Merle Norman is an American success story. For nearly a century, our studios have been an attractive business to own. Merle Norman was ahead of her time – a pioneer in cosmetics and franchising who believed in creating authentic products that work. She also empowered women through business ownership, and today we are thriving with her original passion, vision, and tenacity. Our product quality, integrity, and legacy are unparalleled. Extended by Merle Norman herself since 1931 to entrepreneurs, our franchise opportunity gives franchisees personal and professional fulfillment as Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio owners.
Why now is a great time to own a Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio
Empowering Women Through Business Ownership
Merle Norman believed in empowering women through business ownership to achieve their dreams and realize their full potential. When you become a Studio owner, you carry on Merle Norman’s original vision. Help women look and feel better about themselves every single day. Our Owners pride themselves on the art of the one-on-one consultation. Providing superior service, building a strong relationship, and connecting with the customer is what our brand is known for.
Be Your Own Boss
Flexibility. Fun. Financial freedom. Being your own boss has its advantages! Maybe you’re struggling to find the perfect work-life balance between raising a family while maintaining a rewarding career. Many women have found that owning a Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio enables them to govern their own life, allowing them the opportunity to work hard and still make themselves available for their family’s needs. Whatever your personal or financial goal, we'd like to help you reach it.
A Rewarding Business
The financial rewards can be beautiful too! Even when times are tough, the cosmetic industry remains stable. Research shows that women spend over $426 billion dollars a year on beauty products and enjoy the mood-boosting benefits of buying something as simple as a new tube of lipstick, one of life’s affordable pleasures.
We offer several options for franchise locations, which come with different start-up costs. The initial investment ranges from $34,803 - $186,500, depending upon the type of Studio you choose to own. We do not charge a franchise or royalty fee.
Franchise Fee: $0
Liquid Capital Required: $25,000 - $80,000
Total Investment: Ranges from $34,803 to $186,500
Net Worth Needed: Each situation is evaluated on its merits as a whole
Financing Assistance: In-house financing offered for initial product offers; we are SBA qualified
"We have a product that we can sell with complete confidence. You’re going to get your money’s worth and see results from skin care. We’re on trend, and we’re not your grandmother’s make-up anymore! I feel like whatever they’re buying at Sephora, we will have an answer."
"Merle Norman has been producing cosmetics from start to finish, from development to packaging, for more than 86 years here in the U.S. This is the kind of company that you are partnering with when you decide to take a big leap of faith and say, ‘I’m going to open a business.’"
"The greatest reward in my business is being able to help other women be confident and look their best. You have a network of women who, honestly, end up becoming your friends because they come into your store."