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About us

Root Salon & Spa is a full-service salon and spa and we are all about just that – serving you. When you walk through our doors, we want you to know you’re our guest. We provide a relaxing environment with luxury products, knowledgeable and excited team members, who are each ready to provide a positive experience. We’re all about our Holistic Roots; Cultivate an environment for team members and guests alike to feel valued and connected. Intentionally love our team and our guests like God loves his people. Provide superior service through advanced education and high-quality products. Advocate for the Earth: We are 95% sustainable and growing. Each brand we carry upholds the same level of integrity as we hold for ourselves. We pride ourselves in our research and trial before bringing any product or service to you.

Our Team

Our team is made up of crazy-talented individuals. Each bringing their unique personality and experiences to our team. We operate with a team mentality and encourage you to visit us all! 

Team Member Kristen Royster | LEAD NAIL ARTIST |
Team Member
Kristen Royster
| LEAD NAIL ARTIST |

Kristen’s warm and engaging spirit will have each guest leaving with a smile. Her fur-babies and time spent at the gym keep her busy when she’s not behind the station. She looks forward to teaching those around her by engaging in conversation! Kristen flourishes off of making her guests feel pampered!

Team Member Taylor Barnhiser | SENIOR STYLIST | BRIDAL TEAM | LEADERSHIP TEAM |
Team Member
Taylor Barnhiser
| SENIOR STYLIST | BRIDAL TEAM | LEADERSHIP TEAM |

Taylor grew up watching her mother build a career in the beauty industry. She admired the way her mother developed her own techniques and continued her education throughout the years! Taylor specializes in blonding and her favorite part of her career is helping her guests find a color that compliments them. Taylor has a contagious laugh and one of the kindest hearts!

Team Member Alexandra Baughey | LEAD NAIL ARTIST |
Team Member
Alexandra Baughey
| LEAD NAIL ARTIST |

Learning is a daily pursuit, Alex fulfills through her time spent with each guest. At home, her heart belongs to her rescue dogs. She looks forward to the surprise that each day behind her nail station will bring. Alex empowers all those around her to reach their goals!

Team Member Emily Beck | PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST | SENIOR ESTHETICIAN | PLANT MOTHER |
Team Member
Emily Beck
| PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST | SENIOR ESTHETICIAN | PLANT MOTHER |

Emily is one of those people who did not imagine herself in the beauty industry growing up, but we are so glad she is! Emily is very detailed oriented which compliments her skill in every lash extension and waxing appointment. She loves that instant gratification of a perfected service. Emily is a helpful and caring person who is constantly giving through her talents! Another way you'll see Emily serving is through our plants. She grows our offerings and keeps them thriving until they find their forever homes!

Team Member Lori Bostelman | SENIOR ESTHETICIAN |
Team Member
Lori Bostelman
| SENIOR ESTHETICIAN |

Lori became an esthetician loving all that esthetics stood for. She is passionate about helping others with their skin. She loves the peace that is found in the spa during facial treatments and sharing that experience with each guest.

Team Member Shiloh Ciepiela | MASTER STYLIST | SALON MANAGER | BRIDAL TEAM | LEADERSHIP TEAM |
Team Member
Shiloh Ciepiela
| MASTER STYLIST | SALON MANAGER | BRIDAL TEAM | LEADERSHIP TEAM |

Shiloh is dedicated to her craft and is constantly working to soak up every bit of education available so she can make sure each and every guest has the best experience possible! Shiloh was basically born with a pair of shears in hand and ideas for coloring in her head. She goes above and beyond for guests and her fellow stylists. Shiloh plays a vital role on our leadership team! If you ever get a rare glimpse of Shiloh when she is not creating hair art, she will be educating her team members or planning her next trip to Disney!

Team Member Elizabeth Eason | LEAD MASSAGE THERAPIST |
Team Member
Elizabeth Eason
| LEAD MASSAGE THERAPIST |

Elizabeth's kind spirit and quiet nature cultivates a deep level of relaxation during each massage! She loves spending time with her kids and enjoys the sunshine in her free time. Liz’s passion shines through her gift of healing within her massages.

Team Member Marli Fryman | LEAD ESTHETICIAN | BRIDAL TEAM |
Team Member
Marli Fryman
| LEAD ESTHETICIAN | BRIDAL TEAM |

Marli’s bubbly personality conveys her kindness and knowledge all at once. She is an amazing team member and a true joy to be near. She excels at all she tries and loves making other feel valued and welcome at Root.

