Gene Juarez Salons & Spas to Open Ninth Spa July 21

Gene Juarez Salons & Spas announced today that its forthcoming full service salon and spa located in Seattle's University Village shopping center will open July 21. Construction commenced in February on the 8,500-square-foot space that will be the company's ninth salon and spa, situated in the north building next to Crate & Barrel and within close proximity to fashion retailer H&M.
The salon and spa at University Village is considered the company's third flagship location, joining the ranks alongside the salons and spas in Downtown Seattle (14,500 square feet) and Bellevue (24,000 square feet). The new Gene Juarez will officially reside at 2684 NE 49th Street, Seattle, WA, 98105. The salon and spa phone number is (206) 522-4700. Hours of operation will be Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Designed by Judith Testani of Testani Design Troupe and structurally executed by Riccardo Cattapan of CMD Architects, the new location features a contemporary, sophisticated design that conveys warmth and a subtle nod to the company's Pacific Northwest heritage. Deep red accent walls contrasted with finishes of light wood, a lobby fireplace, and a large backlit custom-designed, hand-cut onyx feature wall at the entry area creates a modern yet comfortable space to indulge, relax and rejuvenate.
The hair salon will be of typical scale found in other Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, offering 22 design stations at which guests will receive couture haircuts from some of the industry's most highly trained Artists, and 20 color stations where guests are treated to expertly-delivered color services, including all over color, highlighting, corrective color, and the advanced French highlighting technique of Balayage, which Gene Juarez was first in the region to employ. Every hair appointment starts with a visit to the luxurious Kerastase Shampoo Spa -- a unique area of the salon where 700 hand-crafted glass spheres descend from the ceiling to spectacular effect. At the Kerastase Shampoo Spa, hair is bathed in the finest blend of the highest quality ingredients, prescribed specifically for hair type and current condition. Gene Juarez has an exclusive partnership in western Washington with the luxury haircare brand.

The spa will distinctly showcase high quality spa rooms with luxuriously appointed guest waiting and changing spaces for women and men. A spa lounge with a fireplace sets the tone for relaxation, and serves as a gateway to the spa's five treatment rooms where guests can experience the all-natural ARCONA skin care line during a Gene Juarez Signature Revitalizing Facial. Guests looking for the ultimate indulgence will delight in the spa's balance of both traditional and specialty massages and body treatments such as the Gene Juarez Ayurvedic services, based on an ancient Indian art of well being. The nail spa will offer the Gene Juarez signature pedicure suite experience with two private pedicure suites, and an open-view gallery of manicure-pedicure stations, including three dedicated pedicure stations and four manicure stations. Unlike other new Gene Juarez Salons and Spas to date, this spa will offer microdermabrasion skin services beginning on opening day. A retail boutique stocked with beauty essentials will showcase a new line of Gene Juarez brand body care products.

Underscoring its presence in the community as a generous supporter of charitable events and organizations, Gene Juarez Salons & Spas is proud to partner with the Rewards & Recognition department at Children's Hospital. Through its partnership with Children's, the University Village salon and spa will offer 'Be Beautiful' beauty packages to deserving hospital staff members who demonstrate admirable qualities in their approach to caring for patients and respecting their roles in supporting the hospital's mission.

'Establishing our third flagship location at University Village demonstrates Gene Juarez Salons & Spas' continued growth in this region,' said Janet Denyer, Gene Juarez Salons & Spas chief executive officer. 'Because of the hard work of our team and business partners, our guests can experience the newest iteration of Gene Juarez Salons & Spas through our fabulous new location at one of our region's most exciting upscale retail destinations -- and even earlier than originally estimated.'

University Village Gene Juarez Salon & Spa General Manager Angelina Provenzano is excited by the opportunity to establish the ninth Gene Juarez salon and spa in its new home: 'I'm thrilled to help establish our University Village location. After supporting the successful renovation and re-opening of our Northgate salon and spa last fall, I am prepared to inspire my talented team to offer the highest levels of expertise and service that are hallmarks of Gene Juarez Salon & Spa.

The team at University Village expressed similar enthusiasm at the salon and spa's early arrival. 'Gene Juarez Salon & Spa is a complementary addition to University Village's mix of quality retailers,' said Susie Plummer, general manager of University Village. 'The company's outstanding reputation and leadership in its field make it a natural fit for our center and our customers. We are pleased that Gene Juarez will open in July, in time for the summer shopping months.'

Through a phased hiring schedule, the salon and spa will ultimately employ 130 people through a combination of Artists, Therapists, management and administrative staff. Two entrances - one accessible via the University Village parking garage (level A/B) -- enables quick entrance and exit for guests on the go. And, another entrance brings guests shopping at University Village to the salon and spa via a short escalator ride adjacent to Crate and Barrel.
About Gene Juarez Salons & Spas

Since 1971 Gene Juarez Salons & Spas has been the definitive authority on hair, beauty and wellness in the Pacific Northwest. The company's extensive training program and attentive guest service have earned the salon numerous honors including 'Best Hair Salon in Seattle' by Allure readers, 'Seattle's Best Hair Salon' by Seattle magazine readers, 'Best Bridal Hair and Makeup' from Seattle Bride magazine, Modern Salon magazine's 'Salon of the Year,' King 5 TV's 'Best Hair Salon & Spa Escape,' and InStyle magazine's 'Top Spas in the United States.' To learn more about Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, visit one of the company's nine locations, including downtown Seattle, University Village, Bellevue, Alderwood, Tacoma, Southcenter, Redmond, Northgate, South Hill. Gene Juarez also operates the Gene Juarez Academy at two locations and the Advanced Training Salon.