The roots of Avon can be traced back to 1886, when struggling door-to-door salesman David McConnell made the decision to sell perfumes, rather than books to New York homes. Known in those days as The California Perfume Company, the business quickly prospered and our founder David H. McConnell, appointed his first General Agent, Mrs Albee. At a time before women even had the right to vote, Mrs Albee was instrumental in establishing the unique sales method that continues to be Avon's hallmark today.
Having been enchanted by the beauty of Stratford upon Avon during a visit to England, David McConnell was inspired, and in 1939 he chose the name 'Avon' for his growing international company. AVON today is the number 1 direct selling beauty company in the world and for 125 years has economically empowered women in over 100 countries.
Avon began its operations in India in September 1996 and has presence across the country.
The company opened its first Manufacturing Facility in Dehradun in April 2010 and has state-of-the-art Avon Beauty Zone in 7 cities namely Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Chandigarh and Chennai.
The Avon product line includes such recognizable brand names as Avon Color, ANEW, Solutions, Avon Naturals, Little Black Dress among others. Avon also markets an extensive line of fashion jewelry & accessories.
Avon stays at the forefront of the beauty marketplace by bringing leading-edge, technology-based products to women around the world. A global beauty icon, a world leader in lipsticks, fragrances and anti-aging skin care makes Avon a top global brand.