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Up Close with Morad Zahabian
Executive Editor Kelley Donahue talked to the
Ultimate Beauty Companies founder and CEO about
his company’s past, present and exciting future.
Q: How did you get your start in the
A: I entered the beauty business working in
an entry-level position at a local beauty supply
at age 17. Having worked just about every job
within the company, from warehouse puller
to driver and then on to purchasing manager,
advertising manager and supervisor of 12 MORAD ZAHABIAN
stores, I learned every segment of the business
on my own. In 1992 I decided to open Nancy’s Beauty Warehouse, an
Q: Tell us about the Ultimate Beauty Companies (UBC)
concept and how you came up with the idea.
A: UBC, the umbrella company, includes four divisions. Nancy’s
Beauty Warehouse is the salon and beauty supply division; Bella Salon
& Spa Distributor caters to the professional spa industry; Exclusive
Salon Distributors is a professional beauty division established to
deliver haircare and color lines to salons in Southern California;
and, most recently we have created viaBeauté, Distributor of Fine
Beauty Brands, which was designed to provide upscale salons and
stylists with the most innovative and prestigious beauty brands
available. Along with offering salon and spa professionals a wide
range of products, we have the most efficient service in the industry.
Customers have to like you to buy from you, and our customers truly
enjoying working with us because of our great service and the fact
that we help build their businesses through continuing education via
our professional sales team.
Q: How do you motivate the UBC team?
A: I believe that every employee within the company plays an
important role in its overall success. Our employees are provided with
weekly sales and motivational training, as well as valued incentives,
including time playing our company Wii to promote dedication and a
love for the company. It’s a fun place to work every day.
Q: Has your company recently launched any new
A: We just launched our 2009 campaign, UBC Makes Dreams Come
True, where one lucky salon or spa professional will win $25,000.
The campaign also includes an opportunity to “Pay it Forward” with
$5,000 cash. Doing good things for other people can have the power
to change someone’s life. For more information, visit the campaign
Facebook page at
Q: In this era of distributor consolidation, how is UBC
making its mark?
A: As more and more of the large beauty industry distributors continue
to be acquired and consolidated, my mission is to offer customers
a unique and valuable alternative with a company that offers
personalized attention, customer service of the highest quality and a
convenient one-stop shop for beauty professionals nationwide.