Mountlake Terrace 206-489-4340
Federal Way 253-993-4123

Your dream doesn't have to wait.

  • Be a part of a diverse community united by a passion for creating beauty
  • Start with distance education and transition to on-campus training during COVID-19 mandated restrictions
  • Receive hands-on cosmetology + eyelash extension training in one program
  • Learn proven best practices for a successful salon career
  • Benefit from our connection with industry-renowned Gene Juarez Salons & Spas
  • Take The Step To Change Your Life

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Discover the Gene Juarez Academy Difference

Backed by an industry-renowned salon and spa brand in the Pacific Northwest, Gene Juarez Academy strives to equip future cosmetologists with some of the best training available – putting our focus on the student experience.

  • Mentorship from successful Gene Juarez salon artists who share proven best practices for career success and teach the latest hair trend techniques.
  • Learn how to use high end salon technology to manage guest appointments and today’s modern salon operations. 
  • We're a premier American partner in the Green Circle Salons movement! Just as we provide greener alternatives in the beauty products our students and guests use; we also ensure that over 95% of the waste created on campus is responsibly managed.
  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals from local & national salons, top product brands and beauty organizations to discover the many career options available after graduation.

Two Seattle Locations


6007-A 244th Street SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Text: 206-350-3601
Call: 206-489-4340


2222 South 314th Street
Federal Way, WA 98003

Text: 253-203-3926
Call: 253-993-4123

Cosmetology Program Overview
(includes lash extensions!)

During COVID-19 restrictions for higher education, students begin their education online before transitioning to on-campus training.  

Our program is 1600 hours, which should take about 13 months to complete. We break it up into four modules, the first one being 18 weeks, which allows plenty of practice time on mannequin heads to build confidence before transitioning to our clinic salon floor to work on guests.

Although the emphasis is on hair, students also learn basic nail and facial services. We also include lash extension certification training so that our graduates can increase their earning potential once they become licensed. 

Our curriculum covers these topics and much more!

  • Cutting (short and long hair cuts)
  • Styling (thermal, braiding, special occasion)
  • Coloring (foiling, balayage, bleach/tone, permanent)
  • Hair Extensions
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Curly and Textured Hair Design (styling and care)
  • State Board Exam Prep
  • Chemical Relaxing
  • Permanent Waving
  • Product Knowledge and Retailing
  • Building A Clientele, Customer Service and Salon Business Practices
  • Career Preparation
  • Nails (manicures and pedicures)
  • Esthetics (hair removal, basic facials)
  • Find Your Community Here

    “Forty is never too late. I’m not gonna be a bartender for the rest of my life. I’m gonna make people beautiful for the rest of my life. If you love people, if you love serving people, cosmetology is where it’s at in your life.”


    "Since coming here I just feel a lot more at peace. It helped me overcome a lot of barriers that I was dealing with. We can become our own boss and inspire other women. I see the beauty in everyone, so coming here it just helps bring out that inner beauty even more.”


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