Tacoma




The Gene Juarez Salon & Spa inside Tacoma Mall is a large and vibrant hair salon and spa, full of bright personalities and phenomenal services. From hairstyles to skin care and body treatments, this location has you covered.

Start things off right with a relaxing aromatic foot soak, or make the most of our premier spa, with a steam and Swiss shower. No matter what the service, you’ll emerge relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to meet your day.


OUR TEAM

Color

Premier Artists

Adrienne

Premier Colorist

Adrienne is a Premier and Master Colorist from the PNW. She has been with Gene Juarez for 15 years and loves the challenge of corrective colors. Adrienne loves working with reds and doing balayages. She is also a Color Educator for Gene Juarez, teaching other artists new techniques, products and more.

Amy

Premier Colorist

Amy is a Premier and Master Colorist from Gig Harbor, WA. She has spent all of her 23-year career with Gene Juarez and is a balayage specialist. Amy loves creating custom colors for clients, dimensional colors, and highlights.

Jacquie

Premier Colorist

Jacquie has been a Colorist for 17 years. Originally from Auburn, WA, Jacquie has been with Gene Juarez her entire 17-year career and is a Premier and Master Colorist. She loves working with beautiful blondes, doing perms, and helping women embrace their greys!

Kathryn

Premier Colorist

Kathryn is a Washington native. She has spent all of her eight-year career at Gene Juarez and is balayage and Keratin Smoothing Treatment certified. She loves foil services and grey coverage. Kathryn works at both our Bellevue and Tacoma salons.

Marie

Premier Colorist

Marie is a Master Colorist from Mukilteo, WA. She has been a Colorist for 12 years, 10 being spent at Gene Juarez. Marie is certified in Keratin Smoothing Treatments and is phenomenal with coloring hair extensions. She loves blondes and beautiful balayages.

Rayanne

Premier Colorist

Rayanne is a Premier Colorist from Gig Harbor. She has been at Gene Juarez for the entirety of her 20-year career and is Keratin Smoothing Treatment certified. She loves balayage, highlights and “her job and salon!”.

Tija

Premier Colorist

Tija is a Premier and Master Colorist from right here in Tacoma! She has been at Gene Juarez for her entire 16-year career. She specializes in balayage.

Yubi

Premier Colorist

Yubi is a Premier Master Colorist and has been in the industry for 14 years. She is originally from Hawaii and has been at GJ for 13 years. Yubi loves helping clients cover stubborn greys, loves to balayage, and loves doing detailed work.

Artists

Elaine

Colorist

Elaine is a Master Colorist from Lake Tapps, WA and has been in the industry for 17 years. She has been with Gene Juarez for 14 years and is certified in Keratin Smoothing Treatments, perms and balayage.

Kaelinn

Colorist

Kaelinn is a Master Colorist from Puyallup and has been in the industry for four years. In her two years at Gene Juarez, Kaelinn has grown to love creating beautiful balayages.

Kenzie

Colorist

Kenzie has been a Colorist for two years and is from University Place, WA. She loves to balayage and to create awesome works of art with fashion colors!

Lyric

Colorist

Lyric is from Kent, WA and has been a Colorist for four years –all spent at GJ! She loves working with fun fashion colors, beautiful balayages, bleach and tones and foils. She is Smoothing Keratin Treatment certified. Lyric loves working with all color! Find her on Instagram @Lyric.tacoma.gj.

Marsha

Colorist

Marsha has been a Colorist for eight years and is from Jacksonville, FL. She has been with Gene Juarez for five years and is certified in balayage and Keratin Smoothing Treatments.

Nadia

Colorist

Nadia is originally from Hot Springs, AR and has been a Colorist for eight years. She has been with Gene Juarez for five years, where she loves enhancing her clients’ natural hair colors.

Neanna

Colorist

Neanna is from Tacoma, WA and has been in the industry for three years, all at Gene Juarez. She is balayage and Keratin Smoothing Treatment certified.

Rose

Colorist

Rose has been in the industry for over three years and is from Tacoma. She loves doing highlights, balayage, seasonal color changes and bleach and tones.

Shayla

Colorist

Shayla is a Master Colorist and has been a Colorist at Gene Juarez her entire 20-year career.  Originally from Olympia, Shayla is certified in Keratin Smoothing Treatments, relaxers and perms. She loves working with blondes.

Sienna

Colorist

Sienna is from Puyallup, WA and has been a Colorist for 10 years. She has spent her entire career at Gene Juarez!  She is always sure to listen to client needs to achieve amazing results.

Sunny

Colorist

Sunny is a Master Colorist originally from Gig Harbor, WA and has been in the industry for five years. As a Gene Juarez Colorist the past three years, Sunny has developed a love for balayage. She is also Keratin Smoothing Treatment certified.

Design

Premier Artists

Chandra

Premier Designer

Chandra is a Premier Designer and Educator and has been with Gene Juarez for seven years. She is Smoothing Keratin Treatment certified and loves working with all hair types: thick, curly, fine, short, you name it!

