Getting a cosmetology license is your ticket to several exciting destinations — you simply need to choose the career path you want to pursue.


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.

Cosmetology careers are not only fun, rewarding, and creative; they can provide you with excellent 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 prices they charge, the number of products they sell, and the tips they make.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected job growth in WA state for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists will be up 18% between 2018 – 2028 with 3,580 average annual job openings. Read our Job Outlook Summary for more information about earnings and job requirements.

A career in cosmetology offers a wide array of options to 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 – a cosmetology license opens doors to a wide array of career opportunities.

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.

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Gene Juarez Academy offers financial aid and scholarships for those who qualify, great schedules, and two convenient locations just North and South of Seattle. Take the first step towards your cosmetology career now by filling out the Request Information form. One of our Academy Representatives will connect with you once we receive your request.

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