Ulta Beauty welcomes Anna Manukyan as Senior Director, Education & Creative, a new leadership role designed to ensure salon professionals continue to grow stronger together and fully realize all the possibilities a career with Ulta Beauty offers. Manukyan will report directly to Nick Stenson, Senior Vice President of Store & Services Operations. Manukyan will oversee Ulta Beauty field education for 1,300+ salon locations as well as the creative arm of the organization, which includes the award-winning Ulta Beauty Pro Team of industry artists and educators from partner brands; the internal, influential Design Team of artists, educators, and hands-on associates; Ulta Beauty's presence and engagement at salon industry events, including major shows and NAHA; and industry relations, media collaboration, and messaging for the salons at Ulta Beauty.

Manukyan comes to Ulta Beauty with extensive experience leading teams in the industry and developing talent. A certified financial educator as well as a licensed cosmetologist, Manukyan aligns with Ulta Beauty's balanced commitment to help salon professionals earn a good living, grow personal incomes, and understand their numbers while thriving creatively. She recently co-founded Beauty Finance Group, which provides financial guidance to beauty professionals, and is a registered professional with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

"We are thrilled to welcome Anna to our Ulta Beauty family," Stenson says. "With her extensive experience and creative vision joining our strong team of associates and industry partners, we will further elevate Ulta Beauty's leadership of and service to the entire professional beauty community."

Manukyan states, "I am delighted to be joining Ulta Beauty at such an important time of growth, change, and possibilities for beauty professionals and our community, and I look forward to helping shape the future of our salon and guest experiences."

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