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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: 60 employees in two Atelier locations: one at Santana Row, and Atelier Salon in the San Jose suburb of Willow Glen. 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 member, 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.”

-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)

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

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

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: $150 and up

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

Another Blue-tiful Vibrant color on my artistic guest, Tara. We call it Superwoman Blue—the color of strength! I also call it gorgeous and thank you, Aveda, for creating a Fashion Bright that is vegan, damage-free and beneficial for all hair types, and long-lasting! #karieatatelierstudio .
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