- Because it continues to construct out its assortment of Black-owned private care manufacturers, Ulta will solely carry Sunday II Sunday’s newest shampoo and conditioner launch in its shops and on-line, based on a press launch emailed to Retail Dive.
- The product line shall be obtainable on Ulta’s web site and in 300 Ulta Magnificence places first earlier than being offered on Sunday II Sunday’s web site and at different retailers later this yr.
- Launched in Might 2020, the athleisure hair care model’s newest line options substances comparable to probiotics, papaya extract and inexperienced keratin designed to scale back irritation, loosen lifeless pores and skin cells and strengthen hair. The corporate plans to unveil extra merchandise later this yr aimed toward eradicating sweat and buildup for girls with textured hair, per the press launch.
Ulta first added Sunday II Sunday to its product assortment in August 2021, bringing the up-and-coming model into bodily shops for the primary time. At the moment, the Black-owned DTC model had been featured in girls’s well being and sweetness publications like Attract, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Self, per the press launch.
“We launched Sunday II Sunday to supply girls with hair options to points that prevented them from being energetic, like sweat buildup and environmental harm,” Keenan Beasley, CEO and founding father of Sunday II Sunday, stated in an announcement. “Any typical train routine is made up of energetic exercise days and restoration days. Whereas the Moisture Steadiness Package is our reply to supporting her all through energetic exercise days, the shampoo and conditioner can now grow to be a part of her restoration day routine to make sure her hair will get the identical degree of care and a focus that she extends to her general wellness routine.”
Ulta has targeted on making itself a vacation spot for brand new direct-to-consumer manufacturers and integrating them into its product assortment over the previous few years. In 2019, the corporate launched Sparked at Ulta Magnificence, a platform highlighting DTC manufacturers that have been making their brick-and-mortar debut. The retailer, in addition to rival Sephora, have been working to land exclusives with among the latest manufacturers to drive discovery for patrons. The 2 have grow to be more and more aggressive in different methods as properly, with each rethinking their bodily retailer presence and touchdown shop-in-shop offers with main retailers to raised attain prospects.
Increasing its assortment of Black-owned magnificence manufacturers has additionally been a spotlight level for Ulta. The corporate in February final yr stated it will double its Black-owned manufacturers by the top of the yr and in June joined the Fifteen % Pledge. This yr, Ulta pledged to spend $3.5 million on merchandising assist for the Black-owned, based and led manufacturers it sells so prospects can extra simply find them in shops, in addition to $8.5 million on advertising assist for these manufacturers.