As businesses start to open back up in select states this week, Ulta Beauty has reopened 180 of its brick-and-mortar retail locations, some of which are offering hair services. Allure reached out to Ulta Beauty to confirm the news and was directed toward an online statement. According to the retailer, stores in Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah are open as of May 11. Of course, these stores will not operate the same way they did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We want you to feel safe and comfortable when you’re shopping,” the statement reads. “Our teams have worked with government and health officials and other retail leaders to bring the best shopping experiences to our stores.” Part of this new shopping experience will include new practices which every store must follow. According to the statement, those practices are as follows:
All store associates must wear masks at all times and will encourage customers to do the same.
Employees will receive daily health screenings before entering their stores.
Store-wide cleaning will occur more frequently.
Stores will have limited occupancy to allow for social distancing.
No product testers will be available to try from brand displays.
Hand sanitizer will be provided by Ulta Beauty in multiple locations in every store.
Hair services will only be provided on an appointment basis.
You can check to see if the Ulta Beauty store nearest you is offering in-store shopping or hair salon services by checking the retailer’s store locator. If you don’t live in a state where reopenings are possible, you can use Ulta Beauty’s curbside pick-up service or shop online at ulta.com. As more of these stores across the country open up, Allure will keep you updated.
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