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Karie Bennett

Karie Bennett

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Karie Z. Bennett cut her own bangs on her third birthday, wrote a book at the age of eight, and the rest is destined for her memoirs. She celebrated her 30th year as a hairstylist by launching a second career—as a writer, and a third as a salon business consultant. Currently working her way through The Writer’s Studio program at Stanford University, she is a freelance correspondent for Salon Today magazine. Her salons, Atelier Salon and Atelier Studio, in San Jose, California, have captured a number of industry awards, including the Global Salon Business Award, NAHA’s Master of Business Award, the SALON TODAY 200, and the STAMP award for creative marketing ideas.

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Personal Compass: Where's Oliver?

Salon Management

Personal Compass: Where's Oliver?

by Karie Bennett

Take a photograph from any salon industry gathering and chances are Oliver Steinnagel is in the crowd. Armed with an amazing work ethic passed down from his German immigrant parents, Steinnagel, who co-owns Oliver’s Hair Salon with wife ...

Amanda Hair, owner of Bob Steele Salons in Atlanta, with her husband Michael and her daughter...

Salon Management

Personal Compass: Amanda Hair

by Karie Bennett

One might say Amanda Hair’s last name foretold her destiny.As early as high school, the entrepreneurial-minded Hair worked in retail, becoming a store manager before she could legally buy a beer. But as a client at the Bob Steele Salon in ...

Keri Davis-Duffy (right) with her wife, Laura Davis-Duffy, and their son Shaia.

Salon Management

Personal Compass: Keri Davis-Duffy

by Karie Bennett

With three locations in San Diego, California, Gila Rut takes its name from its Owner Keri Davis-Duffy’s Hebrew name. Gila means ‘happiness’ and Rut means ‘freedom or friendship.’Davis-Duffy, who is considered by ...

Van Council on stage at Intercoiffure.

Salon Management

Personal Compass: Van Council

by Karie Bennett

Many people claim a movie was a life-changer, but for Van Council, who was inspired to go to cosmetology school by 1975’s Shampoo, a movie really did determine his destiny.Nine years later after graduation, Council partnered with his ...

Karie Bennett, stylist, writer and owner of Atelier SalonSpa and Atelier Studio in San Jose,...

Salon Management

Surviving Sandy: Arrojo Studio

by Karie Bennett

With a live education event in progress when the superstorm hit, Arrojo Studio had to find shelter for 60 visiting Arrojo ambassadors, all while trying to fulfill product orders and communicate with salon clients without access to power.

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