About Us

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. 

Karen Gara

The proud owner of Merle Norman Downtown Farmington, Rebecca's Wigs,  and New Reflections Boutique in the Botsford Cancer Center. She has over 30 years of experience in the skin care and cosmetic industry including a certification in makeup artistry. 

Amanda Heinle

Manager of Merle Norman is passionate and caring.  She prides herself on being very knowledgeable of the product, staying up to date on current cosmetic and skincare trends. Her patience, love of the product and the importance of customer service shows in all of her client interactions.

Susan Hall

Assistant Manager and has been with the Merle Norman team since 2013.   She specializes in skin care, makeup artistry and wig consulting.

Jodi Hutton

Graduate of Michigan College of Beauty with a license in Esthetics.  Her specialty here at Merle Norman is facial waxing.  She loves brow artistry and takes her time with each client to insure a very thorough waxing! 

Sarah Tidwell

Licensed cosmetologist since 2006.  Sarah is always working to perfect her craft and expand her knowledge of the industry. She is eager to learn new skills and techniques.  Sarah specializes in color and up-do's.  Sarah, also, performs nail artistry.

Alice Morgan

Licensed hair stylist for 36 years and performs nail artistry.   Alice loves cutting and styling and specializes in blow outs. 

Michelle Finnerty

Spa Director for Merle Norman Cosmetics, Salon and Spa. Michelle is a licensed esthetician and make-up artist that graduated from The Gallery College of Beauty. She specializes in body and facial waxing, enjoys providing detailed makeup tips and skin care consultations. 

Beth Gentile

Prides herself on helping clients feel welcome.  You will see Beth in our Merle Norman retail and at the New Reflections Boutique at the Botsford Center.