Melissa Blanchard founded Pout in 2003 as an experimental space and has grown it into a beauty hub in the Carolina market. Her goal was 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 and innovative skin care.
She feels it is very important to provide 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 traveling the globe for business or for fun, Melissa lives in Columbia with her husband Joe.
POUT has always valued the importance of exceptional customer service. The POUT experience begins the moment you walk in the door and are greeted by one of our team members eager to assist you. We take the time to listen and understand our guests to help pick products that align to their needs. From personal shopping and beauty follow ups to handwritten notes and custom gift wrapping, our guest experience is like no other.