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Enriching
women's lives


With a desire to enrich women’s lives and a keen sense of business, Mary Kay Ash developed her dream company and set the example for others to follow.  See the milestones that made Mary Kay a household name and made Mary Kay a global skin care and color products brand.
 

 

 

1980s

1983

Mary Kay celebrates 20 years, and the company’s wholesale sales exceed $300 million (USD).

1984

Mary Kay Inc. is featured in the first edition of Fortune magazine’s “The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America”.

1985

Mary Kay Inc. returns to private, family ownership in a leveraged buyout.

1988

Mary Kay opens in Mexico.

1989

Mary Kay Inc. initiates a corporate recycling program for paper, plastic, glass and aluminum.

Mary Kay celebrates 20 years, and the company’s wholesale sales exceed $300 million (USD).