We Empower Entrepreneurs to Write Their Own Success Story
This year marks Merle Norman’s 90th year in business and things have never been better for the iconic cosmetics franchise. People are still searching for products that work and Merle Norman’s product line, which is made entirely in the USA, is driving a new generation of customers to our brand. With strong sales increases despite the global pandemic, Merle Norman continues to prove that it can meet any challenge with style.
Always ahead of the curve, Merle Norman launched an e-commerce platform to help franchise owners drive sales and establish an additional lucrative revenue stream. While online sales continue to soar, our in-store sales are even stronger. Our franchise owners provide an experience that you cannot get in the beauty industry, a consultation that is both genuine and expert. This is why there is so much goodwill for Merle Norman and it’s why our customers continue to visit us after decades. If you’re looking for a low-risk business that is affordable, proven, and allows you to do what you love, we’re here to help empower you to write your own American success story.
What does it cost to own a Merle Norman franchise?
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.
Merle Norman is home to some of the most passionate, intelligent, and successful entrepreneurs in the franchise industry. Here’s what they have to say about why they love their businesses.
"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."
Kim Kelly & Kris Kline
Studio Owners, Montrose, California
"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.’"
Multi-unit Studio owner, Indianapolis, Indiana
"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."