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 Fraze started his career at Vidal Sassoon has been in the industry for 20 years. He specializes in precision 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. We love our YouTube video blog where he teaches the community how to dry 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. Dana works closely with Laurèn to determine the readiness of trainees and assessing the qualifications of new team members. Dana loves going to the art museum and hiking, and drinking all the local coffee he can get his hands on. He also loves to spend time restoring his vintage truck and being on the road riding his Harley.
Meggan Coughlin


Senior Stylist + Colorist

One thing you’ll notice about senior stylist Meggan is she strives to make each guest feel beautiful and confident. Whether it is a dimensional blonde or a rich brunette hue, she loves enhancing a client’s natural beauty with color. Meggan specializes in highlighting and balayage. She loves cutting bobs and short hair as well as creating movement with layers in long hair. She does incredible work with tape-in hair extensions and she has a meticulous hand to create excellent men’s haircuts.

During her 14 years experience, she’s 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 current and manageable with your lifestyle.
When she’s not in the salon, you can find her making a mess in the kitchen while baking and playing with her kids!



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 Mullins


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.

Hope Curiel


Stylist + Colorist

After graduating from local cosmetology school, Hope continued into a year long apprenticeship learning all of the newest techniques of hair cutting coloring and styling under experienced stylists and colorists in Scottsdale. She has found her permanent salon home here at The Root Salon and is committed to building a long term career with our team. She continues to seek out any opportunities to learn the newest techniques in all aspects of hair. She prides herself in customer service and truly listening to her guests.Hope’s passion is working with blondes and creating seamless low-maintenance hair while never compromising its integrity. In her free time she enjoys reading and cuddling up with her cat on the couch.


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.


Stylist + Colorist

Emily started her career at The Paul Mitchell school of Phoenix. It was that she won the Vidal Sassoon cutting competition. This led to one-on-one training with the top creative directors of Paul Mitchell systems like Scott Cole and Linda Yodice. She also studied under Paul Mitchell's top platform artists and even took cutting and color classes from Vidal Sassoon educators at a country-wide exclusive event.

Emily has a love for blondes. She will also fix any bad haircut with excitement. So, if you had a bad cut somewhere, bring it to her.

She grew up uncomfortable with her curly hair so one of her main career goals is to help anyone with curly hair to feel comfortable with their natural texture. She believes the best way to express yourself is through hair which includes having fun with different colors of the rainbow so if you need a fire to be lit within you, Emily is your girl!




Mikee Leon has been a licensed hairdresser for 15 years, graduating from the Toni & Guy Academy in 2005. He spent 6 year 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. 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 especially loves cutting short hair.

Fun fact about Mikee he has been a hardcore Lady Gaga fan since she started… he has even been pulled up on stage by her during one of her shows!!!!



Stylist + Colorist

Yaneli is a native Phoenician but has lived in 10 other states. She says this led to a great experiences with several cultures. She specializes in doing vivd colors and loves doing edgy razor cuts. She also has a passion for working with curly hair and is quite skilled at the art of permanent waving.

Yaneli loves that her career allows her to brighten someone’s whole day or, even their outlook of themselves with the perfect hair.

On her days off she enjoys attending local concerts and discovering new places to dine and drink in the downtown area.




Ethan is a true sweetheart midwestern boy from west Michigan where he was a stylist for many years before joining our team. He will captivate you with his smile and how genuine he is. His energy is infectious and he pours that into his work. He is most excited to create the perfect blonde shade for his guests and loves to create vivid fashion colors. He can create bouncy layers perfect for glamorous long hair, and every length in-between. His mens cutting skills are on point. Ethan does beautiful special event styling and is a talented makeup artist. He loves to take a client and completely customize and transform their hair. He truly loves to work and make each client feel beautiful. During his free time he spends his days off practicing self care and relaxing.


Director of Customer Experience

Steven has a passion for people. His years of retail and customer service experience come together beautifully to ensure clients have a great experience. From the minute he greets you as you enter the salon you will know that you have found your forever salon home.

Steven is quite passionate about his role in the salon and takes clients satisfaction very personally. If you are looking to book your next appointment or your appointments with your favorite Root Salon stylist for years, Steven has you covered. Wanting to know the perfect product for your type of hair? He is there for you when it comes to this too.

When he is not in the salon he loves to be exercising, getting around town on is bike and enjoys exploring spirituality. He also has a weakness for cinnamon rolls.



Content Creator

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. Lilia manages the salon’s blog, “The Root Word” and keeps the content flowing. All press releases and feature articles stop at her desk before being published. Lilia is an avid hiker. She is an expert on Arizona hiking and loves living in the desert. When she is not chasing her active pre-schooler she is writing her next book.
Jennifer Square



Jennifer is a girl with an Arizona Heart. She was born in Phoenix and raised in Flagstaff. Her passion for beauty started when she was just a little girl and would visit the beauty salon regularly with her mother.

She began cosmetology school in 2015 at Gateway Community College and took a pause to care for her twin baby girls and son. Now, she pursues her career once again and is excited to be doing what she loves with the best team.

What she enjoys the most about her career is helping people feel their best and gain confidence. She enjoys haircutting and make up, any artistic way to enhance natural beauty is what drives her. Jennifer’s main focus is continuing to learn new techniques and expanding her education.

She is thrilled to gain knowledge by her remarkably talented peers at The Root Salon. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures around the state with her kids and family members.

Her most favorite spot is the creek in Sedona on a hot summer day.

Dario Square



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

Daniel Square



Born and raised in Israel, Daniel started cutting hair at the early age of 14.

He freelanced while traveling abroad and, continued pursuing his passion within the U.S. while working at a popular salon in Boston, Mass. Daniel has over 10 years of cut and color experience to offer.

Daniel is someone who gives 100% of himself every day to his clients. Daniel is trained and certified in multiple color systems and enjoys using his knowledge to create exactly what his clients are envisioning when they sit down in his chair.

One of his favorite aspects of his profession is that it doesn’t get old or feel like work. Every day is different and he enjoys meeting new people and making them leave the salon feeling truly confident.

When he is away from the salon he loves being a new father.

Auriah Square



Auriah Padilla is our newest assistant and stylist in training.

She recently graduated from Gateway Cosmetology school this May. Since a young age she has always been very passionate about makeup, hair, and lifestyle. She loves doing bridal styles, makeup, and all types of hair color.

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 and love centered community.

In her free time she enjoys spending time in nature, writing poetry, doing yoga, and practices spirituality.




Originally from California, Mallorie has been in the industry, working with the Aveda product line, for 9 years. She specialized in hair cutting for 5 years while working in San Diego. Education is a huge passion of hers and believes learning never ends. Her focus is ensuring to take classes every year to keep her skills up to date and ever evolving. She participated in New York Fashion Week and was backstage doing hair for the runway.

When she moved to Phoenix, she transitioned into teaching at the Aveda Institute. She became the Haircutting Coach for the institute and her primary focus was haircutting education. No matter the length or style, Mallorie is always up for a good haircutting challenge. If you are looking for a fringe/bang specialist, she’s your go to!

When you sit in her chair, be prepared for a genuine human connection. Mallorie makes a point to adjust to each individual’s experience and ensure a beautiful end result. Consultations are very important to her, making sure communication is clear and precise.

Fashion is a favorite subject of hers, whether it’s what’s trending, where to shop or how to put outfits together, she’s all in! In her down time you can find her at the park with her little dog and boyfriend, or shopping around at thrift stores and antique troves.

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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