Team Member Chelsea Gerken | SENIOR MASSAGE THERAPIST |
Team Member
Chelsea Gerken
| SENIOR MASSAGE THERAPIST |

Being a LMT came naturally for Chelsea, which is probably because she has always wanted a career where she could help others and make them feel their best! She loves all of the amazing people that she gets to meet in this career and truly believes every person that comes into your life teaches you something. She loves evolving and constantly learning new things in the industry! She really takes the time to understand each guests struggles and find a plan to bring them peace.

Team Member Jan Gnagey | LEAD STYLIST | SENIOR NAIL ARTIST |
Team Member
Jan Gnagey
| LEAD STYLIST | SENIOR NAIL ARTIST |

Jan is an experienced professional who takes special care with each and every guest she comes into contact with. She loves to get to know her guests and she strives to meet all of their needs with great attention to detail. She dedicates her time with each service to really pamper her guest as well as providing beautiful results!

Team Member Kate Gnagey | MASTER ESTHETICIAN | LEADERSHIP TEAM | CVO | CRO |
Team Member
Kate Gnagey
| MASTER ESTHETICIAN | LEADERSHIP TEAM | CVO | CRO |

Kate cares deeply for her team members as well as all the guests at Root Salon & Spa. Her goal each day is to make Root better than the day before. Wondering what exactly a CVO and CRO are? Chief Vision Officer and Chief Reminding Officer better describe her title rather than CEO and she much prefers these! She is truly the definition of a serving heart and carries the vision of what Root embodies with her.

Team Member Harmony Harrington | SENIOR NAIL ARTIST |
Team Member
Harmony Harrington
| SENIOR NAIL ARTIST |

Harmony is all about the details. She has always loved art and enjoys bringing her talent to her craft! Her bubbly personality shows through her fun earrings and serving heart. Providing the perfect design for each client allows Harmony’s flowing creativity to shine!

Team Member Presley Keller | SENIOR NAIL ARTIST | LEAD STYLIST |
Team Member
Presley Keller
| SENIOR NAIL ARTIST | LEAD STYLIST |

Presley is a talented nail artist that keeps her guests smiling through their whole service! She's the sweetest! Her favorite part of her job is really creating a relationship with her guests and getting to know their stories. Her nail art is one of our favorite things to awe over and her creativity seems never ceasing!

Team Member Fiona Knapp | LEAD STYLIST |
Team Member
Fiona Knapp
| LEAD STYLIST |

Fiona loves being able to help heal her guests through healing their hair. Having lived overseas and in different parts of the country Fiona’s travels have brought many eye-opening experiences. She knows communication is key to providing an amazing service and being detail oriented sets her apart!

Team Member Ashley Kunesh | SENIOR ESTHETICIAN | LEADERSHIP TEAM | CPO |
Team Member
Ashley Kunesh
| SENIOR ESTHETICIAN | LEADERSHIP TEAM | CPO |

What we can't manage to tell you in these 1000 characters, will be summed up in your first few minutes of speaking with Ashley. She connects with people on the deepest levels in a five minute conversation like you've never before experienced. She is genuine to her core and shows how she cares by asking to know every detail of your life since birth! She is a strong and compassionate leader that leads with humor, gifts of coffee, and "organized" chaos. She carries her other role as police officer into her roles here by really taking the time to understand guests and team members needs and working to help provide whatever is necessary.

Team Member Dara Lavinder | MASTER MASSAGE THERAPIST | LEADERSHIP TEAM |
Team Member
Dara Lavinder
| MASTER MASSAGE THERAPIST | LEADERSHIP TEAM |

Dara spends her days giving people the most relaxing experience possible! She makes it her priority to really know her guests and serve them in the best way she can. She brings her other passion as an EMT with her by always responding quickly to other's needs, helping however she knows how. She heals best with her Thai therapy and provides a different route to healing that traditional massage alone cannot always give.

Team Member Brieann Lewis | SENIOR ESTHETICIAN | BRIDAL TEAM |
Team Member
Brieann Lewis
| SENIOR ESTHETICIAN | BRIDAL TEAM |

Brie is a compassionate person and loves to help others feel their absolute best. She loves every part of being an esthetician - waxing, makeup, skincare, and lash extensions! Brie has spent all her life caring for others. She is a rare gem and never tires of helping others all around her. She truly has a serving heart and you can feel it in the first few minutes of speaking with her.

Team Member Maddie Lulfs | SALON DIRECTOR | LEADERSHIP TEAM |
Team Member
Maddie Lulfs
| SALON DIRECTOR | LEADERSHIP TEAM |

Maddie has been dedicated to serving at Root since opening day! She’s always cheering on our team members from the side lines, encouraging them to be better each day. Trying new foods and learning a healthy lifestyle fuels Maddie's passions outside of salon life. Maddie keeps the harmony within Root balanced and ever flowing.

