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Ulta Corporate Office

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Ulta Corporate Office Address

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc
1000 Remington BlvdSuite 120
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440

Contact Ulta

Phone Number: (630) 410-4800
Fax Number: (630) 226-8367
Website: http://www.ulta.com
Email: Email Ulta

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Executives

CEO: Mary N Dillon
CFO: Scott M. Settersten
COO: Kecia Steelman

Ulta History

Ulta was founded in 1990 by Terry Hanson and Dick George.

In 1999, Lyn Kirby was appointed to President and CEO.

In 2007, the company went public under stock symbol ULTA.

In 2008, a second distribution center was opened in Phoenix, Arizona.

In 2010, Chuck Rubin was appointed as President and COO.

Today, Ulta is a leading cosmetics, hair and skin care retailer.  The company operates over 550 stores in 45 states.  Each store has it’s own salon.

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Debbie maple November 15, 2017 at 9:01 am

I and my family and friends won’t be shopping at the Ulta in Dawsonville,Ga anymore because of a rude cashier/ salesperson!!! From the time me and my daughter walked in the store this lady had a bad attitude toward us and it continued till we finally made a purchase and left !! We asked for her help she was really rude about it was no help acted like we were a bother to her all because I returned something it seems !!! I bought my daughter a eye shadow kit and it was suppose to come with a gift and when she looked for this she rummaged through the box for a second and came up with a plumper that she wouldn’t use and said that will have to do !!! The whole store visit was ridiculous and we won’t be back !!!

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A. Christo October 29, 2017 at 6:22 pm

I placed an online order to receive something that looked like it been used already. The box and item were not sealed in any way and the molding was cracked on inside container it came in. When I contacted “Guest Services” I was told to deal with my bank to let them know I never received the item? The Representative refused to send a replacement out due to the cost of the item. I asked to speak to her Supervisor and when I did “actually” get to speak to a “so called” Supervisor after 20 minutes of holding, I would have to wait another 3 days to receive the item and be charged for the item again on my credit card. I could then, go to the store and return my item. This was by far, one of the worst customer service experiences I’ve had. They were very uncaring and never apologized once for the inconvenience. I would not recommend Ulta to any of my friends or family.

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Dianne Huntsman October 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Hello, We will be boycotting Ulta Beauty In Adrian, Michigan due to profiling 4 young ladies who shopped and purchased items in the store. The employee, Tasha Smelser, posted on Facebook that she was pleased to use their names and school to accused them of a crime that they did not commit. When the police showed up to the store he made her remove the post because there was NO proof that a crime was committed. Although, within 10 hours of removing it, she reposted a picture of the old post. I have already tried to call corporate and left messages for three different people. If i don’t get a call back and this issue cannot be cleared up soon, we will have no choice but to take this to court for slander, emotional damages, and possibly disobeying a police officer. Thank you.

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Maria October 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm

Ulta in McDonough, Georgia has a racist and rude store manager. I have spent just as much money there as any other woman of a different ethnicity. Regardless of your ethnicity, you should be treated equally and every situation should be upheld by the policy that was created. Denied a $47 return because of the color of my skin. Forty seven dollars was not the problem but the way the manager and guest services handled it based on personal discretion is unprofessional and unethical.

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Nyasia Ashford Ulta Beauty Salon Employee September 27, 2017 at 7:55 pm

DEAR DEBORAH BRADY,
OR TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN!
I WAS A SALON CORDINATER WHO WORKED FOR THE ULTA BEAUTY IN ROCHESTER JEFFERSON ROAD STORE 318 AND IM REQUESTING A MEETING WITH CORPORATE AND MY MANAGER BECAUSE SHE FIRED ME FOR DESCRIMINATION AND MENTION I DIDNT FIT AS THEIR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE FOR ULTA, I NEVER GOT A COMPLAINT FROM A CUSTOMER I NEVER GOT WRITTEN UP TARDY OR ANY UNPROFESSIONAL PROBLEMS AT WORK AND WHEN I ASKED FOR A LOGICAL OR REASONABLE EXPLANATION FOR FIRING ME SHE STAED SHE DIDNT HAVE TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WITH ME SO BECAUSE SHE DIDNT HAVE A LOGICAL REASON I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A MEETING WITH SOMEONE OVER HER TO TALK ABOUT THE MISTREATMENT IN THEIR EMPLOYMENT!
Sincerely, Nyasia Ashford
Via email: avony1997 at gmail.com

Please contact

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Diem September 21, 2017 at 9:03 pm

What a shame! I can’t believe how cold their customer service people are. They have no heart or sympathy for anyone.

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jessie lee September 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm

I love the Ultra store, many things to offer, great layout of the store and their merchandise! The problem I have is checking out, every time I come in I’m questioned for the membership number (don’t have that on me), the phone number I set up the account with (used my store number), which has many different numbers and it takes an “act of congress” to buy anything and I am completely upset about that!!! Cant you just have your coupons at the register and check out customers like other retail stores?

I can’t stand taking time out of my schedule to set up accounts, phone numbers etc., every time I want to purchase an item at your store! OMG, I’m in Fayetteville, NC and that seems to be a problem at this store; also, the male associates are more flexible and friendly than the women! The girls seem to have a bad day every day, what is the deal with these associates. I left your store an hour ago and will be heading to Sally’s Beauty supply to purchase my items today.

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Albert Beida September 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Kindly email me the cosmetic bags/accessorys buyer’s name and contact info. i.e. email, ph#, etc.

Thank you,
Albert Beida
President
Homeland Sales USA Inc.
Tel# 718-872-7253

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Barbara Challis September 4, 2017 at 5:31 pm

I had been into the Ulta in Palm Desert……by my 4th time I said I was going back to Sephora and other drug stores to get the products I wanted. The sales girl’s were rude and not helpful at all.

then I get your 9-3-17 to 9-23-17 flyer and thought I would give it another shot. I am in marketing and have never seen such a misleading flyer. It showed the dates throughout being 9-3 to 9-23. I went in for a specific product and they told me it was only available on the “specific date” which is Not clear at all.

Not only it is uncomfortable going into a place where the employees are rude and don’t know their product to a company that puts out a misleading flyer. No where on that supplier does it say that the item is ONLY available on that one date.

From all these negatives that I have seen, I would think it is time for your management to review your so called practices and procedures before you lose more and more customers……it is too bad that you found a great market for the general public but can’t pull it off with few complaints…..

I wish you the best…..

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Chelsea Zachary September 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm

Ulta Beauty Store:
To Whom It May Concern,
I shop at the Charleston, Southridge location in West Virginia. I shop there quite often actually! I just wanted to say what a fantastic job the people who work at that store are doing. They are always willing to help me find products, or quick to suggest alternatives if they happen to be out of a product or do not carry the particular brand I am looking for. I have actually found some of my current favorite products this way!
I also love all the deals you have available for consumers. I have grabbed a couple of your “Spend $19.95 on Ulta Beauty brand; get a free gift” deals. I also really like your holiday deals. This last year I bought the men’s cologne sampler, and the NYX Suede lipstick collection; and they made great stocking stuffers! My favorite though is your point system, to gain rewards. It has changed my way of shopping. I now buy anything I can at Ulta so I can build up my points.
My only suggestion would be better education and notification of the points system. There has been a couple of times while shopping that I did not know how many points that I had gained, or how many I could use because a cashier did not know, or more specifically did not know how to apply them to my purchase. My suggestion would be notifying the customer at check out; “I have highlighted on your receipt your point balance of _____, this means you have _____, to spend of future purchases.” This would be my only suggestion to help keep customers updated and on the same page.
Other than that, I have nothing but good things to say about this location and the people working there. I look forward to continued, future experiences at this store in all my beauty endeavors.

Thank you for all you do.
Sincerely,
Chelsea Zachary

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Joy September 3, 2017 at 2:28 pm

I made an appt. in-store to have my hair toned. I showed the stylist who I was told would be doing my hair the pictures of what I wanted. She said, “Like a really pale pink.” I said, “No. Not pink. I can’t have any kind of pink showing where I work. I just had to remove the purple I had on my roots, which is why I have this gold band.” The hair in the picture is blonde, but slightly peachy compared to my pale, cool blonde. She said okay and she can definitely do that. I went in for my appt. Friday, Sept. 1st. She starts by using a violet to get brassiness out. After two times it worked and it looked pretty good, to be honest. Then, I’m sitting in the chair facing the store, and she starts applying toner to my hair. No, it was not toner. She turned me to the mirror and I had Poppy Troll coloured pink dye all along my roots. I saw it was bright pink Redken City Beats. I said it was really pink and she said it would be lighter when it washed out. After she washed it, it was still pink. She said it would, “mostly wash out after the first few washes. And I wanted you to get your money’s worth.” I DID NOT ASK FOR PINK HAIR. Putting a colour in my hair, that I specifically said I did not and could not have, and then telling me it will wash out, is NOT getting my money’s worth. And I was charged for additional colour! I called their main line and explained my case and I was told the salon manager would contact me within 24hrs.
I was contacted the next day, Sept. 2nd, while I was at work, so I called back on my break. I was told she would remove the colour and fix my hair. “It’s an easy fix. About 20 minutes,” is what she said. She asked if I could come in that day and I said I was working. She asked about tomorrow and I told her I was not able to. I said I’m working until 4, and she told me I could come in after work. She then said she has a haircut at 4, so I could have her fix it at 4:30. I left work at 4:30 and walked up to the store, since I work in the same strip. Waited until 4:45 and then she takes me back to get started. After having to smell strong colour remover on my head and sitting under the processor, it was rinsed and conditioned. By the way, you’re supposed to condition a lot longer than a minute after using chemical on your hair. Most places do a deep conditioning. Still have pink spots in my hair. My overall tone is now coral. I have a patch of dark pink hair underneath on just the right side of my head. My hair looks like I spent $10 on a box of colour at a CVS and now it’s washing out. Not worth the $161 they charged me. Not even close. I said I am still unhappy with it, and all I was offered was to keep coming back to have it fixed. I do not want them touching my hair anymore. I don’t trust them, as they clearly don’t know what they are doing. Why was I charged for pink dye I specifically said I could not have in my hair? Why was I charged for a violet toner that has been basically wasted since my hair is now pinkish-orange? It completely counteracted the purpose of the violet. I asked for a full refund and I was told it’s not possible, and that they were offering $60 in complementary toning. Um, you made my hair pink. It’s your fault. It’s not complementary of you to fix your horrible error. I don’t even want them touching my hair anymore, though. Two visits and 5 and a half hours and it’s actually worse than what I went in with.

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Courtney July 23, 2017 at 9:50 pm

This evening I tried to shop at a store on Sunday where all posted and internet hours say closing time 6pm. I arrived at 5:55pm with three others waiting outside to find the doors locked. I knew exactly what I was going to purchased so my time in there would have been less than a few minutes. I called the store from outside to ask why the doors were locked and was told it was policy to close at 5:57. When I asked her why it wasn’t posted anywhere she said that’s just what it was. I asked for corporate number and was rudely put on hold. When she returned I was told I could Google it she didn’t have it. When I pressed further she put me on hold again and came back to give me guest services not corporate office. Called the number she gave me and the person told me that’s not their policy and they gave me that number because it wasn’t corporate. Needless to say I left a message for corporate in hopes something changes. If they did it this one night sure there’s plenty of others which costs the company money. There were three others outside with me. I have been in customer service over 18 years and k ow this is not acceptable.

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DELORES DOAK June 28, 2017 at 1:01 pm

I have a problem with my knee and when I came into the store, 3 girls were talking to each other, and didn’t even ask me if they could help me.. I just stood there!. Finally I asked them where were the carts and they said they do not have any. W0W!. You do not cater to the older crowd. Do you know how much money you are losing because of that! When I asked them for a cart, they said you can go next door and get one. I replied, why don’t you go and get me one. If I could walk there I wouldn’t need a cart. My experience was not good there, even though I bought items. I like the store, don’t like the sales people and no access for the people who need it.

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Marcella Carter June 19, 2017 at 2:37 am

I think lady’s that we should get a class action lawsuits against them the burned my scalp my hair looks ORANGE MY HAIR WAS GOING TO BE CARMEL BROWN NOT EVEN

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teresa edelglass July 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm

I, too, suffered an act of negligence. My hair was completely burned as the result of a keratin treatment. Then I was forced to deal with the utterly useless Gallagher Bassett (their insurance co.). I have been thru HELL. GB is a joke. They offer you a pittance for your suffering, a slap in the face. I’m filing suit. And it’s going to be for a lot more than my settlement demand. FYI – Forget a CLASS ACTION. Class actions yield YOU, the victim, NOTHING. They are money makers for lawyers. Period. File your own individual personal injury suit. PI attys don’t take money up front for cases they know they can win.

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Courtney July 23, 2017 at 10:13 pm

I had my hair done also turned out completely orange. Specifically said I hate the orange blonde and got that anyways. Spent over $175 and totally not satisfied. Guess you should go on the reviews which were all bad.

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Deana Weaver June 14, 2017 at 7:23 pm

Sadly, my experiences at Ulta seem to be all to similar with others that have commented.
I have never been in any location that customer service is a priority. Asking for assistance or just a simple question is like asking for an act of congress.
The sales associates at the registers are rude, hateful and talk down to the customers.
I’d much rather go to the dept. store Clinique counter to make my purchases.

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Natalie Versace June 5, 2017 at 11:36 pm

Today is June 5 th 2017. I am a SHARE HOLDER OF ULTA. I have made NUMEROUS calls to Ulta Gust Services, left messages for Ulta Corporate. which I recorded and is perfectly legal. I have received ZERO RESPONSE except from the store..I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR FROM. THE STORE
I was in Niles, Ohio 44446 store the end of April and had to come back May 11th. My hair stylist did not work there anymore. So I had to trust in the SALON MANAGER Ginnie who is a supposed “Color specialist.” Well between SEVEN HOURS and $197.00 later..My hair is not anything like I described to Ginnie that is wanted. First appt my hair turned out too dark I was supposed to get a Lot of blonde highlights.. So Ginnie scheduled me to come back May 11th. Again, I was supposed to get blonde highlights. Well this time, Ginnie made my entire top layer of hair over processed BLEACHED blonde with what look like black roots.
Not to mention BRASSY. What COLOR SPECIALIST ASKS the customer.
” Do stylists use toner in your hair when the blondifying it ?”
I said ..”I do not know. They usually keep notes.”
Well, I would have assumed as precaution, Ginnie would have used Toner. Well NO .My hair was visibly Brassy Orange. Then Ginnie gave me a small Styrofoam cup with foil on top, half full of purple shampoo. Ginnie said this would help. Well, that did not help.
In fact it made THE ORANGE even MORE PROMINENT.
I AM TOTALLY DISGUSTED. .I RECEIVED A REFUND..EXCEPT FOR TIP THAT I GAVE FIRST VISIT IN CASH…I SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT.
SO NOW, I AM SUPPOSED TO USE MY OWN MONEY TO GO TO A SALON TO GET MY HAIR REPAIRED??? I AM NOT FROM THIS AREA SO I DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO GO AND HOW MUCH IT WILL COST TO REPAIR MY HAIR. .MY HAIR LOOKS TOTALLY TRASHY AND FEELS LIKE STRAW. IT’S NOT AGE APPROPRIATE AND IS TRASHY LOOKING. I HAVE NEVER PAID THIS MUCH TO HAVE MY HAIR DONE
I TALKED TO CASEY, STEPHANIE AND KATIE IN GUEST SERVICES CUSTOMER SERVICE. THEY SAID I WOULD HEAR FROM REGIONAL MANAGER “TOM.” WELL I HAVE HEARD NOTHING!!! I HAVE BEEN COVERING MY HAIR WITH A SCARF FOR NEARLY A MONTH.
ULTA DESTROYED MY HAIR!!!!!. IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILTY TO PAY TO REPAIR IT. I WILL NEVER USE A ULTA SALON AGAIN .WE ARE TALKING A SALON MANAGER WHO IS A COLOR SPECIALIST RUINED MY HAIR.
I EXPECT TO HEAR FROM ULTA IMMEDIATELY…I AM A SHARE OWNER.

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Melissa July 15, 2017 at 4:38 pm

My daughter currently works at Ulta. She is a great colorist. She is being pushed out by her manager. Maybe they want to keep new stylists because they are cheaper?

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Lisa Rosad June 5, 2017 at 1:41 pm

ULTA CORPORATE, CEO, CFO, COO, & ALL ULTA CUSTOMERS: PLEASE READ

DOES anyone else have problems ordering online? The Ulta website hasn’t allowed me to order online since April 2016. I’ve done everything possible to make it work. Ulta has admitted it’s their problem and my bank says there’s no problem on their side. Ulta tells me the only solution is to shop in stores. As a Platinum member for the last few years and already until the end of next year, I basically miss out on all Platinum Perks and all products offered online only!!! This is so unacceptable to me!

I’ve deleted all my info and re-entered it many times making sure it all matches, changed my credit card twice (for other reasons), gotten a pre-paid Visa that didn’t work and was a waste of money, used my husbands card, tried PayPal, tried to check out as a guest, gotten friends to try to order for me, I even bought an Ulta Gift Card and that won’t even work online!!! I’ve called them so many times in the last 14 months and all I ever get is ignored or told there’s a problem on their 3rd party transaction end and to shop in store. I’ve lost out on most Platinum Perks, deals, coupons, online only items, and more. What’s the point of even being Platinum?

The most frustrating thing is the amount of times I’ve called, private messaged (as asked), emailed, and the issue has been so called “escalated to IT or Corporate” and they either don’t get back to me or send me the same old “shop in store” email, just brushing their supposed well-cared about Platinum customer to the side. Not fixing the problem or offering any help whatsoever. Having worked in retail for 20 years of my life, I just don’t understand treating customers this way. I have a direct call into Corporate today 1:00pm EST and had to leave a message. At this point I really don’t have much hope that they care as much as they say they do, but let’s see.

I know there’s those of you out there having the same issues. A simple google search says this has been going on for years. There’s even at least one other comment in this thread about the same thing! If others would please just chime in, maybe we can get this fixed? Can I get a CEO to respond and recognize this as a huge problem? I am trying to spend money with your company online and haven’t been able to in 14 months. That’s a lot of lost business.

Thank you,
Lisa Rosad

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Lindsay Detzler June 7, 2017 at 12:56 pm

I have also been unable to order online; since January 2017. I have been mistreated by customer service and passed around and ignored. It’s infuriating because I’ve been told the issue is my fault when it’s clearly on ulta. I’ve also been an incredibly loyal customer for over a decade now.

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Lisa Rosad July 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm

I’m so sorry this is happening to you too! I did get a call back after I called Corporate, but the call was from Guest Services. They said they would try to help and the next communication I got was THE SAME EXACT EMAIL ‘to shop in their stores’ THAT WAS PART OF MY COMPLAINT!!! So, I called Corporate yet again and left a message. A lady named Nia Cables I believe got back to me and said the problem is with the 3rd party software which is doing its job. I’ve done nothing wrong yet their software isn’t letting me shop online (15 months now), but it’s doing its job?? This was on JUNE 5th and she told me she would hand the issue to someone who has more expertise with the software. I HAVEN’T HEARD A WORD SINCE and it’s been 4 weeks today. No call, no email, nothing, for their “Preferred Platinum Customer”. It’s extremely frustrating trying so hard to be heard and continuously being ignored or pushed aside. One day these kinds of business practices will make a noticeable impact. Then again, the way things are going it seems businesses just don’t care. Someone else will replace the money I would have spent.

