University Village


OUR TEAM

Color

Premier Artists

Ashley

Premier Colorist

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.

Dylan

Premier Colorist

Dylan brings 13 years of experience to Gene Juarez. She has undergone advanced training in NYC and Paris to perfect her craft and to share her passion for education with the color team. Dylan enjoys working with all hair types and colors of the spectrum, from natural looks to bleach & tones, and specializing in creative coloring. Her philosophy is to focus on the concept of enhancing natural beauty and developing personal style for her valued clients.

Jennifer

Premier Colorist

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.

Patrice

Premier Colorist

Patrice is a Seattle native and has been with Gene Juarez for 17 years. She’s a premier colorist and has worked in the hair industry for 20 years. Patrice loves to work with reds and is balayage certified.

Artists

Astrid

Colorist

Astrid has been a Gene Juarez colorist for the past seven years. She loves working with fashion colors, reds, and is balayage certified.

Dony

Colorist

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.

Elle

Colorist

Elle is a Washington state native and has been a colorist with Gene Juarez for over seven years. She is balayage certified and specializes in Keratin Smoothing Treatments.

Kendall

Colorist

Kendall is a seasoned colorist and has been with Gene Juarez since she started her career in hair in 1987. With 33 years of experience, Kendall most enjoys giving her clients beautiful foils.

Lance

Colorist

Lance is originally from Hawaii and brings 19 years of industry experience to the Downtown team. He’s been a colorist at Gene Juarez for 18 years and enjoys working with reds, brunettes, blondes and is balayage certified.

McKell

Colorist

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.

Payton

Colorist

Payton is from Colorado Springs and has been a hairdresser for five years! She’s been a designer with Gene Juarez for two years at the Downtown salon and specializes in grey coverage/blending, as well as creating more natural, sunkissed looks. She welcomes clients that are looking to make a change but aren’t quite ready to take the leap.

Seth

Seth is a Goldwell Master Colorist and has been in the industry 3 years. He loves tailoring hair color to his clients – Including base colors, custom highlighting and fashion colors. He is also Keratin Smoothing Certified, Check out his Instagram at @Seth.Gj

Joanna

Colorist

With 32 years of industry experience, Yoanna has been a colorist at Gene Juarez for 31 years and specializes in creating the perfect blonde. She is originally from Poland!

Design

Premier Artists

Abigail

Premier 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 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.

Ana

Premier Designer

Ana is originally from New Mexico and has been a designer at Gene Juarez for over six years. Bringing eight years of experience to the Downtown team, Ana specializes in both curly and fine hair, short cuts and Keratin Smoothing Treatments.

Billy

Premier Designer

Billy is a premier designer and has been with Gene Juarez for 14 years. He brings 27 years total of professional experience as a hairdresser. He enjoys working with all textures and lengths of hair! Specializing in thorough, in-depth consultations, Billy takes bone structure, face shape, and hair texture into consideration to design a personalized haircut for each individual.

Charlie

Premier Designer

Charlie is the Director of Creative Development and has been a designer with Gene Juarez for the past 20 years. He enjoys working with all hair lengths and loves working with clients to develop a personal style. “I copy many things. Almost everything I do could be a copy in some way. But I copy with a certain respect. I have a high regard for the original and also want to put my twist onto that.”

Christophe

Premier Designer & Vice President of Artistic Training

Christophe is the VP of Artistic Training at Gene Juarez. He is originally from Paris, France and has been in the business for 38 years. He’s been a Gene Juarez professional for 22 years and specializes in challenging hair, style changes and consultations. He is a talented designer who creates customized looks for his clients. To assist in creating the total look, Christophe recommends that his clients bring photo inspiration, any accessories (necklace, earrings) that they typically wear, and show up in their favorite outfit!

Collin

Premier Designer

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.

Corrinna

Premier Designer

Corrinna is a premier designer from Seattle, WA. She’s been a hairdresser for 10 years and has spent the past nine years at Gene Juarez mastering long haircuts, bobs, bridal styles and major hair transformations! She enjoys working with all hair types.

