Merle Norman Cosmetics Franchise

Cosmetic studios

Even before she opened her first studio in Santa Monica in 1931, Merle Norman's philosophy of "Try Before You Buy" was being carried out as she offered free samples of her products to neighbors, hoping they'd discover the benefits and return as paying customers. And return they did. Many even opened their own studios and the company now has studios throughout the United States and Canada. Carrying on the Merle Norman tradition, franchisees now offer skin care, from cleansers and toners to sun defense, and a full line of cosmetics.
Veteran Incentives  $5,000 in inventory

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How much does it cost to open a Merle Norman Cosmetics Franchise?

The investment required to open a Merle Norman Cosmetics Franchise is between $39,471-$180,888.

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When did the first Merle Norman Cosmetics open? 1931
When did Merle Norman Cosmetics start Franchising? 1989

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment Yes No
Inventory Yes No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Field training classes, field visits, advanced home office training and point-of-sale software training

Classroom Training: 40 hours
Additional Training: Online training

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Email marketing

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2

Absentee ownership of franchisee is allowed.

Your income potential as a Merle Norman Cosmetics Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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Merle Norman Cosmetics

Merle Norman Cosmetics

Merle Norman Cosmetics
9130 Bellanca Ave.
Los Angeles, CA


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