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.
After a successful 20-year styling career and several leadership roles at the Van Michael Salon in Atlanta, Georgia, Harry D. Wood felt that developing an educational program that helped stylists excel at their careers and enhance their income was his next entrepreneurial progression.
In this one-on-one interview, Hollywood’s favorite male grooming expert Diana Schmidtke offers the behind-the-scenes look at her job styling on the set; details her newest adventure with John Paul Mitchell Systems’ Mitch, and tells you what your male clients really think.
As any small business owner will agree, the changes that our economy has been through in the past few years have been challenging at best. Tightening our entrepreneurial belts has been an unfortunate fact of business life in order to weather the downturn. Some say things are turning around and we're on our way back up. Did we learn anything from the experience? Was there a silver lining?
The recent departure of Oprah Winfrey from network television after 25 years has left us with a gap in our DVRs, but the last few months were filled with exceptional "lasts," including a last makeover show that brought some of the top ...