As a teenager, I loved going to the mall on Black Friday and experiencing the festive bustle of the holiday season's first official shopping day. In the years since, the internet has changed the game. One day of deals has extended to a week or more, and you don't have to leave your house to shop. In response, brick-and-mortar stores have gradually pushed back their Black Friday openings from dawn to midnight and now some retailers open on Thanksgiving. For makeup lovers, Walmart's opening is less important than Ulta's, but what time does Ulta open on Black Friday?
I couldn't find Ulta's Black Friday hours on their website, so I called my local store. They open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening and will stay open through the night, until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. So that's over 24 hours of non-stop makeup shopping fun. It's likely that these will be the hours of the entire chain, but it doesn't hurt to call your nearest Ulta to confirm. You can also shop online with "Cyber Fundays" Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 ahead of Cyber Monday. Ulta offers free shipping on orders of $35 and up. Here's a roundup of Black Friday deals on products that would be fun and/or useful for those on your shopping list.