Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates specialty retail stores in the United States. The company provides shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services. Category Mix The company offers products in the following categories: cosmetics, which includes products for the face, eyes, cheeks, lips and nails; haircare, which includes shampoos, conditioners, styling products, and hair accessories; salon styling tools, which includes hair dryers, curling irons and flat irons; skincare and bath and body, which includes products for the face, hands and body; fragrance; nail polish and nailcare products; men’s skincare, haircare and fragrance products; private label, consisting of Ulta branded cosmetics, skincare, bath and body products and haircare; and other, including candles, home fragrance products and other health and beauty products. The company offers approximately 500 brands, such as Bare Minerals and Urban Decay prestige cosmetics, Nyx and Maybelline mass cosmetics, Coty and Estee Lauder fragrances, Redken and Matrix haircare, as well as Dermalogica and Philosophy skincare and Clarisonic and Ultra Chi personal care appliances. It also offers private label Ulta products in key categories, such as cosmetics, skincare and bath. The company offers a range of products in prestige, mass and salon. It appeals to a range of customers, including women of all ages, demographics, and lifestyles. Salon The company operates full-service salons in all of its stores. Its Ulta store format includes an open salon area with approximately 8 to 10 stations. The entire salon area is approximately 950 square feet with a concierge desk, skin treatment room or dedicated skin treatment area, semi-private shampoo and hair color processing areas. Each salon is a full-service salon offering haircuts, hair coloring and permanent texture, with most salons also providing facials and waxing. Its services also include gel manicures, microdermabrasion and hair extensions to select locations. Ulta.com Ulta.com supports the key elements of the company’s brand proposition and provides access to approximately 18,000 beauty products from various brands. During 2013, the company expanded its e-commerce distribution capabilities by adding fulfillment to the Chambersburg, Pennsylvania distribution center. Markets The company operates within the beauty products and salon services industry. The beauty products industry includes color cosmetics, haircare, fragrance, bath and body, skincare, salon styling tools, and other toiletries. Suppliers The company’s suppliers include Bare Minerals, Coty, Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble, and among others. Intellectual property The company has registered approximately 30 trademarks in the United States and other countries. The majority of its trademark registrations contain the ULTA mark, including Ulta Salon Cosmetics Fragrance (and design), Ulta.com, and Ulta Beauty and two related designs. Government Regulation The cosmetic, dietary supplement, food and over-the-counter drug products the company sells in its stores, including its Ulta branded products, are subject to regulation by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, and State Attorneys General in the United States. Significant Events In June 2014, JetBlue Airways Corporation (JetBlue) along with Singapore Airlines announced that they have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to enter into a bilateral codeshare agreement. Competition The company’s major competitors for prestige and mass products include traditional department stores, such as Macy’s and Nordstrom; specialty stores, such as Sephora and Bath & Body Works; drug stores, such as CVS/pharmacy and Walgreens; mass merchandisers, such as Target and Wal-Mart; and the online businesses of the aforementioned retailers, as well as pure play e-commerce business, such as Amazon. Its competitors for salon services and products include Regis, Sally Beauty, and JCPenney. History Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. was founded in 1990. The company was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1990.
ulta salon cosmetics & fragr
1000 Remington Boulevard
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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