Merle Norman

Jenny Jackson (left) and Cindy Slack West (right) are celebrating their 10-year anniversary at Merle Norman Cosmetics Manchester with a three-day event.  

Jenny Jackson and Cindy Slack West, who own the Manchester Merle Norman store, will commemorate their 10-year anniversary with a three day event Oct. 11-13. 

The Merle Norman brand offers women's skin care, foundations and color products. Its founder, Merle Nethercutt Norman, was one of the first women in cosmetics in 1931. Still run by the Nethercutt family, the company is one of the few that continues to manufacture almost all of its products in the USA and uphold its founding mission: provide quality products backed by a full satisfaction guarantee; offer a makeover and encourage customers to “try before they buy;” and continue to give individuals the opportunity to have financial freedom with owning their own Studios.

“Merle Norman Cosmetics has evolved tremendously over the years,” West said. “It is no longer just the makeup that your ‘grandmother used to wear.’Merle Norman Cosmetics currently has 14 types of foundation including minerals, powders, creams, and liquids.There are skin care products for all skin types, concerns, and ages, from teens with breakouts to an innovative and clinically-proven anti-aging line.”

Jackson added, “Merle Norman Cosmetics is on trend with all the latest developments in skin care and cosmetics. Customers can find everything at Merle Norman Cosmetics here in Manchester that they shop for at large department stores, cosmetics box stores and online.”

Jackson and West purchased the Merle Norman Cosmetics studio in fall 2008 from Carolyn Smith, who had previously owned the store for 39 years. The Manchester Merle Norman studio has been located along McArthur Street for 49 years. 

In addition to Merle Norman Cosmetics in Manchester, Jackson and West own a second studio in Decherd, which they purchased 2011.


Celebrating a decade


 Merle Norman Cosmetics in Manchester is hosting a three day, celebration with gifts with purchase, specials, sales, and prizes; the festivities run from October 11th through-13th.  The Studio will stay open late on October 11th until 7 p.m. The remaining two days of celebration are regular business hours.