Mid century modern
By the 1950s, Merle Norman Cosmetics had outgrown the beautiful Art Deco Santa Monica building that housed the office and manufacturing facility. Just miles away in Westchester, CA was a bean field that gave Merle Norman Cosmetics more room to grow. A sparkling new facility opened in 1952 representing the sleek styling of the day. Today, Merle Norman Corporate Headquarters is in that same stunning mid-century modern facility, housing manufacturing, distribution, research, marketing and other staff. The products are researched and developed right on the premises, and the company continues to manufacture its products in the US, with very few exceptions.