Gene Juarez Academy South

★★★☆☆

Personal Services

Personal Services
More choices in Federal Way:
Resultset_next

Fever Hair Design & Tanning

5015 Tacoma Mall Blvd Ste B101 Tacoma, WA

Resultset_next

Colorescience

19987 1st Ave S Normandy Park, WA

3.05 20
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Gene Juarez Academy South was?
Write a Review
.

I got lucky today. I had the best instructor & technicians. Hated the atmosphere. Deidra, RyAnn, and Taylor made my day...a long day. The salon is sloppy and the staff is unprofessional and they lack continuity in their training model. Most of the students there looked lost, scared, or bored. Very unorganized and not relaxing or comforting. I have done the hair model thing for several years at some of Seattles most reputable salons...this isnt one of them.

2
★★☆☆☆

I got lucky today. I had the best instructor & technicians. Hated the atmosphere. Deidra, RyAnn, and Taylor made my day...a long day. The salon is sloppy and the staff is unprofessional and they lack continuity in their training model. Most of the students there looked lost, scared, or bored. Very unorganized and not relaxing or comforting. I have done the hair model thing for several years at some of Seattles most reputable salons...this isnt one of them.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

The school is not about teaching students, it's about milking them for contract hours so that they can make additional money. They lose track of important tests, they lose hours that you clock in and then penalize you for not proving that they are wrong. They use the Gene Juarez name to attract. The only good thing they do is prepare you for your boards because they want their students to appear really knowledgeable when you go take your tests.

They allow some students to do certain services on their clients and penalize others (typically the AA students) for doing the SAME type of service on their clients. They are inconsistent in their management and teaching processes and very disorganized. $20K is a lot of money to spend for disorder and disfunction.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The school is not about teaching students, it's about milking them for contract hours so that they can make additional money. They lose track of important tests, they lose hours that you clock in and then penalize you for not proving that they are wrong. They use the Gene Juarez name to attract. The only good thing they do is prepare you for your boards because they want their students to appear really knowledgeable when you go take your tests.

They allow some students to do certain services on their clients and penalize others (typically the AA students) for doing the SAME type of service on their clients. They are inconsistent in their management and teaching processes and very disorganized. $20K is a lot of money to spend for disorder and disfunction.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

.

a little FYI before you visit ... your going to a school to have your hair done ... meaning a student is doing your hair. The school has rules as to what they will and will not let a student do to someones hair. Most likely your service will be slow because of all the jumps the student has to go through to get a service checked as well as being slow because they are perfecting their technique. Also please remember that if they are unable to do something its probably not the students fault because if a educator says no than they are not allowed to do it. kind of like at work ... if your manager says no you probably wont do it ... or at least I would hope you wouldnt. This being said if you are in a hurry and not willing to be a model for a student than this is not the place for you. Also every student is different and at a different place in their education.

