Anna Manukyan brings a wealth of beauty industry experience and a balanced hybrid of hands-on creative, business and leadership skills to her new role as Ulta Beauty Senior Director of Education & Creative. In her new role, she will lead strong education and industry relations teams to support and inspire beauty professionals working at or considering career options at more than 1,300 Ulta Beauty salon locations across every state in the U.S.
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE Anna Manukyan has led and developed national teams and award-winning industry talent for some of the largest brands in the beauty industry for over two decades. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty in her new role, she served as Vice President of Education for L’Oréal’s professional products division, where she was responsible for leading and developing national education strategy. During her tenure at L’Oréal USA, she also launched a national salon professional brand to consumers.
CREATIVE + BUSINESS CREDENTIALS In addition to being a leading beauty executive with a broad range of experience, Manukyan is a licensed cosmetologist and master colorist. Balancing her hands-on, creative understanding of stylist realities and mindset, Manukyan's business experience aligns with Ulta Beauty's emphasis on helping salon pros grow, succeed, be secure and live their beauty. She holds a bachelor's degree in business and is also:
a certified Financial Educator and certified empathy champion.
the co-founder of Beauty Finance Group, which provides financial guidance to beauty professionals
a registered professional with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
PERSONAL JOURNEY, PRIORITIES, PASSION Manukyan immigrated to the United States with her family as a refugee thirty years ago and says this experience has strongly shaped and influenced her life and career. "I have made it my life's goal to create personal and professional environments of inclusion," she says. Fostering a sense of belonging and helping beauty professionals achieve greatness through collaboration are priorities. "My passion is developing people and high-performance teams through human connection."