Gene Juarez Salons & Spas to Open New Seattle Spa

Gene Juarez Salons & Spas announced plans today to open its newest full service salon and spa, located in Seattleç—´ University Village shopping center. Construction on the 8,500-square-foot space, located in the North building next to Crate & Barrel, will break ground in February of 2008, with its grand opening slated for August.

The new location features an elegant, sophisticated design that conveys warmth and a subtle nod to the companyç—´ Pacific Northwest heritage. The hair salon will be of typical scale found in other Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, and the spa will distinctly showcase high quality spa rooms with luxuriously appointed guest waiting and changing spaces. The nail area will offer the GJ signature pedi-suite experience and an open-view gallery of manicure-pedicure stations.

'I am extremely pleased that Gene Juarez Salons will be continuing to expand our presence within the premier retail centers in the Puget Sound region, said Janet Denyer, Gene Juarez Salons & Spas chief executive officer. å±?e love the University Village philosophy of bringing together heralded national retailers with beloved local brands, thus creating a distinct shopping experience; we now greatly look forward to providing the upscale Gene Juarez Salon and Spa Experience to the University Village customer.'

The team at University Village expressed similar enthusiasm.

æ?µene Juarez Salons & Spas brings a unique array of quality services to complement our thriving mix of retailers, said Susie Plummer, general manager of University Village. å...¸he companyç—´ outstanding reputation and creative spirit appeal perfectly to our customers and we look forward to the salon and spa opening by next summer.

About Gene Juarez Salons and Spas

Since 1971 Gene Juarez Salons & Spas has been the definitive authority on hair, beauty and wellness in the Pacific Northwest. The companyç—´ extensive training program and attentive guest service have earned the salon numerous honors including Modern Salon magazineç—´ é??alon of the Year, Self magazineç—´ å...¸op Day Spas, King 5 TVç—´ é??est Hair Salon & Spa Escape, InStyle magazineç—´ å...¸op Spas in the United States, and Citysearch Seattleç—´ é??est Day Spa. To learn more about Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, visit one of the companyç—´ eight locations, including downtown Seattle, Bellevue, Alderwood, Tacoma, Southcenter, Redmond, Northgate, South Hill. Gene Juarez also operates two training academies and an advanced training salon.