To most people, how they look to others is important, but how a person feels about him or herself is even more crucial. At Roots Hair Studio and Spa, the goal of the stylists is to make sure everyone who leaves the salon feels better than when they arrived.
“We want to give you the best look that’s going to suit you - and we listen,” said stylist Shelley Worthing.
Stylists at Roots Hair Studio and Spa have a year under their belt in their space at 359 Roosevelt Trail in Windham. However, the four ladies have a combined 78 years of experience doing hair, makeup and more.
“We’re super excited to be a year old. We’d like to see new faces and for them to see what we have to offer,” Worthing said. There will be an Open House at the salon on Sunday for those who would like to meet the stylists.
“We’re fun and exciting,” said stylist Natalee Taylor.
The name Roots came together organically. Owner and stylist Rae Ann Tourigny and Worthing took over part of the building that used to be a pottery store on Route 302; they remodeled and laid down “Roots”. For Worthing it was also coming back to her “roots” as the building sits on land that once belonged to her grandfather Clifford Morrell.
“What makes us so spectacular is that as long as we’ve been doing this, we love hair. We eat, breathe and sleep hair,” said Worthing. “It’s been amazing. We come to work because this is our sanctuary. We’d rather come to work than anything else.”
The stylists at Roots stay on their toes with trainings and make sure they know the trends and styles people want. They aren’t doing as many perms, but they are ready to help clients with whatever look they are going for; a pop of fashionable color or balayage, where the color is melted on together to blend from dark to light. Worthing said it’s more natural and has less maintenance. Many people are opting for long hair with waves for more movement, but it boils down to what looks best on the client.
“The haircut is the most important thing,” said Worthing. “We strive to be really balanced in color and cutting.”
The salon has a friendly atmosphere, according to their customers. Roots serves men, women and children. “Rich or poor we want everyone to come here to feel beautiful,” Worthing said. “Customers heal us. We’re so graced with amazing clients and awesome people.”
“Everyone says it, but we really have the best clients,” said Taylor, who also does OPI shellac manicures and is a LuLaRoe stylist. She holds bi-monthly Open Houses at the salon and does private bookings upon request.
Clients are offered beverages from water and wine to tea and beer. One woman who dropped into the salon for a treatment was going through a horrible divorce and was in a terrible mood. By the time she left, she was set up on dates, had been invited to a neighborhood happy hour and was given ideas for a new job. She said she had come to Roots Hair Studio and Spa because of the Facebook reviews she had seen. Worthing smiled. “We do a lot of networking here.”
Custom is a way of life at Roots. The stylists are looking for ways to help clients express their individuality.
Roots is an official Paul Mitchell salon, using those products exclusively, offering shampoo, conditioner and hair color products in a variety of shades and colors.
The salon offers Motives Cosmetics, which is a custom blended foundation, based on skin tone and type - be it oily or dry. There is a perfect formula for everyone.
“We offer a custom blended mineral powder foundation and liquid foundations. No other make up line has that,” said Worthing.
Corbi Duquette does facials in addition to hair. She uses Pevonia Botanica products to pamper her clients in a private room in the salon.
“We really appreciate them walking through our doors and for taking the time to choose us,” said Worthing.
Appointments are recommended and available upon request per stylist. Walk-ins are welcome, but to serve clients better they should call first. Hours vary by stylist, but someone is generally in the salon from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To make an appointment call: 207-893-2226 and follow Roots Hair Studio and Spa on Facebook.