Re: Working for UltaI've been working for Ulta since march 07 and it's pretty cool. I work as a prestige consultant which is basically doing makeup with high end brands, selling, more responsibilities, etc. Our number 1 selling brand is bare escentuals, which i love very much. I get trained on that brand so much its ridiculous!
Anyways, chocolategoddess, you have to be 18 and they really take the people who have a hs diploma.
The interview i had was very cool, my hiring manager is Tonya, and she's a very laid back, cool, but very direct manager. She asked me q's like my past job experiences and what i did there and why i would be good for the prestige dept. Also q's like deven's. I really mainly talked about my past jobs and she asked my strengths and weaknesses about my past job.
Honestly, you don't have to be good at makeup to work there, mainly for prestige, but we also have those who work on the task team which is basically stocking and doing ad sets and taking care of shipments. There's also a regular beauty consultant which is being on the sales floor, not prestige but all over the store helping customers and doing all around tasks. There's also cashier, which you mainly work on register. there's also salon, but of course you need a cosmetology license for that.
I'm in Prestige mainly, but i do jump on the register from time to time, do task (everyone does on weds our shipment day), sales floor and fragrance (which is constantly needing someone there because it is the area people shoplift the most) If you want to work for Ulta, expect to be busy at all times and thrown around because there's always something to do, whether it'd be deep cleaning when it's dead or just helping customers.
The cons are the hours...you never know what you get. right now for me they are crap. Also about the lip piercing, you are fine. You can only have one facial piercing though. One girl i work with has a monroe, another has a nose piercing. The rule about the ears is bull, i have more than what they want but they dont complain. The rule is no more than 2 on ea ear.
Revolt - which ulta are you applying to? i work at the one on harlem and irving. i see you live in chicago.