Ulta Beauty welcomes Anna Manukyan as Senior Director, Education & Creative, a new leadership role designed to ensure salon professionals continue to grow stronger together, and fully realize all the beautiful possibilities a career with Ulta Beauty offers. Anna will report directly to Nick Stenson, Senior Vice President of Store & Services Operations.
Effective November 15, Manukyan oversees Ulta Beauty field education for 1,300+ salon locations as well as the creative arm of the organization, which includes:
- the award-winning Ulta Beauty Pro Team of industry artists and educators from partner brands
- Ulta Beauty’s internal, influential Design Team of artists, educators, and hands-on associates
- Ulta Beauty’s presence and engagement at salon industry events, including major shows and NAHA
- industry relations, media collaboration and messaging for the salons at Ulta Beauty
Before joining Ulta Beauty, Manukyan served as Vice President of Education for L’Oréal’s professional products division, where she led and developed national education strategy, and launched a national salon professional brand to consumers.
Aligning beautifully with Ulta Beauty’s balanced commitment to help salon professionals earn a good living, grow personal incomes, and understand their numbers while thriving creatively, Manukyan is a certified financial educator as well as a licensed cosmetologist. She recently co-founded Beauty Finance Group, which provides financial guidance to beauty professionals, and is a registered professional with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
“We are thrilled to welcome Anna to our Ulta Beauty family,” says Stenson. “With her extensive experience and creative vision joining our strong team of associates and industry partners, we will further elevate Ulta Beauty’s leadership of and service to the entire professional beauty community.”
“I am delighted to be joining Ulta Beauty at such an important time of growth, change and possibilities for beauty professionals and our community, and look forward to helping shape the future of our salon and guest experiences,” says Manukyan.
BOLD BEGINNINGS, BRIGHT FUTURE
The Ulta Beauty Pro Team was launched in 2017 by Nick Stenson, Ulta Beauty senior vice president, store and service operations, as a pioneering group of artists and educators from the professional salon industry’s top beauty brands. It has since grown to be a steady education and inspiration presence at industry events and across media and digital platforms, known for innovative content, connections and leadership.
Drawing on extensive expertise, the Ulta Beauty Pro Team collaborates to support the company’s community of stylists with education, trend spotting and industry-wide representation. Current Ulta Beauty Pro Team members include Sonya Dove, Sean Godard, Danielle Keasling, David Lopez, Michelle O’Connor, Pekela Riley, Nick Stenson and makeup artist Deney Adam.
Look forward to experiencing the Ulta Beauty Pro Team and their mentee/collaborators, the Ulta Beauty Design Team, on stage and behind-the-scenes at major industry events year-round, including the 2022 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) at ISSE in Los Angeles, America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, the BTC Show and One-Shot Awards, and Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando.