Disclosure: This post is sponsored by my friends at Ulta Beauty.
The NEW Ulta Beauty opened its doors to Kissimmee-St. Cloud beauty lovers on October 6. The new location featured 20,000 beauty products from over 500 brands at the new 10,000 square foot store. Shoppers celebrated the grand opening with give-a-ways and makeovers, but unfortunately, I missed it because I was sick. However, my friends were kind enough to invite me over to check out the new store, meet some of their great stylists and employees and to get a little makeover and shopping trip. They sure know how to make a girl feel good! I left there feeling and looking like a million bucks!
For a while now we have had an Ulta Beauty in Kissimmee at The Loop, but for those of us in Saint Cloud, it’s still quite a distance. Therefore, the past 6 months, we have been waiting for the new Ulta Beauty St. Cloud Commons located at 2785 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., in Kissimmee, FL to get built and open up. Before my time with my stylist Sabrina, I got a tour of the store. Not only did they have some great space devoted to premium brands such as Lancome Boutique, Clinique, Dermalogica, MAC Cosmetics and Benefit Cosmetics. I was surprised to even find Bumble & Bumble. There were lots of fragrances to choose from for both men and women and styling tools fit for professional use. The store has everything to offer, but the biggest benefit to me was the Benefit Brow Bar and The Salon, featuring amazing stylists.
The Salon Makeover
I was blessed to spend the day with Sabrina as she worked miracles with my hair that suffered from long, limp, and tons of gray. I sent her a photo of a style and color I found online that I liked and she thought it would be perfect so she got right to work after going over it with me.
I loved the ideas she had and the fact that she recorded detailed notes in my file so that when I came back any stylist would be informed as to the “recipe” she created just for me. The entire process took a couple hours which is pretty standard for what we did. An upside of having my hair done at The Salon in the rear of the store is that while the color set in I got to visit the Benefits Brow Bar to have my eyebrows done and some long overdue facial waxing. I could have also gotten a skin treatment and of course, there is always shopping while you wait.
The finished product was even better than the photo I found online. I couldn’t have been happier! The colors were so rich and natural looking and they blended so well. Don’t you think?
The Benefit Brow Bar
As I mentioned, while I waited for the color and the toner I went back and forth to the Benefit Brow Bar to get my facial waxing and brow shaping. I have been in other Ulta Beauty locations in the past and never realized they had this feature. If I had known I would have gone sooner. Getting your eyebrows done right has always been hit or miss for me. There have been times when I have gotten burned and when my brows were uneven or too thin. I love that they take brows seriously at the Brow Bar. They are truly stylists and informative. I learned a lot and have gotten tons of compliments!
Thank you to all the ladies at our new Ulta Beauty. I’ve already sent friends over to get their makeovers and they loved it too!