Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio Franchise Opportunity Available in Clearwater, Florida

Merle Norman franchise studio in a busy shopping center is an investment that is both personally and professionally rewarding

Merle Norman franchise has an opportunity for a location in the heart of Clearwater, Florida. This location was established in 1982 and has had the same owner for 23 years, who is now looking to retire. The interior is newly remodeled and has a boutique located in the rear of the studio, which adds another ongoing revenue stream for the owner. The Clearwater location has a large, loyal, and wide-ranging customer base.

We’re looking for someone who wants to own a beauty business and has a passion for our products, which are made in the U.S. and popular with all generations. Currently, Merle Norman is undergoing a resurgence as people are looking for domestically manufactured cosmetics that work well and are affordable. This is an amazing opportunity for the right person and it won’t last long! 

For nearly a century, Merle Norman studios have been an attractive business to own. An American success story ahead of her time, Merle Norman was a cosmetics and franchising pioneer who launched her cosmetics empire from her own small kitchen in California. Today, Merle Norman’s affordable, high-quality skincare and beauty products are sold nationwide and our proprietary line cannot be found in any other brick-and-mortar beauty shop, department store or multi-branded cosmetic store.

In a progressive city such as Clearwater, Merle Norman is an affordable investment and foray into a well-loved brand that epitomizes the American success story.

Clearwater is a great city to live and work

What’s it like living and working in Clearwater, Florida, a relaxed beach community on Florida’s western coast? Located along the Gulf of Mexico and not far from both Tampa and St. Petersburg, Clearwater is home to a population of 117,650 people. The beach at Clearwater often receives recognition for being one of the best beaches in the nation and in the state. Aside from the beach, the city offers great opportunities for those who love the outdoors with local festivals, golfing, fishing, vendor markets, and more. The locals love the beach lifestyle, but there is so much more to this city. In Clearwater, there is a a diverse mix of industries, contributing to its low unemployment rate and first-rate infrastructure.

Ranked among the top 50 cities on’s Top 100 Best Places to Live list for 2019, Clearwater’s median home value is $209,302. Most people own, rather than rent, their homes. Clearwater is a tropical paradise with beautiful warm weather, often described as “gorgeous.” Its relaxed community feel and affordability make Clearwater, Florida, a great place to live and work.

Join a legacy brand committed to franchisees’ success

Merle Norman Cosmetics stands out in the booming $532 billion global beauty industry and now boast dozens of locations nationwide. Owning a Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio is both personally and professionally rewarding. For entrepreneurs who are passionate about the beauty industry and empowering women to realize their ideal self-image, Merle Norman is a resilient brand that is nimble enough to innovate and adapt with the times. Previous beauty industry or retail experience is not required. From startup tasks to opening, initial training, marketing, advertising, best practices and more, we will be right by your side from the moment you sign your franchise agreement. 

“Some of our best studio owners have come from a second or third career,” says Travis Richards, Board of Directors Executive. “We’ve found that studio owners who are focused on education and helping somebody else – for example, school teachers or retired school teachers, nurses, flight attendants – have become very good owners because they’re organized, really understand customer service and want to help their communities.”

Be your own boss by partnering with Merle Norman franchise

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.