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The Shop

Pout, a boutique in Columbia’s Devine Street shopping district, stocks the latest luxury beauty products and offers an array of innovative skin services. Owner Melissa Blanchard sources hard-to-find products and cult favorites in a variety of categories: skincare, makeup, bath & body, hair care, fragrance, men’s grooming and gifts.

Enter the newly constructed shop and discover makeup stations where customers are encouraged to test new products or make an appointment for professional makeup application. The Skin Studio offers result-oriented services with estheticians providing advice on their facial, waxing and tanning services.

The boutique carries exclusive lines like Chantecaille, Oribe, Jouer, Fresh, Mario Badescu, Molton Brown, NARS, and Kevyn Aucoin, among others.

Pout is a beauty emporium stocked with the most sought-after skincare and cosmetic lines. Pout offers facials, waxing, and restorative skin services in downtown Columbia, S. Carolina.

The Team

Melissa Blanchard, Owner

Melissa Blanchard founded Pout in 2003 to bring the best and most sought after beauty brands to Columbia, South Carolina. Known for her careful curation of internationally renowned skincare and makeup lines, she is on the continuous hunt for undiscovered brands, cult beauty products an innovative skin care.

The founder of VanJean (opened 2005-2014), which was widely recognized as one of the south’s top fashion destinations, Melissa earned a reputation for sourcing the industry’s top names in design and supporting young talent. “Beauty and fashion go hand in hand – women want to feel beautiful. With VanJean, I created a space where women can bring their friends, discover new lines and try on different looks,” says Melissa. Pout continues that concept by providing honest beauty and grooming advice in a fun and positive environment. “My goal is to assist women achieve a look they want, not a look she is told to desire,” she adds.

When she’s not travelling the globe for business or for fun, Melissa lives in Columbia with her husband Joe.