Mary Kay Continues to Experience Record-Breaking Growth During 50th Anniversary

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Mary Kay's first Seminar in 1964 was held in the company's warehouse where 200 attendees dined on chicken cooked by Mary Kay Ash herself. This year, nearly 50,000 people will attend the event at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas generating an economic impact of $49.4 million for the city according to the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Mary Kay Milestones

  • 1963 - Beauty by Mary Kay Opens for business in Dallas
  • 1964 - Mary Kay holds first company convention known as Seminar
  • 1969 - Five Independent Sales Directors earn the use of a signature pink 1970 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
  • 1971 - Mary Kay's first international subsidiary opens in Australia
  • 1973 - Mary Kay's independent sales force grows to 20,000 during the company's 10th anniversary
  • 1974 - Mary Kay moves Seminar to the Dallas Convention Center
  • 1989 - Mary Kay enacts a comprehensive corporate recycling program
  • 1991 - Worldwide wholesale sales reach $1 billion
  • 1996 - The Mary Kay Foundation is established to support research for cancers affecting
    women and programs to fight against domestic violence
  • 2001 - Mary Kay Ash passes away on Thanksgiving Day
  • 2003 - Mary Kay celebrates its 40th anniversary and 1 million Independent Beauty Consultants
  • 2010 - Mary Kay's global subsidiaries celebrate milestones of their own: 30 years in Argentina, 15 years in China, 10 years in Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines and Slovakia, 5 years in Moldova and operations open in Armenia
  • 2013 - Mary Kay celebrates 50th anniversary with $3 billion in global wholesale sales and 3 million Independent Beauty Consultants

About Mary Kay

Irresistible products. Positive community impact. Rewarding opportunity. For 50 years, Mary Kay has offered it all. With 3 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $3 billion in global annual wholesale sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world. To learn more or to locate a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant in your area, please visit

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