There are thousands of powerful, personal salon success stories happening every day throughout the Salon at Ulta Beauty. Here’s an inspiring one—watch for more online and on social media, and inside special editions of insideLOOK!

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NICOLE DOVE

Services District Leader, Washington, DC

Years with Ulta beauty: 5

Career journey: While working as a stylist in my 20s, I went to nursing school, thinking that career would provide better health insurance options when I turned 24 and would be kicked off my family’s policy. I started working for a dermatologist, but hated it. Then, a recruiter at Ulta contacted me about a new store opening. I started as Salon Manager, which included working behind the chair, and the full range of Ulta Beauty benefits, with great health insurance, PTO, paid education, 401k and more.

Since then, I have held titles of Elite 100k Stylist, Salon Market Trainer, Master Business Facilitator, Regional Field Services Manager and currently, the new Services District Leader role, working with salon managers, store general managers and district managers to support, strategize and grow the salon business. We are one box, one team, one dream.

I started at Ulta Beauty as a salon manager opening a new store and had to build my team from scratch. I never dreamed I would become a corporate partner! Here at Ulta, you get recognized for your talents and for being authentically you. If you use the tools provided and push yourself daily, anything can happen. I have had the best mentors and leaders that offered real and constructive feedback and held me accountable to my goals I set for myself. That is what you can expect at Ulta Beauty—true leadership and an open career path. I am enjoying the ride and today I LOVE what I am doing.

Check out the Salon at Ulta Beauty near you. Ask the salon manager for more info on local—and free!—Ulta Academy education and events. Apply at careers.ulta.com

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