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Laura Winstel August 29, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Hi Lisa,
Wow–I can’t believe it’s 2017 and we even have to have this conversation. Your situation sounds identical to mine. After repeated attempts via phone calls, emails, and messaging on FB, I have still been unable to place an online order since April 2017. I have the same questions and frustrations–I have missed out on using the 20% coupons, ALL OF THE POINTS! and the items available only online. I was also told I would have to do my shopping in the store. Today, I posted a message similar to yours here on Ulta’s FB page. I asked customers having the same problem to respond because I am contacting (email to start, then I will move on to certified mail and telephone) Ulta’s CEO, CFO, COO and Board of Directors. I can’t believe that it is not COMPLETELY unacceptable that even one customer can’t spend money at any business (lots of negatives there–sorry!). Whether it’s their IT equipment or staff I would guess that allowing customers to buy your goods would be the very first priority of any business. If that can’t happen, why be in business? It’s either time for new equipment or new staff. I went into an Ulta store to use the last 20% coupon and when I told the staff behind the counter what was going on, they were incredulous. Actually, I think they believed I just didn’t understand what I was being told by customer service, there had to be something I was missing because what is happening can’t be happening: I tried to place an online order, got an error message and was told by Ulta that they did not know how to fix it and I would have to shop in the store. I feel silly even saying it.
Did you get a response to your message here? Have you been able to shop online since you sent it? The scary thing is that my Google searches and FB searching and chatting has resulted in finding not ONE person who has been able to shop online again after getting the mystery error message There was a customer on FB who has not been able to place an online order for 3 years.
In my FB post today, I also asked customers with this same issue to contact me if they wanted their name added to a list of banned online customers that I will send to my group email to executive staff and board members. At this point, I don’t know if I will ever shop at Ulta again but the principle that I should be able to shop where I want to shop when I want to shop that compels me to keep at this until it is fixed. So I would combine the people I have so far with yours–maybe we can make enough noise that we will be heard by someone at Ulta who actually agrees this is a problem and can do something about it.

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Laura Winstel August 29, 2017 at 5:45 pm

This was today’s FB messages with Ulta. I plan to get a letter sent by the weekend to board members and executive staff. I work (can maybe cut back my hours now since I can’t spend most of my money on makeup lol) so it’s not easy to make time for this. I will update here if there are any real updates–please do the same!

Ulta: Thank you so much for all the information you’ve provided. We want to assure you we take these matters seriously and that we’re diligently working to have this resolved. Due to the order processing system we utilize, we are unable to see the exact cause of this error. Unfortunately, this does mean these errors can take some time to work through and resolve. We want you to know your concerns have not gone unheard, and that your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Laura: I am no longer patient. It seems that to start, Ulta needs a new order processing system because it is not processing orders. Then, Ulta needs to set up a team to process online orders via phone until the new system is up and running. I have talked with too many customers in just the last couple of weeks who have had this problem a lot longer than I have (3 years!) to believe that a fix is right around the corner. And IT SHOULD BE right around the corner–it is 2017 and I have NEVER heard of this happening to ANY business: you can’t spend your money buying our products because our system doesn’t work and because we don’t know why, we can’t fix it. The end. No steps that have been taken or will be taken to address the problem, no timeline, no incentive to “stick with us.” Why would Ulta keep using a system that routinely drops (and eventually alienates) loyal customers who feel completely disregarded and discarded? If Ulta is using a system that either does not work and/or no one knows how to fix, replace it ASAP. This problem has been going on for YEARS and I am hearing the same thing from Ulta today that other customers have been hearing for years. I can NOT believe that Ulta shareholders and executive staff have any idea this is happening. Not only does it impact their earnings but it would have to be embarrassing to know what my representatives are having to say to my customers. This problem should never have gone on this long and no one (including you) should have to be put in a position to say such absurd things to customers and expect they will believe it.

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adrian malak May 31, 2017 at 12:42 pm

I hope Ulta corporate office reads my post and take this matter seriously. Recently, I purchased a CHI straightening iron at Ulta. Before using the product I read the enclosed manual. Chi is owned by Farouk Systems. I googled Farouk and read many websites before I decided to return this item. Farouk Shami supports PLO terrorist groups. Farouk also funds an extremist school in the West Bank. I’m not a racist. I respect peaceful Muslim. However, I do not respect Muslims that fund terrorist groups. I returned CHI straightening iron because i refuse to have my money go towards funding terrorism. Ulta executives should research products before carrying products in their stores. I hope Ulta does the right thing and pull CHi products from their stores.

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teresa edelglass July 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Good for you! More ppl need to WAKE UP!

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A.A. May 5, 2017 at 7:18 pm

Ulta used to be my favorite store until the way I was treated during a recent trip to the salon for a haircut. The manager of the salon cut my hair. I called to confirm my haircut that morning. I arrived at my appointment early, but the the hair stylist was running super late and said that the customer ahead of me wanted a cut and a foil, but that the computer had only booked her for an hour appointment before me. The stylist was not apologetic and said “I didn’t want to start my morning like this either.” After I had been waiting a good 15min to get into my appointment I asked when she would be ready to see me. The entire appointment she was angry and not friendly. She spent roughly 7min cutting my hair and my hair was still wet after she did a quick blow dry. I could have blow dryed it a lot better than she did and I wasn’t happy with the cut. Poor service. I won’t be going back in to an Ulta store ever again. I told the store manager about my experience, but she wasn’t helpful and said that the person who cut my hair was the salon manager so there was nothing she could do. I said that I didn’t think I should have to pay for the hair cut and she said if I didn’t pay I couldn’t come in to the salon again. Then I received a call the next day saying they were going to call the police if I didn’t pay. All around horrible experience at was once a store I frequented and loved. Now I have a terrible haircut.

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A.A. May 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Forgot to mention that this was the Ulta Store in Olympia, Washington.

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K Watson April 30, 2017 at 7:08 pm

I have been a customer of the salon (Parkway Super Center, Tukwila WA) for at least 5 years. Today I have decided to find another salon. The turnover in hair stylists is unbelievable at this store. I have had at least at 8-10 stylists, they all end up leaving. I recently changed to a new stylist in Dec, then her prices went up so they gave me another new stylist (just started a month ago) for my appt tomorrow.
I received a text message on Saturday stating that the new stylist had already left and that I had to change my appt to someone else.
I am tired of the revolving door. When I called to cancel the appt and let them know I wasn’t happy with the turnover, the woman who answered did not care, just said “sorry” and that was it, she hung up. Very disappointing…………..

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margret July 20, 2017 at 10:29 pm

The Turnover is something that will never change … ulta typically hires stylist that are new to the buisness . Once a stylist grows an builds
the get promoted to managers a move to another Ulta it’s the nature of the buisness0

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Kanya April 23, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Dear ULTA,

My experiences in ULTA along side with a good girlfriend of mine are unfortunately like many others listed here already. Saddens me to know that this is almost a state wife epidemic. Customer service in your Jacksonville, FL
Oak Leaf Plaza location is exactly the same.
Unpleasant greeting atmosphere, spectators, and not in a good way. One incident a sales associate was on the walkie right in our faces as if we were about to commit theft. Talking about lawsuit waiting to happen. Never ever ever have I seen that presented to any other ethnicity. False advertising on sales. Sign was up saying one thing and wasn’t honored at the register. Then changed right in our faces. One thing ULTA doesn’t have to worry about is our business ANYMORE!!!!! Someone reached out to me about my experiences. Never heard ANYTHING BACK!!!
So in due time action needs to take place. All of us are not related and can’t make this up in different states just saying.

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Annette Franceschi April 20, 2017 at 10:57 am

As a disabled person, I am very frustrated at the blatant disrespect of accessibility the ULTA Stores has shown is appalling. I recently visited the ULTA Store in the Cumberland Mall in Vineland, NJ not to mention other stores in the New Jersey area, and every time I do, the aisles get more and more filled with products and racks that it’s virtually impossible to get through unless my husband moves things so I can get through with my wheelchair, let alone someone with a baby stroller!. All aisles must have a 36 inch clearance for everyone to be able to get through. My question, how would they, meaning someone from the ULTA Store or corporate like to be in this situation?. And don’t say, oh, one of our associates will help you, that isn’t the point!. Everyone should be able to get there themselves!.

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Jasmyne Harper April 15, 2017 at 12:44 pm

To Whom This May Concern:

My name is Jasmyne Harper and I recently shopped at Ulta in Marlton, NJ. My transaction number is 9979 in store 106 on 4/14/17 at 8:06pm on register 5 with Kristen. I bought a total of 6 items and spent about $80, as well as my mom who spent over $100. When I went through my items I did not have the NYX Slide On Eye Pencil – Tropical Green that I paid for. Naturally, I called the store to inform them of this mishap, and was told my Robin the manager that there was nothing she could do. Today on 4/15/17 I went back to the store and asked for either a refund or a replacement item since I didn’t have it. Again, Robin told me she could not issue me a refund and there were no more of the item in the store to replace mine. After leaving I got a call from her saying I could come back and get a refund after speaking with the district manager. I am writing for multiple reasons, one of the main reasons being the inconvenience of this entire situation over $8. I felt that she disregarded my concern and did not do all she could as a manager to ensure that her customer was satisfied. I had to go out of MY way to make sure she did her job. I also am complaining because I felt profiled against. I have a hard time believing that if I were of Caucasian decent that I would have had to go through all of this. Throughout my experience in the store I can also recall Robin following my mother and I around the store even while there were several other customers. She even went out of her way to ask a worker who was helping my mother and I to go help other customers in the midst of her helping us. As my mother and I continued around the store every time I looked up Robin was nearby and it made me feel uncomfortable. I am extremely disappointed in the services rendered during this transaction and it left a bad taste in my mouth about Ulta. If I have to deal with constant profiling and incompetent customer services it will deter me from ever shopping there again, which upsets me. I typically enjoy shopping at Ulta, but I will be sure to inform others of this experience so they are aware of the discrimination they will have to endure while shopping there. Robin was very inconsiderate and disrespectful. After returning to the store for my return for the SECOND time she didn’t even apologize for the inconvenience, let alone look at me. She completely disregarded me and the hassle she put me through. I am disgusted and on my way home I cried. That’s how upset I was! All of this over $8! I intend on writing corporate as well with my complaint. I would appreciate some type of regard since Robin robbed me of that already! I can be reached at 609314XXXX or by email at jasmyneharper at gmail.com.

Thank you!

Jasmyne Harper

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Lisa April 10, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Staff in the Dekalb IL ULTA were rude and the manager did not seem to care. They did not greet me or offer assistance of any kind. I will certainly take my business elsewhere.

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Donna March 31, 2017 at 8:46 pm

My young daughter was not happy with her service. I got no satisfaction. So upset. She is sick – she needed good experience. And kind customer service. Not sure where to go in future. I feel sad.

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Arielle Alexandra Towns March 11, 2017 at 10:47 am

March 6, 2017

Ms. Mary N. Dillon
Chief Executive Officer
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
1000 Remington Boulevard
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
Phone: 630-410-4800
Fax: 630-226-8210

Dear Ms. Dillon:

My name is Arielle Towns and I live in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. I am a 21 years old Black female and up until today I had been a very good and regular customer of the Ulta stores primarily in Farmington Hills, Michigan for over 4 years. After today I am taking my business elsewhere. Today while shopping at your Bloomfield Township, Michigan store on Telegraph Road I was a victim of extremely unwarranted racial profiling.

I was followed by your sales associate “Emily” (store #516) through every isle that I went through all over the store and asked multiple times if I needed help within minutes of each ask even though I made it clear that I am very familiar with the store and was a regular customer. She continually asked me if I needed to have my items taken to the register while I was still shopping.

Ms. Dillon, she was not being helpful, she was definitely profiling me as she was peeking around every aisle that I was in. This made me extremely uncomfortable as there were other “white” shoppers in the store who DID NOT GET THIS UNWARRANTED ATTENTION.

Ms. Dillon, I have lived in suburban Bloomfield Hills my entire life, which you may know is a very upscale neighborhood, one of the most prestigious townships in the country. Sort of like Barrington Hills near where you’re located. My parents are professionals and my dad is actually a Chicago native. I understand that you are recognized as one of the most successful CEO’s in the country so I’m very disappointed and disheartened that I was subjected to this racially charged treatment in your store in the neighborhood which I live and shop.

I am writing this in hopes that this behavior by your employees is not something that you condone or tolerate. Isn’t America divided enough?

Sincerely,

Arielle Towns
arielletowns at gmail.com
248 556 XXXX

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Alicia V April 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Arielle

I’ve had similar experiences and I’m Caucasian. I won’t even repeat what was said to me at the “new” Warren store. I’m sorry you went through that. It seems Ulta is not responsive to customer service issues at all. Sad day.
Alicia

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Taylor March 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

RUDE RUDE AND RUDE!!! Is the only was I can describe my experience here today. I will stick to sephora from now on!!

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jeanny luebben February 23, 2017 at 9:47 pm

my salon where i was working close in december 2016 and applying in ulta in orange mall but they don’t hired me because i’m old in driver license i’m older 4 years is not reason to me is descrimenation

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Luci Miller February 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm

Hello Ulta Offices,

My name is Luci Miller and I use Ulta products and salon in Chicago area and Sarasota, Florida. I’m in Sarasota now and have recently visited the salon for color and cut.

Please be aware that the salon has 3 hair washing sinks–but only one works properly (one is not quite right, one doesn’t work at all). It’s a problem for stylists and customers to have to wait for the one sink that works. Why haven’t you fixed this? The sinks have been this way for years!

On the plus side, I think your staff and stylists are great. Please show some concern for all of us. Just take care of this sink problem.

Thanks for listening.
Luci Miller
847-347-XXXX

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Frances Taylor February 3, 2017 at 5:25 pm

For several months I have been unable to order on line from the Ulta web site. I have tried multiple times to phone and email customer support and I either get through and I’m insulted or I email with little or no response. One time I called and I was told “yeah things happen in life what are you going to do”. Customer service is a vital part of any company and the way you are treated by this department speaks volumes about your company. I wouldn’t employ one singe member of your customer service department. They are a disgrace and an embarassment. I know they are a third party operation and it’s time you brought that in house so you can teach them how to deal respectfully with your loyal and valued customers. I have recently been told that your IT department is also 3rd party and when they are asked to fix a problem the answer is who knows how long it will take them to fix!

It is not always convenient to go to the store and that is why I like the online ordering. I know several people have had the same experience as me with getting all the way to the end of the order and then it won’t accept your payment choice even though you might choose different payment methods. It’s strange that the previous place I ordered from with the same credit card or with my paypal information went through just fine. There was a time when I could order on line with no difficulty but that seems to be in the long and distant past. All I want to do is place an order. You’d think that especially these days, you would be jumping at the chance to take my money.

I’m not holding my breathe waiting for a reply but how nice it would be if that would just happen. My next email will be the CEO and COO

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Rebecca December 26, 2016 at 10:41 pm

Hello, Today I visited store #35 in Phoenix, AZ, and am beyond upset by an associate named Holland (whom states she is a manager). This person was completely unfriendly and unhelpful as well as confrontational and was talking down to me the whole time. She argued with me and was taunting me throughout the transaction. I asked her several times to please stop and complete my own and my sisters purchases so we could leave and she kept making comments and would not cease. I asked for a manager and she advised that she was a manager and at one point did leave the counter to get her “manager” however, they would not come out. She smugly told me I could call tomorrow and talk with her manager. I feel that she was either lying about a manager being present or the manager is her friend and would not be of any assistance to me. I am really concerned and need this to be addressed promptly. It was humiliating and unacceptable. The situation escalated way beyond the point necessary. I will take my own fault as I did get upset and raised my voice however, she was very unprofessional and would not stop goading and taunting me. It was absolutely ridiculous. Also she was the only person at a register and the line was extremely long (day after Christmas). It started with the price of something on sale not ringing up correct, then when that was corrected one of the items I had she would not let me use a coupon even though it was not a prestige product and the coupon did not exclude sale items. She literally just stood there staring at me with an attitude rolling her eyes. The she finally just adjusted it but did not get my reward information (which I am platinum, so the points matter to me). I told her that she was not being helpful and she argued she was, I told her “I am telling you that you are not”. I also had other items and she said I could only use one coupon, so I had my sister purchase my other items. At one point she even told me that she didn’t care how much money I spent there and I could not talk to her the way I was, which is ridiculous because they way she was treating me was beyond unacceptable, I am appalled. I have a been a long time customer and will not continue to do business with a company that allows their associates to treat customers in this manner. I will make sure to tell everyone I know as well.

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E. Gavilla December 21, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Today I had an incident with the manager of the Ulta facility at 78 Vets. Hwy , Commack NY. 11725. The store manager gave her name as Darlene, and the on duty manager as Suzanne. As I was walking in the store making several purchases, one of the items I was holding in the shopping bag started beeping- it was a bottle of Armani perfume which had a security devise attached to it. The on duty manager came and demanded to take the item to place it by cashier, I told her I wanted to hold it until I was done shopping , she refused to let me hold it, I stopped shopping and proceeded to the cashier to pay for it , but it was still beeping and the manager said I was disrupting her customers ( as if i was not a customer ), and she refused to turn off the beeping while I waited in line to pay for it. I gave the item back , did not buy it , and requested both manager’s names. First of all why do you have security devices that go off inside the store when customers are walking around holding them ? – seems this happens there all the time-. I’ve never encountered anything like it, and it’s totally ridiculous to have to remove items from customers because they go off and beep as they make other purchases, and why couldn’t the manager turn off the beeping while I waited in line to pay for it ? I am filing a complaint against this manager and her assistant, who were extremely rude , caused me embarrassment and acted ridiculously uncaring about serving a customer. I have been a customer at this site for almost 20 yrs., since it first opened, I am a rewards member, and had just made a purchase of over $300. a few days ago for Holiday gift items. Today I walked out without buying the item in question, and I will be returning the items I bought a few days ago to get my $300 back because I will never give your company business again. You have a lousy manager at this site, and a lousy system of securing items from theft . No security devise should ever go off unless the item has left the premises – the store , Your failing security system and the unfriendly , aggressive attitude of this managers Susanne and Darlene just cost you my business, and I will be talking to many of my friends who frequented your store. I am sending this to your Corp. Office , at Bolingbrook, IL to Ulta CEO, Dennis K. Eck’s attention .

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Tina December 14, 2016 at 3:11 pm

I had placed an order on November 27th (presents for my friends for Christmas), received tracking number that said order will be delivered on Dec. 3rd. Dec. 3rd passed, tracking number shows status as “unavailable”. Called the 866-983-8582 on Dec. 5th, got a very rude and dismissive customer service rep. who told me to wait 7 days and hung up on me. I waited 8 days, nothing. I called back, and again got a very rude and unprofessional customer service rep. who told me she would “look into it” and that I would get an update on my lost package. It is Dec. 14th, and nothing. No update, no word, no resolution. I emailed on top of calling, because the experience with their customer service center is just horrible. Emails have gone unanswered for the past week. Again, no response, no update.
Ulta Management, if you ever read this comment, please train your customer service employees better. The ones I dealt with had really bad attitudes. They treated me like I was bothering them at work. Really? Is that what customer service is? A bother to your employees for having to have to pick up calls from a customer with a lost order? Poor customer service reps. will be your downfall and liability.

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Mary E. Urso December 30, 2016 at 11:48 am

I had much the same experience with $150 worth of gift cards. I ordered 3 and the 3rd never reached me. They were for my 3 granddaughters and it literally ruined my Christmas. They happened to have lied to me also. You need to write a letter to Mary Dillon, CEO, at their corporate address:
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc
1000 Remington Blvd Suite 120
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
I have written to her and am asking for a full refund. We’ll be going to Sephora in the future.

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Tammy Robinson December 30, 2016 at 1:14 pm

The corporate office address, phone number, and fax number are all listed in our post.

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Kathy Caulfield December 9, 2016 at 3:36 pm

I joined the reward program and was told that once I’m a platinum member the points I receive will never expire, I was also told if I didn’t use them and let them grow I would have greater benefit. I gathered 2,159 points/$128.00 credit, I had health issues and didn’t show anywhere for sometime. Finally better I go there to shop and find that I am no longer a Platinum member and worst no longer have credit. All the times I shopped there to have my points add up, I was never told they expire, I received emails a couple times a week and they never had it in the subject line points expire, Yesterday I looked at my old emails and in the middle of the advertising in small light print it did state they expire soon. I find the promoting of 1) shopping there to gain points 2) putting off using them to gain more benefit misleading and fraudulent. When I called their customer service after being on hold for a supervisor over 20 minutes. I was offered an insulting $10 gift card for being a “Loyal Customer”

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Meredith Berkowitz December 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

I just left the Marlton NJ store and will unlikely return to any Ulta location. My shopping experience was punctuated by deafening screeches similar to an alarm going off or an advance warning for an air raid. I asked if the cashier if there was a door open and she said, “no that is the monitor on our fragrance”. Are you serious?? Cynthia Payne, as COO can’t come up with a better vechicle to monitor and control inventory than this high pitched nauseating sound??
I’ll opt for quieter more pleasant experiences at Nordstrom or Macy’s cosmetic counters than to subject myself to this experience again.