3
★★★☆☆

a little FYI before you visit ... your going to a school to have your hair done ... meaning a student is doing your hair. The school has rules as to what they will and will not let a student do to someones hair. Most likely your service will be slow because of all the jumps the student has to go through to get a service checked as well as being slow because they are perfecting their technique. Also please remember that if they are unable to do something its probably not the students fault because if a educator says no than they are not allowed to do it. kind of like at work ... if your manager says no you probably wont do it ... or at least I would hope you wouldnt. This being said if you are in a hurry and not willing to be a model for a student than this is not the place for you. Also every student is different and at a different place in their education.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I took my daughter in this past Saturday to have her hair done. her appointment was at 2:30pm and she was not done until after 7 pm. I was quated a price when I made the appointment and then was quoted a much much higher price when we got there. I was informed by a manager that they wait until you get there and then tell you the correct price which is over double what you are quoted on the phone. My daughter wanted her hair cut and layered and then black on the top and blonde in the bottom. They colored it blonde and then told her that her hair was to dark to go blonde. My mother owned her own business for 40 years and yes you can turn any color blonde if you know what the hell you are doing obviously the student and instructor didnt know what they were talking about. they ended up having to recolor her hair on the bottom an awful red which you can't see because the girl didnt layer it like we had asked her to do. she then got an attitude with my daughter about the layering and my daughter lied to her and said it was fine, she was very disappointed but after 5.5 hours she wanted to go home. I said something to a stupid blonde woman and she kept making excuses and when I told her to get out of my face she refused. They did give my daughter a discount but that fix the problem, their solution was take the discount and get your hair fixwed somewhere else for more money. Good customer service,not. her hair is not layered at all the girl wanted to go home since the salon had been closed forhalf an hour. i had gone there 2 years ago and wanted my hair very short the girl refused to do it and I left very disapointed. the sad thing is now we have to pay to fix their mistake and my daughter felt guilty for the girl and even tipped her. She should have left her a penny since she did such a ------ job. thanks so much for your poor service. As you can tell i have a big mouth and will tell all I know about your business. I feel sorry for the people that go to you for service and espesially get that hairstyleist ans supervisor. you are a rip off and should be shut down. just a little fact for you all if someone gets good service they only tell 5 people and when they get the service or service you didn't supply they tell an average of 200 people and they tell 200 more. I hope your business fails and people see that even your instructors don't know what they are talking about.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I took my daughter in this past Saturday to have her hair done. her appointment was at 2:30pm and she was not done until after 7 pm. I was quated a price when I made the appointment and then was quoted a much much higher price when we got there. I was informed by a manager that they wait until you get there and then tell you the correct price which is over double what you are quoted on the phone. My daughter wanted her hair cut and layered and then black on the top and blonde in the bottom. They colored it blonde and then told her that her hair was to dark to go blonde. My mother owned her own business for 40 years and yes you can turn any color blonde if you know what the hell you are doing obviously the student and instructor didnt know what they were talking about. they ended up having to recolor her hair on the bottom an awful red which you can't see because the girl didnt layer it like we had asked her to do. she then got an attitude with my daughter about the layering and my daughter lied to her and said it was fine, she was very disappointed but after 5.5 hours she wanted to go home. I said something to a stupid blonde woman and she kept making excuses and when I told her to get out of my face she refused. They did give my daughter a discount but that fix the problem, their solution was take the discount and get your hair fixwed somewhere else for more money. Good customer service,not. her hair is not layered at all the girl wanted to go home since the salon had been closed forhalf an hour. i had gone there 2 years ago and wanted my hair very short the girl refused to do it and I left very disapointed. the sad thing is now we have to pay to fix their mistake and my daughter felt guilty for the girl and even tipped her. She should have left her a penny since she did such a ------ job. thanks so much for your poor service. As you can tell i have a big mouth and will tell all I know about your business. I feel sorry for the people that go to you for service and espesially get that hairstyleist ans supervisor. you are a rip off and should be shut down. just a little fact for you all if someone gets good service they only tell 5 people and when they get the service or service you didn't supply they tell an average of 200 people and they tell 200 more. I hope your business fails and people see that even your instructors don't know what they are talking about.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I was there for 4 hours my haircut ($12.95 was barely a trim & my golden highlights (The $54 partial foil I paid for) was not even noticeable except the couple of blonde streaks, when I told them I couldn't even tell that my hair had been done they offered to throw in a few more foils but after being there for 4 hours I declined the offer & decided to not go back-btw I said I'd never go back once before (5 years before) because I was tired of spending 40 minutes in the reception area & 1 1/2 hours for a haircut & over 3 hours for a foil! It's not a good deal when it takes that much time & you still have worry if your hair will turn out OK-I had 3 bad hair experiences there-out of probably 16 visits? I would not tell my friends or family to go there!

1
★☆☆☆☆

I was there for 4 hours my haircut ($12.95 was barely a trim & my golden highlights (The $54 partial foil I paid for) was not even noticeable except the couple of blonde streaks, when I told them I couldn't even tell that my hair had been done they offered to throw in a few more foils but after being there for 4 hours I declined the offer & decided to not go back-btw I said I'd never go back once before (5 years before) because I was tired of spending 40 minutes in the reception area & 1 1/2 hours for a haircut & over 3 hours for a foil! It's not a good deal when it takes that much time & you still have worry if your hair will turn out OK-I had 3 bad hair experiences there-out of probably 16 visits? I would not tell my friends or family to go there!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

My experiences at the South campus (Federal Way) have all been very positive. Everyone there was nice and professional. If you want a stylist who is professional and talented, I highly recommend Berlin. To date she has cut and colored my hair twice and given me a perm. They have all turned out top notch and I am especially impressed with the perm. I have very fine hair and have had probably 30+ perms in my life. The perm Berlin gave me was, hands down, the BEST perm I have ever had. The products she recommends for my hair actually work and she doesn't try to sell me stuff I don't need. My hair looks better now than it ever has. I will continue to get my hair done at Gene Juarez but will follow Berlin once she graduates (11/2010).

5
★★★★★

My experiences at the South campus (Federal Way) have all been very positive. Everyone there was nice and professional. If you want a stylist who is professional and talented, I highly recommend Berlin. To date she has cut and colored my hair twice and given me a perm. They have all turned out top notch and I am especially impressed with the perm. I have very fine hair and have had probably 30+ perms in my life. The perm Berlin gave me was, hands down, the BEST perm I have ever had. The products she recommends for my hair actually work and she doesn't try to sell me stuff I don't need. My hair looks better now than it ever has. I will continue to get my hair done at Gene Juarez but will follow Berlin once she graduates (11/2010).

