Merle Norman Cosmetics develops, manufactures and distributes its own full line of skin care and color cosmetic products. The products are sold through approximately 2,000 independently owned and operated Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios in the United States and Canada. The company s line of cosmetics includes hundreds of products that address skin care and color needs for all women. Merle Norman researches, develops, manufactures and packages its own products, shipping them daily to Studios from major warehouse facilities in Los Angeles, Calif., and Memphis, Tenn. The company also has the honor of being recognized as America s #1 cosmetics franchise opportunity by Entrepreneur magazine. Established in 1931, Merle Norman Cosmetics has headquarters in Los Angeles.