ajax? 63D014C8-279E-11E1-8D0F-B687241F5146 SlippyMap W2GI http://st1.slippymap.com/tiles, http://st2.slippymap.com/tiles, http://st3.slippymap.com/tiles, http://st4.slippymap.com/tiles {map: 'smap-01'} SlippyMap Navteq http://st1.slippymap.com/tiles, http://st2.slippymap.com/tiles, http://st3.slippymap.com/tiles, http://st4.slippymap.com/tiles {map: 'smap-02'} <_distance> default MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC STUDIO 116 N. MAIN ST BRANFORD CT 06405-3030 US 41.2861822196693 -72.817297597273 (203)481-9770 116210 1456191819 sallyanninc@sbcglobal.net Closed 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM closed
BRANFORD CT, Cosmetic Studio
116 N. MAIN ST , BRANFORD CT 06405-3030


116 N. MAIN ST
BRANFORD, CT 06405-3030 US

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in BRANFORD, CT 116210

Welcome to our Studio

After being in the quaint New England Branford Downtown Center for 21 years Merle Norman Cosmetics & Boutique of Branford, Connecticut is now on US 1 at 116. N Main Street We have a full range of technologically advanced skincare and cosmetic products that are Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested with NO animal testing. Based out of Los Angeles, California, Merle Norman Cosmetics is an American privately owned company for over 85 years. Our philosophy of "Try Before You Buy" has been much imitated through the years, and our guarantee of product satisfaction through our generous return policy, and our high standards of cleanliness has made us a leader in the cosmetics industry. Merle Norman Cosmetics & Boutique is independently owned & operated since 1995.

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• Personalized one on one service by professionally trained Beauty Consultants.

• Free skin care consultations/makeovers.

* Free skin analysis, hydration check, and foundation check

• Complimentary 10 minute Pampering facials, your choice of oat & chamomile soothing facial, pumpkin & AHA retexturizing facial, lavender & ginseng hydrating facial, cocoa and vanilla brightening facial, apple and cinnamon pour cleansing facial. After your facial, we will discuss your skin care needs and reccomend the proper serums and moisturizers for your skin type and concern.

• Special Occasion Makeup Application for weddings, proms, anniversaries and more.

• Teen Birthday Parties, up to 4 girls for two hours of fun and education in skin care and cosmetics.

• Pamper Parties – enjoy a Girls’ Night Out, Thursday or Friday nights, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Includes facial service and makeovers, gift bag of favors, wine and cheese.

• Gift with Purchase seasonal promotion, four times a year: Holiday, Spring, Summer and Fall.

• Your Personalized Color Chart coordinating warm and cool cosmetics based on your skin tone, hair and eye color.

For detailed information on Merle Norman's complete product lineup, click Our Products link below. Then drop by our Studio and try these products for yourself.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (203) 481-9770.

Studio Owner, Sally Ann Attianese

About Us

Merle Norman Cosmetics and Boutique is independently owned and operated by Sally Ann Attianese.

I was born February 1947 to Vincent and Antoinette Attianese in Bridgeport, Connecticut. My father was a barber who worked for his father at a young age, and then took over his barber shop which became known as Vincent's Ladies' Barber Shop for over 50 years. The shop was honored as one of the landmark businesses for over 100 years in Bridgeport. CT in a calendar called "On Main Street."

My mother was a beautician who worked for my father & his brothers in Sal-Antone Beauty Salon before she married and retired to be a mother. Not only was my mother a beautiful woman, but her knowledge of beauty and her wisdom helped her daughter learn all about skin care and how to play up her assets at a very early age.

As a little girl growing up, I didn't like my looks. I had a large nose, heavy eyebrows and a bad complexion. Always being a very happy, active, curious child, I became very self-conscious, a perfectionist and self-absorbed with my looks, and not a very happy teenager. My mother, in her wisdom, would tell me little "wives' tales" and the story of the "ugly duckling who in spring emerged as a beautiful swan." This helped me to grow up and develop into a woman who not only liked her looks and herself, but also became self-confident and saw beauty in everything around her.

Having an art background and education in high school and college, I used my artistic talent and flair for color and coordination in various career capacities dealing with the public. This, along with my entrepreneurial heritage and my humanitarian nature eventually led me to want to open my own business.

I was introduced to Merle Norman cosmetics at 22 years old with my first makeover, and found that with their skin care regimen for my oily skin type, the Miracol Mask, and their foundation, my complexion improved over the years. I believe in their products and am proof that the products work. My skin has improved through the years with continued use of their products. Having always worked with the public and believing in women developing their self-esteem, gave me the idea to open a Merle Norman Studio myself, so was the start of Merle Norman Cosmetics and Boutique in Branford, CT. in 1995!

view from outside

The Front Entrance at 116 N Main Street Plaza


The view as you walk through the doors!


A view from inside

We're easy to find! For additional information, contact our Studio during business hours.

Facial Services

Merle Norman Cosmetics offers FREE 10 Minute Pampering Facials in
a personalized relaxed environment. Your choice of:

Oat & Chamomile Soothing Facial

Pumpkin & AHA Retexturizing Facial

Lavender & Ginseng Hydrating Facial

Cocca & Vanilla Brightening Facial

Apple & Cinnamon Pore Cleansing Facial

Also included our Rivitalizing Bubbly Mask & our Purifying Peel-Off Charcoal Mask, as seen on our client! Which are retail products available for purchase.

