September, 2021. Prices on this site are updated each month.
One-stop shopping convenience for cosmetics, skincare and hair products, professional salon styling tools, fragrances for men and women, and toiletries and bath products is what Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance is all about. This chain of retail stores, with headquarters in Bolingbrook, Illinois, has each of its stores equipped with the full services of a professional salon.
Each salon offers haircuts, hair coloring, permanent texture, and facials as well as waxing. A wide range of haircare products are also available in each salon. Private label and branded products are sold by Ulta Salon, with a combination of more than 20,000 of these organized in an open, well-lit store environment, arranged in full-service boutiques and self-service displays.
The following Ulta Salon prices are estimates only.
Cut & Style
|Haircut & Style (Starting Price)||$36.00|
|Signature Haircut & Style (Starting Price)||$46.00|
|Clipper Cut (Starting Price)||$20.00|
|Bang Trim/Neck Trim (Starting Price)||$12.00|
|Classic Blowout (Starting Price)||$26.00|
|Go Out Blowout & Style (Starting Price)||$36.00|
|Go Out Blowout & Style with Conditioning Treatment (Starting Price)||$46.00|
|Signature Blowout & Style (Starting Price)||$46.00|
|Redken Steam Infusion Blowout with Steam Infusion (Starting Price)||$66.00|
|Diamond Dusting Blowout (Starting Price)||$50.00|
|Bombshell Blowout (Starting Price)||$55.00|
|Formal Style (Starting Price)||$50.00|
|Redken Chemistry Shots (Starting Price)||$18.00|
|KeraStraight Intense Boost (Starting Price)||$30.00|
|Nioxin Scalp Renew Treatment (Starting Price)||$25.00|
|Redken® Chromatics Color (Permanent) (Starting Price)||$63.00|
|Redken® Color Fusion (Permanent) (Starting Price)||$58.00|
|Redken® Shades EQ Glaze (Demi-Permanent) (Starting Price)||$43.00|
|Accent (Starting Price)||$48.00|
|Area (Starting Price)||$73.00|
|All Over (Starting Price)||$98.00|
|Dimensional (Starting Price)||$108.00|
|Texture Wave (Starting Price)||$78.00|
|Relaxer (Starting Price)||$83.00|
|KeraStraight® Smoothing Treatment (Starting Price)||$162.00|
|Brocato® Smoothing Blowout (Starting Price)||$62.00|
|OPI® gelcolor Nail Service (Starting Price)||$25.00|
|OPI® gelcolor Removal (Starting Price)||$5.00|
|The Dermalogica® Skin Treatment (Starting Price)||$55.00|
|Dermalogica® UltraCalming™ Treatment (Starting Price)||$55.00|
|Dermalogica® Medibac Clearing® Skin Treatment (Starting Price)||$65.00|
|Dermalogica® AGEsmart® Skin Treatment (Starting Price)||$75.00|
|Dermalogica® Clear Skin Teen Treatment (Starting Price)||$25.00|
|Dermalogica® Power Resurfacing Peel (Starting Price)||$40.00|
|Dermalogica® MicroZone® Targeted Treatments (Starting Price)||$25.00|
|Dermalogica® Cleanse & Moisture Treatment + Microdermabrasion (Starting Price)||$65.00|
|The Dermalogica® Skin Treatment + Microdermabrasion (Starting Price)||$80.00|
|Makeup Application (Starting Price)||$40.00|
|LASH beLONG Eyelash Extensions (Starting Price)||$150.00|
|Strip Lash (Starting Price)||$10.00|
|Cluster Full Lash (Starting Price)||$35.00|
|Lip & Chin Wax||$19.00|
|Lip, Chin, Side Wax||$27.00|
|Brow & Lip Wax||$28.00|
History of ULTA
Founded by former Osco Drug, Inc. President Richard E. George, Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance was incorporated in 1990. Another Osco executive, Terry J. Hanson, became the company’s CEO after George’s tenure. Hanson hired Charles Weber, also formerly from Osco, as CFO in September 1996. Three years later, Lyn Kirby of Sears Circle of Beauty, became the company’s CEO and President while Weber became COO, CFO, and Senior Executive Vice President.
Kirby and Weber ran the company together until the latter left Ulta in 2006 when he was made CEO and Chairman of Rec Room Furniture and Games, Inc. by Staples founder Tom Stemberg. In 2007, Ulta became a publicly traded company on the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) Stock Exchange. The following year, Ulta opened its second distribution center in Phoenix.
Five years ago, Carl Rubin was appointed COO, a Board of Directors member, and President of the company. Rubin is considered one of Chicago’s highest paid executives, earning more than $11.1 million the year he became Ulta’s top guy. As of February last year, the company has 675 fully operational stores scattered across 46 states. A typical Ulta store would be 10,000 square feet with 950 of that dedicated to salon services.
The sheer volume of the products that you can find at Ulta can be overwhelming even for the veteran shopper. To give you an idea, here is a list of some of the most popular products at Ulta by category and brand (this compilation is limited to eight to ten products in eight categories; for the complete list of products and categories, check out the official Ulta website):
- Tree Hut.
- Le Couvent Des Minimes.
- The Body Shop.
- Perricone MD.
- Mario Badescu.
Treatments and Serums
- Mario Badescu.
- Peter Thomas Roth.
- La Roche-Posay.
- Skyn Iceland.
- Michael Todd.
- Physicians Formula.
- Burt’s Bees.
- Derma E.
- Mark Jacobs.
- Giorgio Armani.
- Pink Sugar.
- Michael Kors.
- Dolce & Gabbana.
- Every Man Jack.
- Ralph Lauren.
- Yves Saint-Laurent.
- Paco Rabanne.
- Hugo Boss.
- Calvin Klein.
- Kenra Professional.
- Sexy Hair.
- Deva Curl.
The format of each Ulta store includes a modern, open salon area with eight to ten stations, a concierge desk, and areas for dedicated skin treatments, hair color processing, regular skin treatments, and semi-private shampoo. Besides haircuts, hair coloring, perms, waxing, and facials, Ulta salons have expanded their service lines and now include microdermabrasion, hair extensions, and gel manicures.
Prices for haircuts and styling start at $36. After consultation with a stylist, a customized shampoo with conditioning follows. A blowout completes the service. For Ulta’s Signature haircut and styling, prices start at $46. The procedure is the same as the regular haircut and styling but Redken is used to deep condition your hair to give it strength, moisture, control, color protection, softness or a combination of these five.
Ulta salons have the “Diamond Dusting Blowout,” a full package with shampoo and conditioning plus the “Redken Diamond Oil,” a customized blowout using Redken’s famous conditioning oil that gives hair a five-carat diamond-like shine. The “Bombshell Blowout” is a bouncy and sleek blow dry that comes with a set for strengthening your hair’s wave and to give hair shape and volume as well.
If it is hair treatment that you need, you can get Ulta’s “KeraStraight Intense Boost” that involves using an intense mask on your hair that has been especially formulated for improving hair elasticity, preventing potential hair breakage, and nourishing dehydrated, dry or brittle hair. Or you can try the “Nioxin Scalp Renew Treatment” that gently exfoliates your scalp to eliminate dead cells and brings out new and fresh cells.
Ulta employs professional, licensed, and highly skilled aestheticians and hairstylists who provide customers not only with regular salon services but styling lessons, consultations, at-home care suggestions, and skin regimens. Check out the official Ulta website to find a store nearest your location, access information about products, beauty trends and shipping and ordering policies, and avail of gift cards, among others.
To set up an appointment with Ulta Salon, please visit their official site at www.ulta.com/salon/.