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I went to this school 20 years ago when Gene Juarez owned it. He sold the name now it is a horrible school. They do not teach precision haircuts. Just go look at the quality of cuts from the customers leaving. They have teachers that went from beauty school,teachers training to the classroom. no experience in salon work. There is a tremendous problem with bullysum, predjudism, harassment from teachers and students. When a students report this 4 times with no attempt to resolve these issues from the staff, leaving the student as a target. There is a pending litigation from us and hopefully a Class action suit from all of the students that they have kicked out w/ no just cause leaving them devastated financially.(after they get their money of course)

1
★☆☆☆☆

I went to this school 20 years ago when Gene Juarez owned it. He sold the name now it is a horrible school. They do not teach precision haircuts. Just go look at the quality of cuts from the customers leaving. They have teachers that went from beauty school,teachers training to the classroom. no experience in salon work. There is a tremendous problem with bullysum, predjudism, harassment from teachers and students. When a students report this 4 times with no attempt to resolve these issues from the staff, leaving the student as a target. There is a pending litigation from us and hopefully a Class action suit from all of the students that they have kicked out w/ no just cause leaving them devastated financially.(after they get their money of course)

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

.

After asking for chocolate brown hair, I ended up with BLACK hair. It was supposed to be dark brown with a tint of red, not black with a blue tint. The cut turned out fine, but I could've done a better dye job with boxes on my own because at least I would've had full coverage. As it is now there are chunks of brown in odd places. The student didn't seem to care what se was doing and the instructor was so bogged down with requests that they were just rushing to get through everyone. I would recommend them for a cut IF you get a stylist who pays attention and listens to you. I would NEVER go to them for color again. I'd sooner pay less and go to Hair Masters.

1
★☆☆☆☆

After asking for chocolate brown hair, I ended up with BLACK hair. It was supposed to be dark brown with a tint of red, not black with a blue tint. The cut turned out fine, but I could've done a better dye job with boxes on my own because at least I would've had full coverage. As it is now there are chunks of brown in odd places. The student didn't seem to care what se was doing and the instructor was so bogged down with requests that they were just rushing to get through everyone. I would recommend them for a cut IF you get a stylist who pays attention and listens to you. I would NEVER go to them for color again. I'd sooner pay less and go to Hair Masters.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

.

I wouldn't even think twice about going back to the Northgate location. It was the worst expereince of my life. I love salons and I love getting my hair done, but these were the most unprofessional people I have ever encountered and I would strongly not recommend this place.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I wouldn't even think twice about going back to the Northgate location. It was the worst expereince of my life. I love salons and I love getting my hair done, but these were the most unprofessional people I have ever encountered and I would strongly not recommend this place.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

All those professional hair stylist must start somewhere, and this is the place. High quality school for up and coming Hair stylist. Great value, but it is a school so they are not fast. Expect to have a teacher inspect your hair cut at least two times, after all you kind of become a "guinea pig".

PROS: Great value, good parking
CONS: call for directions; may be very busy; slow hair cuts (they are learning)

3
★★★☆☆

All those professional hair stylist must start somewhere, and this is the place. High quality school for up and coming Hair stylist. Great value, but it is a school so they are not fast. Expect to have a teacher inspect your hair cut at least two times, after all you kind of become a "guinea pig".

PROS: Great value, good parking
CONS: call for directions; may be very busy; slow hair cuts (they are learning)

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Here's the place to come for a great, cheap haircut! This is where the future GJ grads build hours towards graduation by cutting peoples' hair, doing their nails, and keeping things in the salon GJ caliber. I go here for a good haircut for $8.00. Just think, in a couple of months, you can get a cut from some of these students at a real GJ salon and spend over $100. It's the bargain of the century. I've never had a bad cut or trim here either.

PROS: Nice, frienly staff and students, cheap!
CONS:

5
★★★★★

Here's the place to come for a great, cheap haircut! This is where the future GJ grads build hours towards graduation by cutting peoples' hair, doing their nails, and keeping things in the salon GJ caliber. I go here for a good haircut for $8.00. Just think, in a couple of months, you can get a cut from some of these students at a real GJ salon and spend over $100. It's the bargain of the century. I've never had a bad cut or trim here either.

PROS: Nice, frienly staff and students, cheap!
CONS:

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I ventured to the Gene Juarez Academy after getting my hair done at their main salon and realizing how expensive it was! I was very pleased with the results at the Academy but it did take forever. I expected that with a school but you have to be prepared. You can get everything done here from colors to nails. Just make sure you slot out most of the day to spend here!

