Correction: An earlier version of this story gave incorrect information about the services offered at ULTA Beauty. The stores do not offer pedicures or massages.
ULTA Beauty, a national beauty retailer, has arrived in San Luis Obispo County.
The first local store opened at The Crossings, 2145 Theatre Drive in Paso Robles, in September and has about 20 employees.
A second location is expected to open this summer at the Madonna Plaza in San Luis Obispo, according to Carolyn Sutphen, a company spokeswoman. Ulta Beauty plans to move into the space vacated by Big 5 Sporting Goods. Big 5 moved to the Marigold Center on Broad Street from Madonna Plaza last summer.
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. carries a variety of cosmetics and skincare brands, men's and women's fragrances and professionally licensed haircare products. Stores also offer hair salon services and manicures.
The Bolingbrook, Ill., company was founded in 1990 and employs more than 19,000 associates.
As of November 2014, the company operated 765 retail stores in 47 states. It has been growing, with 50 stores opening during the third quarter of last year.
Total sales for the company increased 20.5 percent in the third quarter ended Nov. 1, 2014, compared to the same quarter the previous year. Net income increased 30.1 percent to $59.1 million, compared to $45.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. That’s the latest quarter for which financial information is available.
Anyone interested in working at the San Luis Obispo location can apply online by visiting www.ulta.com/careers.