Gene Juarez Academy
Federal Way, WA
South Seattle Campus
2222 South 314th Street
South Seattle Campus
Federal Way, WA 98003
"I recommend Gene Juarez Academy because it is a very professional atmosphere and everything I was taught was with class. The skill level that you leave with from the academy is above and beyond anywhere else. I would recommend Gene Juarez Academy to anyone!"
- Tiffany Wolf, Gene Juarez Academy Graduate
A Tradition of Excellence
Since 1971, Gene Juarez Salons & Spas has been the definitive authority on hair, beauty and wellness in the Pacific Northwest. The name Gene Juarez is internationally recognized for being synonymous with outstanding guest service and artistic excellence.
Our company knows what it takes to be successful in the beauty industry and since 1987 we have trained more successful cosmetology professionals than anyone else in the Pacific Northwest. Our education program is unsurpassed due to the investment we make in our educators to continually train and develop them both personally and professionally. We show students the tricks of the trade that makes us a successful salon and spa organization including 5-star guest service, tips for building a loyal repeat clientele and prescribing the right retail products to their guests. Each component of our curriculum, from enrollment to graduation, has been specially designed to enable you to secure a rewarding and lifelong position in the industry.
At Gene Juarez Academy, we create well-rounded professionals who become beauty and fashion industry leaders. Our graduates go on to help people feel beautiful inside and out at well-known salon establishments across the country and overseas.
What You'll Learn
An education from Gene Juarez Academy goes far beyond cutting hair. Our high standards and world-class approach provide students with the tools, techniques, business and life skills to become successful.
You will learn the latest cutting, coloring, texturizing and styling techniques along with introductions to nail and skin care services. We carry a wide variety of top professional product lines such as our own exclusive identity1 Hair Care, Redken, TRI and Moroccan Oil to name a few. This is a huge benefit to students because they graduate with the experience of working with these lines on a variety of hair types and conditions, making them a more versatile artist.
You will also study communication skills, goal achievement, portfolio management, job search techniques, client building, and licensing exam preparation in a fun and creative learning environment. Our dedicated and passionate education team will guide and support you every step of the way.
3-Day Learning Schedule
We offer a more life-friendly training schedule for all students enrolling in the cosmetology program. The new schedule is designed to help students live a more balanced lifestyle and minimize stress while attending the Academy.
The schedule provides future artists with a training program of 3, 10-hour days per week, allowing 4 days a week to balance work, play, family and friends.
- The program can be completed in just over a year
- Fewer daycare expenses for students with children
- More days off to spend with family and friends
- Availability to work while attending school
- Enhanced curriculum, based upon 20 years of experience training well-rounded industry professionals
"I love what we learn, how we learn it, the three-day schedule, and I love the fact that the instructors actually care about our success! I am happy to say that I would refer anyone to Gene Juarez Academy if they were ever interested in a career in cosmetology."
- Jessica Dahl, Gene Juarez Academy Student
The Student Experience
Our reputation as a premiere salon organization attracts a wide variety of guests so you gain experience with many types of hair and styles in a salon-like setting. On average each campus serves over 700 guests per week.
As a student, you benefit from that fact that we are the only cosmetology school in the United States that provides a training program developed by the internationally renowned, The Pacific Institute, which develops the human potential through the achievement of personal and professional goals. Exposure to this unique program enables you to become a better student, employee and business owner so your dreams are achievable.
The student experience extends past the classroom and clinic by providing opportunities to participate in artistic competitions, portfolio and fashion shows, attend industry events as well as provide services to those in need at community outreach events throughout the Puget Sound.
A World of Opportunity Living Creatively
Whether you dream of being a top colorist, celebrity or editorial stylist, platform artist, educator or salon owner, there are many opportunities for you to enjoy a creative career as a licensed cosmetologist.
Our alumni can be found working at well-known establishments throughout the Pacific Northwest, nationally from Los Angeles to New York and internationally from Paris to Tokyo. Industry employers recognize the quality of our education, which makes our graduates among the most sought after.
Gene Juarez Academy provides students and alumni with placement assistance services.
"Gene Juarez has such a structured and well-planned program. I felt very prepared to go out and be a stylist in a professional setting right off the bat. I loved the instructors and my fellow students and felt comfortable at the school. Everyday was full of learning and opportunity for me."
- Kendall Canady, Gene Juarez Academy Graduate
We create a customized financial plan for every student. As an accredited school, we are able to offer financial aid and scholarships to those who qualify.
Gene Juarez Academy