Heather

Premier Designer

Heather is a Premier Designer from University Place, WA. She has been in the hair industry for 23 years, all at GJ. She loves women’s cuts and special occasion hair.

Jae

Premier Designer

Jae is a Premier Designer from Lakewood, WA and has been a hairdresser for 19 years. In his nine years at Gene Juarez, Jae has become a certified Curl Expert and certified in Smoothing Keratin Treatments.

Artists

Alexis

Designer

Alexis is a self-proclaimed “army brat” and grew up all over the place. Having settled in Washington, she became a Designer at Gene Juarez six years ago. She specializes in Keratin Smoothing Treatments and loves working with hair of all lengths! She enjoys helping her clients strengthen their hair and promote growth.

Amanda

Designer

Amanda is originally from California. She has been with Gene Juarez for eight years; her entire career in the industry. She is a certified Curl Expert, Smoothing Keratin Treatment certified, Men’s Specialist and Special Occasion hair certified. She loves working with all hair types and loves all of her clients. “I love what I do!”.

Charlee

Designer

Charlee is from right here in Tacoma! She has been a Designer for 9 years, 7 at Gene Juarez. She is Smoothing Keratin Treatment certified and loves working with fine texture hair and doing special occasion hair.

Cooper

Designer

Cooper is from Everett, WA and has been in the hair industry for six years. She has been working at Gene Juarez for two years and is a hair extension specialist. She loves blowouts and long layers.

Cori

Designer

Cori has been a hairdresser for 24 years and is from right here in the PNW. She has been with Gene Juarez for 23 years and prides herself on being a great listener and making her clients feel beautiful and confident.

Drew

Designer

Drew has been in the hair industry since 1998 and has been with Gene Juarez for 16 years. She loves to analyze what hair style will work best for her clients’ lifestyle and face shape. She loves doing special occasion updos and working with all hair lengths and types.

Edward

Designer

Edward is from Seattle, WA and has been a Designer at the Tacoma Gene Juarez for his entire 21-year career. He loves doing precision haircuts.

Emma

Designer

Emma is from Burien, WA and has been a hairdresser for 8 years, all spent at GJ. She loves doing gorgeous updos and short women’s cuts.

Erika

Designer

Erika is from Tacoma, WA and has been a hairdresser for four years. She loves doing updos and is a certified Curl Expert. Erika has been with Gene Juarez for three and a half years.

Genevieve

Designer

Genevieve has been a hairdresser for 12 years and is from right here in Tacoma! She has been with Gene Juarez for five years, where she loves working with curls and doing men’s hair. She is a great listener and very understanding when faced with hair challenges. Genevieve is a certified Curl Expert.

Harlow

Designer

Harlow is a self-professed hair and product enthusiast from Lacey, WA. With nine years of industry experience, all of which have been spent at Gene Juarez, Harlow is your go-to for special occasion hair! She also specializes in textured haircuts and is a Men’s Specialist. She loves to help her clients maintain healthy hair and get the most of their cut by building a fantastic home regimen. Want to see more? Check out her Instagram portfolio @harlows_busy_scissors.

Hope

Designer

Hope is originally from Hawaii and has been a Designer for 14 years. In her 13 years at Gene Juarez, she always makes sure to listen to her clients wants and loves short and razor cuts.

Ivy

Designer

Ivy was born in Spokane but lived in England as a child; military family! She has been a hairdresser and at Gene Juarez for 18 years. Ivy loves working with short and long hair – a little bit of everything!

Katie

Designer

Katie was born in Downey, CA but was raised in Milton, WA. She has been in the hair industry for 11 years and has been with Gene Juarez for 10. She loves big volume blowouts and short, fun women’s cuts!

Kristen

Designer

Kristen is from Puyallup, WA and has been a hairdresser for six years. She has been working at Gene Juarez for four years and loves doing beautiful special occasion hair.

Kylee

Designer

Kylee is from Bonney Lake, WA and has been in the hair industry for three years. In her two years at Gene Juarez, Kylee has become Smoothing Keratin Treatment certified and loves working with short hair.

Lindsey

Designer

Lindsey has been a hairdresser for 16 years and is from Lake Tapps, WA. In her 14 years at Gene Juarez, she has grown to love working with fine hair and creating gorgeous updos. Lindsey is Calligraphy Cut certified.

Olivia

Designer

Olivia has been in the hair industry for 17 years, all at Gene Juarez. She is from Tacoma, WA and loves cutting men’s hair and doing beautiful special occasion hair. Olivia is a certified Curl Expert and is Smoothing Keratin Treatment certified.

Polly

Designer

Polly is originally from Cambodia! She has spent her whole 17-year career at Gene Juarez and loves working with women’s short hair and special occasion updos.

William

Designer

William is from Tacoma, WA and has been a Designer for 18 years! We are lucky that he has spent his entire career at Gene Juarez. William loves giving haircuts and loves working with short hair.

