Why Merle Norman Cosmetics is a Great Franchise Opportunity for Teachers
Iconic cosmetics franchise offers work/life balance in a business that brings joy and beauty to the world
People are looking for joy and beauty in the world and focusing on self-care. A Merle Norman Cosmetics franchise is an attractive business opportunity for teachers who are burned out and stressed out over returning to the classroom.
The teaching profession is built on strong community ties and Merle Norman is an opportunity for teachers to take those connections and align with a high-quality, iconic American brand and its product that makes people feel good about themselves.
Owning a Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio offers flexibility, fun and financial freedom. By being their own boss, our owners have ample time to work hard, yet still make time for their family’s needs. It’s a work/life balance not always possible in high burnout professions such as teaching, where work often goes into the evening and at home, from grading papers to lesson planning.
“Anybody that’s involved in a local neighborhood field such as teaching may be looking for a new opportunity,” says Travis Richards, Director and Vice President of Franchising for Merle Norman. “They have had enough. They have always been our strongest owners because of just who they are. They love to influence people’s lives, they’re very methodical, they’re very organized and they love being part of their community. A Merle Norman franchise is a good alternative. They can make people feel better and make good money at it.”
In addition to being personally rewarding, Merle Norman offers great potential for profitability. Research shows that women spend more than $400 billion annually on beauty products and the market remains relatively strong even during downturns. Unlike teaching, where salary is a set amount and potential for advancement is limited, the potential to earn more each year as a Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio owner is in the hands of the owners themselves.
Merle Norman seeks people who want to make the world a prettier place
We want to partner with women who are energized by others and are excited to share their passion for our high-quality, beauty and skincare line. Ranked by Entrepreneur on their top 500 Franchises of 2020 list, Merle Norman is also an affordable investment opportunity for first-time entrepreneurs, with start-up costs ranging from $34,803 to $186,500; there is no franchise or royalty fee.
“Some of our best studio owners have come from a second or third career,” says Richards. “We’ve found that studio owners who have been focused on education and helping somebody else — for example, school teachers or retired school teachers — have become very good owners because they’re very organized, they really understand customer service and they just want to help their communities.”
Ready to open a Merle Norman Cosmetics studio in your community?
Merle Norman Cosmetics franchise is poised for growth throughout the country. We anticipate adding at least 42 new studio franchise units this year. Extended to entrepreneurs beginning in 1931, then by Merle Norman herself, our franchise opportunity gives franchisees personal and professional fulfillment as Merle Norman Cosmetics studio owners.