Our industry-shaking debut in 1970s Paris changed the face of prestige cosmetics. A year after acquisition by luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in 1997, we expanded our empire to North America. Our revolutionary store model introduced a new way to shop for beauty at our first domestic location in New York City. By breaking down the department store counter, Sephora allowed clients to engage with our unbiased beauty experts and unique brands. We invested in remarkable women, who populated our executive ranks and became our most successful product innovators. Now with more than 360 stores in the Americas—including the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil—plus 500 inside JCPenney, we’ve grown into something much more than just a retailer. We’ve become a leading international beauty destination, with an award-winning website and an intuitive mobile app that offer endless ways to explore beauty even beyond our 2,000+ locations in 31 countries.
Our story is one of trailblazing, taking risks, and trying the untried. Our pursuit of innovation is constant and challenging—and fun—because there are always new ways to assist and dazzle our clients on their beauty journey, from our exclusive Color iQ tool that pinpoints skin tone foundation matches to our award-winning mobile app and experiences like Virtual Artist. We’ve been #1 on the L2 Digital IQ Index with a “Genius” ranking five years in a row and leading the industry in experiential retail. Together—from our stores to our distribution centers to our corporate office—we envision and create intimate, luxury shopping experiences. We are trained to teach our clients on the how’s and why’s of beauty and skin care. We imagine and deliver inventive ways to make each client look and feel amazing. We want her to touch and try and play. To make her happier than when she walked into our store or shopped online. To ignite her inner fearlessness. At Sephora, it’s all in a day’s journey.
Our leadership acts differently from others. They lead from the bottom up. They want employees to speak up. To think on their feet and take risks. They want to inspire fearless acts from employees, empowering their teams to challenge the impossible and have creative courage. Our leadership team also doesn’t look like other executive teams. Sephora has been described as “women-driven by driven women.” We are committed to recruiting and supporting a team as diverse as our client base.