Ulta Beauty opening shop, hires 45

Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 4:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 4:26 p.m.

Ulta Beauty is opening a discount beauty supply store and salon Friday in the Oaks Square Shopping Center at 6843 Newberry Road.

The 10,000-square-foot store will occupy the former Famous Footwear location in the shopping center that also includes Bed Bath & Beyond, Office Depot and Petco.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse opened in April in the former Borders bookstore location next to the new Ulta Beauty.

Ulta offers “prestige, mass and salon products,” according to the company, including cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools. Each store also has a full-service salon.

The new store has hired 45 employees and has openings for a hair stylist, estheticians and an arch expert, or eyebrow waxer, General Manager Keith Trotter said.

Ulta, based in Bolingbrook, Ill., was founded in 1990 and operated 489 stores in 45 states as of July 28 with plans to add 100 new stores for the year.

The company reported net sales of $955.8 million in the first six months of the year, a 22 percent increase from $780.6 million over the same period in 2011.

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