Vision Statement

We are here with listening ears and sharing hearts, while offering superior products that are trusted worldwide.  In a world of e-commerce and internet shopping, we are dedicated to servicing women of all ages with face to face personal beauty consulting.  We will forever cherish and grow from the interactions we experience with our customers. 

About Us

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Karen Gara


Karen is the proud owner and operator of Merle Norman, Rebecca’s Wigs and New Reflections, all located in Farmington Mi.
She has been in the beauty and service industry for over 30 years and claims that going to work is the highlight of her day.
“ Its a place where customers become friends, employees become family and community is home. Every day offers touching moments and special experiences. When women are working together to build confidence, share knowledge and uplift each other, it’s a great thing to be a part of”.
 

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Susan Hall


Susan has been leading our team as the general manager of all studio operations with her years of experience in all aspects of the beauty and wig industry,
“I enjoy the pleasure of interacting with our customers and making them feel comfortable and confident in their decisions .
For me, it’s about building relationships with clients knowing they will return and always have a great experience”! 

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Sarah Tidwell


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Sarah Tidwell

Sarah Tidwell is one of our multitalented cosmetologists! She has been licensed since 2006. She is passionate about her trade and loves all things beauty!  Sarah is very busy with hair, nails ,waxing and makeup. She is also on our team of wig consultants.  “I’d have to say that one of my favorite things to do in my industry is my creative nail art but honestly I love all that I do and my clients are the best”!

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Alice Morgan

Alice has been working as a cosmetologist for 40 years and has been on our team since 2013. She works part time doing hair and nails. Her specialties are cuts and blow outs but she still love a good old fashioned set and style and does perms too!
She also works as a consultant and stylist in our wig studio and is booking medicinal manicures for those who are restricted from full spa manicures.
Alice loves to share stories and a good laugh with her clients and has a whole lot of heart-to-hearts in her mental book of fond memories after all her years of experience.

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Michelle Finnerty


Michelle is our Spa director & Esthetician. She is very dedicated to delivering a great experience and quality results in all areas of beauty. Her days are filled with facials, lashes, micro-blading , make-up , peels and waxing !
“ the best part of my job is in helping people look and feel beautiful”! 

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Beth Gentile


Beth works with us as an assistant to the entire staff and is very busy booking appointments, assisting in sales, handling administrative duties and studio/salon upkeep..
She’s also trained as a wig consultant and enjoys that aspect of her job immensely.
“The best feeling is when you can brighten someone’s day when helping them find the perfect wig. I love being part of that experience and what they don’t know is that they are helping me too. Sharing these moments with these brave women has made me a better person.” 

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Nancy Fish

Nancy has been using and loving Merle Norman products for her entire adult life. She loves representing the product line she truly loves and believes in and it shows!
She’s currently working as a beauty advisor and sales associate as well as a wig consultant for our wig studio.
Nancy is also the brightest of stars when it comes to servicing our customers and will truly go the extra mile to make sure everyone is happy.
“ I just love to help people and make them happy. It’s my goal to give all the customers a great experience when they come to Merle Norman and Rebecca’s Wigs”. 

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Trish Tyl

Trish is the Studio Director with a 20 year career in cosmetology and wigs.  Her oncology training through John Hopkins Hospital has helped many women going thru cancer manage the many side effects of treatment that effect hair, skin, and nails.  She understands the importance of looking and feeling as normal as possible through treatment.  Her passion comes from being a two time cancer survivor herself.

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Mary Fargo

Mary has recently been certified in Special Effects make-up artistry  but is truly amazing at special occasion make-up and color and       skin care consultations. She loves all things make-up and is the       perfect fit for our team!   Customer service is very important to       Mary and she’s very good at making sure everyone is well taken care of with all their needs from the minute they walk in the door. 

She’s also trained as a wig consultant and is fitting that into her very large suitcase of talents as well. 

 “There’s no greater feeling than seeing someone’s smile as they look into mirror”.

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Sandra Dickens


Sandra works at our Location at Beaumont Cancer Center in Farmington Hills. She is a licensed Social Worker and Certified Professional Coach. She has worked in health care, geriatrics and community education. She enjoys working for Merle Norman at the Beaumont Cancer Center as an extension of her lifelong work with people.
“I really enjoy working with the skilled, caring staff at Merle Norman and Rebecca's Wigs”!

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Danette Zirkle

Danette has been in a nail tech for 24 years and it truly shows in her work.  She’s very skilled in all types of techniques including men’s manicures as well as women. Her specialties are shellac, acrylics and dips. But let’s not forget to mention the “pedicure made in Heaven”!
Danette claims that her favorite part of her job is all the special relationships she has with her wonderful loyal clientele.
Her flexibility with hours is just an example of how she is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients.

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Merle Norman's History

In the late 1920's, an ambitious young woman named Merle Nethercutt Norman began sharing skin care products that she had created, with her family and friends.  Merle Norman Cosmetics researches, develops, manufactures, and packages its own line of skin care and color products all in the USA and are completely free of animal testing. The American made line includes hundreds of tried and true products, addressing the full spectrum of skin care and color needs for all women.