Mary Kay Ash was an original. As an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, she started her business from a tiny store in Dallas, Texas, with five products and one big dream. That dream was to inspire women to transform their lives, and in doing so, help other women achieve success.

Today, with 3.5 million Independent Beauty Consultants, Mary Kay offers more than 200 premium products in more than 35 countries around the world. For more than 50 years, Mary Kay has helped women discover products that they love: innovative skin care, irresistible makeup and unforgettable fragrances. At the same time, the Mary Kay business opportunity has helped women from Kansas to Kazakhstan discover extra income, empowered choices and true beauty from the inside out.

Mary Kay also touches hearts through a powerful legacy of giving back to the global community – all thanks to one amazing woman who turned her passion for beautiful lives into a one-of-a-kind success story.

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Mary Kay Milestones – see how we’ve grown.

From a $5,000 investment in 1963, Mary Kay has grown to become one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the world.

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About Mary Kay Ash.

Charming. Spirited. One of a kind. Meet the woman who started it all.

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quick facts

Get quick facts about Mary Kay. Information about research and development, sales and our offices. Get the facts


See executive bios of the leadership team at Mary Kay. Get to know the leadership team. Meet the team

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Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about Mary Kay.

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Mary Kay Books

Read all about the innovative thinking of Mary Kay Ash in the books written by her and about her.

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The Mary Kay Museum

Part tribute, part recognition, part history lesson, The Mary Kay Museum at Mary Kay world headquarters tells the story of Mary Kay.

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The Mary Kay Tribute

Pay tribute to Mary Kay Ash, her wisdom and her legacy.

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The mary kay foundation

Mary Kay Inc. supports The Mary Kay FoundationSM.

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Beauty that counts® blog

Follow the Mary Kay Way blog to learn more about the heart, wisdom and inspiration behind the company and its culture.

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