Root Salon & Spa exists to honor God by being faithful stewards of everything He has entrusted to us. Root is made up of a team of highly skilled professionals. We are dedicated to providing our clients with quality treatments using only the highest caliber products. We are passionate about educating our guests and putting their needs above all else.

When Root Salon & Spa was originally founded, it was created as a spa environment, as this did not exist within our community and we wanted to provide a place for spa professionals to work together in Wauseon. Our journey first began in 2013 as Root Skin Care, two estheticians renting a small room shared with a massage therapist. The three of us loved bringing their services together and would eventually found Root Salon & Spa in 2017. We were blessed with family and friends who offered hair and nail services, and we jumped at the chance to work with them! As our journey continued, we quickly realized what we were creating was much more than just a spa.

Today, we take pride that Root Salon & Spa is a women-owned, family-oriented business made up of a team of highly skilled professionals. We take care every day to create an environment that is truly team-oriented. We know that we are better together and that this unity and sharing of knowledge sets us far above where we would be as individuals.

When you walk through our doors, we want you to know you’re our guest. Every service comes with a complimentary beverage from our specialty coffee and tea bar. And if you’d like to indulge, a selection of local pastries! We provide relaxing waiting rooms, guide you to and from your service, and each team member is ready to provide a positive experience.

Quality…

We take great care that every 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 lines all boast cruelty free, toxin free, sulfate free, and paraben free. Many of them specialize in other endeavors that resonate with us at Root Salon & Spa. They are environmentally friendly, local, women owned businesses, and focus on giving back to their communities!

Kevin.Murphy
Osmosis Skincare
FarmHouse Fresh
NovaLash
Hyde+Alchemy
Teleties
Olive+Piper

Growth…

We know at Root Salon & Spa, in order for us to provide you with the caliber of service you deserve, we also need to take care of… us! For so many of us these days it seems like we spend the majority of our day at work. That’s why it’s so important to us to make it a fun and uplifting environment for everyone who comes through our doors! Anyone can fake a happy, carefree attitude for a while, but eventually whatever you’re filling your cup with, will overflow… and we want to make sure our employees are overflowing with joy and compassion – not stress and struggle. We regularly plan continuing education experiences for our employees because we know a growing mind is a healthy mind. We also make a point to share our services and talents with one another whenever we get a chance! We celebrate in each other’s triumphs and lift each other up in our hard times. Professional growth and a positive environment will always be a part of our core values at Root.

Community…

We are so grateful for the support we receive every day from our community, we want to do what we can to give support back to our community. That’s why when you visit Root you can find local favorites like Ella Baby Bows and Hyde+Alchemy. We also take pride in recycling all we can and investing in eco-friendly, high-quality brands like Eco Heads and Kevin Murphy to make sure we’re reducing our carbon footprint wherever possible! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss our fun community events.

