Contract Manufacturing

Marianna provides innovative formulas, product strategies and professional contract manufacturing for successful beauty brands. Our hair care and personal care manufacturing capabilities include:

  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Custom Blending
  • Formulations Library
  • 5,000+ maintained, success-proven formulas
  • Ongoing research and product development


  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Repair Systems
  • Treatments
  • Oils & Serums
  • Styling Aids
  • Developer
  • Perms
  • Color
  • Relaxers
  • Straightener


  • Acetones
  • Alcohols
  • Lotions & Creams
  • Pedicure Treatments
  • Manicure Treatments


  • Lotions & Creams
  • Wash & Gels
  • Bubble Bath
  • Massage Oils & Lotions
  • Spa Treatments
  • Fragrance


We can customize a formulation for almost any type of hair, nail or skin product. Just ask!

Batching Capacity

  • 90 mixing tanks, including jacketed and non-jacketed, stainless steel tanks, fiberglass tanks and poly tanks
  • 400 ton chiller
  • Mixing tank capacity ranging from 30 gallons to 10,000 gallons
  • On average, 20-22,000 gallons mixed daily
  • State of the art R.O. water system

Filling Capacity

  • 14 filling lines with large capacity range
  • Filling of liquid and cream in foils, bottles, tubes, jars, pails, drums, totes and tankers
  • Line speed customization ranging from 6-120 pieces per minute

On-Site Laboratory & Quality Assurance

  • In-house research and development for reverse engineering and custom formulation
  • HPLC and GC testing capabilites
  • FT-IR spectrometer for testing incoming raw material
  • UV/VIS spectrometer for SPF testing
  • TOC analyzer for  water quality testing
  • Accelerated stability testing
  • On-site micro bio-lab

Packaging & Design

  • Large selection of stock packaging including bottles, jars, sprayers, tubes and cartons
  • Strong vendor network for successful customization and component sourcing
  • Packaging and merchandising designers
  • Automated silk-screening
  • Shrink sleeve capability

Kitting, Distribution & Logistics

  • Pack-and-pick kitting system
  • Multi-unit shrink
  • Gift sets
  • Common carrier, LTL, FTL, UPS shipping
  • Long and short term warehousing
  • EDI
  • RF technology

Product Development

Customers large and small rely on Marianna’s laboratory resources to solve formulation issues to get their products to market. Hair care is our specialty, and our products are created using only the best ingredients and formulations. We also have quality control, microbiology and salon testing to ensure we provide that market with the best products, and the best results, every time.

From specialized product lines to patented technologies, Marianna is a unique and extremely competitive leader in the industry. Our product development capabilities include:

  • 5,000+ maintained formulations
  • Tech transfer capabilities
  • Robust in-house testing
  • Product improvement strategies including performance evaluation, cost reduction and compliance
  • Unique blend of analytical and physical chemistry capabilities specifically supporting reverse engineering

Innovation Department

Marianna’s product development commitment is first class, steering large investments into innovation. Whether you are starting from scratch, adding to an existing line, or just looking for someone to wonder out loud with, we are here to help navigate you through the challenges you may face and meet your needs. We want your brand to be a success as much as you do.

Our Innovation Team can provide the following services for all new and existing clients:

  • Brand concept
  • New product strategy
  • Line extension strategy
  • Ingredient POV
  • Product POV
  • Packaging strategy
  • Package design and brand concepting
  • Product testing (applications, competitor comparisons)
  • Renderings and physical mockups
  • Seasonal trend reports (hair)

Green Formulation Experience

  • Expertise with sustainable, plant-based ingredients
  • Paraben, phthalate and sulfate-free formulations
  • Natural preservatives
  • Organic botanicals
  • Vitamins
  • Natural extracts
  • USDA Certified – Natural Organic Program
  • Strong understanding of green preservative systems

Regulatory Compliance & Quality

Marianna proudly supports a world-class regulatory compliance function. We have a resourceful team that includes PhD and Director of Quality and Regulatory, four Quality Assurance Specialists, a Quality Assurance Supervisor, a Regulatory Compliance Manager, a Quality Control Cosmetologist, five Quality Control Inspectors, seven Quality Control Chemists, a Quality Control Manager, and a Quality Control Microbiologist.

Our regulatory compliance and quality capabilities include:

  • SOP’s managed and developed for customers and regulators
  • Enhances sanctity of incoming raw materials
  • Ensures on-time production to final production stability
  • OTC drug products capabilities
  • GMP Regulatory and GMP Compliance

Supply Chain & Procurement

With nearly 50 years of success, Marianna’s customers are able to benefit from our turnkey sourcing, scale and purchasing power. Our supply chain and procurement capabilities include:

  • Committed to product quality and cost control
  • Experienced international supply chain, importing more than $20 million dollars of goods annually
  • Award-winning domestic supplier network
  • Leading beauty industry packaging and raw ingredients partner
  • Strong commitment to on-going supplier relationship development

People & Partners

As the industry and marketplace evolves, Marianna has strategically structured the leadership teams to meet demands. We recognize that genuine partnerships are cultivated only with and through the right people.

Our dedication to ensuring strong relationships with our partners includes:

  • Recently restructured Leadership Team
  • Dedicated Account Management Team
  • 4-phase product development process
  • Corporate culture guided by strong values