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Kourtney November 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm

I am a previous employee of Ulta Store #514, I absolutely loved my job but the management was terrible. I have NEVER had so many problems with management in ANY type of work place I’ve ever been in. I was recently “terminated” for my call ins and no call no shows when in reality I had to call in because I had a very contagious viral infection. Traci did not understand the dire circumstances and was VERY rude in her communications back to me. She would constantly send out schedules late, in which I wouldn’t have the correct amount of sleep because I was up all night waiting on my schedule. She was also well known to be late for HER early morning shifts which caused me to sit in my car for up to half an hour or more along with several other employees. She texted me earlier today accusing me of being unprofessional and immature whenever I have evidence she can’t even run the store correctly. I will in turn NEVER shop at Ulta again because of the countless other things I’ve seen happen behind the curtains.

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Tara Springsteen November 26, 2016 at 10:33 pm

My daughter is currently in the emergency room because she went to ultra today to have her hair done blonde. They man put in the bleach put her under heater and left her there. She has blisters they had to chop off her hair. The man said don’t freak out I fried your hair. She is distraught over this…. She’s in pain having blisters and burns all over her head. They know they did wrong the manager filed a report and gave her free shampoo conditioner and makeup. They didn’t charge her and she is suppose to go back tomorrow for them to fix it. Well tomorrow we will call an attorney

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Lily soto November 26, 2016 at 5:21 pm

First week I started at new Baytown location I was late 3 times morning sickness had started and I had no idea I was pregnant okay .. So then I got written up .. Okay every single day after that it’s been two months now … Since they all know I’m pregnant they have discriminated me the associate manager the one that hired me done nothing but insult me .. disrespect me .. Told me I should wake up earlier to throw up said she doesn’t care that I’m pregnant that’s not an excuse okay.. Well a week passes I just so happen to get bronchitis and the flu and a upper respiratory infection with a doctors note listed with the diagnosis I sent that because they asked for a doctors note that specific day…. That being said they honestly thought that all of that would go away over night .. Well I was sick for a week and a half …. Went I went back to work she was still saying all these rude things like I don’t that your pregnant just because she’s 50 never had kids doesn’t mean you have the right to discriminate someone like that… So since I been back I told one of the other managers I was sick now she taking me off the schedule I am one of the permanent hires and a lead cashier and she is doing this after I was gone so long?!!! How can I report this to someone I have been doing my job showing up on time and doing everything else is it fair I’m getting treated like this

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Famata Niles November 17, 2016 at 6:33 pm

Bayshore Mall , Milwaukee, WI Sorry to inform you of this complaint. But after shopping at ULTA in store and online for over three years I have never felt so unset. This is the third time I was denied a free gift with purchase. I started buying all my perfume form UTLA because of the free gifts and one stop beauty shop. As you already know there are promotions like spend a certain amount to get the free gift. The first time about a year and a half ago there was a free gift promotion if you spend $50 or more on perfume and receive a free gift. I was told they didn’t have anymore. But while I was waiting on my sister to finish her purchase, the lady at the next register received her gift. The free gift that I was told they didn’t have anymore. The second time was buy one get one 40 percent off but again I was told its not in the system so the sale must be over with. I went back to show her the sale sign, and I was told someone forgot to take it down. Wow !! Today would make the third time. I purchase Prada Candy at $ 38.00. $40 ish with tax. I was there about an hour because I had other items to buy. During that visit I had two different sales rep help me in the perfume section. I was told by both that I would get the wine bottle box with two free steam less glasses with the $38.00 box. I wanted the larger size, but it was not in stock. So I decided to just get another fragrance, but I was told I could get the free gift with the $38.00 size because with tax it would be $40.00. I spend $65.42 today, but did not get my gift. Now I know its not the total purchase. But the per item at $40.00. I still think its very sad that every time I am in the store for some reason or another I can never get my free gifts. VERY UPSET CUSTOMER !!!!!

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Famata Niles November 17, 2016 at 6:16 pm

I forgot to add that this is the Milwaukee, WI , Bay shore mall location.

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Keith J November 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm

For staters my fiancé is a certified beauty specialist. She is licensed in cosmetology, esthetician, massage therapy, nail tech and as well as a makeup artist. She became employed at the ulta located in Charlottesville VA around the begging of October 2016. Since the beginning of her employment, its been nothing but hell for her. She goes to work everyday and put forth as much effort and dedication as possible, only to be disrespected by her fellow employees as well as her employer. She gets told stuff like “why are you even here” or ” i dont know why you were even hired”. I got off work today to find my fiancé very emotional and stressed because of the way she was treated at ulta. The way she gets treated at ulta is both disrespectful and unprofessional. Not to metion she applied for the only full time position they had available only to be told by a fellow employee that she was hired for a part-time position and her full-time position was given away to another person that was hired after her. So im just curious on what our next step should be. If someone could reply to this to give us some type of idea, i would greatly appreciate it.

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Tina Courville November 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm

My daughter, Emily W., was an employee at Ulta Beauty for a short time.
She first day was September 12, 2016 and worked 2-6pm. She worked very hard that day.
Her employee id number was not set up in the computer yet and the store employee training her said, no problem, I will remember your hours. Emily offered to write the hours down and the store supervisor said no. Emily worked again on September 14th from 10am – 2pm and again was told they would remember her hours, she did not have to write them down. She asked if she could punch in and the girl again said no, she will remember them. Emily worked a third day, September 16 2016 from 10am – 2pm. She again could not clock into the register and the store supervisor again said we will remember those hours. Emily again offered to write them down, the supervisor said no. My daughter fainted on the job on September 21, 2016 and was ambulanced to the hospital. She was set up in the register to clock in. She clocked in but only worked 1 or 2 hours. After the hospital, she went to work on the 22nd, clocked in at the register but left early because she wasn’t feeling well. She worked a few hours. My daughter was unable to go back to work after the 22nd due to medical reasons. On the 28th or 29th she had called and resigned but thanked Ulta Beauty for the work experience.
Her final paycheck was only for the hours she had clocked in and they promised her they would not forget her first 3 days of work but they did. Ulta Beauty, Genie, very nice person, the store manager in West Palm Beach, FL on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd researched the lost hours, submitted them to Human Resources. We were told this on October 23, 2016. But Emily or myself have not received the check and it has been almost a month. I do not understand how Corporations can do this to their employees, when times are so hard right now. I have left several messages to Corporate, emailed and now am going to contact the Attorney Generals Office of the State of Florida to see if they can help, as well as the Better Business Bureau and the Labor Board.

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Haley Nichole Schroeder November 3, 2016 at 10:40 am

I have never been to an Ulta beauty salon before in my life. I figured I would try my luck and go to the fairveiw heights il location to get my hair colored. I had an exact picture of what i wanted and specified that i wanted my hair to be LIGHTER then what it already was. My cosmetologist name was CoCo and needless to say, my experience was horrible! My haor looks nothing like the picture, and it is darker than what i came in with. She put very few blonde highlights in my hair and didnt even put the color all the way up to the root. When i told her that you will be able to see my roots, she said “it will be fine”. Then while foiling my hair, she didnt gently swirl my end into the foil to make it fit the legnth of the foil, she back combed my hair and destroyed my ends! Then at the end of the appointment, my hair looked THE EXACT SAME (just a little darker and more noticeable roots). And i was charged 140$ for something I hated. I will not be returning and i will be sure to spread the word on how horrible my experience was.

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Christen McBride October 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm

I am filing a complaint/ DISCRIMINATION on the store located in Houston,Tx at the Town and Country Location. I applied with Ulta in August , I kept Calling to check .y application status for two whole months leaving my name and phone number with NUMEROUS managers and was told the hiring manager would give me a call. Hiring manager never reached out to me so again I kept calling leaving my name and phone number with NUMEROUS managers . Finally I spoke with a manager and she stated that I would be called the next couple of days for an interview. Again a whole two weeks went by and I called again to speak to the hiring manager and I spoke with Princess and she told me the hiring manager was not recieving my messages that I left with the other managers which is why the hiring manager hasnt called. Princess did state she would definately leave her my info and the hiring manager or her would call me. Again I didnt receive a call back so I called back and spoke with Bre and she told me to come In the next day for an interview. I arrived at my interview and I was NOT greeted by any cashiers nor on floor associates so I walked up to an associate and asked her where do I report to be interviewed , she just pointed to the manager. The hiring manager BRE , didn’t greet me all she did was ask me my name and wrote it down and walked me to be seated to wait. Prior to my wait I did notice that the store only had one African American employee that worked there . I just thought maybe they are diverse and at the the moment everyone was not on the clock. So , I had a group interview with the gm Sharon. During the interview I did notice how me and the other African American canidate were not receiving direct eye contact with the Gm Sharon as we would speak compared to when the Hispanic and Caucasian candidate would speak she would thoroughly listen and speak to them. So after the interview we were told we would find out if we got the position three days later which was Friday October 28,2016 ( which is today). So I called and ask to speak with Sharon and see if I got the position.. She told me my interview went great but the other managers stated that I wasn’t nice when I called so I didn’t get the position. I am in disbelief I strongly feel that she went ahead and did not select me and me because I am African American!! Also Sharon even said during the interview she had the final say . I feel that that is 1000% discrimination as well as unreasonable denial of employment. Again that Town and Country Location only has one African American working there and then the whole staff is UNPROFESSIONAL as far as the General Manager Sharon ..God Bless her. As far as Ulta Town and Country I definitely will be furthering my complaint against that location !!!

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Pamela October 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

First and foremost I want to say that I WAS a loyal Ulta Platinum Member, now I will NEVER step foot in the store after the way I was treated at the Beaverton Madrona Park Store #493 on Friday, October 21, 2016. I specifically went into the store to purchase additional Urban Decay products. I was stocking up on new colors that I didn’t already have. All of my products were put into the mesh bag that I grabbed on my way in the door. Only to discover that the sales people were following me around the store asking me if I needed help. I heard them announce over the intercom for a security check, my first thought is someone was shoplifting. But much to my amazement, it was me that they were following and suspecting of shoplifting. A very RUDE and AGGRESSIVE store manager came over to me a grabbed my shopping bag and said she had to take it to the front of the store, because I had so much Urban Decay in my shopping bag at it was their policy. She insinuated that I was trying to steal from the store. She marched me to the front of the store with my shopping bag in tow, humiliating, and embarrassing me in front of other customers in the store. I made it to the cashier (Tiffani) and was told that people who have Urban Decay in the bags always run out of the store with the products. Well, I am not one of those people, I was singled out because I had a specific product in my shopping bag. I am a disabled 59+ year old woman, but because I had Urban Decay in my shopping bag I was singled out as a shoplifter and paraded through the store like a criminal. I used to spend a lot of money at Ulta but I will never step foot through their doors again and every one I know is aware of this incident and will pass the word about how people are being stereotyped for the products that they purchase at the Beaverton Oregon Ulta store. Next stop is my attorney, this is 100% discrimination.

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manda October 10, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Just got off the phone with customer service and i didnt ask the ladys name, wish i did. But she was amazing .. Just want to say thank you becuase i had a horrible experience with ulta but she definitely made me feel so much better. Super kind

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Tanya Melito August 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Had an issue where someone fraudulently used my debit card and charged over 500.09 in makeup at rego park queens store . When I called the manager Stephanie she basically said sorry your out of luck and hung up . Refused to give me her last name . I then called corporate office and was directed to Mr Brown who is yet to return a call . This company will not last with the disgusting lack of customer service .

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manda October 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Went into the Natomas location with my husband, he went to look at perfumes while i went to look for a face mask. First off i showed one pf the staff the image, brand name , and product number. The staff didnt even look it up she made me follow her around the store making guesses of where the producted i wanted could be. Then trys to sell me something not even close to what i was looking for. After i met my husband over at prefumes and a group of woman are standing there talking inappropriately near him making rude comments. As we walked out the store one of the woman proceeded to yell i bet you dont get the cologne. My husband truned around and said no thanks. Than this rude woman said he couldnt afford it. So we left. And now im contacting corporate.

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Atalya McDonald October 2, 2016 at 8:11 pm

Went shopping in store 392 today for the new Lorac mega Palette 3 and ended up buying the regular pro palettes as well. Got all the way home (hour and a half drive) opened the Pro Palette 3 and it has clearly been swatched with HAIRS in it as well. Called to speak to a manager and she asked if I was “sure” that that’s what happened. She then proceeded to tell me that children play in their palettes all of the time and there’s nothing she can do about that. She then HUNG UP ON ME! When I called back to get corporates number less than 5 secs after she hung up on me she had an employee to tell me that she was on a conference call. I then was told to go find the number myself from the website. When I refused to do so (I’m positive they could’ve given the number to me themselves) I stayed on the phone for 38 mins waiting to be given the number to corporate. The employee then tells me that the store is closed so I need to call back tomorrow when I clearly called while they were open. She refused to give me her name and again put me back on hold. The manager I first talked to was named Jennifer and the store number is 392. I’ve spend almost $400 in the last 24 hours online and in stores with Ulta. The customer service is RIDICULOUS. I’ll be taking it all back.

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Alician Wright September 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm

I am a vendor. I service many ULTAS. I can’t be a good vendor, if I don’t express my concern over a certain store. The store I am referencing is on Rea Road, Charlotte NC. The store is a disaster. Products are scattered throughout the store, like a storm came thru. You might look a one brand of product and 10 more brands will be mixed in. Apparently no one zones the store. The store is very unsanitary. Makeup all over displays and also very dirty. Employees stand around and talk and don’t help customers. The place is a total mess. The general manager needs to be canned. I would encourage ULTA corporate to send in a secret shopper and see for yourself.

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Dianne September 9, 2016 at 4:24 pm

September 9, 2016 I entered one of your stores (Orchard Lake Road Farmington Hills, MI). I stopped by the entrance to see where the make-up I wanted was (Bare Minerals). Three employees were standing nearby speaking with one another. However, one stopped to smile and ask me what I was looking for. When I indicated the brand, the employee let me know where it was, but did not walk to the site.

I walked over to the site alone, where another employee (female, 5′, dark brown hair, Asian, spoke with accent) immediately came over to offer assistance. I stated I was looking for pressed foundation and gave the number (R250). The employee stated the brand no longer carried it and why don’t I get Estee Lauder because it was so great and natural. I said I liked Bare Minerals. The employee then pointed to foundation that replaced the other and said “it is all new colors and you will have to find a shade”. The employee then turned and walked away to discuss new items by Estee Lauder with another employee. Needless to say, I immediately left the store. I did notice the three employees standing around talking when I entered, just stared at me as I left and never tried to find out what was wrong.

The lack of customer service exhibited in the store is inexcusable. This employee and no doubt all employees of the store need customer service training before being allowed to interact with any customers, something that is the responsibility of the store manager.

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Joni Stewart September 5, 2016 at 7:07 pm

I had a 12 pm facial appt with Octavia on Aug 23, 2016. I was early but walked around the store. At 12pm, I walked back to the salon and waited . By 1215ish, they called Octavia in which she said she was going to be late, my question was how late???…she’s already late….The staff loaded me up with samples (sigh) as I waited. By 12pm (yes an entire hour) I tell the staff I’ve had enough and I’m leaving…They ask if I want to reschedule , no thanks! As I walk out the door, here comes Octavia all smiles and apologetic …and asks do I want to reschedule . No I do not, in fact I will never waste another hour sitting in your store . There are not enough samples to make this right….This would’ve been my 1st salon experience, 1st impressions are lasting . ..,

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ericka August 25, 2016 at 6:55 pm

SALON APPT: The Shoppes at Casa Paloma, 7131 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226

Friday: Inquired with Salon Manager Cindi prior to scheduling appt for short hair/asymmetrical, she recommend Chelsea

1ST APPT 8/20 HAIRCUT W/ Chelsea, horrible cut and I had short hair for the past 10yrs. Requested asymmetrical she didn’t cut correctly, texturing is horrible I have hair sticking out from everywhere the lengths are off on both sides of my head. She told me she only used scissors and not the clipper so she didn’t clean up my neck. When I got home I tried to style it was impossible. Since I was scheduled for color the following day I would proceed to request a fix.

2ND APTT 8/21- LEEZA, partial balanye this employee didn’t use gloves I had dye all over my ear, neck, forehead, wrist and clothing where the product was dripping. she said “I am not wearing gloves, it don’t matter I will just bleach the hell out of them”. She keep talkign and looking at her cell since she was trying to adopt a pomeranian dog she named Lola. After all that waiting she rinsed my hair and I specifically choose the toner I wanted, once she was done drying my hair the toner was completely a different color I asked her and she said she add used an ashy tone. I told her that’s not what I requested and she suggested we tone hair again, I proceed to answer no. I asked for her manager and she said the salon manager was not in only the store manager, she supposedly went to call her out in the back room the manager never came out and Leeza came back to tell me Cynthia would call me the next day and asked for my number.

Today is 8/25 Thursday and no call I called Ulta and spoke to Cindi I explained the whole situation and she stated she will not refund my money for both appointments but she will fix it, I responded that I am looking to have ti fix by them again and I will not be doing my hair ever again there, she said that all she could do was fix it with no refund.

I am not interested in getting else done at Ulta, I would appreciate refund back on my ulta credit store card. I was very disappointed as I was expecting much better service, at this point I would of been better off at Cost Cutters.

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Suzan Fredericks October 15, 2016 at 12:57 pm

I have a friend from High School that owns several Cost Cutters and let me tell you what. They do an amazing job and he would never allow you to be treated that way. My youngest daughter has had problems with purchases at Ulta. She is young and spends a lot of money there, but they apparently look at her and see someone they can take advantage of. It’s really a shame.

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Tiffany August 16, 2016 at 11:02 am

the worst customer service I’ve ever experienced. I received my credit card from them in the mail yesterday and WAS SO excited to place my nikkietutorials order online! I read online the ulta website that I can use ulta credit card online and in any store locations! NONE of my transactions are going through and my issue not being resolved at ALL. WHY would you send customers a credit card that doesn’t do what its suppose to do? AFTER speaking to so many representatives most gave me vauge answers as to what could be the problem; I have tried to place an order on my phone, Lap TOP and IPAD. ALL with the same error messege. ALL of my purchases would go through but come up as a void. THEN I was told that I could complete my purchase through phone which was another misguided lie perhaps to get me off the phone…. I am completely pissed off with ULTA beauty and how they handle situations…. IF you are going to issue out credit cards make sure they work as you specify online. THIS is completely ridiculous. ALL of my information is correct on my billing and on my information on my ulta account- its even more frustrating to hear the representatives not know what to do or how to fix the issue…. they wouldnt give me a clear answer as to if the website is buggy or what not…. I want his problem fixed asap…. IT is so ridiculous.!

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Frances Taylor February 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Same problem for me but with Pay Pal and various different credit cards. Read my complaint from today. They have the WORST ever customer service ad IT department. How hard is it to fix these problems. My guess is they just don’t bother doing it

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Lisa Rosad July 19, 2017 at 1:04 am

I’ve been having the same issues since April 2016! I finally called Corporate and still nothing has been done. My complaint is above if you want to see it. So many people are not able to shop online and it’s inexcusable. My last communication with them was June 5, 2017 and I have yet to hear from someone. They just keep trying to ignore me. So much for being Platinum. Sephora doesn’t mind the extra business though.

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Stephanie Ramos August 11, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Let me start off by first saying I NEVER write reviews or complaints I recently went to the Ulta store in Arizona on 1450 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395 August 11,2016 and was treated like cramp by employees.. I asked one of the makeup ladies to radio someone because I needed help and saw she was busy helping someone else so i waited and no one showed so I went to another girl and maybe because i was upset that I felt like she wasn’t much help cause she didn’t bother giving me more options to choose from but only showed me two different face creams and rushed off.. I went through the store looking at what else I wanted because I figured why not im already at Ulta.. Well i was gathering my things to pay I asked for the Manger just to vent and let him know that he should speak to his employees on how treating customers and when I was talking to him he became defensive and rude and mentioned something about not buying products at ulta so i returned my stuff and I feel I could never go back due to my horrible experience..