4
★★★★☆

I ventured to the Gene Juarez Academy after getting my hair done at their main salon and realizing how expensive it was! I was very pleased with the results at the Academy but it did take forever. I expected that with a school but you have to be prepared. You can get everything done here from colors to nails. Just make sure you slot out most of the day to spend here!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I guess you can't expect the very best if you go to a beauty school. I went to Gene Juarez to get my hair cut and highlights. Their hair cuts are cheap. Their highlights are reasonably priced. It took forever for them to get the highlights done. I told them what I wanted and they kept telling me they didn't think it would work, but it did. After my highlights the instructor just ended up cutting my hair. I don't know if this is because the student was incapable or maybe they felt sorry for me because I had been there all day. Anyway if you have time to spare and are extra patient, this may be the place for you if you want to save some money.

PROS: resonable price
CONS: time consuming

3
★★★☆☆

I guess you can't expect the very best if you go to a beauty school. I went to Gene Juarez to get my hair cut and highlights. Their hair cuts are cheap. Their highlights are reasonably priced. It took forever for them to get the highlights done. I told them what I wanted and they kept telling me they didn't think it would work, but it did. After my highlights the instructor just ended up cutting my hair. I don't know if this is because the student was incapable or maybe they felt sorry for me because I had been there all day. Anyway if you have time to spare and are extra patient, this may be the place for you if you want to save some money.

PROS: resonable price
CONS: time consuming

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I have had my hair and nails done several times here. The waiting area is comfortable. The front desk staff is usually very busy. Students are personable and always offer coffee or water. Services take longer than they should, but good results at a great price. Parking is sparse.

4
★★★★☆

I have had my hair and nails done several times here. The waiting area is comfortable. The front desk staff is usually very busy. Students are personable and always offer coffee or water. Services take longer than they should, but good results at a great price. Parking is sparse.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Yeah so they are learning, but you get a great hair cut/service for under 10 bucks and they have their instructor check it ou so it's rare that they mess up!

4
★★★★☆

Yeah so they are learning, but you get a great hair cut/service for under 10 bucks and they have their instructor check it ou so it's rare that they mess up!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

The price is excellent since this is not a professional salon, but a training facility. However, since it is a training facility there is room for imperfection. I went to get an updo for my long hair and it ended up looking really nice. However it took 5 hours. 5 hours to put my hair up and put a couple of curls in. I would recommend this place, just be warned that the people are still learning.

4
★★★★☆

The price is excellent since this is not a professional salon, but a training facility. However, since it is a training facility there is room for imperfection. I went to get an updo for my long hair and it ended up looking really nice. However it took 5 hours. 5 hours to put my hair up and put a couple of curls in. I would recommend this place, just be warned that the people are still learning.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I go here to get my haircut because the students are excited about moving into the last stage of their schooling and they do a great job cutting my hair and they really do care about how you look and what you like.

PROS: You get treated very good
CONS: Call Ahead. Haircuts are usually a few days out.

4
★★★★☆

I go here to get my haircut because the students are excited about moving into the last stage of their schooling and they do a great job cutting my hair and they really do care about how you look and what you like.

PROS: You get treated very good
CONS: Call Ahead. Haircuts are usually a few days out.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

This is a high-class place. Even though the stylists are students, they are awesome! I had a great time getting my hair styled. I was impressed by their skill in styling and carrying on a conversation. It was very pleasant, and it's all so inexpensive! The same thing would cost twice as much somewhere else. I definately recommend this place for anyone looking to save a few bucks.

5
★★★★★

This is a high-class place. Even though the stylists are students, they are awesome! I had a great time getting my hair styled. I was impressed by their skill in styling and carrying on a conversation. It was very pleasant, and it's all so inexpensive! The same thing would cost twice as much somewhere else. I definately recommend this place for anyone looking to save a few bucks.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

This is a well known secret if you live in the Pierce County area and happen to be on a budget! The Gene Juarez Academy of beauty is a full service salon, with services being performed by students! I went there with my mother and got a great haircut for 9.99. Then on your way out they will give you a 50% off of any service..

PROS: Great quality haircuts for under 10 bucks!
CONS: Takes a little longer because you must remember.. These are students!

4
★★★★☆

This is a well known secret if you live in the Pierce County area and happen to be on a budget! The Gene Juarez Academy of beauty is a full service salon, with services being performed by students! I went there with my mother and got a great haircut for 9.99. Then on your way out they will give you a 50% off of any service..

PROS: Great quality haircuts for under 10 bucks!
CONS: Takes a little longer because you must remember.. These are students!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

Review Partner
.

My experiences at the South campus (Federal Way) have all been very positive. Everyone there was nice and professional. If you want a stylist who is professional and talented, I highly recommend Berlin. To date she has cut and colored my

2
★★★★★

My experiences at the South campus (Federal Way) have all been very positive. Everyone there was nice and professional. If you want a stylist who is professional and talented, I highly recommend Berlin. To date she has cut and colored my

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Gene Juarez Academy South, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review