About The Root Salon...

Making You Feel Confident For Over A Decade

It all starts at The Root. We’re in the business of making you feel fantastic. Over the past 15 years, The Root Salon has established itself as the best resource for hair beauty in the Phoenix metropolitan area. We uphold a daily, uncompromising commitment to quality and customer service in our luxurious North Central Phoenix location.

Meet Our Team

At The Root Salon we have one job, to make you look great and feel confident. Ok, so there are a lot of jobs that go into making that happen but we want to keep it simple. Bottom line, as your hair cheerleaders, we are rooting for you.

Lauren Hart

Lauren Hart

Owner + Master Colorist

Master Colorist, Laurén Hart, owns The Root Salon and boasts over forty years of professional hands-on experience. Hart was trained in Italy with the chemists at Alfaparf and is the only American Board Certified Master Colorist in Phoenix. She has taught the fundamentals of Italian hair color around the globe. She spent years under the training of color icon Beth Minardi and completed her hands on training with her in New York. The Root Salon is one of the few Alfaparf Flagship salons in the world, an honor that Hart is very proud of. She specializes in corrective hair color and continues to mentor The Root Salon team on a daily basis. Laurèn works closely with the senior members of the team to ensure the proper training of each and every team member to ensure the very best out come for our guests.This beauty industry veteran loves what she does and takes the salon’s reputation quite seriously. She is a dedicated family girl who loves gardening and is an excellent cook.
Dana Fraze


Senior Stylist + Director of Education

Dana’s passion is haircutting, which he specializes in here at the root salon. As the creative director he holds space for new stylists and training classes on fundamentals for the new apprentices. Dana’s career started over 20 years ago, beginning at Toni and Guy then spent years working for prestigious Vidal Sassoon. where he honed his skills in woman’s and mens precision haircutting. This has made him very sought after for years in the valley as a top stylist. When not behind the chair , you’ll find him at favorite local coffee spot or ripping around town on motorcycles.


Senior Stylist + Colorist

Brittany studied cosmetology at Toni & Guy Academy in 2006. She continued her education and became a certified manufactures' educator/ambassador for Redken. Brittany spent the next years traveling across the country educating other stylists on hair color and cutting principles. She has had the privilege to work hands on with top platform artists. She has passion for photo shoots and session work. Brittany has worked backstage doing hair and make-up.

Brittany strives to serve the best customer experience possible. She customizes styles to meet the guest’s individual personalities. She offers advanced services in hair color, cutting, smoothing treatments and updos/event styling. When Brittany is not behind the chair, she loves spending time with her daughter and pup, cooking, playing basketball, and shopping. Whether you want a complete transformation or a voluminous blow out, Brittany is your girl!

Shane Square


Senior Stylist + Balayage Expert

Shane Mullins comes to us all the way from Atlanta Georgia, and has the southern charm and accent to prove it. Graduated from the Paul Mitchell School of Atlanta, over 14 years ago and he hasn’t slowed down since. He is passionate for hair for both men and woman clients. He specializes in French technique of haircutting, and is a master in his craft of Balayage.

His artistic approach for color is to enhance a clients beauty by creating brightness yet balancing it with depth. He creates glamorous color that has a more natural grow out, keeping your hair gorgeous long term! His precision men's cuts gives his client more than just another buzz cut. His clipper over comb technique is seamless. He takes pride in teaching you how to maintain your look at home. Shane values education as a tool to keep growing artistically and to be able to give his clients what they need. Did we mention that Shane is an avid Harley rider and outdoorsman.

