While the ground floor is reserved for the Max Factor museum now, at the time when Factor operated it, the entire building was used as his factory where they manufactured cosmetics and wigs as well as house his world famous salon to the stars. There is an elevator in the back that trucks could drive into and be transported to all floors for ease of shipment. The elevator is now where (one of) Cary Grant's Rolls-Royce is displayed.
The most popular exhibit is of course, the four salon rooms that catered to women with Blonde hair (Marilyn, Lana...), Brunette hair (Hedy, Liz...), Red hair (Lucy, Rita...) and the oft forgotten Brownette hair (Judy, Greta...). This was Factor's signature genius to make sure makeup and hair color were complimentary and customized for each starlet. Look what happened to Lucy and Marilyn when they found their signature styles?! Sadly, I accidently deleted a number of photos from each room, but you can find more photos online~ you'll see the rooms have changed throughout the years. There are a ton of fantastic sites, blogs and books about Max Factor. I own Max Factor's Hollywood Glamour, Movies, Make-Up. For more history on these museums, check out the links provided! xo