Opening in 2013, Merle Norman Cosmetics & Gifts has been a go-to for the Olney community and surrounding areas. Ranging from Merle Norman Cosmetics & Skincare Products to the perfect gift for every occasion, you’ll find it under this roof! 

Owner Joy Griffin began with Merle Norman in the late 80’s as she worked side by side with her mother at the Loehmann’s Plaza store. Eventually, when mom retired and Joy took the reins, she moved the store to Columbia, Maryland.


It was a matter of time, 2013 to be exact, when Joy decided to open the doors in Olney. With the square footage she was offered, gifts became the perfect add-on. Over time, the lines or merchandise have expanded, and to this day, there’s something for the whole family to be found. Come and see for yourself!


Joy's dream would not have been possible without the support of her amazing family.

The Merle Girls


Always ready with a friendly greeting and a smile, the girls are eager to help you find the perfect gift or test some of the skin care or makeup for you. There is nothing more important to them than YOU, the customer!