Gene Juarez Academy Career Fair events were designed to connect regional salon owners and recruiters with our students. Career Fairs are offered in the spring and fall at each campus location.  It is a great way for students to network, learn more about career opportunities, and showcase their work.

Cosmetology students work together in teams of four to create a head-to-toe look on a model. Their first task is to determine their theme and then create a storyboard outlining the inspirations behind the theme, hair, makeup, nails, and outfit of their model presentation. Popular themes have centered around pop culture, movie or comic book characters, seasonal trends and even food!

Manicuring students work independently to create a variety of nail art designs and develop their table display.

After weeks of preparation, our students are ready to showcase their talent during the Career Fair. All participating salons are asked to vote for their top three choices for best cosmetology team model and favorite manicuring nail art presentations, which is typically a challenging task.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of this year’s Career Fairs!

North Campus:


1st Place/Queen Bee: Emily, Billi Jo, Hailey and Brandy
2nd Place/Special Effects: Ocean, Savannah, Josefina and Brazil
3rd Place/Steampunk: Sabrina, Pink and Aqua
Best Overall Manicuring Presentation: Sara


1st Place/Fall Trends Magazine Cover: Anika, Brittney, Catherine and McKenzie
2nd Place/Day of the Dead: Alexis, Brady, Catrina and Lilo
3rd Place/Tight Rope Walker: Billi Jo, Brandy, Chelsea and Emily

South Campus:


1st Place/Monochromatic: Bianca, Carlos, Calvin and Josh
2nd Place/Glamorous Giraffe: Tatum, Veronica and Sawyer
3rd Place/Native American Pocahontas: Kelli, Mia, Dior and Cassidy


1st Place/Rockabilly-Day of the Dead: Emmett, Jupiter, Toshia and Wisconsin
2nd Place/Medusa: Styles, Cedric, Shelby and Jordyn
3rd Place/Candyland: Cooper, Seattle, Adrianna and Eloise

After the team model presentations, students also have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with salon representatives while visiting the salon booths. During this time, they can learn about available positions, hand out their resumes and even schedule interviews.

We’ve had an amazing group of salons participate this year including: Barclay’s Hair Design, Bowie Salon & Spa, Caruh Salon & Spa, Chocolates, Cherries and Blondes Salon, Chroma Salon, Ella and Oz Salon, Elle Marie Hair Studio, Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, Great Clips, Habitude Salons & Spas, Hair Lounge & Spa, Headlines Salon, Husky Barbershop, James Alan Salon, JcPenney Salons, Joe Bae Salon, Lisa Power Salon, Obadiah, Pepper’s Salon, Polished, Regis Salons, Rebel’tude Salon & Spa, Rudy’s Barbershop, Salon Maison, Serenza Salon, Seven Salon, Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids, Sorrida Salon, The Split End Salons, Sports Clips, The Spa at Pro Sports Club, Supercuts, Studio Six: The Salon & Spa, Studio 904, Tart Beauty Studio, Ten Pachi Salon, Third Dimension Salons,, Trieva’s Spa & Boutique, Ulta Salons, Weldon Barber and Zeka Salon.

Check out more Career Fair event photos on our Flickr page!