Flashback: The Original ‘Mary Kay Lady' in Her Own Words

Editor's note: Take a look back into the archives of The Dallas Morning News.It's one of the signs of summer in Dallas: temps are high, tourists swarm the grassy knoll, and the Mary Kay consultants descend on Dallas in the thousands. If you live or work in downtown Dallas, you probably know all about it. But what do you know about Mary Kay herself? The late Mary Kay Ash began her cosmetics company in 1963 with $5,000 and a desire to right some of the wrongs she experienced during her time in the direct sales industry.Who better, however, to discuss Mary Kay than Mary Kay herself? In this piece from 1980, she talks about her business model, her career before Mary Kay Cosmetics, and her journey from "Frankly frumpy young woman" to glamorous cosmetic mogul.  Continue reading...

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