Cosmetology Program

Hands-On Training to Teach You Cosmetology Fundamentals

Our web-based cosmetology curriculum promotes social interaction with educators and fellow students along with extensive hands-on training in our clinic salon environment. Annually, our cosmetology students see nearly 50,000 clients between our two campuses in North and South Seattle. This is an incredible amount of training with real salon experiences, allowing you to seamlessly transition into life after beauty school.

Our licensed educators will teach you all aspects of cosmetology, from the fundamentals of haircutting, coloring, relaxers, balayage and extensions; to providing you with the tools, techniques and business skills to build your successful career in the beauty industry.

Product Knowledge

Exposing cosmetology students to a variety of top salon professional quality haircare brands is essential to developing a well-rounded hairstylist. Our partnership with brands such as L’Oreal® Professionnel allows our students to train with the hair color brand of choice from the world’s top hairstylists. Students also work with brands such as Redken®, Moroccanoil®, Ouidad, R+Co and many others so they know how to identify the best products for their clients to use at home.

As a result, the level of product knowledge our students graduate with makes them very marketable to salon employers.

Business Building

For over 40 years, we have operated 10 highly successful salon & spa locations in the Pacific Northwest. We have learned there are three important components every cosmetologist must incorporate to be successful: having repeat clientele, building referrals, and selling retail. Our renowned curriculum trains every student how to effectively apply these practices in real-world experiences on the clinic salon floor. In addition, we utilize Salon Success and Elite programs to show our students the earning potential of following these best practices.

We prepare you for the real world

Our beauty school curriculum is designed to prepare you for the Washington State cosmetology licensing exam, and to help you successfully acquire a salon position upon graduation. We also believe it is equally important to develop your ability to achieve goals while overcoming life’s obstacles. Through our 20+-year partnership with the internationally recognized The Pacific Institute, we teach their Mastering The Art Of Success program to all cosmetology students. This program demonstrates proven techniques to teach you how the mind works, how to set & achieve goals, and how to deal with the challenges that will arise in your personal and professional life.

Job placement assistance

We will help you get your first salon job after graduation by helping you build your resume, polish your interviewing skills, and learn self-promotional marketing. In addition, we provide our cosmetology students with opportunities to network with salon employers through on-site presentations and bi-annual career fairs.

Our externship program is a unique opportunity that allows you to work in a professional salon to earn hours toward your license. Working in a salon before graduation may offer you the opportunity to be hired immediately after getting a cosmetology license.

Our graduates can be found working at top salons in the Pacific Northwest, nationally from Los Angeles to New York and internationally from Paris to Tokyo. They style celebrities, work backstage at Fashion Week, style for photo shoots, consult for national magazines and more.


At Gene Juarez Academy, we can open doors for you into a number of exciting cosmetology career options. From hair colorist to photography stylist or celebrity artist, the possibilities are endless.

You’ll leave Gene Juarez Academy with an exceptional foundation for your professional career in beauty.

“I find the graduates from the Gene Juarez Academy to be well educated, professional and ready to go in a salon atmosphere. Because of the outstanding curriculum they have developed, the students have a great foundation and work ethic that I’m looking for in an employee.”
– Lisa Power, Owner of Lisa Power Salon


Gene Juarez offers financial aid for cosmetology students who qualify, flexible schedules, and two convenient locations in North & South Seattle. Take the first step towards your cosmetology career now by filling out the Request Info form on this page. One of our Academy Representatives will connect with you once we receive your request.

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