Team Member Alyssa Malburg | HOSPITALITY TEAM |
Team Member
Alyssa Malburg
| HOSPITALITY TEAM |

Through her cheerful personality and contagious laugh she keeps the energy high and positive! Alyssa enjoys photography and utilizes her talent within the salon. She truly cares for those around her and isn’t afraid to be herself! Alyssa is dedicated to serving each guest that walks through the door.

Team Member Alex Munger | SENIOR MASSAGE THERAPIST |
Team Member
Alex Munger
| SENIOR MASSAGE THERAPIST |

Alex is so passionate about his career! He truly believes that this is his calling and we feel that is evident in his appointments. His goal is to improve his guest's quality of life by helping them with chronic pain and healing from injury. His treatment plans are detailed and he fully understands the human body and how injury can impact more than just where is hurting.

Team Member Becky Nadeau | MASTER STYLIST | BRIDAL TEAM |
Team Member
Becky Nadeau
| MASTER STYLIST | BRIDAL TEAM |

Becky is not only skilled with hair and makeup, she loves making connections with her guests! Becky’s favorite part of her career is being a part of her guests lives and growing with them. She is committed to making people look and feel their absolute best. Becky is a forever optimist, an encourager, a true team player, and her smile is infectious!

Team Member Samantha Netcher | SENIOR NAIL ARTIST | LEAD STYLIST | BRIDAL TEAM | LEADERSHIP TEAM |
Team Member
Samantha Netcher
| SENIOR NAIL ARTIST | LEAD STYLIST | BRIDAL TEAM | LEADERSHIP TEAM |

Sam a sweetheart and really strives to give her most to each guest. Her kind heart is evident at your first visit with her. She loves pampering her guests and is always finding new knowledge to bring to her services. She strives for perfection and it shows in her work!

Team Member Aisha Sarmiento | PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST | MASTER ESTHETICIAN | LEADERSHIP TEAM |
Team Member
Aisha Sarmiento
| PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST | MASTER ESTHETICIAN | LEADERSHIP TEAM |

Aisha is an amazing esthetician who's passion is making each guest feel confident. Her humor is matched only by her heart. She invests in all of her guests and encourages them to know their true beauty. Aisha has been a critical part of Root Salon & Spa becoming 95% sustainable!

Team Member Emah Starkweather | HOSPITALITY TEAM |
Team Member
Emah Starkweather
| HOSPITALITY TEAM |

Emah has the biggest heart, most of all for her dogs of course. She’s got a fiery spirit, and anyone would agree after meeting her just once. She may look shy, but don’t be fooled, she makes everyone who walks through our door feel like family. 

Team Member Loren Starkweather | HOSPITALITY MANAGER | LEADERSHIP TEAM |
Team Member
Loren Starkweather
| HOSPITALITY MANAGER | LEADERSHIP TEAM |

Loren has the biggest smile and will be one to greet you at the door. If you're craving a specialty made drink, she does it best! She thrives off of building a relationship with our guests and providing them with an enjoyable environment. When she’s not at Root, she’s either cuddled up with her pups or on the hunt for her next good book to read!

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Have you ever heard hair is in it’s weakest state when it’s wet? That means it’s extremely important to avoid going to bed with wet hair or putting your hair up when it’s wet.

Another way to avoid breakage is by not putting your hair up as often, especially in the same placement every time. Although we all love a good mom bun, try to switch it up. A claw clip, low pony, braids are some great options to help avoid the access breakage when put up in the same spot over and over again.

Hair by @_taylorbarnhiser
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Christmas lights + plaid makes for Christmas nails of our dreams 🎄

Do you have a Pinterest board overflowing with nail inspiration? Feel free to show your nail artist so you both can find a color scheme and the perfect nail art to complete your gorgeous manicure 🫶

Nails by @root_presley
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Today starts our winter warming pedicure! 🍊

With our spa and luxury pedicures you’ll now enjoy a wash and triple shot scrub, a massage with red hot oil and cinnamon covered frozen orange slices. Then a soothing mask followed by calming honey chai lotion.

As you may know cold stress is so beneficial to the body. Using frozen orange slices will aid you in bringing relief to your aches and pains. All the while, oranges give off a dose of vitamin c and will help to brighten the skin complexion. Pairing it with cinnamon is a great combination as cinnamon is an anti-fungal and helps increase blood flow.

Not only will the aromatherapy smell amazing but you’ll also feel a wonderful difference in your skin while you are completely relaxed.
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Have you been itching to get lash extensions but pacing yourself during the holiday season?

We’re here to treat you. During the month of December receive $40 off your full set appointment. Hurry while there is still availability left 🥰
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Today is Giving Tuesday!

10% of our profit today will go to the Light for Levi Foundation.

It isn’t something that we share often, but 10% of our profit every day is donated to foundations close to our heart.

