Roots Salon | Small Business Feature | Decatur IL

The Details: Katie Lynch, Owner/Stylist at Roots Salon |   In Business: 28 Years

Hours: Vary  |  Location: 315 E Ruehl St., IL  |  Phone: 217.875.5400

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Tell us about your businessWhat do you do?

Full service salon. We specialize in color, cuts, perms, waxing. We also do manicures and pedicures.

What makes your business unique/special?

We’re a small town salon with some very talented stylists and nail technicians. This building was my father’s cabinet shop when I was a child. Hence the play on words with “Roots” salon.

What item/service on your menu or in your shop do you just LOVE and think everyone needs?

Color/foils.

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In what way have you gone above/beyond in the past for a customer?

I’d like to think every day we go above and beyond for our clients. They are what makes our business, and it’s our job to pamper them.

What is the coolest thing you’ve ever had a client do for you?

They put their trust in us and show up every four to six weeks.

What tool/equipment/or other vendor could you not imagine doing business without? Why?

Blow dryer and round brush, because if you get that down, it’s the base for a great style.

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I was pretty stoked to see they offered Monat in the salon as well. I’ve been using it for the past few months and loving it! 

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What other local business do you just LOVE? Why?

We love all local businesses and try to support them and Mel Pages Boutique even has clothes on display in the salon.

Introduce us to your STAFF… 

Katie Lynch – 28 years in the business. I love to bake and cook to relieve stress. My happy place is in the kitchen.

Kim Schilawski – 20 years in the business. Her second “love” (after hair) is decorating. She loves to make a space beautiful with colors and texture.

Molly Coventry – 16 years in the business. Loves taking pictures of the sky and can spot a hawk a mile away.

Lisa Miloser – 17 years in the business. Is a Harry Potter fanatic and a secret Star Wars fan.

Mindi Lents – 21 years in the business. Loves crafting and eating spicy foods.

Abby Stelzriede – 5 years in the business. Spends all of her free time at some type of sporting event and loves the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jessica Reedy – 19 years in the business. Loves to relieve stress with target practice.

Kendahl Lynch – 3 years in the business. Has an obsession with pickles and pigs.

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Tell us about YOU… WHY did you choose to do what you do?

I’m a people person and love talking with them. It’s fun to give people a “new, fresh look” and make them feel good about themselves.

When did you know you wanted to go into this business?

I was in eighth grade and I had to do a career project. That’s when I knew.

What are you passionate about outside of your business?

My family – they’re #1. I love spending time with them. I also enjoy flowers, cooking and exercising.

Describe your PERFECT day…

A perfect day…having your day run on schedule without any “surprises.” Ha! And knowing at the end of the day, you gave it your “all.”

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