Here's What Happened When I Got My Hair Done at Ulta Beauty (and Why I May Not Be Allowed Back) by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt

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6 months ago
Here's What Happened When I Got My Hair Done at Ulta Beauty (and Why I May Not Be Allowed Back)

Just got my hair done at Ulta Salon...

Where Brittany did my hair and made me feel sooo pretty!
And then I left feeling all pretty and confident.
And Ulta?
They are very, very clever because the salon is aaall the way in the back.
And as you walk to the front door feeling pretty and confident, you notice aaall the pretty, shiny things you need.
And then you notice the brow bar.
And you think, “Self? Your eyebrows DO need to be done. It’s been a bit since they’ve seen a tweezers, girl.”
And Shay the Brow Lady is SO NICE as she does your brows and so you ask, “Would you help me pick out a foundation?”
And Shay does.
And while Shay does that, she puts on a full face of makeup while she tells you all about her children and grandchildren and then says, “That new Ferdinand movie is PRECIOUS!” when she finds out what you do.
And you decide you really like that Brow Lady named Shay.
And then you look in the mirror and are all, “Shay! Look how pretty you made me!”
And she smiles.
And you smile.
And then?
You accidentally, maybe, buy ALL. THE. THINGS.
Ulta in Pensacola is EMPTY NOW.
I am NOT allowed back to Ulta.
And I best write some books to sell now.

Note: This article was written before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
OK, I really really love this, Michelle Nelson-Schmidt ! I have had that same feeling after a visiting the salon at Ulta (and buying EVERYTHING in the store), LOL! The good news is, they did let me back in. Make sure you sign up for the Ulta rewards program - it pays off, big time. Thanks for sharing this fun story!
Donna John
LOL! Love this, Michelle Nelson-Schmidt ! I get that same feeling every time I walk into Ulta.
Nicole DeAvilla
Haha! I so know this feeling!
Margaret Steck
This had me cracking up! I've never been to an Ulta that has a salon inside. Thanks for the tip! I'll be in there for sure (and then hopefully I won't be let back inside, too!)
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
It's so funny, Margaret Steck , that many people don't know that Ulta has a salon. I didn't know til a couple years ago, and when I found out, I started taking my daughters because we could all go at the same time and I would get a ton of Ulta Rewards points! BONUS!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Hilarious! I've shopped at Ulta but have not tried the salon. Sounds like I should check it out but be careful! :)
Morgan Hawthorne
Getting my eyebrows done at Ulta is the only beauty service that I get done professionally. EVERY time that I get them done I leave with a basketful of stuff!!!
Chef Gigi Gaggero, Resident Chef
This is exactly what I talk to my young adult daughters about when they shop— watch out for marketing through relationship management. ! Thanks for the reminder!!!
Holly Budde
my teen, tween and I cannot leave ulta without "extras". It's fun for them and mom. I tried salon for the first time recently, hooked!
Kimberly Johnson
I’m over here like “they have a salon?” Obviously I need to get out more! Good to know!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Haha, Kimberly Johnson ! Yes, the salon is great and you get Ulta Rewards points when you use it, so you can load up on product with the points you earn at the salon. It's genius, really! Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead Holly Budde
Tiffany Zook
Sounds like a one stop shop. Great bridal party idea.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, I hadn't thought of that. So right, Tiffany Zook !
Heather Murphy-Fritz
It’s so hard NOT to buy all the things at Ulta! This makes me want to go there now!
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
It’s like the book, “When You Give A Mouse A Cookie” but with salon and beauty products. Actually for me, Ulta is like being a kid in a candy shop! I just love trying new products! What a great entertaining tip! Thanks!
Meredith Schneider
Love this Michelle Nelson-Schmidt ! So can relate to buying everything 🤣 my daughter and I were shopping for mascara Monday night and left with bath bombs, foot buffet, green tea eye patches & Clinique skincare for my teen. Oh yes Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds, rewards program is a must! 👌
Donna John
All my 15-year-old niece asked for this Christmas was Ulta gift cards ... "with a lot on them." :-)

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