From the Chamber of Commerce of the Nyacks
Crunchy Glamour, by Scott Baird

When I asked Agnet Dinger to describe the philosophy of her store, Pink Entourage, she said it is Crunchy Glamour. “Oh, like Hollywood and Granola,” I replied. Although my version is not as pithy as hers, I think it conveys the idea.

Pink Entourage specializes in making women beautiful—a hair salon, a make-up salon, a fashion boutique, and a party center. The Nyack location opened in November at 7 South Broadway. But Pink Entourage is more than just a pretty face—everything about the store has substance, depth and a fascinating backstory.

Agnet herself has been in the business for 22 years. She learned her craft from her family, who have been in the beauty business for four generations, stretching back to her great-grandfather from Poland. The cosmetics sold in Pink Entourage are hand-blended and made right in the store. That allows Agnet to match older discontinued colors or create the perfect tint for each complexion.

She carries many certified organic lotions, creams, oils and hair care products. Each of her boutique items tells a fascinating story. The bracelets and necklaces, called Zulugrass, are made by Maasai women of Kenya. The profits from this jewelry feed up to 1200 Kenyans. In addition to makeovers and hair styling by appointment, Pink Entourage also hosts parties—think Sweet Sixteens, bridal showers and girls’ night out.

This was supposed to have been Agnet’s second store, but Hurricane Sandy changed her plans. The original shop in Piermont—Cibelle at 499 Piermont Avenue—was flooded and has not been able to reopen. Agnet feels lucky to have opened this new location in Nyack, just in the nick of time.

We are confident that Nyackers will support Pink Entourage as the latest addition to our vibrant downtown.

Scott Baird is President of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce and is a commercial realtor with Rand Commercial Services. You can reach him at scott.baird@randcommercial.com and the Chamber at www.nyackchamber.org