The Team

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Our Valuable Team Members

Laurén Hart
Laurén HartOwner/Master Colorist
Master Colorist, Laurén Hart, owns The Root Salon and boasts over thirty-five years of professional hands-on experience. She specializes in corrective hair color and continues to mentor The Root Salon team on a daily basis. This beauty industry veteran loves what she does!
DesireeSenior Stylist/Colorist
Desiree has been doing hair for 5yrs now. She studied at Penrose Academy in Scottsdale Arizona. She specializes in balayage, blondes, curly hair, and tape in hair extensions. She is an Az native & has a one year old daughter named Aubrey, that is her world.
DanaSenior Stylist/Director of Education
Dana Fraze started his career at Vidal Sassoon over 12 years ago. He specializes in precession haircutting for women and men. He loves cutting long and short shapes and styles. He is also great with men’s grooming and curly hair. He is also The Root Salon’s cutting educator and he inspires and shares his craft to make us a stronger, more skilled group to better serve our guests.
StefanieSenior Stylist/Colorist
Stefanie has always enjoyed doing hair through out her many years; whether it was styling or coloring. She studied with Aveda and made The Root Salon her home for over the past 4 years. She’s passionate about helping people and making them feel beautiful. She enjoys coloring hair, mostly reds and violets. She lives happily with her four cats and is highly obsessed with black coffee and Harry Potter. 🙂
JillianSenior Stylist/Colorist
Jillian loves cutting short hair. She’s drawn to anything creative and interesting yet loves the classic work too. Our Jillian has received advanced training from multiple color manufacturers and excels in high-end coloring techniques. She loves creating beautiful color that allows her passion for our industry “shine.”
McKennaSenior Stylist/Colorist
One thing you’ll immediately notice about senior stylist McKenna if you work with her is that, above all else, she strives to make each guest feel beautiful and confident with their look.Whether it is a dimensional blonde or a rich brunette hue, she loves enhancing a client’s natural beauty with color. McKenna specializes in highlighting, free hand painting, and balayage.

But incredible color work isn’t her only passion as a stylist. She also loves cutting bobs and short hair as well as creating movement with layers in long hair. She does incredible work with less-common skills like tape-in hair extensions. And, of course, she loves to mix up her day by leveraging her meticulous hand to create excellent men’s haircuts.

During her 12 years experience, she has made education a huge focus in order to stay current with the latest trends and techniques. If you’re her client, she’s a valued resource in keeping your look relevant with trends and manageable with your lifestyle.

On top of all this, McKenna is an awesome mom. When she’s not in the salon, you can find her making a mess in the kitchen while baking and playing with her kids!

OliverSenior Stylist/Colorist
Senior stylist Oliver is known for doing gorgeous hair that is full of volume and is effortlessly chic yet still illuminates that polished look. Oliver’s work has been featured in Phoenix Home and Garden, The Phoenix New Times and Scottsdale Magazine. Early in Oliver’s career he garnered the honor of The People’s Choice Top Ten Stylists of 2008.

Oliver has also mastered everything from men’s cuts to beehives in all their detail. When it comes to cutting women’s hair you will find each look is custom created for each individual client. Oliver’s color specialty is creating a natural look that brings youthfulness.

His clients can’t get enough of his quality work and his excellent customer care. They leave the salon feeling great and return asking for more.

Catch our Oliver if you can because when he is away from the salon he is one busy guy! He’s either spending quality time with his family or volunteering for his non-for profit organization.

We feel so lucky to have Oliver as a part of the Root Salon team!

MegSenior Stylist/Colorist
Meet senior stylist Meg! We are so happy to have Meg on our Root Salon team!

Meg started her hair journey in 2011 and hasn’t had a dull moment since. She has always loved a good challenge and has found that the ever-evolving field of beauty is just what she is looking for in a career.

With that mindset, of course she is most passionate about hair color. She’s an incredible colorist with her greatest skills in Balayage, hi-lighting, and creative coloring. Naturally, education is high priority for Meg as she is always eager to learn new things and stay up with current trends.

When Meg isn’t busy at the salon, you can find her out adventuring with her two young boys!

Katie is originally from Montana, but received her education from the highly reputable Gary Manuel Aveda Institute in Seattle, Washington. She is incredibly passionate and eager to learn and stay up to date on the latest trends in the hair and beauty industry. She enjoys every facet of hair, however, men’s cuts, long layers, and balayaging are some of her absolute favorite services to provide. She is all about positive vibes and being the best version of yourself every day.
Stylist Mia is a true delight. First of all you won’t get a better shampoo and blow dry anywhere! Mia is a caring, dedicated young talent. She is a team member favorite and her clients can’t get enough of her either. Mia en, Mia enjoys being our texture expert. Permanent waving is her specialty. From beachy waves to tight textured curl, Mia is fantastic.

When she is not super busy in the salon, you will find her spending time with her close-knit family and enjoying her dogs.

LiliaContent and Blog Manager
Lilia Menconi is a book author and life-long client of The Root Salon. With the help of The Root Salon staff, she ensures that our online content showcases the salon’s expertise and unique culture.