Jules Square


Senior Stylist, Color Specialist

Jules comes form the West Texas town of El Paso. He moved to Phoenix three years ago to expand his career opportunities. He has always had a love for all things aesthetic and the hair industry was a natural fit for him. He is most passionate about creating beautiful blondes. Wether a guest wants a soft balayage or a striking Nordic or silver hue he will expertly recommend the best technique to achieve a clients dream hair. He excels at fashion colors. He is best know for creating long flowing glamorous hair. Certified with Babes hair extensions he can create instant length for his clients. Education is a huge focus and is eager to stay on top of new trends. Jules pays special attention with each guest to make sure they can improve their hair health at home. He is passionate about traveling and cooking. He loves to explore different cultures as well as unique style trends.
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Mikee Leon has been a licensed hairdresser for 16 years, graduating from the Toni & Guy Academy in 2005. He spent 6 years with Toni & Guy where he obtained advanced training and specialized in cuts. Mikee then moved on to working in private salons where he built a robust client base. After taking a break from the salon world he’s excited to be back in it, working at The Root Salon with long time friend, and salon owner Laurèn Hart. Now, after several years of advanced color training with her, Mikee shares her passion for the art of hair color. When asked what he missed most about hairdressing Mikee replied “I missed making my clients feel good and providing them a memorable experience.” Mikee specializes in all type of hair cutting and coloring. He especially loves cutting short hair. Fun fact about Mikee: He has been a hard core Lady Gaga fan since she stared her performing career. He has even been pulled up on stage by her during one of her shows!!!
Dario Square


Senior Stylist/Colorist

Dario grew up in Guadalajara. His mom noticed that Dario was always interested in the arts.

He found the beauty in everything around him or helped bring out the beauty in his surroundings and the people in it. He was always doing his little sister's hair and eventually started doing his mothers hair.

At the age of 17 he moved to the United States to build a better future for himself and his family. His family encouraged him to follow his passion and go to cosmetology school. He finished at the top of his class with awards in highest retail and service sales.

He ranked in the top 7 in the country in the student category of the Wella Trendvision 2015 in a live platform competition in Las Vegas.

Dario placed in the top 20 colorists internationally of Alfaparf Milano’s “Colorist of the Year” for 2021 and looks forward to the competition this year.

Dario loves working on photoshoots and fashion shows. He constantly is learning about the latest trends to make sure his clients always look their best.

Auriah Suare


Senior Stylist/Colorist

Auriah is a senior colorist who specializes in vivid hair color and hand painted precision balayage. She grew up moving all over the country seeing many different places and people. From a young age she learned the importance of individual expression and acceptance. As a young girl she was always very passionate about makeup, hair, and lifestyle. Connection and creation are the focus of her craft. She loves creating custom hair color and helping others express their individuality. She also enjoys the natural look achieved by balayage.

As a stylist she seeks to help her clients understand that true beauty is not only on the outside but within themselves as well. Her mission is to transform the outdated paradigm of superficial and standardized beauty into a more well rounded, empowered, and love centered community.

In Auriah's free time you can find her doing yoga, playing with her kitty, and adventuring in nature.

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Kira came to us in 2020 from a Southern California salon, where she discovered her passion for creating beautiful works of art on heads of hair as her canvas.

Expressing loads of creativity at a young age, she explored different forms of art throughout life. After she received an associates degree in studio & fine arts, she pivoted her career path towards the arts of cosmetology. While attending cosmetology school, she assisted at a busy Los Angeles salon gaining valuable education & accelerating her career.

Today Kira is a flourishing stylist & colorist who has a passion for transformative blonding and “lived-in” hair color. From haircutting to vivid fashion tones, Kira prides herself on being a versatile stylist. She finds new ways to elevate her skill set by investing in advanced education to further serve the needs of her clients. Each appointment with Kira is customized to every client that sits in her chair. She prioritizes the health of her clients hair, as well as the overall experience you will receive at The Root Salon so you leave feeling pampered & loving your hair.

When not in the salon you can catch Kira meditating with yoga, cooking in the kitchen or hanging out by the pool soaking up the Arizona sun!

Megan - Small


Customer Care Specialist

Megan’s middle name should be exuberant. This beautiful girl has been part of The Root Salon team for 15 years. She spent several years as the salon manager and right arm to our owner. Megan LOVES taking care of our guests and they love Megan too! After some time away in college and to pursue her full time career, Megan has come back to our salon family serving our guests on the weekends. She always has a welcoming smile and uplifting attitude. Our weekend team is always happy to work with her as things just seam to go so smoothly when this lady is in charge. If your salon visits are usually on the weekends, you will see for yourself the pride she takes in providing the best in customer service.

Megan is getting married next year, is a strict vegetarian, and just bought her first home!

