Karie Bennett opened the first Atelier in 1997 as an Aveda concept salon in Los Altos.
Five years later, she opened the doors to the flagship Bay Area Aveda lifestyle salon at Santana Row in San Jose. Since then, Atelier has been widely recognized as one of the fastest-growing, top-rated salonspas in both the Bay Area community and the nation.
In June of 2007, Atelier Studio was opened, as the second Aveda lifestyle salon at Santana Row, and in 2012, we expanded our studio to double its size.
At Atelier, we feel passionate about our industry and our craft. We believe that learning never ends, and that teamwork is more fun than working alone. We offer our guests a team environment, where they have the ultimate freedom of choice. We encourage our guests to move about the salon…try a new artist each time, or mix and match services: one artist for cut, another for color. We’re always happy to see you, whichever chair you’re sitting in.
Our extended business hours are designed to accomodate the guests schedule, for the ultimate in customer service.
Atelier’s team of talented artists and guest service coordinators have been awarded both technical and customer service recognition for its comprehensive education and training programs as well as their styling/coloring talents. Atelier artist work has been featured in Vogue, Elle, InStyle, Gentry, Scene, and South Bay Accent Magazines, as well as many Bay Area fashion show events.
Awards received include:
Salon Today Top 200 list, 8 years
2008: Global Salon Business Award, sponsored by the UCLA Anderson School of Business
In 2011, Atelier was the recipient of the North American Hairstyling Awards most prestigious honor: The Salon Master of Business Award.
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