Merle Norman Cosmetics

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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 over 85 years of continued success.


Imagine helping others look and feel beautiful by selling prestige skin care and cosmetics in your very own retail business. If you've got a passion for beauty and fashion, owning a Merle Norman franchise enables you to make money while making a positive impact on people's lives.


"As an owner, getting to share my love of beauty is a fairy tale come true and it's financially rewarding!"

- Jolene Vanover, Studio Owner in Alice, TX since 2004.


The Depression Era didn't stop an enterprising young Merle Norman from creating her own beauty products and selling them with the "try before you buy" philosophy she pioneered. Before long she was empowering women to be independent business owners as they sold her line in their privately owned Studios. This tradition carries on today with the Merle Norman Cosmetics franchise system.


Merle Norman Cosmetics manufactures products that are tested and proven to perform. From the traditional to the trendy - there's something to meet every woman's beauty needs.

·  Innovative skin care for all ages
·  Nearly 200 shades of foundation and full line of color cosmetics
·  Seasonal color collections and exciting promotions

No wonder Merle Norman franchise owners retain their customers an average of 14 years!


Aside from costs for the initial investment, you'll be surprised at what you DON'T pay.

·  No royalty or franchise fees
Unparalleled 60% co-op advertising reimbursement
·  No mandatory national advertising contribution
·  Complimentary lease negotiation assistance
·  Complimentary interior design assistance


Choose to open a brand new Merle Norman location or check out our existing franchises for sale. Whether you're interested in a mall, strip center, freestanding location or store-within-a-store, we'll help tailor a plan to suit your needs and budget. Our Franchsie Consultants can help select that's best for you.


Not a makeup expert? Not a merchandising or advertising pro? Not a problem! Merle Norman Cosmetics has the experts to support you every step of the way - not just at start up, but ongoing.

·  Free National advertising
Training reference tools available online
·  Annual training conference
·  Makeup tutorial videos by celebrity makeup artists
·  Sales training webinars
·  High-impact marketing materials
·  Co-op TV commercials and radio ads
·  Social media content and support
·  Proprietary Point of Sale Software Program

Dedicated field representatives in your region will help you grow your business and our brand.

No matter what state the economy is in, women always treat themselves to makeup. It's true! Women spend billions of dollars on beauty products annually!

Join this lucrative industry and start living your dream today! Find out how YOU can be part of the Merle Norman success story.

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Thousands of families across the United States are joining successful franchise systems to achieve their dreams of business ownership. At first glance, the process of starting a franchise can be extremely daunting; however with proper due-diligence and open conversations with Vice Presidents of Franchise Development you will discover which franchise systems are the right fit for you and your family.