Merle Norman Cosmetics

What Does a Merle Norman Cosmetics Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$60,000 - $100,000

Franchisor Details

Total Units:1200
Year Founded:1931
Franchising Since:1989
Home Office: Los Angeles, CA

Merle Norman Cosmetics: Passion For Beauty

About Merle Norman Cosmetics
Merle Norman Cosmetics is a nationally recognized franchisor of full lines of prestige skin care, foundation and color products backed by 85 years of continued success.

Merle Norman Cosmetics Unique Features

  • $40K-$50K minimum liquid capital
  • No initial franchise fee
  • No royalty fees
  • No marketing/advertising contribution fund
  • 60% advertising reimbursement!

Beauty — A Gratifying Career

If you enjoy beauty and fashion, and love the prospect of helping women look and feel their best, Merle Norman offers an exciting opportunity for you to become your own boss. We offer prestige products primarily manufactured in the USA, and provide complimentary samples to support our “Try before you buy” concept.

“Whether you’re showing your customer skin care or color, you’re helping create a beautiful picture. She feels great, and you feel great. What’s more rewarding than that? And, you get paid for it too!”
— Kathy Young, Studio Owner since 1981.

Low Overhead

From 150-1,200 square feet, you can choose a floor plan in a mall, strip center or freestanding store that fits your budget. Unlike other franchise companies, we DO NOT require a marketing or advertising contribution fund. Instead, we actually contribute 60% to approved local advertising.

You’ll benefit from key cost-saving support, which allows you to reinvest back into your own business:

  • No initial franchise fee
  • No royalty fees

We Help Every Step of the Way

Our corporate support spans from lease negotiation and site selection to build-out and store design. Extensive training and an annual continuing education conference will help you become a successful beauty expert. National print advertising, impactful marketing, TV commercials, radio ad campaigns and social media content are at your fingertips. And if you need help, we’re just a phone call away.

“Merle Norman provides an amazing opportunity to have your own business, and to do it well. They’re very supportive and have made it very easy. They want their brand name to be successful and for me to be successful. I’m proud to be a part of MN.”
— Meredith Poland, Studio Owner since 2008.

Beauty is Rewarding

The cosmetic industry is stable and robust with women spending over $426 billion dollars annually on beauty products!

Discover the opportunity to enjoy financial freedom...while helping women look and feel more beautiful.


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