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teresa July 21, 2016 at 2:54 am

Im so angry at the way ulta has helped me. The worst customer service ive ever received no kidding!. Argumentive, rude, and unprofessional. Really ashamed that you would treat people like this? I feel like ive been robbed? I want my money and now? I live on disability. And if i buy something i want my items? Wats the problem. I didnt receive my order so dont tell me to call my bank excuse me? For wat or say i only get a electronic card in the amount of purchase. Well i didnt pay that way
I want my money put on my card just the way it waz taken off. Overtalking, and saying i waz using fowl launguage i didnt do until i found myself argueing for my money. Im 46 and i have liver cancer stage four i hope this doesnt waste anymore of my time. I will never order online again and ulta will get sued. I will file a complaint with the BBB to. The complaints u have are ridiculous and what have you done to resolve these matters
It waz hell trying to get a supervisors name or number? This is overwhelming and un neccassary stress. Not good for my health
Id appreciate it if i could be contacted or if my money would just be put on my card. I will never shop at ulta again. I will get my money i wont stop til i do. Fire the receptionist that helped me theyre horrible and have no customer service skills. I wanted to choke them and thats sad. Unbelievably rude. 209898XXXX teresa

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A.M.K June 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm

At this point as far as I’m concerned Uta is a THIEF! On 5-5-2016 I went into my local Ulta store to make a purchase that equaled $268.67, when I went to pay the credit card machine froze after standing there for more than 20mins while the store manager was on the phone with IT I went to have my eyebrows waxed while my husband continued to wait at the register till the issue could be resolved. Apparently the machine unfroze, but did not show a payment had been made, so my husband used his credit card (same account my card is on that I tried to use just previously) He came back to where I was to wait while I finished, while waiting he pulled up the credit card card account to see that 2 pending payments from Ulta were there! He went pack to the registers and showed the manager and she just said “oh it should drop off in 3 to 5 business days” Now lets get to 5-15-16 my husband checks credit card statement and there are still BOTH charges to Ulta! I call an 866 number given to me by the store manager after calling her and asking her who I need to get in touch with to get it taken care of…..I speak to a lady who NOT 1 time apologizes for the issue, I explain the issue and she basically just blows hot air and I can say that because on 5-16-16 when the charges were still there and NO ONE had gotten back in touch with me on the matter like she said they would…..so once again on 5-16-16 I make a call to that same 866 number and get another lady who basically blows hot air up my A@# and DOESNT give an apology….and basically doesn’t seem to have any answers either…just to hurry up and wait…..on 5-19-16 I receive an email the matter…here is a small portion of it…We went ahead an send this up to our corporate partners and they do see the charge for the amount of $268.67 in the card ending in 2783 they have requested a reversal for this transaction it can take a few business days for them to process the request and once that request has been processed it will take 10-14 business days for your financial institution to issue the funds back in your account. We do apologize about this inconvenience that this may have caused you…..ALL BS because when the account was checked on 6-9-16 NOT A DAMN thing! So my husband finally calls and they give him the same run around….oh but offer finally a second apology and a $10.00 gift card….thanks, I suppose that’s supposed to pay the damn interest being charged to our card since now a billing has cycled through. So here we are to 6-19-19 still nothing but the Fu#$^&* run around! But today 6-21-16 I receive another email…heres a snip it of it……
As we informed you the request for the reversal went in on 5/29 and we are waiting for that request to be filled by the funding company. However , we do not like the amount of time you been waiting to get this issue handled – We would like to see if we can speed things along.
Can you please provide us with a Bank Statement since the double charge showing you had not received your refund — so we can also submit that also in hopes to resolve this sooner.
Also for your safety, mark off any personal information you do not want seen on the statement before submitting it// what we need to see is : your name and address, financial institution, last 4 digits of the card being refunded back, the list of charges,and refunds not the amount…..are they f#&^*&$ kidding me!!! I made them aware of this on 5-12-16, and in a previous email from them they told they saw the double charge….
I’M DONE WITH THIS COMPANY ONCE I GET THE REFUND…AND IF IT DOESNT HAPPEN SOON I’M FILING SOMETHING WITH MY CREDIT CARD COMPANY!!!!
RIDICULOUS HOW THIS COMPANY TREATS PEOPLE!!!

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SUE A KNOLL November 21, 2016 at 1:22 pm

A.M.K., Did you ever receive your refund? My situation is a little bit different from yours, but I am getting the same runaround and it’s been SIX WEEKS since I returned an item to the store. I was told that my refund was accidentally placed on “someone else’s card”. How could something like that even happen? To date, I have sent multiple messages on fb, to customer services and made phone calls. I have sent a scan of both receipts multiple times. I have also been told that Ulta is “investigating”. What is there to “investigate”? I returned an item and the refund was placed on “someone else’s card”. Why can’t this company return my money and do the “investigation” on their own time? My husband suspects that some employee at the Sarasota, FL store is probably scamming customers like this regularly and some customers are not noticing they never receive their credit. Could be. I just continue to get the generic response of “We’ll get back with you”. Did you have to contact your card company before receiving your refund? I just placed a call to the Fraud Department of Sun Trust bank and they are opening an investigation. I have shopped a lot of years, but I have never had a store tell me they made a mistake with my refund and there is nothing they can do about it. Incredible!

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Carole Hanneman June 20, 2016 at 3:17 pm

I am a very loyal supporter of Ulta! I went to the store on 137th and Bell in Surprise, AZ on Father’s Day with my husband before we went out to eat for Father’s Day. I purchased a total of $163.79 worth of products from that store that day. I purposely spent over $125.00 so I could receive my Platinum Perk of a free 22 piece beauty bag which was advertised in an email I received from Ulta. During my check out process I was told that this offer was only good “on line”. Are you kidding me?? I realize this was my fault for not noticing the contingency when I misread the email but for God’s sake couldn’t the clerk have made an exception? Do you want to encourage your current loyal customers to continue to purchase your products in this extremely competitive market or would you rather have an irate customer? Think about it! I read the receipt and will gladly fill out a survey but I can guarantee it will not be pretty. I know those clerks are young but SOME ONE SOME WHERE should teach them the value of a loyal customer and the value of excellent customer service and not view them as “just another person to ring up”. I’m sad for Ulta for treating customers so poorly. Even my husband was amazed and commented that I should look for another place to purchase my beauty supplies.
Not getting “a whole lotta Platinum love” in the Valley of the Sun !!
Carole Hanneman

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Sandra Heck July 27, 2016 at 11:28 pm

Had the same kind of experience with the 20 piece beauty bag ($175 value) I received an email stating if I spend $75 I would get this free bag with 20 different items including IT products, lipstick, face wipes, etc. So I spent the $75. First order dropped the free bag so when I called customer service they told me to reorder my products now I’m $150 into this when I receive my shipments …..no Beauty bag!! This is a scam BEWARE

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Maryalice May 19, 2016 at 11:44 am

I have been trying to contact someone in corporate for some time now. Does anyone ever answer the phone? My daughter works in one of the NJ stores and we have been trying to ask Human Resources a question on scholarships, but every time we call (630) 410-4800, there is no answer. Do humans exist over there???

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Lauren October 10, 2016 at 9:29 am

I can’t get a hold of anyone either! They own me travel pay from March… I quite in July… And my former GM has sent it through for the third time apparently. I’m livid! It shouldn’t take months to be paid for travel in the first place! Former GM wouldn’t give me the hr number so I called the same one you did… And nothing. They don’t care about their employees. Just use and abuse then won’t pay them.

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Rikki Choate May 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Hey ladies and gentlemen! I work for Ulta 469 for a very short time had to quit due to a medical emergency. I never recieved my last paycheck! Real surprise huh? NOT! I’ve read so many stories just like mine. Let’s get together work together to file a claim against this horrible company! If we all get together I know an attorney who will fight for our rights! Please email me at rikkichoate at yahoo.com with your information! We deserve our last paychecks!

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teresa July 21, 2016 at 3:03 am

Do u got an attorney that can help get my money back. This place cant ne real

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Kourtney November 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Did you ever receive your last paycheck? I received mine but this company is horrid and needs to be exposed :/

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Desiree March 28, 2016 at 12:59 pm

I am a vendor for Smashbox cosmetics and I was verbally harassed not only once but a few times at the store and Upland California one of their girls won’t mention their name told me I was lucky I was at work started cussing at me really heavily and told me that don’t forget she works right next to me so basically she cuss me out in front of a management I got a hold of the Upland Police Department and they couldn’t find her I am 7 months pregnant and I am now going to try to open a class suit please if anybody wants to contact me and help me out with this I think that they are running things wrong and harassment is against the law the girl was so close to my face hurts it was landing on my cheeks and she is still working there not only that I have witnessed on different occasions different type types of harassment sexual harassment racism xcetera please contact me my email address is Queen Deziree @ gmail

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Concerned Mom March 25, 2016 at 1:04 pm

My daughter works at Ulta in one of the Denver stores. I am a manager (not for Ulta), and I understand employee rights and employer responsibilities. My daughter was hired at a dollar less per hour than most of the “white” employees, even though she has more experience, has finished beauty school, and is bilingual. She only gets one day off, and works 30 hours a week (some days are 9 hours). The reason I am so upset about all this is that she is given no breaks or lunch on some days, “because she is too close to leaving”, according to her manager. She has complained before, regarding racial comments from other managers towards some customers, and was confronted harshly as if she was doing something wrong. When she asked for another day off (she only has one day) it seems they punished her by cutting her hours over the whole week giving her only 10 hours for the whole week.

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Robin February 16, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Wow. Sounds like I should go straight to the BBB and file a complaint. I worked for Ulta in Denver, CO for a very short time in November 2015 and I still have not received my paycheck! I was told that I didn’t have one (what?) and now the story is that they mailed it. Funny, because I seemed to get a W2 just fine! Ridiculous how this company operates. I will be filing a complaint and if you are in the same boat, I highly recommend you do the same!

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Jennifer January 26, 2016 at 5:48 pm

how do i get a hold of that HR

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mona December 25, 2015 at 4:23 pm

copperfield store houston tx.

i previously worked here and quit on black friday i was expecting a paycheck the following week this is store #0651 copperfield. i went friday they usually would get their paychecks thursday or friday i walking in one day asking and the manager said oh i mailed it. i did not give her permission to mail my check nor i was notified which was the stupidest thing to do! they didn’t even have my new address i don’t know why she mailed it without my permission i worked at ulta more than a year and i never had direct id always picked up my check and THEY ALL KNOW that so she didn’t have the right the mail and even not tell me i work right across the street and it had only been 2days since they came in which made no sense for her to mail just cause i quit make me band from coming to ulta????? she made it seem like that now its 12/25/2015 soon to be a month not receiving my paycheck this is so disappointing i have credit card bills to pay at the time i was going to quit i was working 2 jobs all that effort and where is my paycheck just cause of one stupid mail i still have not received it. her name is jodi frankfield

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Anonymous February 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm

I was wondering — was this resolved, and how? Because basically the exact same thing happened to me, only it has been 5 months now that I have yet to receive my paycheck. I resigned, with a proper two weeks notice, and my last day was on a Thursday. That Friday, so the day after, I came in during the afternoon to pick up my check and one of my managers said they had mailed it. Not sure how this is possible, since they literally had just gotten the paychecks. But I decided to keep my composure and watch for the check. After a week, I realized they only had my old address on file so I probably wasn’t going to ever get the check. Skip forward to present day — they just sent me my W2 form to my UPDATED address. So they’ve had my address in their system and still, after several calls and complaints, they’ve never returned a call or sent the check back out.

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Gwen February 15, 2016 at 4:45 pm

They mailed my last check back also! I cannot get anyone from corporate on the phone! I’m mad I need my money! Did you ladies have any luck yet?

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No hours December 22, 2015 at 7:42 am

I find it hilarious that my “store manager” schedules according to whom she likes and prefers. Not based on who can do the job. She rude, snotty and racist. She treats all people VERY badly. Going behind people’s backs and talking about them. She pretends to be nice to people she thinks will complain about her or make their lives hell.

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angel January 4, 2016 at 8:56 am

Sound exactly like my store manger

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angel January 4, 2016 at 9:09 am

I heard from my co manager tha corporate sent me a 100 gift card for getting sign ups for Reward cards and the GM spent it for some other use, she is been known to use the N_____ word heard this from white employees when i first started work over a year ago now heard it again, what should i do about employees. She makes me take out trash and go backs from 1st &2nd

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mrb January 5, 2016 at 8:44 am

They need to educate some of these ignorants on how to be people ‘s people. Shame on corporate, they should send old and new/future managers for extensive management courses. It’s sad on how a “title” goes to their head. Especially at a low grade pay.

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Alda January 14, 2016 at 6:14 am

i agree with you my friend ! i already make a complaint and Ulta doen’st do nothing ,they just care about the 9.000.000,00 the store bring a year .

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Amy February 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm

My store was the same way that’s why I went and look for another job all the favorite girls get all the hours and get mad at the new people because they ask questions, even if they haven’t been thought about it. All the employees talk bad about costumers over the walkies, if you aren’t spending a big amount of money they don’t treat you as well as if you are spending a big dime. The managers don’t know how to treat their employees and if you are one of the favorites the dress code doesn’t apply to you.

Ulta maple grove MN.

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Kristin k September 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

I am a very regular consumer of the Sheboygan falls wi ulta store . When I shop there I spend 500 dollars 3 times a yr at one time and a bunch of little purchases through out the yr. in this specific ulta they have a Clinique rep and let me tell you she’s a piece of work from hell!! As i was looking at the urban decay products because the eyeshadows from
Ud I absolutely love she approached me to tell me about the items she’s selling I listened to her speak then politely told her I am very sorry but Clinique isn’t a brand I am crazy about she became very upset and defensive asking me if I use mac makeup I replied yes I sure do she began to tell me well Clinique and Mac are made by the same company ! I smiled and replied that’s great to know thanks I will keep that in mind ?! I continued to shop and went to cash register and checked out my total was 593.00 I got absolutely no samples no ty nothing. The fiollowing week I returned and everytime when I go in there now I am followed by the same Clinique rep as she thinks I am trying to shop lift ?? Are u flipping serious?? I had one small item and she made me I mean made I said I didn’t want a shopping bag she replied u have to use it then she follows me around still I am done with ulta I will still buy all the same cosmetics I do I will just buy straight from urban decay two faced becca ect where they will actually treat me like a customer that i am I don’t steal ever .. I work hard for my money and will not waste it in a store like this I will be contacting the news media about this hoping they run a story on how bad ulta is

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Anonymous November 18, 2016 at 12:04 am

Hmmm….sounds like my salon manager. Maybe it’s the new “trend”

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Anonymous December 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm

I am a former employee of Ulta. I will never ever recommend working for this company. The management talks down to you. They embarrass you in front of over employees. The only time they’re pleasant is when they want you to come in on your off days. They give you ZERO training. It ui ask questions 9 times out of 10 they tell you to figure it out on your own. Not only are they rude to their own employees they’re also rude to guests. We never got breaks and if we asked for one they would make a big deal about it. I read the reviews from other employees and it seems like my store isn’t the only one who treats their employees this way. It sucks you lost a good employee and a loyal customer because of this.

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Roberto cantero November 25, 2015 at 6:09 pm

I was a stylist at the Ulta in eastvale,Ca since it opened around 2 1/2 years ago. When I first started working here I absolutely loved it, everyone was great, the GM made you want to work harder and push your own self! Everything has completely gone downhill around 8 or so months ago, we got a new GM a little while longer before that but you can tell ego or something has happened to make this woman only care about her business to the point which she does not care for her employees, I re-quote from the current GM, “I only care about the business” this happened while I was talking to her about schedule or days off that I needed and asked for months in advance, she doesn’t care about her coworkers, you can tell, I was even scared of talking to her when I had some questions or needed assistance because she would make me feel dumb over and over on front of other coworkers. She once also asked me what a word meant and as I answered no, In front of another coworker she laughed and said “it’s very easy to use google” they belittle you, make you feel like a pawn, she even asked me when I was clocked out when I was giving my 2 weeks in because she heard “rumors” and that she needed the letter of resignation now, mind you this was a week early before I was planning on giving my 2 weeks notice, and she also mentioned that probably 5 more times again as we had a meeting, this is not okay, there’s been other times where I’ve felt they’ve done sneaky things to get certain people they do not want working there in trouble so they could fire them, that is also not okay, they also use the salon sink bowl areas (in plain sight) to hold extra boxes that they cannot fit in the back, also a dangerous and looks ugly for the salon guests. I really hope you guys look into this because the rest of the coworkers that are not managers there defiantly deserve better treatment that this, even if I’m not working there, they deserve someone that respects them and makes for a better more positive environment, which truly its not right now, and guests can feel it.

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Desiree Abdullah November 20, 2015 at 11:07 pm

I am a previous employee (salon Manger) at ULTA. I worked for the company for 2 years. Every company has its ups and downs, the problem with ULTA is there seems to be no one that truly cares. Its understandable that things will happen, especially in large corporations. But that is why legally there is an HR, or union to support you when you feel bullied, harassed or simply want to voice your opinions. Unfortunately, although there is a complaint number, if you do get the nerve to use it (which I once did), they claim it is anonymous, but that is not true. The next day I was met by my supervisor and she verbally expressed herself… and made sure I would regret ever speaking up. Not long later I quit.
Also I was paid incorrectly. So I received a letter from ULTA “asking” me if I would like to receive my money. Thought that was strange but I replied with the information requested and have yet to see that check. Mind you its been almost a year sense I’ve worked there.
I will end this though by saying, not every one who works for ULTA is bad. There are some really great leaders. the unfortunate part is those few who are not so great and the lack of support.

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Dani November 18, 2015 at 12:19 pm

I was an employee at ulta in Rochester mi. I was so excited and ready to work and grow. I was asked after 2 week if moving up in the company was in my vision. It was! But after such a high everything went down hill. The managers, with the exception of my training manager Jennifer, we’re beyond disappointing as far as leaders. I never had been made to feel so inadequate and incapable as an employee. I was never encouraged or supported in my growth as an employee. The last 2 shifts were so unacceptable. I was treated with so much sarcasm and underlinging disrespect I had walked out and the end of my shift and never came back. I did quit without notice and that is not acceptable but my actions are a strict reflection of my leadership. It has been over 40 days since my termination and I have yet to receive my last check. I have called and texted my former managers to mail me my remaining earnings. I explianed my location is to far now to drive and pick it up. I have yet to hear from or recive a response. I personally belive they are waiting until late my check is void.

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Julia December 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Wow Dani, I also worked at the Rochester MI store and have yet to receive my last paycheck! Small world.

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Sherri Willson November 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

I was recently hired as a seasonal associate at your Rancho Santa Margarita, CA location.
Over the course of my career life, I have never been more impressed with an organization. I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your organization and I would be honored if this seasonal position can turn into something permanent.

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kelly November 5, 2015 at 7:17 pm

I recieved terrible service today at 1030 Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103!! After reading the comments, I see that isn’t uncommon! Not going back to ULTA!

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IRMA November 2, 2015 at 7:51 am

I bought $518 of Perricone products. When I got home three boxes were empty. Store #216 in San Antonio, TX. Immediately I called store #216 and was told to come back and product would be replaced. When I arrived, there was no Perricone product on the shelves. Whitney the manager, said she needed three days to investigate. Investigate what? I paid over $518 and have no product! The STOP PAYMENT I put in place may prompt her to make more expeditious decisions. Notified corporate office and BBB.
Platinum members need their issues resolved immediately. I have to make trip after trip to get something resolved. Staff could not even locate Perricone products…tells you how often customers purchase high end products. Easier and hassle free at Neiman’s or Nordstrom’s.

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Paige October 19, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Kelly the store manger of Oak Brook, Illinois should be held accountable for poor customer service. As a leader of her staff she takes no responsibility for and a situation that could have been handled in a much more professional manor. Kelly refused to give me the opportunity or phone number of someone in a higher role than herself. Therefore I had to call the store manager Alex of Bloomingdale, Illinois. Who rather than Kelly should be recognized for her exceptional people and professional skills. Unlike Kelly, Alex took my needs in to her own hands and reassured me I was received the refund I was promised by other staff at Ulta. Kelly rejected my request. As a corporation I would consider some soft skill training or a review with this manger (Kelly) because I was so disappointed in the customer service, also being called a brat by a stylist makes me consider if I will ever return to your store.

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Puppy love October 5, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Forget to mention we don’t ever get breaks, I am usually the only cashier and I’m expected to do everything. Definitely do not recommend Ulta Beauty to work for at all!

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Puppy love October 5, 2015 at 11:22 pm

I work at one at the Nampa, Idaho store and I am super disappointed in Ulta as a company to work for. First of all took FOREVER to actually hire me and when I finally did I never got cashier/truck trained, I didn’t know how to do anything, not even clock in or out. I like the managers but they are so un-organized, haven’t gotten any hours at all for 2 weeks, it’s ridiculous!

