Merle Norman – Time to Revisit: It’s Not Your Grandma’s Cosmetic Store

Merle Norman – Time to Revisit: It’s Not Your Grandma’s Cosmetic Store

The Merle Norman Day Spa in Lacey is fully engaged in today’s beauty industry. Let go of any preconceived notions you might be carrying. It has been a year since Missi Pacheco purchased the franchise from Madelin White, who is well-known and loved for her five decades of business in our community. Pacheco started working for White when she was nineteen. She appreciates White’s continuing mentorship and lifelong friendship.

Merle Norman offers an extensive collection of skin care and makeup for all ages and skin types. Products, which are made in the United States, are not sold in other department or cosmetic stores. You can have the pleasure of working with an in-store beauty consultant who will educate you about skin care. She will take the time to find the products that will fit your lifestyle and look. There is an array of formulas for dry, oily, sensitive, and combination skin types.

You are welcome to experience a full makeover. The cost is credited to your purchases. Express facials and other specific makeup concerns can be addressed at no cost. “We teach people how to do it, because we can’t be with them at home,” says Pacheco.

Those in the market for a wig will find themselves at the right place. For thinning hair, you will be able to see and touch hairpieces, toppers, hair clips and extensions, or ponytails. There are wigs for full coverage and there is compassionate assistance for people with hair loss. “Wigs have come a long way,” notes Pacheco. There is flexibility with styling, color and care.

The store stocks the supplies you’ll need to take proper care of your hairpiece. “We want your wig to check all your boxes. We want you to know you’ll wear it and truly love it before you leave,” assures Pacheco. A hair stylist can trim your wig for your precise look. The Lacey location has three hair stylists and a massage therapist.

“Being here fuels my soul,” notes Pacheco. She enjoys visiting with customers that have been coming for decades and welcomes new faces with ease and grace. “It’s great to see people walk out of here feeling better than when they arrived.”

Merle Norman Cosmetics, Wigs & Day Spa
3925 8th Ave SE, Lacey
mnlacey.com

BY MARY ELLEN PSALTIS