Merle Norman business in Marietta celebrates 13 years

Merle Norman Cosmetics, located at 6 Tiber Way, is celebrating 13 years in business. An anniversary party with drawings and refreshments will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.

“We are excited about our anniversary,” said Sharon Shaner, owner. “The beauty business is so rewarding, and I’m proud to be able to offer products that have been made in the USA for over 85 years.”

Merle Norman Cosmetics Inc., located in Los Angeles, Calif., started in 1931 in the middle of the depression. “Merle Norman was an innovator,” said Shaner. “The first three products she developed are still on our shelves today, and I think that says a lot about her ingenuity.”

To celebrate the anniversary, Merle Norman-Marietta is holding a Makeover Marathon during October. “Merle Norman’s philosophy was to offer free makeovers to let her customers ‘try before you buy.’ Our goal is to treat 100 customers to a free Express Steam treatment and makeup consultation by the end of the month,” said Shaner. “All makeovers will be entered to win a prize basket valued at $150.”