Lynsie Square


Junior Stylist/Colorist

Lynsie joined the team at The Root Salon as an enthusiastic assistant and helping clients at our front desk. Lynsie now joins the other stylists here at The Root taking her place on the salon floor.. She graduated Cosmetology school in 2021 from the Academy of Cosmetology in her hometown of Bozeman, Montana. When she considered the move to Phoenix, she knew this was the salon for her. She misses Montana but has quickly adapted to the valley lifestyle and loves living in Phoenix.

Lynsie has always been passionate about all things beauty. She finds her joy in helping others unlock their beauty through hair, especially in haircutting and styling. Lynsie also enjoys braiding and special occasion styling.She is an excellent listener and finds passion in pleasing her guests. Lynsie greets every day with an infectious smile.

When she is not in the salon she spends her free time in nature, sewing, or with friends and family.

Julia Square


Junior Stylist/Colorist

Julia has loved all things beauty related for as long as she can remember.

She grew up going to her mom's salon and fell in love with the atmosphere. Right after graduating high school at 17, she was immediately enrolled in cosmetology school. She found her passion for hair because of the way people gain their confidence and happiness from loving their hair.

She started with the team as an assistant and eagerly observed the other stylists work. she trained hard to gain skill and confidence in their techniques. Now, she is welcomed to the floor.

As a stylist she hopes to help everyone feel more beautiful and confident in their own skin.She has found a passion in dimensional brunettes, blonding services and creative color. She enjoys the diversity in the beauty community and the different looks that are created have fascinated Julia.

Julia loves working on all types, textures and density of hair. In her chair all are welcomed, appreciated and respected. When she is away from the salon, she spends time painting and taking long walks with her dogs.

Amanda Square



Amanda completed cosmetology school from regency beauty institute in Illinois. She then started working at Aveda lifestyle salons where she continued her education with top Aveda stylists. She was tutored by some of the best in the industry.After being a stylist for 7 years in the Chicago area, she moved to Scottsdale to continue her career here at The Root Salon.

Amanda has a strong passion for the beauty industry and making her guests feel and look their absolute best. She has an eye for natural beauty and that reflects in her work. She believes everyone processes beauty and loves to show her guests how to make the most of it.

These days when Amanda is not at the salon she is very busy planning her up-coming wedding.

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Meet Jada, Jada is new to the area all the way from Fargo, North Dakota. Before relocating to the valley, was a stylist for 4 years in a salon she loved. She studied cosmetology at LATI and went straight to work at the salon .She has loved salon life ever since! We are happy to say that she joins The Root Salon Team.

Jada loves everything about doing hair. She excels at balayage and vivid colors. If you are looking for help shaping your eyebrows, she is your girl.

When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, playing piano, and adventuring around her new city which she finds beautiful. She can’t wait to meet you !

Katerin Square


Customer Care Specialist

“Kat” (as out team knows her), heads up our front desk team as they strive to take fabulous care of our guests. Kat is ridiculously dedicated to making each and every client enjoy their visit from start to finish. She is bilingual and possess great follow through. She is a genuine lady who always has a smile for you and she loves working with our team. Kat is hard working and accommodating making sure that the details of your visit go as you wish. She prides herself on being “there for you”. She understands the importance of how you feel when you know you look great!

Kat is enjoying her new role as a mother and that caring attitude of hers makes her daughter one lucky girl!

Our Specialties

Oh, you thought we just cut hair? Nope. We are in the business of making people look and feel their best. While a haircut and some color is a great start, we also have more services to keep you shining bright.


The Root Salon’s top stylists are expertly trained in the latest techniques including precision scissor and razor cutting, and French Method cutting.

Hair Color

We are dedicated to the creation and maintenance of perfect hair color, flawless color correction, and expert gray coverage.

Bridal & Updo

Our whole team loves working with clients as they get ready for special occasions, weddings, reunions, mitzvahs, and prom.

Waxing & Makeup

Facial waxing is the most efficient method of temporary hair removal. We also offer professional makeup application with organic, plant-derived ingredients.

Career Opportunities

We always make room for great talent. Think you have what it takes to start at the root? Apply to one of these positions below.

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