Leonardo

With more than 20 years of experience in the hair industry, Leonardo is an award winning hairstylist with a passion for helping his clients create a unique and personalized style. His work has been sought after by celebrities throughout the country and has been published worldwide, including a few local magazines such as Seattle Bride & Groom and 425 Magazine. Leonardo is a master with hair extensions and is certified in providing Cezanne Smoothing Keratin Treatments. He loves working with all hair textures, especially curly hair, but his favorite thing to do is create new and cutting edge styles that ensure his clients leave happy with healthy, amazing hair.

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 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! Please note, Stella will be returning to work during Phase 4 of our reopening. 

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 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.

Carson

Designer

Carson is from Montana and began her journey in the hair industry in 2008. With an early love for hair at age ten, Carson brings her passion for hair design to Gene Juarez and has been at the Downtown salon for the past 10 years. She enjoys listening to her clients and making them feel confident!

Chi

Designer

Chi is from Seattle, WA and has been a hairdresser for 12 years. She’s worked with Gene Juarez for 19 years, starting at the front desk and moving on to become a designer. She specializes in bobs, Asian hair, razor cuts and special occasion hair.

Gregory

Designer

Gregory is originally from Michigan and has been a designer at Gene Juarez for 27 years. He specializes in short hair, layering, classic wet sets, special occasion and costume styles.

Kathryn

Kathryn is a Seattle native with over twenty years of experience in the beauty & wellness industry.  She has a passion for helping people create a look that tells their story with style. Her training and experience combine British & French methodologies giving Kathryn  the ability to offer a versatile range by playing with texture and length

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.”

– Coco Chanel

Nicole

Designer

Nicole is originally from Colorado and has been a designer with Gene Juarez since 1998. She’s been a hair professional for 23 years and loves connecting with her clients. Nicole is a patient person and great listener!

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 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.

Soumaly

Designer

Soumaly is from Seattle, WA and has been a designer with Gene Juarez for her entire 13-year career in hair. She loves working with all hair types and lengths- especially bobs! She enjoys styling hair for events, including blowouts.

Traci

Designer

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.

Valerie

Designer

Valerie is originally from Moldova and has been a designer at Gene Juarez for 22 years. She specializes in short hair styles.

Paula Yahn

Designer

Paula Yahn is originally from Germany and has been a designer at Gene Juarez for six years. With seven years of industry experience, she has worked with all lengths of hair. She enjoys working with curly hair and is a certified curl expert. In addition, she enjoys Keratin Smoothing Treatments, men’s cuts, beach wave services, and styling bridal and special occasion hair. She can create a runway or editorial look as desired.

Makeup

Therapist Profile Coming Soon!

Massage

Jade

Massage Therapist

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.

Liv

Massage Therapist

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

Massage Therapist

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

Angela

Skin Care Therapist

Angela is from Boise, ID and has been a skincare therapist with Gene Juarez for five years. She specializes in brow and lash services, specifically lash lifts, tints and waxing! Angela loves giving a luxurious facial, providing specific massage techniques for relaxation and circulation. In her spare time, Angela enjoys studying up on health related topics and how they relate to skincare and well-being.

Kim

Skin Care Therapist

Kim specializes in Brazilian waxing, lash extensions, lash lifts and facials. She most enjoys lash lifts and tints to provide her guests with an effortless wake-up-and-go look! Kim has been with Gene Juarez for nine years and loves recommending a custom skincare routine for her guests to achieve their desired results.

 

Marie

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.

Nails

Premier Therapists

Mariana

Premier Nail Artist

Mariana is originally from Brazil and began her career as a nail professional with Gene Juarez in 2010. As a premier nail artist With 10 years total of industry experience, Mariana especially loves to give her clients shellac services!

Keiko

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.

Therapists

Lauren

Nail Artist

Lauren is a premier nail artist from Quincy, WA. She’s been at Gene Juarez for 27 years and enjoys acrylic enhancements, and all manicure and pedicure services!

Reginna

Nail Artist

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!



Visit Us

2684 NE 49th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

Call or text 206.522.4700

Please note our holiday and temporary operating hours

Monday 9am – 7pm
Tuesday 9am – 7pm
Wednesday 9am – 7pm
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday 9am – 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
  • Microblading
  • Nail Extensions
  • Pedicures
  • Relaxers
  • Special Occasion Makeup
  • The Beach Wave
  • Thermal Straightening
  • Waxing