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Karie Bennett

Founder/Master Artist, Atelier Salons

Karie’s journey as a stylist began in 1981, and as a salon owner in 1997, when she opened her first Atelier in Los Altos. Opportunity knocked in 2002, when Aveda asked Karie to open the flagship Aveda lifestyle salon in San Jose, the heart of the Silicon Valley. Fast forward to today: 40 employees  between Atelier Studio and The Annex, both located at Santana Row.

Karie has been a part of the Aveda tribe since 1985, still sees clients in the salon two days a week, is a contributing writer for Salon Today magazine, and is an active member of the Professional Beauty Association’s Salon/Spa Advisory Board and Government Affairs Committee, helping to protect the industry she loves.

Education: Aveda Business College, 4Mat for Leadership, redCHOCOLATE Leadership and Colorist, MBA certificate from UMass Boston, Creative Writing, Writing for Magazines, WorkLean and Public Speaking–both at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies program.

Accolades and achievements: Karie says, “These recognitions represent the work of everyone at Atelier–none of it would be possible without an amazing team. Awards are more of a compass than a badge, they tell us if we’re headed in the right direction and they raise the bar for all of us.”

-2019 Participated in PBA’s Lobby Day in Washington DC in the Senate and House of Representative buildings

-2017 and re-elected, 2020: Elected to the Salon Spa Advisory Board for the Professional Beauty Association, member of the PBA Government Affairs Committee

-2017 Women of Influence Award Recipient, Silicon Valley Business Journal
-2011 North American Hairstylist Association’s Salon Master of Business Award Winner
(Finalist, 2010 + 2012)

-2008 UCLA Anderson School of Management Global Salon Business Award
(Finalist, 2006)

Charitable work: Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Evelyn Lauder Breast Cancer Research Fund, Clean Water Fund, South Bay Musical Theater, Sunnyvale Community Services, San Francisco 49ers Convoy of Hope, Sunnyvale Community Services, San Francisco 49ers Foundation

Specialties: Everything about Curly hair, Dry haircutting, Natural foil highlighting, Un-coloring hair: transitioning to natural silver hair (letting your gray grow out gracefully!)

Haircuts: $165

Haircolor: Inquire

Un-Color Consultations by request – How to transition from covering your gray to uncoloring your hair and embracing your natural silver strands!

Email: karie@ateliersalon.com

Happy 18th Atelier Anniversary to our leader, Karie Bennett! She is an original Santana Row merchant. Karie recently celebrated her 39th year as a hairstylist and continues to set a shining example of professionalism, passion for the craft, and care for others. We are thankful for her fearlessness and her willingness to find ways to work around the situations that Covid has presented. We know she has our backs! We love you, KB!
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Rolling back the years—by adding panels of deep charcoal brown below her natural silver. I love this technique for my all silver guests who want to add depth and aren’t ready to go all white yet. atelieraveda #karieatatelierstudio #grayreduction #silverhair #lowlightinggray santanarow #lifeontherow aveda #aveda #avedacolor #avedaartist ...

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Blouson braids are my faves. So soft and beautiful for even the longest hair. atelieraveda #karieatatelierstudio #longhairbraiding #braidonlonghair #blousonbraid #lookslikealoafofbread #funwithhair #santanarow ...

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What fun to spend the day working on some #pinturahighlights for ashleybballstar. Gaining the trust of a first time guest is like having a superpower. It’s magical! Thanks to cosmocady for the assist! atelieraveda #aveda #sanjose #santanarow #lifeontherow #karieatatelierstudio #curlygirl #curlcutting #pintura ...

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Blue Barcode placement for my colorful client.
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#avedacolor #bluehair #barcodecolor #atelieraveda #karieatatelierstudio #santanarowsalon
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I love blending incoming white hairs using Babylights in foil. #aveda #avedacolor #becomeabutterfly #avedasantanarow #santanarowsalon #atelieraveda #naturallookinghaircolor #kariezbennett #karieatatelierstudio ...

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#byebyechlorine #mineralremoval from tangles to silky with just one treatment. It was an amazing transformation. She was in a chlorinated pool for a 6 week tv show called Splash and the chlorine had done quite a number on her hair. It was tangly and greenish. The Malibu C restored its silky feel and amazing shine!atelieraveda #malibuwellness #karieatatelierstudio brandichastain6 ...

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lesliesbrocco is a goddess! Amazing to work with you today! #checkpleasebayarea #gevholidayissue2015 gevmagazine atelieraveda #covershoot #karieatatelierstudio atelieraveda kariezbennett ...

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I love weaving in multiple colors! Here's another color in foil effect, using chocolate, honey, and coffee brown tones to create this natural look. #avedacolor atelieraveda santanarow #bombshellbrunette #shinyhair #kerahcottrell kariezbennett #karieatatelierstudio ...

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Loving this #denimhair I did on this cool client with a crisp graduated bob. Still loving the classic shape with the modern color. #aveda #avedacolor #atelieraveda kariezbennett #karieatatelierstudio ...

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#nofilter for this pic of a beautiful multi-tone redhead. All #avedacolor--this actress played the lead in the national touring company of Hairspray. Her natural color was just a medium brown. I used 4 different colors that tumbled through so nicely. #aveda #atelieraveda #karieatatelierstudio ...

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My fun change for this Aveda girl! #avedablonde olaplex to keep her hair strong, and #avedacolor for shine and gorgeousness. #atelieraveda #karieatatelierstudio ...

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Fun day today at Atelier Salon in Willow Glen, I was there 'One Day Only', and met some beautiful people! Here's one of the beauties--I started out with just a haircut but couldn't let her leave without a complete hair color revision. Foil weave with medium and light golden tones, with a pale honey toner. Precision bob haircut. She was super happy and so was I! She will see Holly in 6 weeks to get her cut and color redone. Thanks, Holly Kofman atelier_holly for your help today!atelieravedawillowglen #downtownwillowglen #morethanahaircut #walkinfloatout #avedablonde #avedacolor #aveda #olaplex kariezbennett #karieatatelierstudio ...

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Hair wrapped around her shoulder, I do love a classic highlight! #avedacolor #kariezbennett #karieatatelierstudio ...

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Nothing like a precision bob. #sassoon #precisioncut #atelierstudio #santanarow #karieatatelierstudio ...

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Brocade braid for my amazing assistant Drew for his workout. Dusting off my braiding skillz! #braidbabe #atelieraveda #avedaartist #hairdoer drewsdreamhair #karieatatelierstudio ...

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I don't post many hair pics but here's one I really ❤️--I kept a veil of the natural white on top along the part and foiled in a cool dark espresso color underneath to add depth, shine, enhance the graduated bob cut, and take her hair back 20 years. No dramatic outgrowth! atelieraveda #avedacolor #reducingthegray #foillowlights #coolcolor #tookyearsoff #looksnatural #santanarow #lifeontherow #modernsalon #avedaartist #avedapunks #behindthechair #hairbrained #karieatatelierstudio ...

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#tbt to this lighten and tone I did in Atelier's #redchocolate training with fourteenjay David Adams. All those years, and he taught me how to do it right! #aveda #avedacolor #avedablonde #damagefree atelieraveda #santanarow #haircolorisfun #redchoc #karieatatelierstudio ...

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Thanks for coming to Atelier for beautiful hair! Plus it's just always fun to have you in my chair! Have a wonderful time at the wedding! atelieraveda brandichastain kariezbennett bchastain6 #aveda #santanarow #lifeontherow #avedaartist #behindthechair #justbeyou #beinspired #scusoccer #santaclarauniversity #girlpower #karieatatelierstudio ...

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