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Elizabeth Lapchak October 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Extremely disappointing experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After being a loyal client to the Ulta salon and store for many years, I decided it would be a wonderful idea to get a part time job there. Since, my stylist is the salon manager, I often saw her work with her employees and watched her and how she interacted with guests, clients, and her employees. This is what made me want to be a part of the Ulta team. As the years went on, the general manager also became friendly with me. Everyone seemed to work together as a team in an upbeat happy environment. However, I WAS SO WRONG.. Not only is this store extremely disorganized, but the employees are rude. (Ulta Store York, PA 17402). My first day of orientation was not too bad. We did paperwork and I worked at the cash register for a few hours. When I was leaving I asked what my schedule was, because I had made it very clear that my schedule had to be definite due to my school and other job. I was told “same time next week.” Ok, so the following Saturday I showed up for my 1-6 shift and second day of work at Ulta. I showed up to find out that I am actually now working until 10pm. Now, the general manager did say she left me a voicemail, but I have been having trouble with my iphone after the last software update. (Is someone not allowed to miss a message? If you hadn’t heard back from me, wouldn’t you assume that I did not receive the message?) Anyway, I am not one to complain. So I started at 1pm and tried to do what I was told, which was not much. I received little to no training or explanation on the tasks I was asked to complete. I was also treated with attitude when I would try to ask a question about how to do the work I was asked to do. It even went as far as an employee THROWING WITH FORCE, products into my basket. Every time I would ask her a question she would act like I was bothering her immensely and scream at me in jargon that I did not understand. (It was my second day, sorry I don’t know all of the Ulta jargon yet.) The general manager was the only one who would come up to me and ask me how I was doing and show me how to do the tasks I was assigned. Meanwhile, the rest of the store employees kept asking each other, “When is Donnette leaving?” So of course, when the general manager left, I was screwed. I was left and ignored for hours. It was well past my 6pm end time and I had not received any information on how breaks work or what the eating or drinking rules were. It was only after I finally spoke up for myself that the next manager on duty decided she would try and talk to me. But she approached me like I was an idiot and talked to me in a demeaning way. I am a graduate student and teaching assistant who is perfectly capable of doing and completing any task asked of me within my job description. I am a hard worker. That is, when I know what I am supposed to be doing. I was able to take a break and then continue working on my tasks. However, this was with no help from the other employees. They continued to only talk to themselves and ignore me for the rest of the night, except when the manager on duty would give me my task talking to me like I was a 5 year old. This was so insulting. I am not an idiot. Then, when I’m finally allowed to leave work at 10pm, I ask, “when do I work next?” They say, “tomorrow.” This was not possible for me. All the employees acted like I was stupid and everything was my fault. The most unwelcoming work experience I have EVER had. I am never one to abandon my responsibilities, but I could not show up to work the next day or work with people like that. This completely has put a monkey wrench in my life, as I was counting on this part time job to help me monetarily. Also, my long time relationship with the salon and my stylist Amber is hurt by no fault of my own. Ulta is the worst place I have ever worked for and to think it was only two days!!!!

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Marcya Zinberg October 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm

To Whom it may concern: I have been an Employee for Ulta in Livonia MI for 2 years and 3 months. I am a license cosmetologist and Instructor. I had a huge Clientele,never had time for a break. I’ve had the same customers for 30 years. We have had 3 salon managers,10 hair designers who quit after 4 weeks,3 prestige managers,and about 40 sales people whom quit. I have statements written from them expressing how we were Retaliated against,bullied,manipulated,controlled and harassed by our General Manager. I asked several times for our district managers phone number and nobody will provide it for me. I am a license professional and very successful. She said if she can’t control us she wanted to fire us. We weren’t allowed to drink water on our 7 hour shift with no breaks. We had to ask to go to the bathroom. I am 47 years old an have worked in retail for 30 years as s licensed professional and have never witnessed this type of discrimination. One bad apple does ruin it for the whole bunch. She had a meeting with me and I recorded it. You can tell she is lying and trying to get me to quit. Well she succeeded and all of my friends family and clients witnessed her behavior for 2 years and 3 months. It’s incomprehensible. I love all of my coworkers and remain in good realations with current and past employees who have had this happen to them. We hope you investigate this crucial situation as nobody else should be treated like this. It is unacceptable behavior.

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Marcya Zinberg October 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm

I am highly qualified and brought in loyal customers into the store, along with new customers I made while working. I also promoted their products and how often graciously accepted interruptions to either help a potential customer find the right product, or offer advice to those seeking a good stylist, which led to scheduling new appointments.

In addition, prior to Emily becoming the new salon manager,I never took breaks, nor lunch, and I was free to use the bathroom and grab a coffee from the coffee room. It took two weeks before Emily even bothered to acknowledge you and only provided her new “rules of conduct” at the time of confrontation. Prior to that, my schedule had been adjusted, accordingly, and there were never any complaints from Stacey, until after Emily arrived and I was confronted by both Stacey and Emily disputing my right to leave after your last client, which was the normal, accepted procedure. As disheartening as it is, that confrontation was recorded and will reveal that a plot was about to unfold. Up until that moment, I had been deluded into believing that, while I respected her authority, Stacey and I were friends and you could always rely on her.

It wasn’t until after that confrontation that I found out that Stacey had requested the previous salon manager to get rid of me;because, according to the former salon manager, she (Stacey) couldn’t control me. The incident that caused me to finally quit, was recorded by me and will provide proof that I conducted myself appropriately, even though Stacey and Emily were obviously trying to goad me into a rage of anger with false accusations and by holding me accountable to new rules that had never been explained to me.

While it saddened me to see numerous, well-qualified stylists come and go within weeks of being hired, I had desired to make ULTA your home and were determined to be an asset by providing outstanding service to your clients, promoting products, and assisting wherever, and whenever possible. Thank you for reading. Marcya Zinberg

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Rocio September 22, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Jody, the manager at Madison east town mall is a bad employee, she schedule always the part time employees at the time they are at school and then write them up. Many of the minorities and part time employees have quit due to the lack of professional supervision.

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Nayitha September 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Jody, the manager of the east town is a horrible person, she harasses the clients of color, follow them around. When they ask a question about products, she makes remarks about their skin color. she should be fire as she is a liability for the company.

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Dina Z September 20, 2015 at 11:07 pm

I am a makeup artist and often shop at Ulta in Viera, Florida. I also send my clients there to purchase products I use on them. Today I was there with my friend. We spent about an hour looking at products and specifically chose It Cosmetics products because they had a gift with purchase. After deciding which products to buy (it took us a very long time because so many items and shades were out of stock), we went to the register to check out. The manager, Jennifer, rang up my items and didn’t mention the gift with purchase. I told her I qualify, she checked my total and said “oh yeah, let me grab one”. Turns out, they had run out. I told my friend they were out, as she was waiting in line behind me. She was frustrated and said “well they should take the sign down”. Jennifer then screamed at my friend while dozens of other customers were waiting in line saying “WE JUST GAVE OUT THE LAST ONE!!” I checked out but was never offered if I wanted to use my several hundreds of accumulated points, Jennifer never apologized that they were out, nor did she say something like “We will get more tomorrow so come back with your reciept” nor did she offer me any samples of anything other product. I never said anything, just paid and waited for her to hand me my bag. When she handed it to me, she basically through it at me and had a look of utter disgust on her face. I just ignored it and waited for my friend to check out. WHen she approached Jennifer’s register they exchanged heated words. I was off to the side but heard the raised voices and calmly said “I understand my friend’s frustration, but I would expect that you, as the employee would be able to maintain your composure a little better when dealing with an upset customer”. She came UNGLUED and yelled “ACTUALLY I’M THE MANAGER HERE!” I said “even more reason for you to maintain your composure and ensure the customer is offered a solution rather than being yelled at”. She THEN SCREAMS “Oh what, I’m supposed to take being VERBALLY ABUSED!?” I stopped and took a deep breathe and said “I think verbal abuse is a bit of a stretch. You have a customer who expressed her frustration, not one who verbally abused you.” She was screaming, her chest got beet read and she was shaking. It was the most embarrassing and gross display of customer service I have ever witnessed. I was left speechless and completely embarrassed for the other girl working the register and all of the customers in line behind us. I have never been treated like that by ANY retail employee. I will NEVER go back to that store, order anything online, or most importantly send ANY of my clients there. Ulta should be ashamed to have an employee of that level of unprofessionalism managing one of their stores. I highly recommend training your employees how to handle unsatisfied or frustrated customers and how to handle themselves in a more professional manner. Coming UNGLUED like she did was embarrassing to your entire organization, much less audaciously announcing that she was the manager made for an especially poor choice of employee.

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N/A September 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm

After 4 years with Ulta I have finally taken it upon myself to find other employment. After receiving a final write up (which I was never given any warning before the final) I had my hours cut to between 4-8 hours a week. I was then told I also could not accommodate clientele asking to get in for hair services with ME. This included a service before and for a wedding that we had set a appointments for 6 months in advance. After these instances, among many others, I feel that the management pushed me to quit my job after 4 years of employment with them.
I would never recommend working for this company if they believe treating employees as such is ok. I feel it this was handled very poorly by management for many reasons, especially My clientele who I hope don’t ever return there for services.

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Fox September 5, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Very disappointed with Ulta service. My appointment was screwed up for the 3rd time. I’m never late for my appointments, the staff scheduled me for different times, and wasn’t notified. Then they look at me like I’m the crazy one. Bad bad customer service!!!!

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Ginny July 21, 2015 at 7:50 pm

I’m SO DISAPPOINTED in Ulta because they took away a product that has no replacement for me! Chicago was my hometown and I have been shopping at Ulta pretty much since it opened. I was a brand name cosmetic shopper BIG TIME. When I turned 40, I started having wicked allergies and my face and eyes would swell. Found out that I had become allergic to all make-up and in the garbage went thousands of dollars of product. A few years afterward I learned about Bare Essentuals/Bare Minerals and was so excited to find them at Ulta. They were the only make-up I could now wear. Then Shisedo (sp?) bought into Bare Minerals and started adding extra chemicals to the product and came out with liquid and pressed make-up. I cannot wear this because of my allergies. NOW ULTA TOOK AWAY the ONLY eyeliner I can wear. They are no longer carrying the powder shadow liners. Bare minerals still makes them. Couldn’t they PLEASE at least carry the black? I can only order online from Bare Escuntuals directly. What a pain if I ever forget my liner and can’t go to a store and buy………

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carolyn July 20, 2015 at 9:03 am

I work for one of the stores in Atlanta Ga. We have a new gm and she is so aweful. We don’t get breaks or even enough time to grab water or go to the restroom. She has forced me to stay late at work, once we were there until 12:00am. And all the girls that have worked there for years rather find another job than deal with her getting stressed and yelling at us over the head set. She also likes to put us down and belittle us instead of lifting us up. I have talked to her and nothing has been fixed. I want to cry every time I have to go to work. why would anybody see her as a good leader?!?! Only one good thing has come from her…. The store is clean… Which those employees that left and I did for her while she gossiped the our other managers in the store. And I can’t just quite because I’m moving in two months. Oh, I asked for a transfer but she said no. Just no. I think she wants me to stay but I’m moving pretty far away and really like the company. Sucks that this had to happen to this store. Oh and she does all her own surveys.

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Sam July 14, 2015 at 2:38 pm

I have been very fond of ulta store as it carries most of the items I have required but many times items are discontinued not sure for what reasons.
The problem I face with ulta is the salon. Ulta opened near my home in queens mall and since then till now every hair stylist that I have visited has left the place, not the store but ulta it self. Inquiring from stylist later and current stylist, they say that ulta does not pay what they deserve which is sad because they are very good stylist and ulta salon prices are also not very low compare to nearby salons.
Salon manager is not welcoming at all. Managers are supposed to be the best of all. Visiting ulta often, this salon manager never ever smiles to any client regardless of who they are. Two times I had walked in and made appointments at the ulta salon and later when I went or called to reschedule or for the visit, my appointment is not reflected on the book.
It’s frustrating but also with its name and quality, this is completely not professional.
I just wished if someone from corporate office would conduct a store visit and work on this salon, the neighborhood could benefit a great deal and if they negotiate a pay then good hair stylist can stay and people can be happy and can make good recommendations to friends colleges and family members.

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Lori Baade July 10, 2015 at 6:32 pm

I cannot even give Ulta 1 star. I am a Platinum Member, and have been shopping at my local Ulta (507) store since they opened. WHY, There are several products that I cannot purchase online or at any other local store. It is also the point!!! I should be treated with respect. I cannot even begin to type all of the HORRIBLE service issues I have had to deal with. I have called Guest Services numerous times and have spoken with them along with District and Regional management. So at this point, I am going to continue shopping there just too “excuse me”, (piss the employees at my local store off) since their goal is to get me to stop shopping there. I am also going to tell everyone I know in person, online, and through my local paper what type of service Ulta (Which states, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION POLICY: We greatly value you as a customer. Our goal is to provide you with an enjoyable, informative, and convenient shopping experience for cosmetic and beauty products) offers its loyal client. Wow, if they only trained their employees to follow this. I guess they do not realize that they have a job because people shop at their store. I have been in sales and worked for a Fortune 500 company, and this type of service would not tolerated. It would be a great justice to all customers at the 507 store to [FIRE All], of the existing management, start fresh and train the new staff in what customer service really means. I would love Ulta Corporate to hire me as a secret shopper to show them just what really goes on. Of course, this will not happen because it might shine a light on their service. It is funny how they pat down their own employees and check their bags before they can exit the store at the end of their shift. This really looks bad, yet they do not seem concerned about the treatment of their customers. HIRE ME, if you dare and see for yourself what really goes on!!!! You can find my contact information through your member’s information. So please feel free to contact me.

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Sarah June 25, 2015 at 8:42 pm

I went to the ulta in South Portland Maine. I went in for a cut and color. Pretty simple style and easy color. Not only did my stylist cut my hair too short (which I was OK with until) she also colored my hair completely the wrong come. I asked for a light auburn and what I got was a dark almost black with purple tint. I was very upset. My stylist told me it would fade out but I don’t think it was going to fade to the color I wanted. I was on the verge of crying on my way home. So I decided to get a box of color oops and fix it. Once I did I went back to the salon the next day. Mind you both the manager and the supervisor were present when I got my color and saw the end result. They told me that “oh well since you already changed it we can’t offer you any refund or service to get it fixed because we would need to see it. ” here’s the thing they saw it the day before and are trying to get out of giving me my refund. I did a better job coloring my hair than these so called professional stylist. Someone please respond.

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JBarnes June 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm

I just read the comments and why my problem happen just today, I would be pleasantly surprised if I receive a response. If not this is my follow up plan. I am going to contact their supplier, post to every social network and follow through weekly, giving them all the publicity they don’t want. I suggest you each do the same.

Direct the suppliers to this site. Take videos if you have to visit the store, again. Let’s make them very, unhappy.

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JBarnes June 16, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Today after receiving service at the Ulta in Mobile, Al, Airport location, Your Store Manager, Haley, approached my niece and I. My niece hair appointment was at 10:00 am. We were 15 minutes late. The hair services were to take 1 hour, she was there until 5:p.m.. Her stylist did a beautiful job. She kept me informed of when Aladryn would be finished. I was also told when making the appointment the cost would be $50.00.

We make additionL purchases and were leaving the store, when we were loudly approached by Haley, and told that the style my niece received cost over a $150.00. She had apparently looked at my record of. services received and determine that each of the visit was undercharged.

Note the length of time todays service took. Our Other visits for braids, of the same style, took less than two hours. Today was different because our stylist, Jakayla was the only stylist in the shop and had to style three other patrons while my 10 years old niece waited, hence the 7 hours at Ulta. We should have been the one complaining and seeking regress for the long period it took to do her hair, because the shop was under staffed. I even allow that Haley was stressed. Her handling of this situation was upsetting to my niece and embarrassing to the both of us. There were patrons at the register and at the front of the store that we were exiting. I spend unusual large amounts each time I visit your store. Check my account.

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chriselda acosta June 13, 2015 at 11:18 am

The store #397 at Park Ln Dallas tx was trying to pull one over. I went with my daughter’s as we liked going to that store. We went back to our car. The lady laughed as we tried to come in. It was about 3 mins but they wouldn’t let us in. We walked back to car and sat there. Another lady but now a Caucasian female approach the door and they let her in. So we figured they are letting us all in now. Well they locked the door after her and didn’t let us. We still had to wait another 3 mins. I asked her when we walked in why she was allowed in the associate said she had a hair appointment. But that was not true she was already shopping and looking around.

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rachelle flores June 11, 2015 at 4:11 pm

I was humiliated at the highway6 sugarland tx. Store. Was approached n questioned at checkout about perfume I put back because I decided on the makeup that and tools that my rep chose for me during my sit down color match.. even though I told her I put them back she insisted 1 was not.. mind you the store was very busy at this time.. she said again well its not there.. she stormed off back to perfumes.. the manager only said sorry and promised to talk to her.. im 38 and never b4 have I been accused humiliated and embarrassed. I cant believe this is how I was treated and talked to and accused of.. really? ?? This is not ok!!!!

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Jennifer Primeaux June 5, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Dear Ulta,
I live in Santa fe, NM. We’ve had a Ulta here for a couple of years. My complaint is about two things…poor customer service, and dirty/empty testers. This has been a problem for this store for a long time. Today, I asked why the store looked so bad. I was told that they have a theft problem, and that they are only aloud a few testers. No explanation on why the testers are dirty, they should be cleaning and disinfecting those areas. This is unacceptable, I shop at Ulta’s in Oklahoma and Colorado…they don’t seem to have this problem. My second question is how does a middle aged women walk into an Ulta and not get waited on? We buy the good skin cream and highend makeups, but we expect a certain level of service. If we are ignored or, mistreated we go elsewere. I have pictures to show you if you like.

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Ashley May 20, 2015 at 12:47 pm

I am fairly new to shopping at Ulta as I am a military wife and we do not often live in well-developed areas. I visited the store 2 weekends ago and was helped by a very nice associate with foundation but when I went to checkout, the person working the register was cold and rude. No smile, harsh tone and very condescending; not a pleasant final interaction to leave with a customer. I noticed that I needed a darker shade of product and came back to exchange them a few days later. Again, the same unpleasant woman at the register. I entered the store and asked If I could exchange the products. Again, because I am new to the establishment, I read about the return policy online but wanted to confirm that this was even possible. I stood at the front of the line, and watched the employee on the phone with another customer and waited patiently. She seemed very agitated, rolling her eyes at whomever was on the telephone and called to the back for assistance. While she was waiting on a reply from the back, she stared at me and never acknowledged my presence otherwise. I didn’t know what to do so I spoke and she ignored me and went back to speaking into her communication set to the other employee in the back. Once she hung up the phone, again she just stared at me for a few seconds saying nothing so I took it upon myself to approach the counter. I told her that I wanted to exchange the products and she very harshly told me ‘”Well….go back there and get what you want and bring it back up here” with no smile, courteous tone or anything of the sort. I said “Okay, thanks. I wasn’t sure.” I then asked if she knew whether or not that line of cosmetics was still on sale. She responded with, ” Well if they are, there will be a sign.” How incredibly rude are your employees?! I will never shop at this particular store again because apparently, your front line employee does not value your customers nor the money we spend to keep them employed. I may not enjoy going to the mall, but at least the people in Sephora make me comfortable about my purchases and create a pleasant shopping experience.

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kate May 12, 2015 at 4:15 pm

I recently received a gift card from my husband for your store that I rarely shop at therefore I called to your Bloomingdale location inquiring if it was possible that I may return the gift card with the receipt that he had paid cash for and the woman on the phone assured me that yes indeed I was able to do this and receive the cash back.Not the case when I go into the store at all after wasting a half hour to get to the store I go in to return the gift card and am turned away!So I now get to waste another half hour going home empty handed because your employees are ignorant to your store policy on returning gift cards.

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K May 20, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Literally nowhere accepts gift card returns. If you have a complaint regarding your service (or lack thereof) you would be much better off submitting it to the survey site at survey.ulta.com, as this website is not personally maintained by Ulta, but is a resource maintained by an outside source.

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Anonymous May 6, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Thought I would post on here anonmyously. I work at a Ulta, in the Salon…My Salon Manager quit not long after I started…because of the GM….I understand why now. I am there and I constantly feel like I am being picked on and bullied when all I try to do is work my but off…Feeling a little lost, Everyone else in the store is so nice and understanding…Who would I contact…Believe me, I love my job in the salon I love my clients, I love the company…Just don’t like being bullied.

