Getting a cosmetology license or manicuring license is your ticket to a number of exciting destinations — you simply need to choose the career path you want to pursue.
“I love helping others look their best and feel confident about their appearance. I’ve always known that working in an office cubicle at a 9-5 job was not for me. I wanted a career that was flexible and that I could bring my personality and creativity to each day.”
— Allison “Penelope” Thomas, Student Ambassador, North Seattle
One of the best things about a career in beauty is that you get to be creative – every day. Your clients will come to you to ask for advice and ideas, not knowing what they want, and will look to you as their beauty expert. You get to help them and be creative.
Unlimited earning potential
Cosmetology careers are not only fun, rewarding and creative; they can provide you with unlimited earning potential. While some positions have a set salary, hairstylists and salon owners can make as much as they want, depending upon several factors. These include: the number of loyal clients they serve and retain, the number of hours they work, the amount of products they sell, and the tips they make.
According to the Washington State Employment Security Department, the average annual wage across Washington State as of October 2014 for a licensed cosmetologist was $35,671 with King County averaging $40,778. Local area statistics on tip income is not available.
Career opportunities are endless
A career path that offers endless options can take you to anywhere you want to be and make your dreams a reality. Whether you want to be a Hairstylist (specializing in cuts, color or both), Nail Artist, Salon Owner, Editorial Stylist, Platform Artist, Celebrity Stylist, Product Representative, or Educator – the choice is yours. Read about some of our featured graduates.
Make people look and feel amazing
A career in cosmetology allows you the opportunity to work with people every day. There are few things that equal the satisfaction of raising a client’s self-esteem and image by highlighting their natural beauty and personal style.
Start Your Future Now!
Gene Juarez Academy 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.