Ulta Beauty is now accepting applications for its MUSE Accelerator, its inaugural program dedicated to supporting early-stage BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) beauty brands to launch and thrive in retail. Application deadline to submit is June 30 at 11:59pm CT.
Through the MUSE Accelerator, Ulta Beauty aims to educate, inspire and support participants with time, resources and mentorship to prepare diverse leaders, founders and entrepreneurs for retail readiness, while nurturing a community to help empower each selected participants’ journey.
“MUSE Accelerator is another way we’re bringing to life our commitment to diversifying our unparalleled assortment so all guests can see themselves reflected at Ulta Beauty,” says Monica Arnaudo, chief merchandising officer, Ulta Beauty. “We believe it is our responsibility to take tangible steps to create foundational industry change. As a destination where brands can learn, thrive and successfully reach unchartered heights, this program helps us further nurture emerging #BIPOC brands and create meaningful impact for the communities we serve, our industry and the world.”