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ulta employee soon quitting May 22, 2015 at 12:58 am

let me guess you work at the hendersonville ulta??? lol. its sad how horrible she is!

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Vanessa April 18, 2015 at 11:04 am

I was an employee of Ulta until this week. On Thursday I was harassed and bullied into quitting by my general manager. I never got an employee handbook so I don’t know who I am supposed to contact to file a complaint against her. This was a terrible experience and I will never shop at Ulta again. I deserve an apology for what I went through.

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Debra April 11, 2015 at 9:07 pm

I’m trying to fin the phone number for human resources does anyone know it.

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Sharon April 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Ulta has the worst management I’ve ever seen in retail and I’ve worked at about 3 retail stores. I was never trained and never even got a name tag when I asked about 3 times. Management always said they would get to it. Thank you for making me feel like I was a part of the team. (Sarcasm) I don’t shop at Ulta and wouldn’t recommend it to anybody else. They seriously hire anybody for management. Learn to understand your customers and the employees who aren’t management. Non-management employees actually did more for the store than the ones who were in charge. SEPHORA all the way. Ulta ain’t got nothing on Sephora.

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Elise April 1, 2015 at 5:28 pm

I’m wondering if anyone on the corporate side is interested in comments from a recent shopping trip to Ulta in San Marcos, CA (92078). I would be happy to share please email a name and contact.

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KRYSTLE March 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

ULTA HAS THE ABSOLUTE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE I HAVE EVER DEALT WITH IN MY LIFE!!! ULTA’S POLICIES ARE NOT AT ALL CUSTOMER FRIENDLY. FIRST OF ALL I PLACED AN ULTA.COM ORDER A WHILE BACK FOR ALMOST $500 AND NEVER RECEIVED THE PKG. WHEN I CALLED IN ABOUT IT, THEY SAID THAT THEY COULDN’T DO ANYTHING FOR ME!! THEY REFUSED TO RESEND MY PKG AND STATED THAT ANYTHING OVER $65 THEY CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT! $65!!!!!! WOW! I LOST $467 TO ULTA BECAUSE OF THIS!!! DESPITE THE PREVIOUS ISSUE, I DECIDED TO TRY AND PLACE AN ORDER TODAY ON ULTA.COM FOR $67 FOR THE DEAL OF THE DAY ITEMS ONLY BECAUSE I CAN’T MAKE IT TO A RETAIL LOCATION TODAY AND WHEN I TRIED TO PLACE THE ORDER IT BOUNCED BACK AND SAID THERE WAS AN ISSUE WITH PROCESSING MY CARD. SO I TRIED AGAIN THINKING THAT MAYBE I ENTERED MY CARD INFO INCORRECTLY THE FIRST TIME BUT IT FAILED AGAIN…SO I THEN CHECK MY BANK ACCOUNT AND MY FUNDS ARE BEING HELD FROM BOTH FAILED TRANSACTIONS!! I THEN CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE AND TELL THEM WHAT HAPPENED AND WHAT DO THEY SAY?????……THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO FOR ME! I ALSO EXPLAINED TO HER THAT BECAUSE OF THESE 2 FAILED TRANSACTIONS, I NOW DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY IN MY ACCOUNT TO TRY AND PLACE THE ORDER AGAIN EVEN IF I WANTED TO. SO I ASK THE REP, IS THERE ANY WAY THEY CAN LET ME GET THESE ITEMS AT THE SAME PRICE AT A LATER TIME BECAUSE OF THE ISSUE AND THE REP TELLS ME “SORRY BUT WE DON’T GIVE RAIN CHECKS”!!!! I JUST CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HOW SUCH A HUGE COMPANY CAN TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS THIS WAY AND STILL HAVE ANY!! ULTA MADE OVER 1 BILLION IN THEIR 2014 Q4 ALONE AND THEY CAN NOT AFFORD TO TAKE A HIT FOR MY LOST PKG AND RESEND IT FOR ME OR REFUND ME FOR MY HARD EARNED MONEY?! NOR CAN THEY ALLOW ME TO PLACE MY ORDER AT A LATER TIME AND STILL HONOR THE DISCOUNT CONSIDERING THE ISSUE I WAS HAVING PLACING MY ORDER?! WHAT A TERRIBLE WAY TO TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS! ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED WITH THIS COMPANY!!!!!

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Angela R Moris April 25, 2015 at 12:52 pm

This exact thing happened to me to the tune of $1100. I couldnt figure out why the credit card wouldnt work so I kept trying. Each time it took $100 dollars out. The item I was buying was $100. I was told that when the item is out of stock it does this. It will reject your order, but still take out the money. I cant believe they havent fixed this issue. It happened a year ago. Print out your bank statement and stuff in case it overdraws. I had to file to them for reimbursement because all my money was tied up pending the purchase. I was so angry!!!!

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Amanda April 29, 2015 at 1:03 am

I agree they have the WORST service!! The agents just don’t want to do anything for you and they don’t sound like they care at all. They don’t value us as customers. Just horrible. I will try to bash Ulta anyway I can!

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Erica Contreras March 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm

I wanted to know if I was rehireable for Ulta. Previous name is Erica McKenzie

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Unhappy Customer March 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm

I am a Platinum member of Ulta, which means I have spent a lot of money at their store.

I recently relocated to Naples, Fl., only to find the Ulta stores far and few between. my home is about 20 miles each way from the nearest store. My frustration is that when I make the trip for products I need that are on sale, they NEVER have it available, so not only do I waste my gas, and time, but I sit in very heavy traffic when trying to get there.

I have become so frustrated and disappointed with Ulta for not having the sale products they advertise available, that I have decided not to purchase there any longer. I will purchase from other merchants a lot closer, rather than to take the chance of wasting my gas and then not getting what I went for.

Very unhappy customer

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gomez March 16, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Instead of wasting your time and gas every time you make a trip to your nearest location to see if they have the products available that you want, you can always call in ahead of time for a stock check and ask the beauty advisors to hold the products until the end of the day, if they are in stock. Calling is a lot more convenient especially if you already know how often the products can be out of stock.

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Florence James March 18, 2015 at 10:07 am

Exactly thats her fault for not being proactive. Shame on her. Who drives somewhere far away in a fairytale mindset hoping products are on the shelf???? That is what phones are for. Smart phones. Dumb people.

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Caryl February 26, 2015 at 11:50 am

Make an appointment if you WANT TO GET STOOD UP !!!!! DON’T MAKE AN APPOINTMENT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
I Called to make an appointment with Mileydy whom I met while shopping at Ulta several months ago. I made an appointment with her and although she was 20 minutes late and continued to juggle me with another client, I assumed it was a one time mix up. My next appointment she cancelled on me 1 hour after a phone call to confirm my appointment which strangely followed an Ulta text confirming my appointment. I waited a few months and thought I would try her again so on a Saturday mid morning I called and followed the phone prompts to make an appointment. Phone prompts, there’s nobody in the stores, where are the humans in a service business. Unfortunately a frustrated stylist named Alex has his chair positioned near the phone and angrily answers and is more than disinterest in booking other stylists appointments, so he left me on hold for some 8 minutes. Called back and “oh NO” it’s Alex again, I mentioned this was my second call and could I make an appointment and next thing I heard was a dial tone. Being not very smart, I excused this unprofessional behavior as,not reflective of the salon and drove over to make appointment with Mileydy. MADE my appointment with Mileydy, she herself entered appointment in the computer, I had full view that I was scheduled. I received a text the day before and confirmed YES to the appointment, oddly my phone rang at 3 PM and it was Mileydy confirming my appointment, I stated YES, will be there at said time. I arrive 15 minutes before my appointment just in case she’s early and if not, I can keep myself busy shopping the store, as I’m walking over to check in I see Mileydy talking with a client and walking this client to her chair. WHAT, after all the confirms, she’s standing me up!!!!!!!!! I go over, introduce myself and she’s a bit cold and says hello, never stating that she’s intentionally taking someone at my appointment time, I pressed her by stating that I have an appointment and she abruptly stated that she’s running LATE, late??????? Mileydy blamed the mix up on a computer glitch. I just spoke with you to confirm and LATE isn’t taking a new client at the exact time of my appointment. Once again, greedy Mileydy had an opportunity to cash in on a client with a higher ticket than mine and squarely looked at me and said “I can reschedule if I want””” I approached Stephanie, the store manager, explaining the mix up and she seemed frustrated and inexperienced when it comes to her customer mismanagement and customer abrasion, she had no bedside manner but confirmed that the computer wouldn’t book over an appointment, OHHHH, ARE YOU SAYING YOUR STYLIST would lie to a customer on top of showing disrespect? I asked Stephanie how many clients of the Fallbrook Ulta Salon have come in for an appointment and “WANT TO RESCHEDULE” , why make an appointment with 2 different confirmations. Bottom line, Nobody at the salon cares, nothing was offered as good will and everyone representing ULTA showed the corporate culture… F_____ the customer.

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Debi February 21, 2015 at 7:54 pm

On December 5, 2014, I received a full facial wax at your Michigan City, Indiana store. I have been a resident of this community for over thirty years. The next morning, I realized that skin was missing from my upper and chin area, as well as a bald spot in the middle of right eye brow. On December 8th, a friend and I returned to the store to speak with the Manager on duty. At this time, the Manager and one of the wax Associates seen that skin was missing from my upper and chin area, as well as a bald spot in the middle of right eye brow. Because I am a brown skinned woman, the Manager said it wasn’t as noticeable as I thought, but she acknowledged the fact that skin was missing from my upper and chin area, as well as a bald spot in the middle of right eye brow. The Manager decided to compensate me with half price on my next full facial wax. I was not fully satisfied with this compensation due to the fact that I came to this store in good faith and left with skin missing in multiple places. Since I don’t need a facial wax as often, I do the necessary amount of my own facial maintenance. On February 19, 2015 at 4:40 pm, I had an appointment with Kyrie. I received a call that my appointment with her was cancelled due to inclement weather conditions and the closing of schools which caused her to have childcare issues. I had a business trip out of town on the next day. Of course, this type of ripple effect in one’s schedule has real implications. While I was on the phone with the Associate, I shared with her that the compensation of half price for my previous experience was unsatisfactory because I came to this store in good faith and left with a problem. I received a call on February 20th from Kyrie apologizing for having to cancel my appointment the previous day. As a collaborative and busy consumer, I said no problem I went somewhere else for a wax. Kyrie remarks were “Since it has been two months and you went somewhere else, we were prepared to take care of you but now we will only do the half off your next full facial.” She was very argumentative and combative so much so that I hung up on her. Undoubtedly, this young lady need to know that there are boundaries with the consumers that she must not cross. I am not asking for services that my monies did not originally pay for. This is a teaching moment for Kyrie and others in your organization who maybe a risk and a possible liability. This issue can be resolved with consistent customer service, clear and concise resolutions to problems, being focused on customer retention, and enhanced communication skills. In all the years that I have frequented other Ulta stores, I have never experienced such bad customer service, even as a secret shopper.

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joanstatham January 19, 2015 at 11:04 pm

I had a great experience at ulta in Ramsey Nj .The young lady Nicole was nothing but helpful and very patient with me, she definitely is an asset to ulta .Also I collect samples through out the year and donate them to a shelter for battered women.Ulta has been by far the most generous company.All the other big stores dont help at all. So I want to say thank you and the staff in Ramsey is the best.

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cynthia December 20, 2014 at 9:28 am

This would have to be my 3rd e mail, after calling for more than 20 times and being on hold for more than an hour each time and never getting through. Have called Head quarters, left a voice mail, and no call was returned. The one time i got through to customer service, i ask to speak to a supervisor and the agent tells me i cant. She tells me they can call me back on a sheduled call back within 48 hrs. I am still waiting for that call back and its been about 5 days. what a terrible experience. i have demanded calls back from management and yet to recieve, ive been after you guys for a month. does a loyal customer really have to go through this much frustration just to speak to someone in charge?
i purchase an item on dec 1 and all my items are confirmed that are in stock. i finally recieve my order after a while of patience. i then attempt to call because i am missing two items. after email after email and call after call, i dont get through until finally waiting more than an hour wait on hold for my 20th call multiple times each day. the agent tells me im right and i am missing two items, then she wants to issue me a egift card for the amount of the missing items 12.00. i told her thats great but when is she sending my items? she tells me shes not because they sold out. you know that is really frustrating as a customer. this falls on you guys and this is such a huge inconvenience especially that no one communicated it to me or atleast wrote a letter in my package that i wont be recieving it and i will get that refund. nothing was done. the agent only tells me she can give an egift card? wheres my refund? i have to go back and forth with her on how to handle customer service issues? after a while she finally agrees to it and handles my refund to my bank card. now wheres the egift card she already promised me? honestly i could care less for a 12.00 card. my concern is, had i not have been on top of this, i would never get a refund or an explanation why im not recieving items or refunds for something im getting charged for and havent recieved? the least that you may do is communicate with me and not rip me off. for a customer to be going through this mission in circles is ridiculous.

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JANICE February 16, 2015 at 5:48 pm

I agree- this company hires women in my city who practically look at you as if they are doing you a huge favor by answering a question! They are rude and unfriendly. I noticed on the corp website pn the dropdown there is NO place for a complaint! Only a place for a “compliment”…..I guess that speaks for itself. They don’t care about their customers.

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Diane James December 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm

I sent an email on Monday 12/15/14 to Cancel my Order since at that time I received an email from ULTA that my order was still processing and “they hoped” to have it delivered to me by Christmas. When I sent my email and request on Monday, your Guest Service Contact site states I will receive an email back within 24-48 hours. It’s now been 2 days and I still have not been given any confirmation that my order was cancelled as requested and I can also see it still in process on the Order Status page with NO Tracking #, which tells me, it’s still just sitting there. I realize you are busy but I placed my order last Thursday 12/11/14 and don’t under why it’s not being pushed along more quickly. Cancel my Order immediately as previously requested and confirm via email that it has been completed.

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Leslie Davis December 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

I placed two orders online at ULTA. One on Decemeber 5th and on on December 9th. I received several emails from ULTA about their Christmas free gifts and sales. I was told today that my two orders will not be received by Christmas day and that I cannot get a refund on these items. POOR service! I will never shop at or order online from ULTA again.

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Suzanne December 29, 2014 at 6:38 pm

They definitely have terrible customer service. I used a gift card there today but they charged the full amount to my card. They will not refund one cent. They are thieves.

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Anon December 2, 2014 at 6:47 pm

I have been shopping at Ulta for quite sometime now. I’ve even turned on friends and family to going to ulta to purchase all of their beauty needs. The Levittown, NY location to be exact. This location has gone downhill extremely. It is dirty and sells used products. I go there every month to purchase my usual foundation and I haven’t been able to purchase it for a couple of months now because they haven’t restocked it AND they’re still trying to sell the half empty bottles that are left. I have no problems finding this foundation at other ulta locations so it is not discontinued or anything. Also, the Rimmel lipstick display has all used lipstick SINCE THE SUMMER…they also never bothered to restock and are also trying to sell used product. This, in my eyes, is extremely unsanitary and they should be ashamed. There are people out there with spreadable diseases and they don’t seem to care about making their customers sick. Not to mention, their staff is rude and doesn’t bother helping you unless you are buying products from the expensive brands. They also try to turn you on to more expensive products when you clearly state that you want a specific drug store one. The drug store brand side of the store is in complete disarray. No one cares to make it look nice and neat. They only care about the expensive products displayed. I am fed up with this store and will never go back.

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Susan November 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Went to ulta today and had coupon for $3.50 off was told I couldn’t use it for the product I wanted ok ….why have a coupon. I have signed up for the rewards program to find out my reward points expire. And I have to tell them when I want to use them. So I had points for money off but no one the me. So now Im really mad. Might have to find new place to get my product

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Caroline November 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Ordered products on 11/3/2014. Called today to inquire why product has not shipped three days later. Charge card has been charged. Was informed by Kimberly W. that the order is still processing because of the holidays and orders are backing up in the warehouse. What? Nov 6th and the orders are backing up because of the holidays? How ridiculous. That’s my answer? Asked to speak to a supervisor and was told no one was available and to expect a call by the end of the day or sometime tomorrow. Unacceptable response. Kimberly W. also informed me that I could not cancel the order but I could call my credit card and stop payment and once the product was sent, to just return it. Nice, So I will tell the birthday recipient, whenever it is received, to not open the box and just pay the postage and return the product. How absolutely ridiculous. Called the corporate office and was sent to a mail box to leave a message. I am floored at the service through Ulta.com. Absolutely floored. There should be no reason why it would take three days for an order to ship. No contact whatsoever from Ulta.com saying we are still working on your order. No email, absolutely nothing. The birthday recipient will not receive this order for at least two weeks depending on when Ulta decides to ship. I was also told to just be patient. Sit back and wait.

I ask you, if you were a paying customer and you were in this situation, what would you do? Shop this company again? I think you know the answer.

Absolutely horrible service. Never again.

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Carrie M. October 16, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I recently returned a large dollar item that we were unsatisfied with and when they were supposed to credit my debit card with the amount they charged me 2 more times and only credited me once! After calling the store manager, guest services, providing them with a copy of the charges from my bank statement etc. and calling every day for 2 weeks I finally received 1 return charge. I immediately called the store manager to let her know she still owed me a credit- I explained to her I was charged 3 times for a product and you only credited me 2 returns and they needed to credit one more for the original return. After calling again, visiting the store, calling guest relations and another 2 weeks I finally had to file a complaint with my bank so my own bank could return the charges! My bank could not believe I had been patient for so long with such a large amount! I will never shop Ulta again! I can’t tell you how many times I was told it was because of a new computer system and they didn’t know how to correct it! I guarantee if it was money I owed Ulta they would figure it out in a big hurry! My money however is not a concern to them!

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Nicole October 5, 2014 at 12:54 pm

First off, in our area of Seabrook, NH, Ulta is brand new. They opened in the first week of September. I was hired as a salon employee, which I was super excited about. At first, all of the managers were so nice, especially my salon manager. Few weeks go by and a couple strange things happen.. My salon manager had been working illegally in the salon for which she didn’t have her license. This made me worried. She had been waxing client’s eyebrows and putting it under my name so she wouldn’t get caught doing so. Meanwhile, she had been late multiple times for work, and it was only me working there until she showed up, so in this case I had to turn client’s down because we didn’t have another salon employee there to work.
Later on, there were complaints that she had been talking about customers loudly, and rudely. She would call them stupid for not knowing what they wanted. She wouldn’t show up for her appointments because it was her “day off”. I had worked one of her days off, in return I asked if I could have another day off during the week because that day off that I had to work on was the only day off i’d have in 2 weeks straight. No day off in return.
I recently quit my job at Ulta because my manager told me I wasn’t doing a good job at hair, and that she can’t hold my hand through all my colors & cuts. (Keep in my mind this is my first salon job). So instead of being a role model and a leader, she put me down and made me upset to a point where I was in tears, she continued to put me down and laugh at me while I was tearing up.
She later threatened to come swing by my house to have a talk with me a day after I left.
To this day I am still hearing about client’s complaining about her (My friend stylist works there), and I hope that maybe one day she will be fired, and a new salon manager with management experience shall be hired.

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Stacey Merzanis October 2, 2014 at 4:15 am

I worked as a temporary worker setting up the new Northridge,Ca location some 3 weeks ago and I’ve yet to be paid by this company!! My phone calls to the manager Michelle have gone unanswered and I highly doubt my inquiry to the corporate office will result in any action. At this point it looks as though I will have to file a complaint with the California State Labor Board. This matter has been going on for 3 weeks and I’m so disgusted with this company!! If they hire someone too work then they should pay them. This is one lousy company.

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Carla c October 2, 2014 at 10:50 am

Wow I feel the same I work at ulta in marina del Rey they hire me permanent and I have work only 12hour in two week I try calling the store manager as well but all my call get interceped by another manger name bre I ask am on the shuldule to work she tell no but her best friend (Ryan dear )get at lease 38 hours a week I think that it unfair to be treated so poorly by these manger that ulta put in these positions I’m not sure how bre has been working for ulta I think she came from your store locate in redondo beach ca our store located in Lakewood ca. she very rude a disrespectful to the worker she feel that she can talk to her fellow employee any way that she like it in the work place you have to some kinda level of respect with your co worker and bre has no respect for the worker in your marina del Rey store

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Cindy September 28, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Unacceptable on hold times for customer service!!

