Brand Insights: Industry Leaders Share Perspectives on Salon Education, Unity
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Brand Insights: Industry Leaders Share Perspectives on Salon Education, Unity

Empowering professionals, elevating the industry, offering the most inclusive mix of products and education—those are common industry viewpoints on what’s happening at Ulta Beauty today. Here, comments from educators and executives at leading professional salon and skin care brands:

“The Ulta Pro Beauty Team has a great impact on salon professionals by ensuring consumers are keeping professional services top of mind and driving them into the trusted hands of a hair stylist. The Pro Beauty Team guarantees that professionals are providing consumers with the right consultation and diagnosis for their hair concerns.”
Shane Wolf, President, L’Oreal Professional Products Division Global Marketing for U.S. Brands

Unity is the most exciting thing happening at Ulta Beauty. When I walk into an Ulta salon and ask what they like about being there, the answer, hands down, is ‘leadership really understands our needs.’ The salons are inclusive, uplifting and goal-driven.”
Giovanni Gallo, Framar

“The Ulta Beauty Pro Team is making an impact on the importance of diversity and inclusion—not only as a group of individuals from various brands forming one team, but by addressing the evolving landscape of salon guest profiles and the need for continuous education to service them with the strongest skillset and artistic point of view.”
Teresa M. López, General Manager Worldwide, Mizani

“We are deeply rooted in education and helping all stylists learn better, earn better and thus live better. Redken’s dedication to empowering stylists through education aligns beautifully with Ulta Beauty’s mission of supporting their artists with the best education and professional development possible. As the leading hair color partner of The Salon at Ulta Beauty, we are proud to help make beautiful possibilities for every stylist.”
Leslie Marino, General Manager, Redken

 “In a rapidly changing digital world, where people are often minimalized, and the direction of the professional beauty industry is being blurred, Ulta Beauty is taking a brave stand to unite the industry and support the professional stylist.  We fully endorse and embrace their efforts, and will do all we can to help propel their cause.”  
David Berglass, Owner & President, LANZA

“Salon professionals at Ulta Beauty have the unique opportunity to be inspired by and learn from the best artists in the industry, enabling them to grow skills, stay on top of trends and new product innovation, and develop a valuable network of peers. We are proud that Kenra Professional Artist and top celebrity hairstylist David Lopez has joined the Ulta Beauty Pro Team. His talent, experience and passion for his work make him a strong mentor and a terrific addition to the impressive roster.”
Christoph Kaul, General Manager, Kenra

“Being part of a 1,000+ tribe of Ulta Beauty professional skin therapists has many benefits and there is no better time to join their ever-growing team. Backed by Dermalogica, Ulta skin therapists receive complimentary post-graduate education and perform high-impact treatments that are developed exclusively for Ulta Beauty.”
Aurelian Lis, CEO, Dermalogica

“We built our company on education and it makes sense for us all to get back to the basics of what this industry needs. I see a tremendous culture being built by Nick Stenson and the Pro Team. Even brands that are competitors can come together at Ulta to better the industry. This is a new approach, very progressive and should be embraced by all.”
Jason Yates, COO, John Paul Mitchell Systems

“Regardless of your affiliation, Ulta Beauty and Nick Stenson have committed to an ‘education for all’ approach. Nick’s service on the Board of Directors for Cosmetologists Chicago which produces America’s Beauty Show, Ulta Beauty’s involvement with the Professional Beauty Association, and their partnerships through education with top professional brands is a clear indicator that the Ulta Beauty mission is to unite the industry. Matrix, Biolage and Ulta Beauty all believe in putting the stylist first.”
Paul Schiraldi, General Manager, Matrix

“We share so many of the same values—the dedication to the craft, the critical role mentorship plays in developing stylists, and the power of peer-to-peer education. We’re so proud that our Wella Professionals Global Artist Sonya Dove is part of the Ulta Beauty Pro Team to share with Ulta stylists and further our joint goal of elevating the industry.”
Carole Protat, Senior Director of Education, Coty Professional

“Kiehl’s was founded in 1851 as an apothecary in New York’s East Village. Not only do we have rich history and equity in skin care, but personalized consultations and prescriptive skin care have always been part of our brand DNA. We are thrilled to be included in Ulta’s services concept. We educate skin therapists and they pass that education on about our formulas and natural ingredients, while providing best-in-class service for guests.”
Tory Diamond, Vice President Sales, Kiehl’s



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