My Nanny Joyce Walker opened a Merle Norman Franchise in Glenwood, Arkansas in 1971. I, Jan, played (and worked) in the Studio all of my life. When the time came to take over from Nanny, there was no question that I would. You see Merle Norman is really where it all started. There would be no BJT, Blingz Jeanz and Thingz or shopatbjt.com if Nanny had not instilled in me the love of fashion starting with make-up. Merle Norman is what we can offer in Glenwood, Arkansas, that no one locally can duplicate. We cannot sell Merle products online but we invite you to come by the store for a free facial or just to “Try Before You Buy”. Your future self will thank you for it later.
Our little Studio will be celebrating 47 years in business this year. Wow what an accomplishment for which we are most thankful. In all those years we have never been to a Merle Norman Conference. So this year since it was close by in Dallas, Texas and we decided it was time to go.
During conference, MN announced the launching of a new skin care line Skintelligent with probiotics. We can’t wait to get these products into the Studio for sale. The spring collection includes some great matte and duochrome colors that will freshen and brighten the face. We are super excited about the spring products too!
We will be introducing some collections for use in both bridal and prom makeovers and would love for our customers to stop in to schedule an appointment for a prom or bridal makeover.
During conference we got the pleasure of seeing make up artist Kevin James Bennett work his magic on an old Merle Girl and a young one too.
And can you really prove you’ve been to a conference unless you have the photo with props to prove it? NO. So here’s proof we attended the Merle Norman Conference in Dallas, Texas 2018.