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Danielle September 28, 2014 at 10:51 am

Hello, yesterday I visited the Ulta in Conroe Tx for a hair cut. I’ve always gotten my hair cut in Ulta salons and I usually use anyone who is available because everyone normally does a really good job. However yesterday I got a new girl and my hair is horrible. I’ve never left the salon so unsatisfied. Makes me not even want to go back.

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Favorlie September 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Good afternoon,
I would like to voice a complaint regarding one of the girls in the Salon and the Manager at the store in Midland, Texas.
First, my appointment was at 6:45. When I arrived the hairdresser had just started highlights on a young girl with hair to her waist. At that time knowing how long it takes for this procedure…she should have rescheduled me. Instead she said, ‘I’ll have one of the other ladies shampoo you.’ 30 minutes later, i was taken back and shampooed. Then I was sat in a chair with dripping wet hair, in a freezing cold salon!! Again, I waited for her at least another 10 minutes before actually getting into her chair for my haircut. All I scheduled for was a hair cut. I explained to the girl how I wanted it cut and to NOT cut my sides. Well, that’s exactly what she did. The style I was trying to get it to grow into…has now had to be changed because the sides aren’t long enough to do the angle bob. Basically all I asked her to do was cut the back shorter to angle into the sides so it had an angle to it!!! I did not want layers, or anything else cut. After messing my hair up she then charged me $46.00 for a master cut??? Really? She offered no apology for ‘being late getting to me or for messing the hair up!! When I disputed the price of the cut, the Salon Manager was rude and inconsiderate. With anything I said she would remark…’so’ ‘and’. She never even offered to reduce the price of the cut to a regular $35.00. In all actuality…it should have actually been free!!!! But anyway…my family which includes 5 girls will not be using Ulta again. And we will make sure that everyone knows how the operators run their business and the managers treat you when they don’t do what they are asked to do!!
Thank you and have a great day.

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Rams September 13, 2014 at 10:40 am

Just visited ulta on lincoln road miami beach, the manager is extremely rude, have a feeling she doesn’t wanna work , please train her how to talk/work with the customers, she treated me very bad,never again ulta will tell my friend too.

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Tammy September 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

I worked for Ulta and less than two hours after I left, I was told by one of my clients that my manager called her and was slandering my name and my work. If it were true, that would be one thing, but my clients follow me because they love my work. Great to know that Ulta allows for such illegalities to go on. There are much better places to work, where you’ll prosper more and be more accepted.

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tiali August 11, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Well, I was discriminate against: guess I want something free too.
Walked in to the store looking forward to buying some hair dye and was treated like it was a store that say whites only on a sign I did not see. Tried call someone to talk about the service I didn’t get, from Aug. 2 till now have not received a call . Bad,bad service never again ulta.

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juju Beatrice August 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Absolutely…. disgusted with your Albuquerque Cottonwood store… Horrible GM and it trickles down. Autumn needs to go..

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J July 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Made an Ulta online order and was waiting excitedly for the shipment. However, due to UPS/Sure Post never delivering my items, they will be returned to warehouse.

Attempted to call USPS (once I noticed something not right with tracking) and never got the issue resolved. I also called Ulta Customer for help and received answers such as “Sorry, there’s nothing we can do.” “You can reorder.” “You may not speak with a supervisor (aka someone who could potentially help). Wow.

It took me a while to have everything ordered and due to the faults of the company/shipping, the least Ulta could do is to have my orders reshipped or replace the order for me so I wouldn’t have to go through the trouble of applying discounts and now expired points to an order I should’ve already received.

Never again Ulta.

Won’t cheat on you again Sephora for a few dollars. Terrible customer service and wasted time all for nothing.

PS I’m a very experienced online shopper and rely on Internet shopping and deliveries for everything possible (yes even bulk toilet paper) because I live in big city.

Point being: this is one of the worst and most inconvenient experiences I’ve had as an online shopper. Better step up Ulta. Personally, I won’t be giving another chance.

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Lisa July 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Hello.

I recently applied for the Visual Project Specialist. Is there a contact number I can call to follow up with?

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Stacey Merzanis October 2, 2014 at 4:20 am

Don’t bother working for this company as they don’t pay their employees!! I worked for them 3 weeks ago and have yet to be paid and my phone calls to the store manager have gone unanswered. This is one rotten company!!

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Irrelevant July 19, 2014 at 9:08 am

I think that Ulta needs to do a better job of interviewing and communicating with their internal employees. Especially those that are COE. It is shameful that people that demonstrate true leadership and solid results are swept under the rug by upper inept management , who apparently are not given accurate information . Not being able to identify strengths and obvious success is a serious shortcoming that will ultimately cost the company in both effective management and sales. A true leader demonstrates positive and measurable results that are consistent. When that manager is overlooked , it seems the question should be why? Then look to who, and what is the real motivation behind it. Abuse of power and holding someone down as a way to continue to hide ineptitude , will begin to reek at some point. All employees rise to their own incompetence at some point. The cream rises , until it sours. Sometimes it’s all the wrong people making the big decisions . So good luck Ulta.

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Gladys July 17, 2014 at 8:49 pm

My mother, Mrs. Bettie Coleman, made an appointment in Lawrenceville, Georgia, to have her hair shampooed, blow dried, and curled today (7/17/14) at 10:00 a.m. She lives in Assisted living and depends on the facility’s bus for transportation. When she made the appointed no one advised her that you must arrive within 15 minutes of the appointment time or your appointment is canceled. Her bus driver was running late because of delayed drop offs of other riders.

My mother arrives with the bus driver assisting her (she is 89 with a cane & mobility is painful), she was told that her appointment was canceled and she would have to reschedule. The bus driver tried to explain the lateness and my mother told them no one told her about the late policy… With no luck… My mother also noted that the salon was empty.

I suggested Ulta to my mother because you are full service. How could you turn away an old lady on cane and a support person because your staff failed to let her (and myself – I made her first appointment) of your appointment policy? My mother cannot lift her arms to do her own hair and she is a former licensed beautician. You could have phone her (she keeps her cellphone on her) to let her know her appointment was cancelled, that would have saved her the pain of walking to the rear of the store.

My mother would have been a loyal customer and recommended Utla to her female community (about 100 ladies).

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Christina July 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I applied to ulta, should I call the store I applied to and ask about the status of my application?

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Lavonne Johnstone July 7, 2014 at 1:40 pm

To Whom it May Concern,
In your current add on pages 4 and , it states MIX AND MATCH!!! I purchased several of the brands on the pages and was told the “buy 2 get 1” was for the same brand of product. It does NOT say this anywhere in your add. I just called the store and was told I can complain all I want there’s nothing that can be done about it!! YES there is!! I will shop at another retailer in town where the sales people have experience with the public and where a company stands behind their advertisements and their brand!! I am also sending a copy of the add and my complaint to the BBB.

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Kelly July 2, 2014 at 5:33 pm

I have never experienced such a poor lack of leadership than I did from the jackson, mi store. The store manager, I believe her name is Julia was degrading and co descending to her employees. I found them to be extremely helpful and had a great experience, but refuse to shop at a store that allows that kind if behavior. I found her to be gossipy and rude and will never return to your store. She acted as if they were below her as humans, and I do not except that behavior. I’m sad to say I won’t be returning bc I had such great service from the employees present, however Julia has ruined my experience as an ulta guest. I hope that the company will further look into this bc you have some really knowledgeable and great employees

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Sharon June 15, 2014 at 6:23 am

I have never read such BS I my life. The incredibly embellished descriptions of nightmare hair experiences and employee treatment are astounding. Just because Ulta is a big corporation, it doesn’t mean you can discredit them or bully them into giving you something for free and make false accusations. I think a lot of people think Ulta salons are modelled after JC Penney or Supercuts. They’re not. So be prepared to communicate effectively before you waste the stylists time.

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Kelly July 3, 2014 at 9:48 am

I don’t want anything free. I just feel, as a retail employee myself, it’s sad to see such disrespect to young women. They are working hard and we’re extremely helpful and to be cut down the way they we’re is disgusting. So before you go on some rant about everyone wanting free things you should try a day in their shoes. It’s people like you that make it acceptable for them to behave like that. I feel sad for you

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Gladys July 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Does your daddy own the company? Most of these complaints seem valid. There appears to be a quality management problem.

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tara June 13, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Today I was released from my position as manager of the salon in Longview WA. store 759.. I feel my termination was an assault for the lack of competence by the general manager Jan Parrish, I was let go due to getting my hair done on company time..yet i was showing a technique using my self that would have been beneficial to the team as well as was stated by savannah brinson… As of start date i was never provided a company hand book. nor after request . Jan parrish did not know how to obtain one..I was not aware of the severity of this implication.. Mortifying as it has been to me Jan Parrish spoke to me and had several conversations with me at that time, she was not verbalizing I was conducting a company infraction but encouraging the behavior… Jan has been known to be passive aggressive in behavior and has let situations arrise with out verbal discussion… in addition I have personally done Jans hair when she was on company time, One time doing a bang trim as well as running a flat iron through her hair,, also on many occasions her management team has come forward to get their hair iron curled and pinned up as well as to use the hairspray on company time,,jan has offended this rule of uLTA and chose to ignore she too has inflicted compliance orders,,, My intent was not to be frauduant. NEver and a verbal discussion and warning conducted r. This helps staff be aware of company infractions.. Annette Wall of loss prevention, she did have a conversation with me at this time, through rumor I became aware of this offense mentioned,by other staff behind my back, and when asked, Yes I was aware, now at this time and was asked to make a current statement of what I knew to be true.. at that exact time and date,… never was anything mentioned prior to june 10th. I feel I f Jan parrish can enforce the laws she must be accountable for them as well, up to and including her 2 hour lunches… I do not want to implicate any other violators of this, yet I do have names and times. But it is imperitive to point out jan has proven to the staff that she is scatterbrained and incompetent leaving assistant managers to cover her duties,Even Danielle Hacker chose not to have Jan help her with FMLA and vacation pay for she KNew Jan would make a mess out of it and require assistance from Heide Stacy… Does ULTA 759 have an amazing general manager like 233 or is she just a figure head? that without ever asking anything of her, to be compliant.but if questions are asked of her behavior becomes retaliative and Snarky as she would state ,the employee would with out conversation just be let go..

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None May 22, 2014 at 3:28 am

My prestige manager at 678 lawton ok is very rude when i ask a costumer about being a reward member when the costumer says no shell walks around me kicks my calf and says this is how it’s done.. Is This the type of people y’all have working for you.

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Nick Renna May 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

I have a need for some assistance on a tax issue on stock options for ULTA stock that I exercised in 2008 and 2009. I made a mistake on my taxes and now I need to rectify the situation. When you call the corporate office you are told that unless a particular person is expecting your call or you have a specific name the operator is not allowed to pass on your call to ANYONE! I worked for the company for five years and I have a tough time believing that this is how they treat people. I’m not asking for much but I need a bit of assistance. Can’t anyone please help me? Do you treat customers or vendors like this?

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Ann T. May 15, 2014 at 8:28 pm

I live in Denton, Tx. and usually have good service when I shop at Denton/Ulta. However, this evening I was really shocked at the unprofessionalism i endured. One of the staff behind the make-up counter was talking to their friend on their cell phone 5 feet from them. I stood at the counter trying to get help and got nowhere so I went to the checkout counter. I asked for some makeup that seemed to be out on shelves. THe associate told me they probably did not have any more. She never offered to look to confirm. I asked her if there was a comparable brand. She said she did not know so she asked her checker co-worker. She did not really know either. I walked out very frustrated and went to the Flowermound, Tx. location where I was helped by a very professional associate named Chelsey. They too were out of the makeup I wanted but she actually looked in a drawer to confirm. She then offered up some alternatives and assisted me in selecting the one which worked best for me. Every associate in the Flowermound store was busy helping someone. The difference was night and day. I’m not sure what is going on in Denton but I’m really bummed I have to drive 20 miles to another town just to get service from basically the same store. I truly hope management reads these postings and acts on them. Chelsey and her co-workers in Flowermound, Tx. truly deserve a pat on the back. I was at the Denton store at 5:30 PM today just in case anyone does decide to see who was working in Denton and take appropriate action.

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Georgios K Pettas May 14, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I have worked at the DC 822 in PA. . and they have NO leadership !! and they operate very UNprofessional !! I have worked there for 1.6 years , I have discovered ALL the flaws in the place / and then developed the solutions to the problems ,, BUT nobody there wanted to hear them !! anybody from the headquarters office can call me at 717-352-XXXX

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Georgios K Pettas May 15, 2014 at 2:33 am

Why wont they call me ??

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Linda May 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

This is the third time I have made an effort to be heard by corporate at Ulta before I make an official complaint and pay the $25 to do so. I went to Ulta 596, the store in Pensacola, FL on May 2nd, 2014 for just a touch up to my roots. This touch up turned out to be a nightmare. I had beautiful foils of honey blonde and a very light blonde along with my base color of ash brown. Now I have a base color of red and one blonde and the back of my hair is all brown with no highlights. I am devastated. I went to Brandy for my touch up and she was so busy with a walk-in that I had to suit with color in my hair for well over an hour. Another hairdresser shampooed me out and all my hair turned an ashy dull dirty dishwater color. I went home not noticing all this because I was hungry and tired. I am a diabetic and was light-headed from not eating. I got home, put my short hair, which used to be long and beautiful, up in a scrunchy and did not fool with it until I washed it out the following Tuesday. I was devastated. My hair was completely brown with no blonde but dull blonde coming through the brown. I called the store and Blake told me to come in because neither my hairdresser or the manager was in. She tried very hard to fix this by doing a wash through and toner and refoiling parts of my hair. End result. Bass roots were red with a honey blonde highlight and the back of my head was brown with blonde trying to come through. I had three colors before evenly weaved throughout my hair and paid over $200 to get this effect which is what I had for several years by my long time hairdresser. I switched because he was retiring and I searched out to Ulta. First two or three visits everything was fine until this last bomb. I don’t know what to do. All I do is cry when I think about my great service before and what I was getting now. The worst part is not one person, either the manager or my hairdresser called to see if I was happy or still unhappy. There is no loyalty with Ulta. You are just a number. Someone had to lay for this to be fixed properly and if it means me filing an official complaint I will. I plan on calling corporate on Monday because it seems all the key people are never there when you need them. Please beware ladies.

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Linda May 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm

I have some typos which is not unusual doing this over three times because they have a way to make all your typing go away hoping you will give up.

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Chelsea Searle May 9, 2014 at 8:41 pm

I went to ulta town and country in Houston, tx. A “professional” hairstylist named April bleached my roots and colored the rest of my bleached hair a lighter blonde. She did not time how long she left the bleach on my roots and my center straight part was completely bald. My hair literally broke off from the root. I could not see what was going on in the mirror at the time while she combed over the bald spot she made because my glasses were not on.I had to wait a few days to wash my scalp after the bleach because it takes all of the essential oils right out of your hair. Once I finally washed my hair in the shower I felt the huge bald spot. I immediately ran to my mirror and saw what she had done. The saddest part is that while my bald spot was combed over a manager was standing next to her and said your clients hair looks good and she replied yes its my best work. Well April I would hate to see your worst work because I’m afraid the client would be completely bald! I cried over this bald spot until my hair grew to a solid half inch. My hair use to be 13 inches and it is naturally brunette. I am Romanian so it is quite dark. She destroyed my hair and I have had to cut it into a short layered bob that goes to my ears.my bob is extra choppy to hide the fact that my center part is starting to grow out now and I look ridiculous. The salon managerEstella ssaid that April was very sorry and she feels terrible. The funny thing is that I spoke to her directly today and she called me a liar! What woman in their right mind would make part of their head bald one day? I don’t leave my house anymore I am so ashamed of my hair. I am surprised that she still has her license and is still coloring people’s hair. Everyone that sits in her chair for color is a guinea pig. She has no idea what she is doing. What kind of hair stylist blames the customer for what happened to their hair as a direct result from getting a service done by them? I am also disappointed with the fact that the salon manager lied to me. I wonder now if April really was forced to take a coloring class. Well I will NEVER get my hair done at any Ulta salon nor will I buy their products! This company apparently condones hair stylist that ruin people’s hair. If you get your hair done at ULTA you are taking a big risk! It is not worth it.

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Heather April 28, 2014 at 7:07 pm

First off let me say, I would have wrote this a lot sooner! But I’ve been working and taking care of a very sick dog who has cancer!

I’m very poor! I saved up for 5 months to be able to go to Ulta “pay top $” and get my hair done! January of 2013 I got a inch pixie cut! I started growing it out March 2013.. my hair wasn’t cut until I went in to Ulta! (not cut for 9 months give or take) at this point my hair was to my lips! I went in the night before to have a free consultation, I am a very detailed person.. the lady who was going to cut my hair said ” just so we’re on the same page you want to keep all of your length! you just want some layers, you want all over highlights, you want your basic color to be a natural black, and the highlights to be a bold blonde, you also want a thick chunk on the side of your head to be a bright turquoise… Is this correct?” yes that’s exactly what I want!! she said with our special right now that will be $150.00, $55.00 for the black all over color and your cut, $65 for all over highlights, and $30 for your bright turquoise…

I came in the morning of the cut and color, to make sure we’re on the same page we went over everything again! I was there for about 2 hours from check in to check out… when she turned me around I was so unhappy! I always cut and color my hair, I have for years! and for the first time in my life when I left I cried over my haircut!!! my haircut was nothing that we talked about, we didn’t only have one free consultation, we went over everything again before she got started! it’s hard to believe that lady has her beauty license! she completely hacked my hair 🙁 everything is completely uneven, there are tons of bald spots, what’s long on the right side is short on left side! the whole top of my hair is eyebrow length, no real layers anywhere, just massive chunks taken out, my 9 year old niece knows how to cut hair better than she did mine!!!!! and to make matters worse my all over highlights include 2 highlights on the left de of my head 2 on the right side of my head and one highlight on the back side of my head! and they were a medium to dark brown! they were not the bold blonde we agreed on… and my thick chunks of bright turquoise…………. turned out to be a half inch piece of hair ( not a thick chunk) down at the bottom of my hair ( where you can’t even see it at all) and last but not least… ITS DARK GREEN!!!! I shop at all to fill my hair supplies! this is totally uncalled for, and completely unacceptable! at checkout I told her I’m satisfied I was! she said I think you’re just in shock enjoy it for a little while! ? REALLY? and then she said she would have to charge me a dollar for my free consultation! ?? so practically in tears I left.. paying $151! I would never trust anyone again to cut my hair at ulta! but because I do shop there! I think I deserve a gift card or something!!! if you need a receipt I have it, if you need the employee’s name who cut my hair I have it, if you need pictures from the day I got my haircut I have it! and the icing on the cake was that even after paying $151 on my hair, I went to CVS the day after my haircut to buy blonde highlights and had to do it myself.. after all the highlights weren’t supposed to be brown they were supposed to be a bowl blonde… I would really appreciate someone from the company calling me I’m making a situation right please email me at my email address and I will then send my phone number so we can talk… I realize this is the beautician who did my hairs fault… but you are the companies who has employed her.. so ultimately it should be your responsibility to correct this .. Thank you God bless 🙁

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cm sAnchez April 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm

I was shopping my first time at your ulta at the collections in Oxnard Ca. Soaking in your massive selections. Nobody greeted me which didnt set right with me but, was asked by a nice young lady if i needed any help. I was over by the salon looking at your clearance, when i overhear a woman reprimanding a young girl for not staying past her shift, the girl said i cant I’ll miss my bus, and the lady said “if you dont I’m going to write you up”. I turned to the girl who had asked me if i needed help and asked, is that your manager? She said yes.
For me I don’t know all that happen nor do i need to know, but being in retail management for over 25 years I can tell you, never should any reprimanding ever happen in front of the customers and yes there was a few of us that heard. I personally put my items back and decided not to do business with your company.—poor leadership

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Jessica Edgett April 19, 2014 at 7:23 am

I had the worst experience ever while getting my hair done! Not only did they start my hair 30 minutes late – stating my appointment was at 4:00 when it was at 4:30 and I even got call reminder stating it was at 4:30 that day! She gave me a quote on my hair – on the phone she said it would be about 75.00 because color was already 25% off and I am a platinum member so I had 50% off a service which she would use for the haircut. When she quoted me in store she said “I can’t double dip” and it would be $120.00! The color itself was not terrible except my Roos were RED RED, and it was suppose to be a brunette with red tint. Then after the color she cut my hair, I asked for a trim and she took 1.5 in off!!! And then to top off this experience after she removed the cape I find hair dye on my shirt!!!! And the lady could have honestly cared less, not only did it ruin one shirt but two because it bled through!! After this experience I never want to set foot in your store again

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Sam April 16, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Went to the store today just to get a feel and get some hair products for my curly hair, because I had an appointment on Saturday the 19th. When I ask the so called professional for some help she told me ” when I go to walmart do I ask the associate for help” I told that heifer of 25 yrs of non professional service “no” because I am going to Sally’s where I know I can get better customer service with professionalism. I never been to a store where I was treated with such a nasty attitude, this store is in Fayetteville, NC. They will never have to worry about me, my family or friends.