Just this year we’ve given to World Vision, Task Force 20 for veterans, and directly to Levi’s family, as well as their foundation.

We also have a sweet child named Aissatou, pictured above, who lives in Senegal that we support year round!

Regardless of where you choose to spend your hard earned dollars today, we are excited about the influx of giving that happens today and all the good it brings to the world! Happy Giving Tuesday!

Check our link in our bio to learn more about Levi + the foundation!
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One of our favorite lines from Farmhouse Fresh, the Bluephoria line, has expanded adding two new products.

These products focus on balancing out skin tone and texture, while supplying hydration to the skin. With ingredients like full spectrum CBD, shea butter, Farmhouse fresh grown spearmint you’ll be sure to receive a rejuvenating and calming experience.

The lip drench jelly sleep mask is great for anyone! Whether you have been experiencing dry lips or you’re looking to prevent. You’ll apply a generous amount to the lips before bed, or whenever hydration is desired. Let it soak in and enjoy your supple lips that are soft and plump.

The chill out super moisture mask is a great option when you want to improve your skin texture and any uneven skin tones while boosting skin hydration. After washing your face, apply a layer to the face and neck, letting it sit and do its job for 15-30 minutes before rinsing with warm water and finishing your skin care routine. For even better results, pair it with the jelly mask and wear both overnight!
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Are you wanting a more define brow but not ready to commit to permanent brows? Consider henna brows!

Henna is a great alternative to tinting. You can expect the stain to last on the skin for up to 10 days and 3-4 weeks on the brow hair.

A patch test is required 48 hours prior to your appointment, feel free to stop in anytime during regular business hours for application.

Henna brows by @aisha.root
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This time of the year we are all prone to dry skin! With that being said it’s so important to keep up with your moisturizers.

Between the cool air and washing our hands often, dry hands can happen fairly quickly. Whether you want a hand cream for either your bag or car, or a nail cuticle oil we have you set!

Flex gel set by @kristen.root.nails
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Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

Hope you all have a safe and peaceful holiday, we look forward to serving you again on Saturday.

🖤- Your Root family
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Have you ever heard someone say they have to go darker because it’s winter?

We’re hear to say it loud and proud that there’s no rules when it comes to what you can do with your hair and when. The fun in hair is changing it when you’re ready.

So add the blonde 😉

Hair by @chichairby_shiloh
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Is there a better nap than a lash nap?

Absolutely not, especially with @brielewis.esthetics_root calming presence.
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Not only does permanent eyeliner give you a more awake and put together appearance, it also helps your lashes look fuller as your eyelash base has the eyeliner behind it!

Did you see the giveaway @emilysue.root and @aisha.root are doing? Follow them and watch our stories to get the latest details! ✨

Permanent eyeliner by @emilysue.root
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We love total relaxation when it comes to our pedicures. We now have a QR code for you to access during that time giving you options to increase your pedicure experience.

Hover your camera over the QR code. Once you’ve scanned it a link will pop up, click that link. That link will take you to our website where you’ll see a detailed luxury upgrade list. Gel polish, toning treatment, hot stone, luxury soaks are all a few options for upgrades.
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I think we can all agree this set is gorgeous!

Flex get set by @root_presley
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As we always take personal preference into consideration, there’s also a few other reasons that dictate placement of lash extensions.

For example, how many natural lashes you have. Lash extensions are placed onto your natural lashes, and if you don’t have enough or depending on the strength you may not be able to have a fuller lash set. Eye shape is also another consideration, as you want lashes to always look natural while making your eyes pop!

Lash set by @lorijo.root.esti
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Have you ever thought your colour looks good but could you a fresh tone or some shine?

Schedule a refining colour to give your hair life again! It helps in receiving the desired tone you like in between colour appointments, while also giving your hair a beautiful shine to it.

This is perfect for our clients with a lived in colour!

Hair by @heartlandhairapy
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Firm and hydrate your skin with our newest edition to our Geneo Treatments!

Marli shows you a sneak peek of this treatment which features pure gold, hyaluronic acid, silk amino acids, marula and rosehip oils. The result is well-toned, replenished, and hydrated skin, with a healthy, beautiful glow! Who doesn’t dream of that? ✨
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You know we got it!

With new things coming in every week, we have something for everyone on your Christmas list! 🎁
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To avoid a *hot* mess, we always test our wax by applying a patch test to the inner wrist, as demonstrated.

This ensures the wax is at a comfortable temperature. Wax that is too cool will not spread well and wax that is too hot can burn the skin!
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Our beautiful nail artist, @kristen.root.nails got married last night and most of us were able to come together and celebrate her! 👰🏼‍♀️

Help us congratulate her and her husband, Davontae!
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