Makeup

Kelly

Makeup Artist

Kelly has been a Makeup Artist for eight years. From Tacoma, WA, Kelly has worked at Gene Juarez for a year and a half. Her specialty is lashes!

Massage

Premier Therapists

Cydne

Premier Massage Therapist

Cydne is from Frederickson, WA and has been a Massage Therapist with Gene Juarez for 17 years. She is certified in reflexology and maternity massage. Deep Tissue massage is another of Cydne’s specialties!

Therapists

Danae

Massage Therapist

Danae has been a Massage Therapist for over five years and is from Vashon, WA. She enjoys hot stones, deep tissue, and relaxation massages. Danae has been with Gene Juarez for one year.

Susanna

Massage Therapist

Susanna has been with Gene Juarez for five years and is from Tacoma, WA. She has been a Massage Therapist for the past 11 years and loves deep tissue massage, body treatments and maternity massage.

Skin Care

Premier Therapists

Bobbie

Premier Skin Care Therapist

Bobbie is a Premier Skincare Therapist from Puyallup, WA and has been in the industry for 28 years. She loves to do microneedling and Brazilian waxing. Bobbie has been with Gene Juarez for 23 years.

Heidi

Premier Skin Care Therapist

Heidi is a Premier Skincare Therapist from Tacoma, WA and has been in the skincare industry for 25 years. She has spent the last 23 years at Gene Juarez where she loves to do microneedling, Brazilian waxes and helping clients with acne.

Therapists

Aurea

Skin Care Therapist

Aurea is a Skincare Therapist and Educator from Tacoma, WA. She has been in the industry for 13 years, spending the last 12 at Gene Juarez. She loves to give classic facials, microderm facials, eyebrow tinting and eyebrow waxing. Aurea loves to pamper every guest that comes to see her and strives to exceed their expectations.

Karissa

Skin Care Therapist

Karissa is a Skincare Therapist from Steilacoom, WA. She has been with Gene Juarez for three and a half years, but has been in the skincare industry for 12 years. She loves doing Microdermabrasion facials, lash lifts, Brazilian waxing and helping clients with acne.

Luca

Skin Care Therapist

Luca is from Tacoma, WA and has been an esthetician for 13 years. In her three years as a Gene Juarez Skincare Therapist, Luca has come to love brow shaping, facials and reflexology.

Nails

Angel

Nail Artist

Angel is originally from the Philippines! She has been a Nail Artist for 30 years and has spent the last nine years at Gene Juarez. She enjoys doing spa pedicures and shellac manicures. Angel especially likes it when her clients enjoy her foot massages!

Cayenne

Nail Artist

Cayenne is originally from Stockton, CA and has been in the nail industry for seven years. She has been a Nail Artist at Gene Juarez for two years and loves to do shellac manicures, nail art and rockstar glitter. She loves to give her clients firm massages!

Chloe

Nail Artist

Chloe is from Puerto Rico! She has been a Nail Artist for five years and has been with Gene Juarez for three and a half.

Dorothy

Nail Artist

Dorothy has been a Nail Artist at Gene Juarez for her entire 28-year career. She is originally from Tacoma, WA and loves to give her clients pedicures.

Jen

Nail Artist

Jen is originally from California. She has been in the nail industry for 25 years and has been at Gene Juarez for the past 20. She loves shellac manicures, nail art and acrylics.

Liz

Nail Artist

Liz is from right here in Tacoma. She has been a Nail Artist at Gene Juarez for 30 years and loves to give awesome pedicures.

Loann

Nail Artist

Loann is a Nail Artist originally from Vietnam. She has been in the industry since 1994 and has been working at Gene Juarez for the past four years. She loves giving her clients relaxing spa pedicures and shellac manicures.



Visit Us

4502 South Steele Street
Suite 1139
Tacoma, WA 98409

253.472.9999

Monday 10am – 7:30pm
Tuesday 9am – 9pm 
Wednesday 9am – 9pm
Thursday 8am – 9pm
Friday 8am – 9pm
Saturday 8am – 9pm
Sunday 8am – 7pm

Driving Directions

Northbound on I-5: Take 38th Street Exit 132 towards Gig Harbor/Bremerton, merge onto South 38th Street, and turn left onto South Steele Street.

Southbound on I-5: Take 38th Street Exit 132 towards Gig Harbor/Bremerton, merge onto South 38th Street, and turn left onto South Steele Street.

Available Services
  • Balayage
  • Base Color
  • Body Treatments
  • Bridal Hair
  • Calligraphy Cut
  • European Facial
  • GJ Express Blowdry & Finish
  • GJ Signature Blowdry
  • Haircut
  • Highlights
  • Kérastase Salon Conditioning Treatments
  • Keratin Smoothing Treatment
  • Manicures
  • Massage
  • Massage & Body Treatments
  • Microderm Facial
  • Nail Extensions
  • Pedicures
  • Permanent Wave
  • Relaxers
  • Special Occasion Makeup
  • Thermal Straightening
  • Ultrasound Facial
  • Waxing