125 Years of the Avon Lady

Mimi ON Jun 27, 2011 AT 3:18 pm

Can you imagine a beauty world without Avon?

With 125 years, 100 countries and over 6.5 million sales reps under their belt, you’d be hard pressed to find a single woman who hasn’t encountered Avon products in her beauty history.

Even now, we love their Nail Enamels and, of course, current celebrity ‘face’ Reese Witherspoon.

To celebrate their 125th(!) we thought we’d share a few new-found Avon facts as well as some fab retro images of that enduring icon – the Avon Lady.


A 1952 Avon ad with the late, great Loretta Young.

A 1952 Avon ad with the late, great Loretta Young.

Years before women had equal voting rights to men, Avon began offering women the opportunity to be the CEO of their own business and control their economic destiny.

Avon Ad - 1957

Avon Ad - 1957

One in three women in the UK is an Avon customer and six million women in the UK see an Avon brochure every three weeks.

We adore this pastel pink 1960s brochure cover...

Every second of every day, four Avon lipsticks and two Avon mascaras are sold somewhere in the world.
In the UK Avon sells three ANEW Clinical Eye Lifts every minute.

Then and now: Left - an Avon rep circa 1966. Right - Lauren, aged 19, is an Avon lady whilst studying at Bournemouth University.

With beauty sales increasing 8% year on year, this beauty giant isn’t going anywhere – here’s to the next 125 years!

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