privi TEAM

Karen Ricci

Owner and Master Stylist

Karen Ricci, Owner and Master Stylist

Karen, our fearless leader, is the brains and talent behind Privi. An accomplished master colorist and stylist with over 15 years as a certified color educator and over 30 years in our industry under her belt, she has never met a color challenge that she couldn’t fix.

Opening Privi in 2015 was brought on through the desire for a standard of excellence in the beauty industry. Because of her passion for continuous education, she is at the forefront of innovative hair trends and techniques. Her clients flock to her, and for good reason. She is creative, passionate, and meticulous. Her vision and motivation help to commit all the stylists at Privi to providing the highest level of care, creativity, and inspiration to our clients.

When she is not behind the chair working on her latest masterpiece, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

Jennifer Raymond

Lead Stylist and Color Specialist

Jenn brings a chic and artistic flair to her work here at Privi. A perfectionist at heart, she loves taking the time to create original, fresh, wearable looks for her guests.

With over a decade in the industry, an easygoing charisma and an artist’s eye, her signature is her attention to detail and her inherent creativity. She is truly passionate about our industry; with its ability to help people look good and feel better, and continuously pursues ways to ensure her work behind the chair is of the highest caliber. She could spend hours perfecting a look, which her guests love her for.

As Privi’s in-house Kérastase brand Ambassador, she’s the go-to girl for real answers on what works for your hair and what doesn’t. An avid reader, yoga enthusiast, and lover of all things beautiful, she won’t steer you wrong.

Tara O’Brien

Lead Stylist and Color Specialist

Karen Ricci, Owner and Master Stylist

Having been in the industry for almost 15 years, Tara brings loads of experience to us here at Privi. As a talented colorist, she has a knack for creating beautiful, dimensional blondes and can give you the icy cool blonde or that perfect mocha glow you crave. She is passionate about remaining on top of the latest trends and holds tons of various certifications, having attended intensive classes and trainings over the years.

Tara loves nothing more that trying out a new style on someone looking for a change and believes in creating the look you want but one that also works for your lifestyle. A careful listener, she will help you find a style you love that is easy for you to maintain at home, and back in the salon. As a busy stylist and a busy mother of three boys; she somehow manages to keep the balance in life, and in your hair.

Robin Carman

Lead Stylist and Color Specialist

Robin has been behind the chair for over 30 fun-filled years, with a passion for creative consistency. A former educator with Dellaria Salons, her specialties range from precision point cutting, color, highlighting, men’s cutting and styling to beachy wave perms.

Robin is always working with the latest trends and continues to stay on top of education. She builds long-lasting, trusting relationships with her guests, as listening has always been a vital key to her continued success. Robin is upbeat, full of energy, and gifted with a down-to-earth demeanor and fun-loving sense of humor.

She works with various charities and fundraisers in her community. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, cooking, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Joan Blair


Joan Blair, Stylist

Joan is a young talented stylist who has been inspired by beauty and fashion from an early age. She got her start at Privi in 2017 and since completing her intensive associate program training she has obtained various certifications; including ones for Keratin Complex smoothing treatments and balayage.

State licensed since 2016, she is ambitious and determined to advance her education within our industry to improve her already impressive and fast-growing skill set. She has a knack for enhancing natural beauty and is focused on learning new techniques to stay ahead in the highly competitive world of hair.

When not behind the chair, Joan loves to nourish her creative tendencies through painting, thrift shopping and traveling. We expect more great things from her as she continues her career.

Hannah Arrandale


Hannah Arrandale

Hannah began her career at Privi in 2017, completing our stylist training program working directly with owner Karen Ricci. With various certifications and 4 years under her belt, Hannah has quickly expanded her existing skill set creating unique and wearable looks her clients feel great in.

Hannah has an eye for balayage and for the fresh, modern styles she loves. She always has a beat on the pulse of the latest trends and loves creating those fun, bold fashion forward color looks. A bit of a hair chameleon herself, she loves to try new things. A bookworm, amateur astrologist and unparalleled manifester, we dig her positive vibes and know you will too.

Gabby Buentello


Joan Blair, Stylist

With a career that started right after graduation, Gabby has made herself a wonderful, and impressive addition to the Privi team of stylists! As a licensed hairstylist of 2 years, Gabby has undergone our training program, and is pursuing her childhood dream of being in the beauty industry. She has a passion for making her clients feel beautiful, and enjoys using her knowledge to create what her clients are envisioning when they sit down in her chair.

Gabby is trained and certified in multiple salon systems, such as Keratin Complex treatments, L’Oréal Professional color, and Easihair Pro extensions. She considers herself a “forever student”, and takes as many classes as she can and follows every creator she can find on social media for ideas and tips! She is currently enrolled in a Mastery Stylist Training Educational Course by Vivienne Mackinder, which is a year-long program that will help to enhance her consultation skills, styling fundamentals, and to upgrade her cutting techniques.

When Gabby’s not in the salon, you can find her spending time outside on her family-owned farm, or hanging out with her two cats!

Privi Salon is located in Wellesley, which is in the Boston Metro West area. We are an innovative boutique hair salon with an upbeat vibe, seriously talented stylists, and a fresh, modern atmosphere.


555 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482

(781) 237-2566