Is Ulta Open On Christmas Eve?

If you've not made it down to Ulta for last-minute holiday shopping just yet, you're in luck, because it appears Ulta is open on Christmas Eve. Though holiday hours could vary by location, of the three Ulta stores I called in the Metro Atlanta area, all of them reported the same hours: 8 a.m. till the last shopper is ushered out at 6 p.m. This the final opportunity to take advantage of Ulta's last round of holiday sales. I shall call it... Operation Thrift and Gift.

If your holiday schedule is so packed you can't make it into Ulta before Santa comes knocking, there's still time to place an online order. Be prepared to spend a little extra on shipping — the deadline for ground shipping passed yesterday, so you'll have to shell out $9.95 for 2nd day air. But hey, we procrastinators make sacrifices for our laziness. It's part of our charm.

Ulta is a one-stop shop for great beauty sales, and the brand is doing its reputation justice as we ease into the final countdown to Christmas. The company has put together a handy gift guide, helpfully divided up into "personalities" such as Glam Girl, Young & Fab, and Ageless Beauty. The accompanying gift guides will come in handy when buying for a coworker or acquaintance. Let's take a look at the best deals Ulta suggests for the personalities in your life.

1. Glam Girl

Ultra CHI Glitz and Glamour 1" Iron, $74.94,

Chi is famous for its flat irons, and this 50 percent discount is too good to pass up.

2. Young & Fab

Benefit Feelin' Cheeky, $18,

This set includes three sample size cheek and lip tints. Plus, if you purchase over $40 in Benefit products, you're eligible to receive a free They're Real sample kit.

3. Beauty Superfan

Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Palettes Set, $39,

You read that right. This set contains all three of Smashbox's Art. Love. Color. Palettes. At $39, that's only $13 per palette, which is a total steal.

4. Ageless Beauty

Sonic Blue Teeth Whitening System, $98,

As anyone who indulges in coffee and red wine knows, over time foods will stain your teeth. Unless somebody specifically asks for a teeth whitening kit, this is probably a set you should keep for yourself.

5. Beauty Techie

Hot Tools Tourmaline Ionic Professional Dryer, $69.99,

Fifteen bucks off the price of a professional dryer? That's a good deal.

6. Well-Groomed Guy

Lithium Ion Men's Grooming Electric Hair Remover, $34.99,

Since it looks like beards are (unfortunately) here to stay, there's no harm in giving your fuzzy-faced friend a little nudge in the direction of self-grooming with this kit.

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