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.

Environment…

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 protect our world. 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! We are a certified Green Circle Salon and are 95% sustainable. We use bamboo paper products, recycle everything from wax strips to trimmed hair! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss our fun community events.

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

Taylor Barnhiser
Taylor Barnhiser | LEAD 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!
Emily Beck
Emily Beck| MASTER EYELASH ARTIST | SENIOR ESTHETICIAN | SENIOR SPRAY TAN CREATOR | 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 hem thriving until they find their forever homes!
Lori Bostleman
Lori Bostleman| LEAD ESTHETICIAN | SENIOR LASH ARTIST |
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.
Shiloh Ciepiela
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!
Marli Fryman
Marli Fryman | LEAD LASH ARTIST |
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.
Chelsea Gerken
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.
Jan Gnagey
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!
Kate Gnagey
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. 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.
Ashley Kunesh
Ashley Kunesh| MASTER EYELASH ARTIST | 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.
Dara Lavinder
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.
Brieann Lewis
Brieann Lewis| LEAD ESTHETICIAN | SENIOR LASH ARTIST | 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.
Alex Munger
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.
Becky Nadeau
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!
Samantha Netcher
Samantha Netcher| SENIOR STYLIST | LEAD NAIL ARTIST | BRIDAL 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!
Presley Pennington
Presley Pennington| 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!
Aisha Sarmiento
Aisha Sarmiento| MASTER EYELASH ARTIST | SENIOR ESTHETICIAN |
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!
Katelynne Wilson
Katelynne Wilson| LEAD MASSAGE THERAPIST |
Katelyne also goes by Kate and is excited to be in the world of massage therapy because she truly believes she is able to help improve her guests’ quality of life through massage. She is energetic and brings positive energy into every appointment. She develops plan of care and is always adding new techniques to her already impressive skills.
Maddie
Maddie | SALON DIRECTOR |
Loren
Loren | HOSPITALITY TEAM |
Alania
Alania| HOSPITALITY TEAM |