ULTA Beauty announces Grand Opening festivities

The new ULTA Beauty store is having a quiet opening this weekend and hosting its Grand Opening next weekend.

The new ULTA Beauty store is having a quiet opening this weekend and hosting its Grand Opening next weekend.

FLINT TWP. — ULTA Beauty, the largest national beauty chain of its kind, will host a Grand Opening celebrating beginning Friday, August 23 for its new store at Pirates Plaza, 4067 Miller Road.

But eager shoppers can get a “sneak peek” by obtaining a free VIP pass being distributed now by nearby businesses including gas stations. The pass is good for 20 percent off entire purchase or 30 percent off any one salon service ( conditions apply).

The sneak peek offer is good from Friday, Aug. 16 trough Thursday, Aug. 22.

Grand opening weekend specials will include free makeovers and consultations from experts in cosmetics, skin care and hairstyling, according to a press release.

Door open Friday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. and grand opening festivities continue through Sunday August 25.

The first 100 guests each day will receive a free gift certificate valued from $5 to $100 or a free salon service.

Guests also can test, sample or browse more than 20,000 beauty products, 4,000 testers, 350 fragrances and more than 1,000 scents in the 10,000 square foot store that includes a 950 square foot full-service salon.

ULTA’s signature store format features full illumination to give the effect of natural lighting and allow guests to easily see the true shade of any product that they test in the store. A “street of shops” layout devotes areas to specific product categories, makes it easy for customers to find what the need and to explore new offerings.

ULTA is the first of three stores slated to occupy a former 45,506 squarefoot Circuit City store being subdivided into smaller stores. A Five Below bargain store featuring merchandise priced at $5 or less, is currently under construction.

As of May 4, 2013, ULTA was operating 576 retail stores across 46 states and also distributes its products through the company’s website at www.ULTA.com.

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