Healthy hair Starts with
Haircuts | Gray-Blending | Lived-in-color | precision cutting
Katelyn is amazing, as is her salon. It was my first time there and I felt very welcome and at home. I was greeted and offered coffee, and then Katelyn did an amazing job on my hair. It had been a year since I had it cut, so it really needed it. My head feels five pounds lighter now. She did a great cut and beautiful blowout. So glad I found Rooted!
Katelyn gave me a PERFECT cut and color that was just right for my hair. Her attention to detail, the way she really listens to her clients, her winsome personality, and the lovely atmosphere in the salon makes for a wonderful experience. I’m so glad my friend recommended Rooted. I’ve finally found a place where the owner’s expertise is top notch and her concern for her clients is genuine. I look forward to visiting again!
Hi! I’m Katelyn and I am so happy to meet you! I am the founder of Rooted Salon and I’m so glad you landed on this page.
I’m an Emmaus High School graduate who has always had a strong affection for the art of hairdressing. Born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, I graduated from Empire Beauty School in 2007 and began my career in the Lehigh Valley right away. My husband, Brandon, and I opened Rooted in the spring of 2017 and had the honor of being voted “Best Women’s Salon’ four consecutive years; 2017-2020.
Some of my professional accolades include my studies at Vidal Sassoon in New York City and Toronto. I was a scholarship winner for Beauty Changes Lives and was awarded a week-long training on precision haircutting. I hold multiple certifications for the latest techniques, including balayage, foilayage, and gray blending. I am well versed in Wella Professional hair color as this is the line I’ve worked with for the entirety of my career. I pride myself on being versatile and enjoy the variety that each guest’s hair brings to my chair.
As I’ve been around the industry for some time now, I am often asked what my favorite part of my job is. Aside from making a woman feel refreshed and beautiful, I strive to offer my professional opinion on what color and haircut best suits a guest’s face shape and skin/eye coloring. It is so rewarding to see the ‘before + after’ unveiled in real time, right in front of me. The softness a proper haircut can bring to a hard jawline; the pink in someone’s cheeks brought back to life with the correct depth of color around their face…I am a complete hair nerd and live for these types of transformations!
As a founder, I believe that the customer experience and service go hand-in-hand to loving your new hair. I strive to make sure everyone who enters the salon feels welcomed, relaxed, and pampered.
While I am not in the shop, you can find me wiping runny noses and cleaning up the messes of our three-year-old daughter and eight-month-old son. My husband and I are both Lehigh Valley natives who have been married since 2013. I jokingly mention that my hobbies include running a business and taking care of my family. In my (imaginative) free time, I love to read, be outdoors, or enjoy a family-friendly adventure.
I look forward to connecting with you soon!
Meet Melissa! She is our team’s curly hair expert and you will know you’ve met her when you see her very own, nourished, hydrated, bouncy curls!
Melissa is a certified Ouidad (pronounced oo-ee-daad) stylist, and has been working behind the chair for eleven years. Melissa offers a comprehensive, curl-focused approach to diagnosis, styling and prescriptive care for each specific curl type. She has undergone specialized training to thoroughly understand how to decipher curl pattern, work with Ouidad’s proprietary cutting techniques and their signature styling methodology to enhance curls to optimum perfection.
Aside from her extensive training in curly hair, Melissa is a colorist, certified by Masters of Balayage for their blonding and balayage courses. She is a precise and calculated stylist, making sure your next color is nothing short of what you have discussed with her.
Melissa has recently relocated to the Lehigh Valley after spending most of her career in Northern Jersey and is excited to build her clientele in such a diverse area.
While Melissa is out of the salon, you may find her in the gym or snuggled up with her pup, Sofie. She enjoys spending quality time with her family and being active.
She looks forward to meeting you and welcoming you to her chair!
You will know you’ve met Gabby when you are greeted by her beautiful, smiling face! Gabriela is Rooted Salon’s apprentice, studying directly under Katelyn. Gabby graduated Metro Beauty Academy in October 2022. She works full-time at the salon making sure all guests receive an amazing shampoo and head massage, all while keeping things tidy and organized. In the beauty industry, once licensed, it is imperative that your education be continued and you are given the opportunity to learn in a ‘real-world’ situation. You will notice Gabby working simultaneously on a mannequin, observing Katelyn’s color placement and formula, blowdrying, and applying client’s glazes. Our goal is to build Gabby’s book and have her flourish into a stylist at Rooted! Stay tuned for announcements regarding Gabby taking on new guests.
While Gabby is not at the salon, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She is a cat mom to Harrison and Sushi. Gabby, originally from Mexico, moved to the States with her family when she was thirteen. Her hobbies include spending time cooking in the kitchen, practicing new eye makeup looks, working out, reading, and enjoying a perfect cup of coffee! She is looking forward to advancing in her career and is looking forward to making your salon visit just that much sweeter!
A welcoming Place
Enjoy a specialty beverage such as a complimentary glass of wine, a mimosa, or a seasonal cocktail while you sit peacefully and enjoy the calm ambiance of the candlelit fireplace while relaxing comfortably in our lounge. Katelyn has built her brand based on experience and customer service. Using only the highest quality of hair color, Rooted Salon is proudly partnered with Wella Professionals- a color line trusted throughout the beauty industry for over one hundred years. In addition to Wella hair color, the team works with a variety of products including Redken ShadesEQ and Oligo lighteners to bring you the very best in all color services.
Our chosen and coveted retail line, Oribe, pronounced OR-bay, is a luxury line for the hair-obsessed. This exclusive product line is unique in every category: gels that condition, oils that hold, sprays that don’t flake, skincare-grade shampoos that prep hair for styling and gently balance the scalp, masques that have the richness and body of a lavish moisturizing cream. And that’s just the beginning. While the products are ultra-high-tech, the formulations are innovative and modern — formulated without parabens and sodium chloride. All the products are gluten-free, cruelty-free, color and keratin treatment safe, and have UV protection for hair. They perform like magic.