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Gene Juarez Academy is a nationally accredited cosmetology school.
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  • August 17, 2014 Graduate Success Stories

    What year did you graduate and from what campus?
    I graduated from the Gene Juarez Academy Federal Way campus in 2009.

    Why did you choose a career in cosmetology and why GJA?
    I chose cosmetology for a few reasons. First, after having my first child, going back to work after maternity leave felt so hard. I knew that I had to work for myself. Instead of being an assistant, I imagined having one of my own.

    Also, I remembered back in college how much I enjoyed getting ready with my girlfriends. Much more than the actual going out part.

    Finally, it seemed a nice way to get into the beauty industry without moving to a big city. I feel like I'm a medium city girl. Grew up on the farm in Indiana with dreams of the big city... but in my heart, Tacoma is perfect.

    I chose Gene Juarez ...

  • August 17, 2014 Graduate Success Stories

    What year did you graduate and from what campus?
    I graduated from Gene Juarez Academy South in 2008.

    Why did you choose a career in cosmetology and why GJA?
    I was always interested in cosmetology. I remember being 4 years old and telling my mom to fix her hair! I chose the Gene Juarez Academy because I was working at the front desk at Gene Juarez Tacoma prior to starting school – seeing the professionalism and quality of work made it a no-brainer.

    What are you currently doing now and what other industry related experience do you have other than your current position?
    I co-own a salon and do freelance work. I've been able to do hair for two magazines, lots of on-site weddings, fashion shows and photo shoots.

    How did your training with GJA prepare you for the industry and the work you are currently doing?
    While I was ...

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