Relaxation is one of the elemental forces that keeps human bodies alive, alongside air, water, fire, and antifire. Ease into your element with today's Groupon to Merle Norman in Brookfield. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of waxing services for the brows, upper lip, or chin.
- For $22, you get a special-occasion makeover (up to a $45 value).
Studio owner Renee Hitt and her legion of licensed body beautifiers clean, protect, and enhance swathes of prized skin space with a bevy of contemporary treatments. A trained, sure-handed wax specialist or certified wax figure will sculpt eye archways with a brow waxing ($13), create jubilant jowls with a chin waxing ($10), or prevent vellus from starting their own crumb collection with an upper lip waxing ($10).
The special-occasion makeover will employ a certified makeupsmith to delicately apply a host of complimentary cosmetic colors to prepare facial fabrics for a social gathering or day-to-day mirror interactions. Choose to decorate skin canvases with black smoky eyes for prom, a luscious red pout for a night on the town, or request a war-paint facial collage to show your commitment to household battles over dinnertime seating.
Merle Norman offers a free special-occasion makeover with a $55 purchase, but this Groupon still offers the best deal for those who are not making a separate purchase.
In the late 1920s, the Great Depression was rendering most Americans professionally and financially paralyzed. But in a small California kitchen, Merle Nethercutt Norman was putting a plan in motion to formulate her own skincare products and share them with family and friends. She truly believed in her formulas, knowing that by getting them on as many faces as possible, she would develop a following of customers. She was right—within a few years she and her nephew were opening their first studio in Santa Monica, and they eventually unveiled a series of independently operated stores that enabled women to take ownership during a time of gender-based limitations such as men-only restrooms.
Today, in approximately 2,000 stores across three countries, the three basic principles of Merle's original vision still apply. Each studio is independently owned and fosters an in-depth knowledge of the company's own line of makeup and skincare products. Just as Merle shared her creations with close friends and sallow mannequins more than 80 years ago, today's aestheticians embody the business's "try before you buy" philosophy. A menu of complimentary studio services—from foundation checks to express facials—allows patrons to sample the lauded brand before committing to the purchase of products or full spa treatments.