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Last updated: September 26, 2018

Ulta Beauty Announces Pekela Riley As Newest Member of Pro Beauty Team

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The Ulta Beauty Pro Team is excited to announce their newest member—celebrity stylist, educator and Mizani artist Pekela Riley (@pekelariley)! Pekela has recently been tapped to lend her expertise to the team’s continued mission to both support and educate stylists.


The Ulta Beauty Pro Team was established in May 2017 and is a group of artists and educators from some of the industry’s top professional haircare brands with more than 100 years of combined experience. Drawing from their extensive expertise, the Pro Team works together to bring The Salon at Ulta Beauty’s vision to life by supporting the company’s team of stylists with education and trend development.

Pekela will be working closely with VP of Salon Services and Trend Nick Stenson (@nickstenson) and Chief Artistic Director Ammon Carver (@ammoncarver) on trend and stylist development—and she’s the perfect fit for this role! Pekela has a passion for pairing classic style and unique flair, and she specializes in techniques for textured hair. Her celebrity clientele includes Gabrielle Union, Regina King, Michelle Williams and Issa Rae.


“Ulta Beauty’s Pro Team has an ongoing commitment to our salon and stylists to offer them the best training in the industry,” shares Nick. “As a renowned expert in the textured hair category, we are thrilled to have Pekela bring her amazing talents to our team to deliver the best education to our stylists.”


“Pekela is an industry-recognized expert and makes a phenomenal addition to the Ulta Beauty Pro Team,” adds Ammon. “With her extensive and impressive skill set, Pekela’s presence elevates our education platform, specifically in the textured hair category. We are thrilled to have her help us continue our key mission of elevating the profile of The Salon at Ulta Beauty while elevating our platform of artists supporting artists.”


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