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I S L A N D P U L S E
Maggy’s Perfumes, Cosmetics & Salons
celebrates 60 years
W
hen Maggy Abrahams opened her
first beauty salon, people referred to it as a “cute
hobby,” because at the time, women on the island
were perceived to be limited to traditional roles
and the business world was a man’s domain. But
Maggy was serious about beauty when she opened
two blocks north of Main Street in 1951. She
worked hard and nurtured a loyal local clientele.
Soon the place became too small for her plans and
ambitions, and with a loan from a local bank, she
bought a building in a central location on Main
Street. Originally conceived as a beauty salon,
Maggy later transformed the space into a beauty
emporium including fragrances, cosmetics, and
high fashion.
Maggy’s daughter, Audrey Lacle, continued
in her mother’s footsteps, mixing sharp business
acumen with social activism and community
consciousness. As the third generation, Audrey’s
daughters, Sheelah and Shamila, now contribute to
the successful formula by staying on top of market
trends, shifting with the needs of consumers,
delivering exceptional customer service in the
stores, and creating memorable experiences at
fragrance launches, holiday events, and the annual
Maggy’s Beauty Festival.
Today, Maggy’s Perfumes, Cosmetics &
Salons caters to both locals and tourists at various
locations throughout the island. Tourists will find
the Paseo Herencia location in Palm Beach very
convenient, as well as the soon-to-open location at
Alhambra Casino & Shops.