Gene Juarez Academy

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Why is cosmetology a smart career choice?

Not only is cosmetology a 60 billion dollar industry, its stable and provides endless opportunities. People will always need to have their hair cut and enjoy a relaxing salon experience. What better industry to become a part of?

As a cosmetologist, you can work anywhere in the country, full time or part time. Cosmetology opens the door to a number of exciting career choices, like hair designer, colorist, platform artist, product educator, salon owner, cosmetology instructor, image consultant, celebrity stylist, beauty or fashion writer and fashion stylist.

Why Gene Juarez Academy?

Gene Juarez Academy trains more successful cosmetologists than any other school in the Northwest. In fact, 25% of all beauty school students in the state of Washington are attending Gene Juarez Academy. We create well-rounded professionals who become beauty and fashion industry leaders. As a premier salon and spa organization and leader in cosmetology education, we have earned the reputation for providing quality and excellence in everything we do. Students learn communication skills as well as how to develop positive habits and attitudes. Career preparation includes the understanding of equipment and hair care products as well as artistic appreciation and expression. Best of all, our graduates are the most sought-after in the industry.

Gene Juarez Academy was the region’s leader in developing a life-friendly schedule? Our program consists of 3 ten-hour days a week, so you have 4 days a week to work or spend with family and friends. Allowing you to pursue your dreams!

What is accreditation? And how does it affect me?

Accreditation is a formal status granted to an institution meeting or exceeding stated educational quality criteria. In other words, Gene Juarez Academy has done all the right stuff to give the school extra recognition. Gene Juarez Academy is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). Accreditation is a voluntary process that demonstrates our academics exceed national standards.

Another bonus of being accredited? We offer Financial Aid assistance, which consists of things like federal student loans and grants, Washington State Need Grants, and veteran’s educational benefits to those who qualify.

How long is the program?

The Cosmetology program is 1600 hours and takes about 13 months to complete.

Do you offer part-time or evening classes?

No, but our 3-day schedule allows students to still have time for work, family and friends.

How do I get started?

A one-on-one information session with a Gene Juarez Academy Advisor is required. We want to meet you in person, learn more about your interests and goals, answer your questions, and show you our campus. This way you can leave the session having a good understanding of what it’s really like here and if a career in Cosmetology is the right fit for you. You’re welcome to bring a family member or friend if you’d like!

What are your admission’s requirements?

In addition to meeting with an Admissions Advisor, you must have a diploma or GED, meet our cognitive, communication and physical requirements, and be at least 17 years old.

Do I need prior experience?

Not at all, you just need to have an interest in learning to do hair, meeting new people, and having fun!

Do you accept scholarships?

Yes, we encourage you to apply for any and all scholarships.

If you’re currently a high school senior, you may apply for the following scholarships: Gene Juarez Academy Scholarship Careers that Work Scholarship and Imagine America Scholarship

How soon will I know if I qualify for financial aid?

This can be a very quick process provided you have the right documents. After you meet with an admissions advisor we’ll schedule a one-on-one appointment with a financial advisor 2-3 days later. At this time, we’ll work with you to finalize your customized financial plan. We want you to be able to start your exciting career as soon as possible!

Can I transfer hours earned at another Cosmetology school?

Due to the unique nature of our program, we accept up to 100 hours earned from another cosmetology school within a two year period on a case-by-case basis.

Do I have to work at Gene Juarez Salons and Spas when I graduate from Gene Juarez Academy?

No. It is not a requirement to work at Gene Juarez Salons & Spas if you attend our Academy.  We support your choice to work anywhere you desire.

Will Gene Juarez Academy help me get a job when I graduate?

Yes! Our graduates are highly sought after. And being a Nationally Accredited school, Gene Juarez is held accountable for placement services. While placement is never guaranteed, we work extensively to make sure you get placed in your chosen field. We have an externship program with more than 130 salon partners, which provide in-salon training with industry employers. We also conduct career fairs where salon owners and hiring managers get the chance to speak with you and see your work in person.

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