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.

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.

Artists

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Roxanne

Premier Designer

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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