We are excited you’re interested in bringing a Merle Norman Studio franchise to your community!
If you’ve not done so already, please request a copy of our free Franchise Information Report, and your contact info will be sent to our franchise team.
Shortly, you can expect to hear from a member of our staff. We will then move through the steps outlined below in order to open your Merle Norman Studio.
Contact us for initial conversation and pre-qualification
Please contact us by completing the “request franchise information” form, or call us at 800-421-6648.
Submit application, check territory availability and verify financials
Once pre-qualified, we will ask you to complete our Confidential Questionnaire and submit your financial information. We will also be working to make sure a territory is available near you.
Get to know you and get to know us conversations
This is a time for us to get to know one another. You will get a chance to understand how we operate and assist you, and we will get a chance to know you better.
Review of FDD/return to Merle Norman
This is the legal representation of the Merle Norman franchise opportunity. It contains summary information of the financial performance of our franchise units, as well as in-depth information about our operations and processes.
Get to know our franchisees
This is an opportunity for you to speak with some of our current franchisees to get a sense of what operating a Merle Norman franchise is like from their perspective.
Submit application to Franchise Selection Committee
This is the final approval process and you are formally welcomed to Merle Norman.
Location search begins
This is a crucial step in your new venture. During this time you will be spending time in your community, working with a local realtor and our in-house real estate professionals to find, negotiate and secure a lease.
Sign studio agreement, schedule training
Following your formal approval and receipt of your signed studio agreement, you will schedule your formal training in Los Angeles
Pre-opening process begins
Here is where the fun begins. At this stage you are raising brand awareness in your community through a variety of marketing techniques. This is the time when you get the community at large as excited about Merle Norman coming soon as you are.
Training (HOT) is scheduled and attended in Los Angeles.
Open your doors to your brand-new Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio.