Ulta Mission Statement

“We’re on a quest to bring the fun of beauty to all —constantly delighting our guests with all things beauty all in one place, while offering rewarding careers for our passionate, beauty-loving associates.” This quote is taken directly from the Ulta Website.   Surprising as it is, I’m not a big fashion or beauty enthusiast.  My eyeliner is permanent… Read More

The Downfall of a “School Marm” Pt. 4

When I was promoted to District Manager (not by my choice), my district seemed to constantly change, our DSO would call and say “<insert store here> is struggling, no one has seemed to make them work in <#> years, I’m going to just move them over to you.”  I will say it required much traveling… Read More

The “School Marm” Moves up the Corporate Ladder Pt. 3

The Timeline of going from Sales Associate to District Manager in only 3 short years with an education degree goes a little something like this: June 2008: I’m hired as the only lowly sales associate in a store with no management. July 2008:  I tell my DM (1) at a store visit exactly what I… Read More