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Kim Powell April 6, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Went for a haircut, had a picture of a very short hairstyle. Kia the “salon mgr” asked me if I was sure that I wanted to cut my hair so short (it was rather long). She preceded to cut my hair in a bob with some very unfortunate mismatched bangs, while she was cutting my hair she talked about getting her truck out of the shop as soon as she was done. I felt she was in a hurry. When we were done I told her that the cut was not short like the picture I brought in. She told me to wear it for a few days and I could come back and she would “fix” it. She proceeded to ring me up I commented that the price was $36 dollars, while pointing to the advertisement hanging across the store, she said “no, since I’m the only one here and I’m a speciality hair stylist the price is $46 I guess I should have told you that before we started, people complain about that all the time.” I asked “if I come back for you to fix it how much will that cost $46?” she said “I’ll only charge you $12.00 to fix it.” Then she asked me if I wanted to add a tip! WHAT! Now I need to go to someone else to get the cut I wanted that she said she could do. I want my money back, who do I contact to receive a refund? I never complain I never write any complaint letters but this was to much. Please contact me at longduXXXX@yahoo.com or my number 318 453 XXXX

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brittney April 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm

I love ulta as a store I have always had a good experience in the past however today was my first time using the facial services, the lady helping me helped me go behind this white wall to take my top off which I understand is customary for a facial however if your any average customer you watch me get a facial or take my top of for that matter which I thought odd for privacy reason, I am a manager at a retail chain so I understand customer service and how customers can be I really try my best to not be “one of those” customers…however when I was ready to get my facial I noticed a white sheet covering the seat I was going to sit in was covered with long hair..alot of long hair..i thought oh well shell surely change it..she then came in and asked me to have a seat I nicely pointed out there was hair all over the sheet she rung it out and put it back on the seat with hair still all over it! I was like Im sorry but do you please have another sheet she rolled her eyes at me grabbed another sheet from the closet behind her, I proceeded to sit because surley this one had to be clean being from the closet and all…so I sit down she raps me in it and I look down to see tons of huge long dark hair all over the sheet…I said I am soo sorry that’s discusting,,, the lady being irritated with me at this point made sure to point out she shares her seat with hair dressers so it was A)not her fault and B)nothing she can do about it….the 3rd sheet however seemed to be much cleaner and she proceeded with the facial with I may add was very nice and she did seem to know a lot about her job….at the end of the session she gave me some pointers on products etc…and then at checkout said I apologize, the blankets are bleached so the hair is clean! haha What?! …again she noted theres nothing really I can do about it..lol… really? cause im pretty sure every other salon ive ever been to Ive never run into such a disgusting problem… What kind of person wants to get a facial when they are rapped in someone elses hair?! Loved the facial hated to customer service

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ms. warrick March 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm

On March 26, 2014 I went into the Allen Park Michigan store. When I walked in the store none of the employees that was at the cash registers even acknowledged me. Never asked if they could help me find anything. ( By the way that was my 1st & last time ever going to a Ulta Beauty store) . I feel they were very rude and unprofessional. I walked around that store for 10 mintues and no 1 ever said a word to me. Even when I decided to place the items that I had come to purchase back and walked out they still never said anything. And to think I had just got off work and was excited to come to this store to see what all they carried and to purchase items that id been looking for, for a very long time. Hopefully there will be something done about the rude, unprofessional women that work there. Very displeased with my experience.

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michelle March 29, 2014 at 12:44 pm

They really need to send someone to their new store in eureka ca. You won’t believe how bad the manager treats employees. The need to look into this. I thought it was just here but i see now that it is their trademark. Come to ulta where we treat good employees like crap and give all the hours to the bad ones.

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sara james April 24, 2014 at 8:24 pm

couldnt agree more! was in a store in southerncalifornia and witnessed a manager telling employees off in a salon and complaining they were doing bad! COULDNT BELIEVE IT. note to self. stay away from the salon. esp if the managers are so unprofessional. poor employees!!!!!!!!!!!

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Unknown March 26, 2014 at 1:35 am

I am an employee at Ulta (store 155) cerritos,ca
Once our new store manager started she began to only hire people she new back when she uses to work at Macy’s. I don’t think that’s fair for any other candidates who are probably just as good if not better. Secondly I have been at Ulta for 2 years and have yet to receive a 2nd review to hopefully get a raise, but I found out that she is paying someone else who has the exact same position as I do, who gets so many complaints, who has only been there 3 months, and who constantly complains about her job. I personally don’t appreciate how she runs this store. I know for fact this girl and the store manager are very good friends and that has alot to do with her pay. This is beyond unfair and I’m planning to look for another job where I will be appreciated

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Carla c October 2, 2014 at 11:06 am

We have the same thing going on in the marina del Rey store one manager name bre has her best friend working there and she gets at lease 38hr a week where some ppl only get to work 4 hr a week that like not having a job no can live off of a paycheck like that but I quess croprate office for ulta can careless bout their employee concern everyone is not cut to be manager

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Bobbie March 24, 2014 at 9:33 pm

I put a comment on Store # 470 and never got a reply back. So maybe writing to the Corporation something will happen. On Saturday March 22, 2014, I was in your store when a man came in with a Rottweiler dog! around 8pm. There was three of your employees behind the counter in the front of the store and NO ONE said anything! One of the ladies behind the counter said ” That’s my baby.” The other lady behind the counter said ” The dog?” and the first lady said ” Yes, that’s my dog”. As a customer since when did Ulta start letting animals inside a store.Let alone a Rottweiler. I Just feel like I should bring this up to someone’s attention because if the dog got loose the liability would have been costly. I feel this matter should be addressed A.S.A.P! Kindly check your Security cameras. Sadly I will not be shopping at this location anymore. I will let my friends and family know of this matter on my facebook account. -Bobbie

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Marissa Abercrombie March 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

I had the worst experience I have ever had at any salon at Ulta salon service department. I had a great hairstylist that used a hair product that wasn’t compatible with my hair. I spent $110 on permanent color that faded in 1 week, striping my hair to what it looked like before the service. I called back 2 weeks after my visit and it took the manager 2-3 weeks to get back into contact with me for a redo or a refund. I spoke to employees everytime I called saying the manager had lost someone in the finally, I respectfully understood and told her to take her time. After I finally got a phone call from the manager, she told me she would call me back the same night if not tomorrow with more information, she never called back in days, and I had to call back, transfer to the salon services and spoke to the manager. She was very sour with me and had no respect to a returning customer. She told me a refund was not possible because it had been too long and she could only do a redo. I accepted and made an appointment. The appointment was rescheduled to the weekend for convenience for my family. A day before the appointment I call to reschedule because we were going to Florida for a whole day, speaking to an employee who said she would put me down for Monday instead of Sunday. I get a phone call and voicemail from the manager saying she wanted to speak to me, not mentioning anything about the salon. I get to my appointment at 10 am only for her to tell me since I rescheduled too many times she wanted to charge me again for the service that was never done. So I paid $110 dollars for nothing, thanks Ulta, I love your make up products but your managers are disgusting.

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Christa in Knoxville February 22, 2014 at 10:11 am

I have been a customer of Ulta for years , always shopping with your stores. I was so excited when Knoxville TN was opening a store locally and told All my friends how wonderful it was , even over it competition Sephora. Well it can honsy say I have never recieved help or polite customer service while in this store. The manager is awful as well. I keep thinking each time I go in it will be different… As of yesterday it is still awful! I went in to buy a concealer by NARS and bare minerals products. I had bought the NARS at sephora and didn’t realize Ulta didn’t carry it. While I walked around the cosmetics obviously looking for something I couldn’t find, three associates were chatting and NEVER offered to help me! When I went to ask if they had NARS they dtopprd chatting and looked at me as if I was bothering them and one said “no we don’t have NARS.” The attitude was awful! I wasn’t offered any help to maybe find something comparable….horrible customer service. I almost left and went on over to sephora but I thought I would go ahead and purchase the bare minerals. I asked for help, which I had to go hunt someone down , the manager and an associate. I said can I get some help, once again it was like I was an inconvenience to them!!!!! I asked for my makeup to be color matched on me, the associate wouldn’t do it!! She said oh no you don’t need that color I can tell by just looking! She would not assist me and color match! I can honestly say this is the worst Ulta I have ever been in and I choose to shop here for certain items instead of sephora, but this will not continue!! You need to clean house here and get folks who are helpful!

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Samantha Chiasson February 17, 2014 at 1:59 pm

So I’ve been going back and forth with a woman in your Guest Services by the name of Debora, and she has still not presented me with a solution to my problem. You see, I got an Ulta rewards card back in late December, and I make sure that I present it EVERY SINGLE TIME I MAKE A PURCHASE. I make a purchase there at least twice a week since I work somewhere right next to one. Anyways, I had been curious as to why I hadn’t seen any rewards yet especially since they said I would receive an Ulta catalogue in the mail in February and my sister had already received hers two weeks ago. So I asked the lady at check out yesterday how many points I had and how come I haven’t seen any rewards yet and she told me I didn’t even have any points. And let me just say, I have spent AT LEAST $350 since I got my Ulta card. I contacted your Guest Services and the lady has basically brushed me off as best she can. I shouldn’t have to go through this much trouble to get those well deserved points. She said I only have 228 points on my account which is absolutely ridiculous. These are the purchases I have made since I got my Ulta card(and this isn’t even all of it just recalling the major purchases):
-Naked Palette
-Naked2 Palette
-Big Fatty Mascara by Urban Decay
-Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude 1.7floz
-Two bottles of Redken Anti Snap
-NYX Pore Filler
-Loreal Liquid Powder
-OPI 18k white gold top coat
-Two packages of those clip in hair extensions
-Lee Stafford Leave in Treatment stuff to help your hair grow
-Loreal Damage Erasing Balm
-A big stalk of gel nail polish Sally Hansen stuff I got on clearance for $3 each (probably about 5 or 6 of them)
-$6 eye shadow brush by RealTechniques
-Conair hair brush set
That’s seriously not even all of it I’m sure I just can’t remember it all off the top of my head. I will not settle for less than what I have earned. I am an extremely loyal customer and I will not stand being deprived of what I rightfully deserve.

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Amanda February 9, 2014 at 2:39 pm

I come to Ulta fairly regularly to find products that I am unable to find at other places. With that said, I came in to the Fairlakes store today knowing exactly what I was looking for. Upon entering the store, not one single sales rep greets me even after passing an aisle with multiple sales people gathered in. While I’m in the facial products aisle I hear a ladies voice speaking through a walkie talkie to one of the girls in the aisle directly next to the one I was in, saying to ‘watch out for the girl 3-4 aisles from the back wearing a black puffy coat and a backpack’ and some additional information was relayed that I could not hear. The young girl in the aisle in front of the one I was in then came to the aisle I was in, looked at me and spoke into her walkie talkie ‘okay I’m on it’ and walked away, again not making any conversation with a guest. I would never expect anyone to be treated this way, especially in Fairfax. I worked in retail during my undergraduate study and that is not how you handle any situation. I’m pissed that no one greeted me from start to finish and only because I’m dressed in yoga pants, down coat and long champ purse I look suspicious? Let me break it down for the incompetent and uneducated workers at the Fairlakes Ulta store, I wear suits Monday through Friday while in the office and pay more taxes annually than your salary. It is 31 degrees outside and I was not aware that going to a beauty store on a Sunday morning required wearing my barely there fitted Bikram yoga ensemble and tiny clutch. I am beyond appalled at the behavior of a company I actually enjoyed shopping at and will surely make all family and friends aware of the behavior, or rather lack there of, of the employees at this location. Great corporate training Ulta!

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Stephanie Reed February 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

I’m going to try to make this short, and stay as calm as possible as I type out my complaint BEFORE I make my public posts on Face Book and Instagram… and various emails to different individuals…

I was in the Culver City store yesterday (2/6/14) inside the Fox Hills Mall (Westfield).

I went in there for the sole purpose of asking questions and maybe sampling a product from Benefit Cosmetics… I had been in the store several times before, and have used the salon services several times… my daughter and myself… so lets just say… I frequent ULTA pretty regularly… I’ve had minor issues with unfriendly employees… but nothing that I would complain about… you know you can tell when someone is TRYING to be friendly when they really don’t want to…

Anyway… I’m standing in the Benefit Cosmetics section… and there are 2 store employees about 10 feet away from me… chattering away… from what I could hear of the conversation, the young lady they were speaking to was interested in employment… they ended their conversation, and they proceeded to check items on the shelves…now maybe about 20 feet away… I have now been standing in the same spot for a good 10 minutes… and they are doing what they are doing… so…I began to walk around… and make my way over the THE OTHER SIDE of the make up display they are looking at….and they come around to my side where i’m now looking at lipstick… and are standing inches away from me… neither of them offer to help…. as I’m standing there a young (white) lady walks up, and they BOTH drop what they are doing and say… HELLO, MAY WE HELP YOU!!!!!
My daughter looks at me… I look at my daughter and we are both like WHAT THE HELL???!!! My daughter and I were standing in the same are for approximately 15 minutes and neither of the 2 ladies even blinked at us!!!!

So I say to my daughter… LETS GO!!!! But then I decide to stop and tell the young lady near the check out… I want the manager… I need to make a complaint… Lo and behold the manager walks over and she is ONE OF THE LADIES WHO COMPLETELY IGNORED MY DAUGHTER AND MYSELF!!!

I say to her… I have been standing over in the Benefit’s Cosmetic Section for appoximately 15 minutes and NO ONE offered to help me… but YOU were there along with another employee and you 2 were eager to help the young lady that just walked up… she said… oh she was interested in employement… I said…NO… I heard that whole conversation I mean the young lady who is over there NOW, she looked at me and said…. Oh… I didn’t see you!
I said… I’m standing FEET away from you and at one pont INCHES away from you, and YOU DIDN’T SEE ME????!?!??! The look on her face was priceless… and a look I’ve seen one too many times on the faces of the predjudice white folk in movies like ROSEWOOD…

She stood behind the counter… feet planted hands on the counter and looked at me sarcastically and said it again… I DIDN’T SEE YOU!!!

Me being African American and the young lady be Caucasian, did not help matters… like I said… after this complaint… I will make several posts and let the people know… NOT TO SHOP AT ULTA especially NOT THE ONE IN THE CULVER CITY AREA!!!

I will no spend another dime in ULTA, and I am going to make it a point that as many people as possible know not to spend their dimes in ULTA as well…

ONE PISSED OF EX CUSTOMER

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Tamala H Boice April 5, 2014 at 11:33 am

To whom it may concern, Shopping in the Alta store in Orion Township March 29 2014 wanting to purchase some new makeup.Demo in store this day is smashbox makeup .Sat down to have makeup apply .The Tech wiped my face with a moist wipe.Then she proceeded to apply Photo finish and liquid Halo and blush with makeup brushes that I suspect were not sanitize propery. Sunday March 30 2014 notice a small red spot on my forehead .By Tuesday April 1, 2014 spot on forehead concerns me enough to make doctors appointment. I saw the doctor April 1,2014 at11:00.I was told I have a staph infection. Still waiting for infection to clear up.I will be seeing Doctor next week if the infection doesn’t look better. Thank you and look forward to hearing from you!

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Nicole Daigle December 28, 2013 at 9:09 am

Well, where do I start? I am a very unsatisfied customer. I recieved a Christmas gift which happened to be two things from ulta adding up to $55.00. With the gift was included a gift reciept. A gift reciept not the original reciept a gift reciept! I never had ebough
Money to really shop at ulta so this was my first time recovering anything from that store. With that being said I decided to return the gift and decided to get something that I can use every day. So I go to the ulta store in Stuart Florida I’m the pineapple crove plaxa and asked for a gift card because I did not have time to shop at that moment. Mind you I had the gift reciept. So the lady by the name of Debbie starts doing the transaction and the little credit card computer for customer asked me $55.00, yes or no. So the lady says do not touch yes it will give the money back onto that persona credit card so I said oh ok. So then the lady leans over and reaches to the little screan in front of me and presses the yes button. At that point she say oh I’m sorry it went back on togge persons card. So I said what? That’s not right. I walked out with nothing and then I thought to myself go back in and so I did. I asked the same lady Debbie for a manager and she replied I am the manager. So I said well this is unacceptable you just took my chrisas gift and gave it back to the person who have it to me. That’s not right and she replied well I told you not to press the button, and I said, and I didn’t you did! She then said I know sorry, all I can do is call tht person and explain what I did, which was not good enough for me, and secondly when you bring in something with a gift reciept it should never be returned with cash or back on a persons card it’s a gift reciept. So I basically left very unhappy first time going there too and I called corporate , customer service and nothing, so now I’m here on this page. It’s just upsetting it was the one present I got for Christmas and ulta took it away from me and it’s not right ;(

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Kim price December 26, 2013 at 11:13 pm

I shop at the Burlington store a lot and never had a problem until
Today, I went in with my receipt and the lady have me a hard time asking where did I buy this, I said well I have the receipt it came from this store, she couldn’t locate the
Items that were currently on the receipt I had
Given her, she did not want to give my money back, then I had a separate item that I had purchased on another reciept and the same thing she could
Not locate it in the system
Although I had proof showing I had bought it from that store , as I was having a hard time
Another customer was having the same problem
Beside me.
My family spends a lot of money in the store only to be made feel as if we were a common criminal and didn’t purchase the items that were clearly on the receipt . As I as trying to return the unused and unwanted items my daughter was shopping for my items we normally purchase . After I was treated this way and seen that the other cashier was doing the same
To another customer,
My family will not spend another penny at ulta,
This was rude and uncalled for and I hope
That this is not ultas store policy to
Treat your
Loyal customers with NO respect , we spend our hard unearned money at your stores and to be disrespected like that was a disgrace and I am taken my bussiness elsewhere .

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Deborah Walls November 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm

The Chattanooga location is the worst store I have ever been in. Nor will my family members visit the store. Very racial profiling and don’t consider to help blacks as if GOD didn’t make black people. Shut this store DOWN!!!!! Poor skills to interact with other races! Why don’t this corporate office do some investigating because we will and put this company on blast.

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P Smith August 31, 2013 at 4:40 pm

To Whom it May concern:
I have been visiting Ulta for about 3 years. The first year I would occasionally stop into the store if I was in the Orland Park, Il. area. I didn’t visit as much due to the discomfort of the atmosphere. Sales clerk were not so friendly and barely offered assistance. When I had questions about products for my ethnicity, associates seem to be uncertain. The last two years have gotten somewhat better. A few associates are friendly with smiles and also willing to try to answer any questions. I recently started getting facials and enjoyed Jeff, but he is no longer employed. I think Stacey, the store manager is great. She’s on the floor monitoring, answering questions, and will get someone to assist. There has been improvement, but It still needs more. Sometimes staff at registers are not so friendly and may not tell a few customers such as myself about special offers, gifts, etc. Along with making a few exceptions when large purchases are made. I just had an experience at Ulta in Orland Park when I asked for a free tote bag when making a large purchase. Associates need to make exceptions, sometimes, when customers are regulars and spend large amounts of money. Yes, the coupons are great and help save money, but make exceptions, sometimes with the gifts, especially if they aren’t costly.

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P Aragon October 19, 2017 at 6:54 pm

I have been an Ulta customer for a long time whose already obtained platinum status through 2018. Im becoming more and more disappointed with the pricing of the products Ulta offers. Even though you offer some specials and coupons I find they are not enough. Lately I’ve found better prices from companies on line. It is frustrating because I’d rather get it at Ulta but the times are what they are and I need the best pricing available.

I would also like to tell you about the checkout experience at Ulta in Gurnee, IL This has happened more than a few times. I was in line to check out there was a long line of customers at lunchtime and only one cashier. The cashier had to be asked to call for help she informed us that she was the only one because everyone was at lunch. This
Also happens at this store when they have special make up events like 21 days. I understand you want to make the sales but what about the customers who want to purchase they products after they should be catered to also. This is just poor management.

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