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 17 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 26-year career with Gene Juarez and specializes in a range of color services.  Amy loves creating custom colors for clients, dimensional colors, highlights, grey blending, and is a balayage specialist. She most enjoys creative solutions for low maintenance, beautiful hair!

Jacquie

Premier Colorist

Jacquie has been a colorist for 19 years. Originally from Auburn, WA, Jacquie has been with Gene Juarez her entire 19-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 12-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.

Rayanne

Premier Colorist

Rayanne is a premier colorist from Gig Harbor. She has been at Gene Juarez for the entirety of her 22-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 18-year career. She specializes in balayage.

Artists

Elaine

Colorist

Elaine is a master colorist from Lake Tapps, WA and has been in the industry for 19 years. She has been with Gene Juarez for 16 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 six years. In her four years at Gene Juarez, Kaelinn has grown to love creating beautiful balayages.

Marsha

Colorist

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

Nadia

Colorist

Nadia is originally from Hot Springs, AR and has been a colorist with Gene Juarez for nine years. She loves enhancing her clients’ natural hair colors!

Rose

Colorist

Rose has been in the industry for over five 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 22-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 12 years. She has spent her entire career at Gene Juarez!  She is always sure to listen to client needs so she can 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 nine years. She is Keratin Smoothing 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 25 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 21 years. In his 11 years at Gene Juarez, Jae has become a certified curl expert and certified in Keratin Smoothing Treatments.

Artists

Amanda

Designer

Amanda is originally from California. She has been with Gene Juarez for 10 years; her entire career in the industry. She is a certified curl expert, Keratin Smoothing 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!”.

Cori

Designer

Cori has been a hairdresser for 26 years and is from right here in the PNW. She has been with Gene Juarez for 25 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 18 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 10 years, all spent at GJ. She loves doing gorgeous updos and short women’s cuts.

Genevieve

Designer

Genevieve has been a hairdresser for 14 years and is from right here in Tacoma! She has been with Gene Juarez for seven years, where she loves working with curls and doing men’s hair. She is a great listener and is very understanding when faced with hair challenges. Genevieve is a certified curl expert.

Hope

Designer

Hope is originally from Hawaii and has been a designer for 16 years. In her 15 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 20 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 13 years and has been with Gene Juarez for 12. She loves big volume blowouts and short, fun women’s cuts!

Kristen

Designer

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

Kylee

Designer

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

Lindsey

Designer

Lindsey has been a hairdresser for 18 years and is from Lake Tapps, WA. In her 16 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 19 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 Keratin Smoothing Treatment certified.

Polly

Designer

Polly is originally from Cambodia! She has spent her whole 19-year career at Gene Juarez and loves working with women’s short hair and special occasion updos.

Tasha

Designer

Tasha is from Eastern Washington and has been in the hair industry for over six years. She enjoys working with a variety of hair and styles! Men’s cuts, fun styles, Keratin Smoothing Treatments- you name it! She’s passionate about her craft and really enjoys getting to know her clients.

William

Designer

William is from Tacoma, WA and has been a designer for 20 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

Therapist Profile Coming Soon!

Massage

Premier Therapists

Cydne

Premier Massage Therapist

Cydne is from Frederickson, WA and has been a massage therapist for 22 years and with Gene Juarez for 21 years. She is certified in reflexology and maternity massage. Deep Tissue massage is another of Cydne’s specialties! She also enjoys working with hot stones and helping her clients achieve general body care.

Therapists

Danae

Massage Therapist

Danae has been a massage therapist for nine years and is from Vashon, WA. She enjoys hot stone, deep tissue, and relaxation massages. Danae has been with Gene Juarez for five years.

Susanna

Massage Therapist

Susanna has been with Gene Juarez for 12 years and is from Tacoma, WA. She has been a massage therapist for the past 14 years and loves deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, body treatments and maternity massage.

Skin Care

Premier Therapists

Faith

Premier Skin Care Therapist

Faith is a premier skin care therapist from Silverdale, WA. Fun fact: she was originally born in Italy! Faith has been an industry professional for 12 years and been at Gene Juarez for six. She specializes in creating beautiful brow shapes through microblading. Follow her on Instagram @faitholibrows

Heidi

Premier Skin Care Therapist

Heidi is a premier skincare therapist from Tacoma, WA and has been in the skincare industry for 27 years. She has spent the last 25 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 15 years, spending the last 14 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 five and a half years, but has been in the skincare industry for 14 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 15 years. In her five years as a Gene Juarez skincare therapist, Luca has come to love brow shaping, facials and reflexology.

Nails

Cayenne

Nail Artist

Cayenne is originally from Stockton, CA and has been in the nail industry for nine years. She has been a nail artist at Gene Juarez for four 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 seven years and has been with Gene Juarez for five and a half.

Dorothy

Nail Artist

Dorothy has been a nail artist at Gene Juarez for her entire 30-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 27 years and has been at Gene Juarez for the past 22. 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 32 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 six years. She loves giving her clients relaxing spa pedicures and shellac manicures.



Visit Us

4502 South Steele Street
Suite 1139
Tacoma, WA 98409

Call or text 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
  • Lash Extensions
  • Manicures
  • Massage
  • Massage & Body Treatments
  • Microderm Facial
  • Nail Extensions
  • Pedicures
  • Permanent Wave
  • Relaxers
  • Special Occasion Makeup
  • Thermal Straightening
  • Ultrasound Facial
  • Waxing