is a branch of the Cosmetics Manufacturers Association, which also includes such businesses as L’Oreal, Neutrogena, Dermablend and the SkinCare Group, which sells facial and body products.
As part of the holiday festivities, CosmeGuy will offer free samples to people who purchase products from its online store, which will be available for a limited time.
All proceeds from the sale of Cosmetologists Halloween-themed merchandise will benefit the CosmeGuys Family Foundation, a charitable organization that supports local children and families in the community.
Customers will be able to choose from a range of products including face wash, moisturizer, facial powder, mascara, blush, bronzer and lip color.
At the Cosmogon Shop, which has been open since 1927, customers can select from a selection of cosmetics and skin care products.
Customers will also be able get a gift of $1 off their order by calling 828-4-SPEAK or going online at CosmOGonShop.com.
If a customer decides to buy something from the Cosmen Shop, they will receive an additional $1 when they purchase a skin care product.
“I think that’s going to bring a lot of customers back into our shop because it will give them a chance to try something new,” Cosmognos founder John Smee said.
A lot of people are going to go shopping for something that they don’t have access to.
“The Cosmologos stores in Charleston and the nearby communities of Columbia, Columbia, Piedmont, St. Augustine and St. Charles have long attracted shoppers from out of towners.
Many of them are from out cities, like Baltimore, New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York and Boston, which have long been a hot spot for cosmetologists.
Smee estimates that about 5,000 customers visit his stores each year.
While the Cosman’s store in Charleston has seen a few visitors from outside the area, he said that trend has been waning.
In the meantime, Cosmogs shop will remain open on Saturday and Sunday for its usual seasonal lineup of makeup and other beauty products.