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.
Ashley is originally from Montana and began her career as a colorist with Gene Juarez six years ago. She’s been in the industry for seven 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.
Jennifer is from Seattle, WA and has been a colorist with Gene Juarez for all 10 years of her career in hair. She specializes in Keratin Smoothing Treatments, balayage and loves working with blondes.
Sole is from Federal Way, WA and has been with Gene Juarez for 18 years! Not only is she a seasoned GJ colorist, she also specializes in all over color and is balayage certified.
Bryce is a Washington State native from Spokane. He has been a colorist for five years and has been with Gene Juarez for four. 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 is a colorist and has been with Gene Juarez for nine years. She’s been in the hair industry for a total of 12 years and is certified in both Keratin Smoothing Treatments and balayage.
McKell has been a colorist for 19 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.
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 is a 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.
Charlotte is a premier designer and has been with Gene Juarez for 12 years. She enjoys a challenge and loves to work with all types of hair.
Collin is from Seattle, WA and has been a hairdresser for 18 years. He’s been a designer with Gene Juarez for 11 years and specializes in men’s cuts. Collin also enjoys working with curly hair and is a certified curl expert.
Kristina is from right here in Washington State and has been a designer with Gene Juarez for eight years. She’s been a hairdresser for nine years and specializes in style transformations, braiding and gives a flawless blowdry. Keep up with her on Instagram @Kristina_gjhair!
Roxanne is from both Seattle, WA and Alaska. She’s a premier designer and has been with Gene Juarez for 12 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 giving Keratin Smoothing Treatments.
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 nine years and worked as a hairdresser for a total of 20 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!
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 eight 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.
Emily is from Seattle, WA and has been a hairdresser with Gene Juarez for eight years. She enjoys creating updos and edgy razor cuts! Emily also specializes in working with curly hair.
Penelope is from Edmonds, WA and has been a designer at Gene Juarez for nearly four years. She has been a hairdresser for over four years and loves to create fun updos for her clients. She also specializes in men’s haircuts.
Rachel is a Washington state native and began her career in hair in 2013. She’s been a designer with Gene Juarez for over four 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 has been a designer with Gene Juarez for 28 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 one of her specialties. Traci gives a fantastic blowdry! Follow her work on Instagram @Tracidesigner.
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Jade has been a massage therapist for 16 years and has been with Gene Juarez for just over 10. She is enthusiastic about all things massage.
Kenton is from Olympia, WA. He has been practicing massage therapy for four 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 is from Lynnwood, WA and has been a massage therapist with Gene Juarez for 12 years. She’s been a massage professional for over 17 years and specializes in customized massage to target client needs.
Sophia is from Seattle, WA and has been a massage therapist for six 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 Therapist
Kim is a skin care therapist from Edmonds, WA. She’s been in the industry for nine years and has been with Gene Juarez for eight. Kim enjoys facials, waxing, lash extensions, lash lift and specializes in Brazilian waxing.
Skin Care Therapist
Marie is from Seattle, WA and has been a skin care therapist with Gene Juarez for 12 years. With 13 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.
Premier Nail Artist
Keiko is from Japan and has been a nail artist for 18 years. She’s been with Gene Juarez for eleven 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.
Reginna is originally from Indonesia. She’s been a nail artist with Gene Juarez for over five years and has been in the industry for nearly seven years. Reginna enjoys giving her clients all types of manicures and pedicures!
2684 NE 49th Street
Seattle, WA 98105
Monday 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 9am – 9pm
Wednesday 9am – 9pm
Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday 9am – 9pm
Saturday 8am – 8pm
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.
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.
- Base Color
- Body Treatments
- Bridal Hair
- European Facial
- Eyelash Extensions
- GJ Express Blowdry & Finish
- GJ Signature Blowdry
- Kérastase Salon Conditioning Treatments
- Keratin Smoothing Treatment
- Microderm Facial
- Nail Extensions
- Special Occasion Makeup
- The Beach Wave
- Thermal Straightening