University Village


The Gene Juarez Salon & Spa at the University Village near the University of Washington has the feeling of an open loft, which creates a comfortable, modern hair salon to de-stress and relax. Deep red accent walls contrast with light wood, a lobby fireplace, and a backlit hand-cut onyx feature wall. Here you get the most out of your experience while you sit back and relax—and know that you’re in great hands.


OUR TEAM

Color

Premier Artists

Jennifer

Premier Colorist

Jennifer is from Seattle, WA and has been a Colorist with Gene Juarez for all eight years of her career in hair. She specializes in Keratin Smoothing Treatments, balayage and loves working with blondes.

Sole

Premier Colorist

Sole is from Federal Way, WA and has been with Gene Juarez for 16 years! Not only is she a seasoned GJ Colorist, she also specializes in all color and is balayage certified.

Artists

Ashley

Colorist

Ashley is originally from Montana and began her career as a Colorist with Gene Juarez four years ago. She’s been in the industry for five years and has come to love working with blondes and brunettes. Creating dimension and natural, believable color is her specialty and Ashley is balayage certified.

Bryce

Colorist

Bryce is a Washington State native from Spokane. He has been a Colorist for three years and has been with Gene Juarez for two. He specializes in fashion color and anything trendy! He especially loves pastels, opals, unicorn and other trend colors. Bryce is also well versed in blondes, color melting and is balayage certified.

Dony

Colorist

Dony is a Colorist and has been with Gene Juarez for seven years. She’s been in the hair industry for a total of 10 years and certified in both Keratin Smoothing Treatments and balayage.

McKell

Colorist

McKell has been a Colorist for 17 years and has been with Gene Juarez since the start of her career in hair. Originally from Gig Harbor, McKell most enjoys creating customized color for her guests that highlight or compliment their features best- and especially loves working with blondes and brunettes. She keeps up with current trends and specializes in hair relaxing services.

Parker

Colorist

Parker is originally from Farson ,Wyoming and has been a Colorist with Gene Juarez for two years. Bringing seven years of experience, Parker specializes in balayage, blondes and red heads.

Scott

Colorist

Scott comes to Gene Juarez with six years of experience working in some of the top salons in New York City. Alongside being a highly-trained Colorist, Scott is also our Curl Expert Educator and has spent the last two years as Master Artistic Educator for Ouidad. Want to color your curls? Scott is your guy!

Design

Premier Artists

Charlotte

Premier Designer

Charlotte is a Premier Designer and has been with Gene Juarez for 10 years. She enjoys a challenge and loves to work with all types of hair.

Roxanne

Premier Designer

Roxanne is from both Seattle, WA and Alaska. She’s a Premier Designer and has been with Gene Juarez for 10 years. Roxanne specializes in several hair services, but particularly enjoys working with curly and short hair. She’s a certified Curl Expert and loves to create special occasion hair, as well as give Keratin Smoothing Treatments.

Stella

Premier Designer

Stella has lived all over the world, but more specifically between Greece and Seattle for the majority of her life. She’s a Premier Designer and has been with Gene Juarez for seven years and worked as a hairdresser for a total of 18 years. Having previously worked between LA and the UK with a background in fashion, she approaches each of her haircuts with similar principles for trendy design. Stella specializes in hair transformations, edgy looks, razor and precision cuts, bobs, pixie styles and trendy cuts. With certification in Calligraphy Cut, Keratin Smoothing Treatments and earning the title of certified Curl Expert, Stella loves working with all textures of hair!Keep up with her on Instagram @stella.maria.tsafos!

Artists

Abigail

Designer

Abigail has been in the industry since 2010. She was educated and began working as a stylist in her hometown of Chicago, IL. Abigail started with Gene Juarez upon moving to Seattle in 2015, where she has become a certified Curl Expert and Keratin Smoothing Treatment specialist. Although working with all hair types, her expertise is in fine texture, razor cuts and she loves giving clients a beautiful blowout.

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.

Collin

Designer

Collin is from Seattle, WA and has been a hairdresser for 16 years. He’s been a Designer with Gene Juarez for nine years and specializes in men’s cuts. Collin also enjoys working with curly hair and is a certified Curl Expert.

Emily

Designer

Emily is from Seattle, WA and has been a hairdresser with Gene Juarez for six years. She enjoys creating updos and edgy razor cuts! Emily also specializes in working with curly hair.