Eyebrow Hair Removal Services:
Eyebrow hair removal and brow shaping using Tweezerman professional products. Cost $12.

Brow & Lash Tinting – safe vegetable color, Cost $20.00 each, Both $35.00.

False Eyelash Application - using professional lashes. Cost $20.00 for lashes and application, if provide your own eyelashes $10.00.

Call (203)-48l-9770 for an appointment or email sallyanninc@sbcglobal.net, By appointment only.



Great for Special Occasions, theme parties or just a girls’ night out! Up to 6 women. Three hours, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Weekday Nights. All for a minimal fee toward the purchase of products.

• Complimentary Facial Service from our menu of facials
• Complimentary Glamour Makeover to show you how makeup can enhance and bring out your best features
• Gift bag of favors, lipstick and lip gloss bubbles
• Wine, Cheese, Crackers
• Fun, Laughs, Bonding
. Before & After photos taken


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before after
Merle Norman Cosmetics specializes in Wedding Day Makeup Applications for the Bride, Wedding Party, and Mothers of the Bride and Groom.

Your wedding look is best achieved by starting with a good skin care regiment that includes basic cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, as well as special treatment for problem areas. For best results, start your regiment three months in advance of your wedding.

Next, work with the cosmetics that complement your skin type and tone to achieve the look you want - be it classic, enhanced, or dramatic. Cosmetics should be applied to bring out your natural beauty, even out your skintone, give you a more polished look and play up your assets.

Our free makeover/consultation allows you to see your bridal look before the wedding day. As your Beauty Consulant, I discuss your total look - from your gown, hair, jewelry, to the color scheme of the wedding party and flowers. We select your colors to achieve your desired look. We discuss brow shaping and make appointments for brows and complimentary facial services if requested.

As your Beauty Consulant, I will do my best with my knowledge and expertise to help you achieve the look you want for your special day. Makeup application will take a half-hour using Merle Norman cosmetics and skin care products at our studio or on location for a fee.

Please call in advance for your appointment, (203) 481-9770, to secure your wedding date and time.


Studio Owner, Sally Ann - Before After


• Free Makeovers/Lessons
• Clear Complexion Skin Care line for Acne Prone Skin
• Gentle Solutions Skin Care line for Sensitive Skin and those affected by Rosacea
• Brow Shaping
• Mini-Facial Mask – Miracol Deep Cleansing Mask or Clay Mask
• Prom & Special Occasion Makeup Application for a fee.

Teen Birthday Parties

Have a Teen Birthday Party with up to four of your friends for two hours of education and fun. Trained Beauty Consulant, Sally Ann teaches basic skin care and addresses problem skin and the effects of sun damage. She then gives each girl the famous pink "Miracol" facial. She also skin types each girl, discusses their best features and how to play up their assets and play down the areas they are self-conscious about. Then she goes into the fun part - cosmetics! The Birthday Girl gets a full makeover, while her friends are shown how to make up their eyes and lips and get to play with the cosmetics and makeup on their own faces. It's a fun time for all. There are balloons and party favors for all, as well as literature to take home. We take before and after photos for a keepsake.

By appointment, Tuesday through Friday only for a minimal fee.

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio of Branford offers a variety of products and services "just for teens," including:


We also specialize in makeup applications for that special day - your prom - which, for most teenage girls is their formal coming our party, all dressed up from head to toe!

Gallery of Prom Photos:


As a loyal customer you can earn rewards as follows:

- Merle Girl Lip Club - buy 10 lip color products and get One Free Lip Color of your choice.

- Refer a Friend Rewards - refer a friend for a makeover/purchase, receive a $5.00 Gift Certificate toward your next purchase.

- Merle Girl Birthday Month - come in for a little pampering with a Free Express Makeover and a Free Express Facial, and receive a $10.00 Gift Certificate off your purchase.

- Book a Pamper Party - with your girl friends for a fun night out and receive a Free Gift as the host!


Go Red for Women Event
Start date:02/03/2017 End date: 02/03/2017


Fundraising event hosted by Merle Norma Cosmetics of Branford for education and support for the American Heart Association on the National Wear Red Day, the first Friday in February to support women healthy hearts

BH Care Cup Cake Wars
Start date:05/11/2017 End date: 05/11/2017


Fundraiser for battered & abused women & children, mentally challenged adults, and those affected by substance abuse. Held annually at the Pine Orchard Country Club. On the committee to solicit the raffle items for area businesses. Annual event

Lobster Palooza
Start date:08/24/2017 End date: 08/24/2017


East Haven Chamber of Commerce event at Anthony's Oceanview, New Haven to support the work that chamber does for local business. Annual event

Women of Excellence Luncheon
Start date:10/11/2017 End date: 10/11/2017


Hosted by 7 area Chambers of Commerce to honor 7 women from 7 different towns that have go over and above in the communities either through their business or as a volunteer for a cause/nonprofit organization. Luncheon at the Woodwinds, Branford.

Tri Area Chamber of commerce Holiday Party
Start date:12/20/2017 End date: 12/20/2017


Tri Area Chamber put on a holiday party to showcase area restaurants and promote toys for tots. Annual event at Bill Millers, Branford

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