Merle Nethercutt Norman
We are inspired by Merle Norman and maintain her philosophy of sharing and presenting premium products and knowledge in an open atmosphere, for family and friends to enjoy.
It was from this original concept that the famous and much imitated slogan, “Try Before You Buy” originated. Merle Norman is also the inventor of the legendary “Before and After” make over.
As demand grew, she opened her first Studio in 1931 in Santa Monica, CA, with the help of her nephew, J.B. Nethercutt, who assisted in the development and manufacturing of her products. Decades before working women were the norm, Merle Norman gave hundreds of women the opportunity to achieve business success by owning and operating their own Studios. Her single Studio has evolved into the successful corporation it is today.
Our dynamic studio supports the same spirit of enthusiasm that inspired Merle Norman more than 85 years ago. We are dedicated to Merle Norman’s original vision of superior products, individual service and the “Try Before You Buy” Philosophy.
Although Merle Norman passed away in 1972 her company remains a family-owned business dedicated to helping people everywhere look their absolute best.
Merle Norman Cosmetics are proudly made in the USA. To ensure optimum quality control, the company houses it's own R&D team on the premises of its headquarters in Los Angeles, CA.Click here to read more about Merle Norman.