By Indrawattie Natram
TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Sony Maesh of Riverstown, Essequibo Coast, believes that dreams can be transformed into reality, when she opened a cosmetics store at Cotton Field, Region Two.
The young entrepreneur exemplifies the true meaning of independence, determination and the power of a girl child.
Sony’s Cosmetics Store, located at Cotton Field upstairs of Da Silva Optical and opposite Safeway Supermarket, is fitted with exclusive, trendy clothing, cosmetic jewellery, skincare products, fragrances, and the latest in footwear and hair accessories.
During an interview with the Guyana Chronicle, Maesh said growing up in the Cinderella County, it was always her wish to provide fashionable items to young females like herself at an affordable price, noting that gone are the days when a female has to wait for a relative to come from overseas to access a new make-up product.
She said now one can access affordable new beauty products at just one visit to her store. The business is managed and owned by Maesh.
She is currently pursuing a degree in psychology as well as business management. The young businesswoman is also certified in occupational health and safety.
She related to the Guyana Chronicle that most of her shopping is done online.
“I want to sell unique things when someone visits my store, they should feel comfortable, they should get everything they want plus a change in their pocket; as a businesswoman, I am not looking for a lot of profit, I am looking for customer satisfaction,” Maesh said.
She wants to provide an opportunity to bring back a different platform of standard when it comes to beauty care and fashion on the Essequibo Coast.
According to her, oftentimes many youths in Region Two are told that all the opportunities are available in the City of Guyana- Georgetown. Maesh wants to remove this perception.
“I ventured into business because I believe this allows me to build an empire that will last for decades where my legacy will live on. When I taught of opening a business the first motivation I had was creating employment for my fellow Essequibians,” Maesh explained.
She will soon be opening a Lux Beauty Bar at the same location. Sony Cosmetics Store has the latest in brand name cosmetics such as Jordana, Nickak, Milani, and LA girl. She also stocks the most fashionable clothing for ladies for any event. She also has top brands of male and female clothing such GAP, American Eagle, Hollister, Versace, Polo and Issey Miyake among others.
Her store is also a distributor for the best Brazilian products such as Nasca, Novex, and Origem.
She has her own Facebook page Sony’s Cosmetic Store. The budding businesswoman also used the opportunity to celebrate Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering special promotions and prize drawings in store.