Celebrating 50 years
of Gene Juarez history
Gene Juarez opens the first contemporary fashion salon in downtown Seattle.
Gene Juarez opens The Nordstrom Salon in the original downtown Seattle Nordstrom.
The Advanced Training Salon opens. Michael Coe joins the team.
Team Artistic is born with the mission of setting an industry standard for premier artistic direction in the Pacific Northwest.
The first mall location, Bellevue Square Salon, opens next to Nordstrom in Bellevue, WA.
The first Gene Juarez flagship salon opens at the Four Seasons Olympic Hotel. The Four Seasons Salon featured men's and women's facilities, shoeshines, garment steaming services and senior artistic staff.
The Southcenter Salon opens in Tukwila, WA.
The Northgate Salon opens, as a “mini-salon” at 1,200 square feet, and quickly grows to 7,000 square feet.
Kenmore Beauty School becomes Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty (North Seattle Campus).
Jerry Ahern leads the Gene Juarez Academy and becomes nationally recognized as a founder in beauty education.
The second campus of Gene Juarez’ education division opens in south Seattle, as the largest cosmetology school in the Northwest.
James Todd joins The Artistic Team. In 2005 he becomes Creative Director, leading the team's work in high fashion events and photoshoots across the region.
The Alderwood Mall Salon opens. The location expands with the mall in 2005, adds massage services and debuts the pedicure lounge.
The two-floor Downtown Seattle Salon and Spa flagship opens in the former I. Magnin building. The spa features a fireplace and grand piano in the lobby, water features and a unique lighting system to give the feeling of skylights and natural light.
Christophe Soltaine, a premier designer from France, joins the Gene Juarez team and establishes the French cutting method as the standard for training new artists.
Actress Josie Bissett becomes a spokesperson for Gene Juarez, providing a national spotlight during the premier of Melrose Place.