HUDSON -- There's a new business in town whose history dates back to the 1930s.

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio celebrated a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting July 12, hosted by owner Wendy Beck, to announce the launch of the new studio at the corner of North Main and Owen Brown streets, according to a press released from the city.

Ward 1 Councilman Dennis Hanink was on hand to cut the ribbon.

"I am very excited and humbled to serve the Hudson community with such high-quality beauty products," Beck said. "With my expertise in Merle Norman and extensive experience in cosmetics retail, I will provide a tailored experience to each studio guest by providing complimentary makeovers, skin facials and product testers. Finding the right beauty products is typically challenging and time consuming, but with the convenient location and design of my studio, looking your best will never be easier."

Beck and her staff of consultants say they look forward to introducing the studio's new location to the women of Hudson.

"I know this community expects high quality products and service," she said. "I am excited to help every woman find their unique look."

Merle Norman Cosmetics was founded in 1931 by Merle Nethercutt Norman, one of the first women in cosmetics, according to the press release. Still run by the Nethercutt family, the company is one of the few that continues to manufacture almost all of its products in America

For more information about Merle Norman Cosmetics, call Beck at 234-284-2070.