The family-owned Merle Norman studio is offering a fresh look to its customers this holiday season. With makeovers their specialty, the fifty-three-year-old studio has been offering locals new looks for decades. “We are known throughout the industry for our makeovers,” said owner Pam Almon. “We offer ‘try before you buy’ services in skin assessment and color matching, all offered with a money-back guarantee.”
Almon, a second-generation owner, took over the business in 2001 after her mother started it back in 1965. Their office at 103 Newnan Street, which has been a number of businesses since it was built in 1892, is currently under renovations, so they have moved their operations to their second office next door at 101 Newnan Street until renovations are complete. The old buildings have a lot of history behind them, as they used to be a florist, as well as an underground bar during prohibition. “We are happy to be in an old building that has history in our community,” Almon said. “We always try to be a part in our community by showing support and participating in local causes,” said Almon.
The office at 103 Newnan Street is set to reopen in early 2019. “The renovations keep getting delayed, but when we finally open, it will be a big Grand Re-Opening party,” said Almon.
Featuring an 87-year-old line of product lines, the family-run Merle Norman offers products and services so detailed and extensive that customers cannot find them anywhere else. They offer product lines such as Barefoot Dreams, Ginger Snaps, and Lizzie James, as well as a full line of Vera Bradley products. Their focus on customer service gives customers the comfort and confidence they want when deciding on cosmetics purchases. “People can buy makeup from anywhere,” said Almon. “Even though our products are great, so are the products a lot of other beauty companies sell. But the thing that sets us above the rest of the competition is the customer service and the services we provide along with our makeup.”
Being able to sample styles and blends, and have a skin assessment and color matching services allow the customer to make decisions on the spot, and Merle Norman’s extensive stock can accommodate any customer’s needs. “We are proud to say Merle Norman cosmetics are manufactured in the U.S.A.,” said Almon.
The boutique is excited to offer a new service to its customers along with a facelift for their building. Stay tuned to Merle Norman Carrollton Facebook page for more information about the reveal. “A New Year brings a New Look!” said Almon. “We can hardly wait for the reveal!”
Merle Norman is open at their 101 Newnan Street office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.