"I have always been obsessed with hair and makeup but went to college for fashion merchandising.  When COVID-19 hit, I lost my job.  I realized that the industry was changing, and I needed to make a switch.  People always need haircuts, so I decided to have a cosmetology career was where I needed to be.” Brielle, South Campus Student


"Every single educator at GJA supports us emotionally to be the very best that we can be. And all the hands-on work we do is really valuable in preparing us for after we graduate.” Bridgette, North Campus Student


"I really value how everyone’s individuality is supported, we learn topics to make us well-rounded and how we cheer each other on as we learn and grow toward becoming a licensed cosmetologist.” Jazz, North Campus Student



"My training with GJA provided me with a doorway to greatness. I once was told by an instructor that if I took a leap of faith and just listened and did what I was told I would create success for myself. Although it was hard work and sometimes hard to be humble it was true.” Jonathon, Alumni and Owner, Jonny.levi studio


"I chose GJA because I was told it was the best program around. I am happy to say that what I was told and what I experienced was indeed the truth.Joe, Alumni and Owner, Joe Bae Salon 



"I also chose GJA for my education to become a licensed hairdresser and Cosmetology Instructor. It's also where I started my journey as an educator. I have taught for two other schools over the years before returning to my home at Gene Juarez Academy. After all these years we are still providing a high-quality education with a strong focus on professionalism. There is truly no greater joy, in my career in cosmetology than watching my students learn, grow, and find success in the Beauty Industry. It is an honor to be a part of chasing dreams, building careers, and changing the perceptions of what it is to be a stylist." Tawnya, North Campus Educator


"I started my journey with the Gene Juarez Academy as a student. The idea of being an educator never crossed my mind when I was a student. When I was asked about being an educator, I was not interested. Once I started working at the academy at the front desk, my mind quickly changed. The positive impact that I was able to make in the students’ life was just amazing. Every position at the academy makes a difference in the students’ lives. Being an educator, I get to meet so many different people who all share the same goal I had. The feeling of helping others reach their goal is indescribable. Being able to share my knowledge and passion for the industry is amazing! I love being an educator." KaShayla, South Campus Educator

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