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

Taylor Barnhiser
Taylor Barnhiser | LEAD STYLIST | LEAD NAIL ARTIST | BRIDAL TEAM | SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST |
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’s favorite part of her job is when she can give a client a custom color that compliments them! Taylor has a contagious laugh and one of the kindest hearts! Her husband, Nelson, and two children are her world!
Emily Beck
Emily Beck| MASTER EYELASH ARTIST | SENIOR ESTHETICIAN | SENIOR SPRAY TAN CREATOR |
Emily is one of those people who did not imagine herself in the beauty industry growing up, but we are so glad she is! She struggled with a lot of skin issues over the years and what better reward than to help others with theirs! Emily is a helpful and caring person who is constantly giving through her talents! She loves reading and spending time with her friends and family. But, if we are being honest…if she isn’t helping a client with one of their needs, we can almost guarantee she’s cleaning something!
Lori Bostleman
Lori Bostleman| LEAD ESTHETICIAN | LEAD LASH ARTIST |
Lori loves to make others feel beautiful! She is a sweet, goal getting esthetician with a passion for serving others. Follow her on instagram! instagram.com/lorijo.root.esti
Shiloh Ciepiela
Shiloh CiepielaMASTER STYLIST | SALON MANAGER | BRIDAL TEAM |
This lady is dedicated to her craft and is constantly working hard to soak up every bit of education available so she can make sure each and every client 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 clients 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 either be with her husband and beautiful daughter, or planning her next Disney trip!
Chelsea Gerken
Chelsea Gerken| SENIOR MASSAGE THERAPIST |
Doing massage came naturally for Chelsea, which is probably because she has always wanted a job 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 also loves her silly fur baby, working out, and spending time with her fiance!
Jan Gnagey
Jan Gnagey| LEAD STYLIST | SENIOR NAIL ARTIST |
Jan is an experienced professional who takes special care with each and every client she comes into contact with. She loves to get to know her clients and she strives to meet all of their needs with great attention to detail. Jan can transform your hair or your nails so you get the best of both worlds! Jan is a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loves spending time with her three beautiful grandchildren!
Kate Gnagey
Kate Gnagey| SALON OWNER | MASTER EYELASH ARTIST | MASTER ESTHETICIAN | MASTER SPRAY TAN CREATOR |
| SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST | ULTIMATE TASK MASTER | HORTICULTURIST | SPIRITUAL LEADER | SUPERIOR TIME MANAGER | PROBLEM SOLVER | SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT & INSPIRATION | MENTOR | LOVER OF LISTS | Okay. This is just a tiny example of the million things Kate is and does for her team members and clients each and every day. She is one of those people who is extremely professional and efficient at her job with a heart of absolute gold! Her two beautiful daughters and husband are so lucky to have her. It’s only fitting that her bio is styled a little differently than most because we are pretty sure she makes lists in her sleep!
Ashley Kunesh
Ashley Kunesh| SALON OWNER | MASTER EYELASH ARTIST | MASTER ESTHETICIAN | LEAD SPRAY TAN CREATOR |
What we can’t manage to tell you in these 1000 characters, will be summed up in your first appointment 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. On her spare time, you’ll find Ashley doodling, attending a movie with her husband and their four children, or protecting the community as a police officer.
Dara Lavinder
Dara Lavinder| SALON OWNER | MASTER MASSAGE THERAPIST |
Dara spends her days giving people the most relaxing experience possible! She makes it her priority to really know her clients and serve them in the best way she can. When Dara isn’t in an appointment or doing some managerial duty at the salon, she’s most definitely spending time with her husband and 3 children or she’s out saving lives as an EMT!
Brieann Lewis
Brieann Lewis| BEGINNER LASH ARTIST |
Alex Munger
Alex Munger| SENIOR MASSAGE THERAPIST |
Alex is so passionate about his career! He truly believes that this is his calling and that his goal is to improve our client’s quality of life by helping them with chronic pain and any other ailments they have! He made the decision to leave his previous job and start this career in order to fulfill his purpose and to see his son more! On his personal time, Alex will either be with his son or working out at the gym..or both!
Becky Nadeau
Becky Nadeau | MASTER STYLIST | BRIDAL TEAM |
Becky is not only skilled with hair, she loves making connections with her clients! Becky’s favorite part of her career is being a part of her clients lives and growing with them. She is committed to making people look and feel their absolute best! Becky is positive, a true team player, and her smile is infectious. Her two sweet daughters are her joy outside of the salon!
Samantha Netcher
Samantha Netcher| SENIOR STYLIST | LEAD NAIL ARTIST |
Sam works with nails, hair, and is also a member of our hospitality team so you’re bound to see her in one area or another. She loves getting to pamper her clients and connect with them during services. She also loves all the babies whether human or fur! She reads in her free time and if she isn’t doing that, she’s spending time outdoors, or hanging out with her fur baby, Moose.
Presley Pennington
Presley Pennington| SENIOR NAIL ARTIST | LEAD STYLIST |
Presley is a talented nail artist that keeps her clients smiling through their whole service! She’s the sweetest! Her favorite part of her job is really creating a relationship with her clients and getting to know their stories. She loves her pupper and her family..and a good glass of wine!
Aisha Sarmiento
Aisha Sarmiento| MASTER EYELASH ARTIST | SENIOR ESTHETICIAN |
Aisha is an amazing esthetician who’s passion is making sure each and every client she has feels refreshed after their experience! She started in one of our hospitality positions and it became obvious to all of us that esthetics is her true calling! Aisha loves helping come up with new ideas for us to implement to become more environmentally friendly in as many aspects as we can! Aisha is a loving wife to her husband, Jeff and a mom to 3 beautiful children!
Loren
Loren | HOSPITALITY TEAM |
Maddie
Maddie | HOSPITALITY TEAM MANAGER |