Hello Betty, I have been to Ulta in guy mode for eyebrows, hair and makeup, had nails and feet done several times at various malls, and did professional makeup in MAC stores when they were still around. All about 10 years prior to the new acceptance. It is possible you just found the wrong salon girl??? Or the wrong store? Or they really are just busy? I do agree with you going to get your own makeup and learning your self as professional makeup is gawd awful pricy and you will not only get a skill but save a ton of cash. However do not write off all people in that industry as unfriendly, actually I found people in the makeup/style industry more accepting then the average Joe, they just all aren’t.
Just food for thoughts.