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