Ulta (ULTA) Down 3.2% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

Andrew M. Santos

It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Ulta Beauty (ULTA). Shares have lost about 3.2% in that time frame, outperforming the S&P 500.

Will the recent negative trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is Ulta due for a breakout? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let’s take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important drivers.

Ulta Beauty Q2 Earnings Top Estimates, Sales Miss

Ulta Beauty posted second-quarter fiscal 2020 results, with the top and the bottom line declining year over year. Also, sales missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Results were affected by coronavirus-led store closures. However, the company started reopening stores during the quarter, with Shop Safe standards. Also, it is witnessing improved trends.

Incidentally, comparable sales or comps improved considerably as

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Explore 3 top affordable hair salons in Tampa

Andrew M. Santos
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Looking to try the top hair salons around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable hair salons in Tampa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Davis Islands Beauty Salon & Spa

Topping the list is Davis Islands Beauty Salon & Spa. Located at 215 E. Davis Blvd. in Davis Island, the full service beauty parlor is the highest-rated affordable hair salon in Tampa, boasting 4.5 stars out of 43 reviews on Yelp. In addition to hair services, the salon’s licensed estheticians offer waxing, threading and other body grooming services as well as professional makeup applications.

2. Ultracuts

Next up is West Meadows’s Ultracuts, situated at 17516 Preserve Walk Lane. The affordable spot offers haircuts and styling services for men, women and children, including

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How to Execute 5 Beautiful Nail-Art Ideas at Home

Andrew M. Santos

Once in a while, I like to treat myself to an especially fancy manicure that I justify because it involves a complicated design that I’m convinced only someone who’s a nail-art pro is able to do. Olive & June in Beverly Hills is my go-to for nail art and where I’ve gotten manicures involving negative space and pops of color. But like so many of my beauty routines, I’ve started venturing into the DIY territory to make up for all the salon visits I’ve skipped.

Here’s the thing, though: Doing a basic manicure at home is one thing, and attempting a nail-art design is another. So in an effort to try my hand at the latter (and pick up another quarantine hobby), I tapped fellow fashion girl Evelynn Escobar-Thomas (or @evemeetswest, as she’s known on the ‘gram). Her nail-art looks, which she shares to @evemeetsnails, are definitely impressive 

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Beauty salon that told customers coronavirus ‘doesn’t exist’ to be visited by police

Andrew M. Santos
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A beauty salon that reportedly told customers coronavirus does not exist is being looked into by the police.

Skin Kerr salon in Bootle had put posters up outside that read “you can’t catch what doesn’t exist” and told visitors staff would not be wearing masks, according to pictures shared on social media.

According to a picture of the sign obtained by the BBC, it described the salon as “Covid free” and said: “No masks, we take cash, Covid talk is banned” and added hashtags #voodoovirusisbullshit and #wedonotconsent.

The salon is said to have expressed the same statements on its social media feeds – which have now been made private.

The posters and the social media posts have been taken down and Sefton Council has said it is looking into how the salon has responded to Covid-19.

“Our Environmental Health team will be visiting a Bootle beauty salon

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