Barry and Marla Malcolm Beck are the founders and visionaries behind Bluemercury, Inc. In 1999, cosmetics could only be purchased at drugstores or department stores. As a recent graduate and working woman, Marla found less and less time to pursue her quest for products that would maintain glowing, healthy skin. Barry, a serial entrepreneur who had already started three businesses, saw an opportunity. Together, they created the first Bluemercury in Georgetown, Washington D.C. – the neighborhood store for beauty, where clients could find high quality, innovative beauty products and honest, expert advice.
Bluemercury offers the world’s most innovative beauty products in a truly unique shopping experience. Bluemercury clients receive unparalleled technical product knowledge, expert advice and friendly service. Their teams would rather have clients leave the store with handfuls of samples, so that they can be sure to find products that work for them, rather than ever buy anything that is less than 100% right. Every day, they take hundreds of questions about skincare and makeup concerns and challenges. In addition to skincare, makeup, haircare, and fragrance products, clients can be pampered by their skincare experts in our locations’ spas. Their spas are home to the ultimate results-oriented treatments, including our world renowned oxygen facials, glycolic peels, waxing and microdermabrasion.
Bluemercury’s innovative retailing model has been written about in Inc. Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and has been the topic of numerous books, including Shopping: Why We Love It and How Retailers can Create the Ultimate Customer Experience and Be Happy at Work: 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs and Why. The future of Bluemercury is a continuation of Barry and Marla’s initial goals, bringing the best personal care products in the world and expert advice to every individual in an informative manner. Bluemercury continues to expand across the United States, bringing their honest, friendly expertise to beauty junkies and product enthusiasts across the nation, including here in River North.