Mooresville/Lake Norman
    by Mimi on Merle on Main

    Love my facials with Monica. Everyone is helpful and friendly.,highly recommend!!!

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About Us

Your friendly neighborhood source for only the best Merle Norman products!

We’re your convenient neighborhood source for the very finest cosmetics from Merle Norman. For over 85 years, women have relied on Merle Norman to meet their skin care and color needs. There really is a difference.

This Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio is a local business, family owned and family operated for over 52 years. We have been carefully trained and are dedicated to helping you select the products that are right for you. Our long-term commitment to personalized service and a unique philosophy of “Try Before You Buy” is your assurance of satisfaction.  Now you know about us, we can’t wait to meet you!

Our People

Ellis Kelly

(above, center) Founder

After using Merle Norman for several years, Ellis decided to open her own studio in Downtown Mooresville. Always in the beauty business, Ellis opened her Merle Norman beside her beauty shop on Center Avenue in 1964. In a time when it was rare for female entrepeneurs, Merle Norman made it possible. Ellis actively worked in the studio until her retirement in 2008, and visited often before passing in 2018.  Her daughter-in-law Glenda, and granddaughter Monica currently own and opperate the business.

Glenda Kelly, Owner

(above, left) Veteran Beauty Consultant & Makeup Artist

Since 1992, Glenda has been helping women create the look they want with Merle Norman cosmetics. She has an insatiable desire to learn the latest makeup tricks, which is why she’s a favorite for eye makeup artistry. Glenda has a great skill for helping mature women look vibrant and youthful, so come test her talent!

Monica Hicks, L.E., Owner

(above, right) Esthetician 

Monica has been working since 2000 with Merle Norman. She graduated from Natural Touch School of Esthetics in 2007 and has been offering waxing and facial services ever since. Helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful complexion is her passion. She also specializes in brow shaping and waxing.

Bobbie Brown

Lead Beauty Consultant

Bobbie has been using and selling Merle Norman products for years.  She has a gift for making anyone feel comfortable in her chair!  She truly cares about every lady she helps with makeup, and we are so pleased she is on our team!