Kristina

Designer

Kristina is from right here in Washington State and has been a Designer with Gene Juarez for six years. She’s been a hairdresser for seven years and specializes in style transformations, braiding and gives a flawless blowdry. Keep up with her on Instagram @Kristina_gjhair!

Mary

Designer

Mary is from right here in Seattle and has been a Designer at Gene Juarez for eight years! She enjoys Keratin Smoothing Treatments, men’s cuts and Signature Blowdrys.

Penelope

Designer

Penelope is from Edmonds, WA and has been a Designer at Gene Juarez for nearly two years. She has been a hairdresser for over two years and loves to create fun updos for her clients. She also specializes in men’s haircuts.

Rachel

Designer

Rachel is a Washington state native and began her career in hair in 2013. She’s been a Designer with Gene Juarez for over two years and most enjoys working with long hair, stressing the importance of hair health and overall nutrition. She is also Keratin Smoothing Treatment certified.

Traci

Designer

Traci has been a Designer with Gene Juarez for 26 years! She’s not only a certified Curl Expert, but also enjoys major hair transformations on both short and long styles. Creating texture and layering is another of her specialties. Traci gives a fantastic blowdry! Follow her work on Instagram @Tracidesigner.

Makeup

Therapist Profile Coming Soon!

Massage

Jade

Massage Therapist

Jade has been a Massage Therapist for 14 years and has been with Gene Juarez for just over eight. She is enthusiastic about all things massage.

Kenton

Massage Therapist

Kenton is from Olympia, WA. He has been practicing massage therapy for two years and is excited to join Gene Juarez. His work utilizes a range of massage techniques customized to facilitate positive physical change in the body and bring calm and balance back into people’s lives.

Liv

Massage Therapist

Liv is from Lynnwood, WA and has been a Massage Therapist with Gene Juarez for 10 years. She’s been a massage professional for over 15 years and specializes in customized massage to target client needs.

Sophia

Massage Therapist

Sophia is from Seattle, WA and has been a Massage Therapist for four years. She loves working with clients to help improve overall posture and spinal alignment through massage. Sophia specializes in deep pressured neck technique to relieve muscle aches and pain.

Skin Care

Kim

Skin Care Therapist

Kim is a Skin Care Therapist from Edmonds, WA. She’s been in the industry for seven years and has been with Gene Juarez for six. Kim enjoys facials, waxing, lash extensions, lash lift and specializes in Brazilian waxing.

Marie

Skin Care Therapist

Marie is from Seattle, WA and has been a Skin Care Therapist with Gene Juarez for 10 years. With 11 years of experience as a skin care professional, Marie specializes in lash extensions and loves to create beautiful brow arches for her clients. She loves helping people maintain their service at home by building a customized regimen.

Nails

Premier Therapists

Keiko

Premier Nail Artist

Keiko is from Japan and has been a Nail Artist for 16 years. She’s been with Gene Juarez for nine years and enjoys a variety of nail services. Specializing in nail art, nail extension repair, gel, acrylic and fiberglass nails- there’s very little Keiko can’t do. She also enjoys incorporating reflexology into her services.

Therapists

Ree

Nail Artist

Ree is originally from Japan and has been a Nail Artist with Gene Juarez for a year! She brings two years of experience and specializes in manicure and pedicure services.

Reginna

Nail Artist

Reginna is originally from Indonesia. She’s been a Nail Artist with Gene Juarez for over three years and has been in the industry for nearly five years. Reginna enjoys giving her clients all types of manicures and pedicures!



Visit Us

2684 NE 49th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

206.522.4700

Monday 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 9am – 9pm
Wednesday 9am – 9pm
Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday 9am – 9pm
Saturday 8am – 9pm
Sunday 8am – 7pm

*University of Washington students save 10% on any service Monday through Thursday at our University Village Salon & Spa only. Must present valid school ID to receive the discount.

Driving Directions

From SR 520: Take the Montlake exit and follow Montlake Boulevard going North past Husky Stadium and then veer left onto 25th Avenue NE. University Village is on the right.

From I-5: Take the NE 45th Street exit and head east. Continue past the University of Washington and take a left at the light at the bottom of the hill. University Village is on the left.

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