Growing up in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, it was like Christmas when we drove to Ulta to stock up on beauty products. So years later, when I got to tour New York’s very first Ulta store—it’s located in the Rego Park Center in Queens—I was pumped.
It truly is a one-stop beauty destination: Not only can you buy basically any drugstore brand under the sun (think Pantene, Tresemmé, NYX, and Almay), it carries upscale products, too (including Tarte, Urban Decay, Bliss, Elizabeth Arden, etc.). In addition to getting your shop on, the store offers all kinds of beauty services. Need a blowout, cut, or even color? Ulta houses a salon, headed up by celebrity New York City hairstylist Rodney Cutler. The store also Dermalogica facials (which take place in private pods in the store), brow grooming at Benefit’s brow bar, and makeup applications. And in case your guy is with you, instead of waiting outside, he can peruse the section dedicated to mens’ products.
For those of you who shop at Ulta, what are you favorite products to buy and services to try? And for the New Yorkers, will you travel to Queens to check it out?
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