Katie Statler, Owner & Stylist

After graduating from cosmetology school in 2006 with a cosmetology license, Katie pursued her cosmetology teacher’s license and attended beauty school. She’s Brazilian Blowout Certified a Mirabella Makeup Artist and specializes in Pure Extensions and Cinderella Hair Extensions and Redken Products.

In May of 2010, she opened Roots and fulfilled her passion to style hair. When she is interacting with her guest it doesn’t feel like work when you consider them friends. Katie loves to give them a new cut or color to make them feel confident and beautiful. However, the love for her career and business is in the personal relationship and conversation they have. She wants each guest to feel exclusive and important to her. She loves when a customer loves their hair so much that they post a picture of their new style and it was taken in the salon bathroom salon parking lot! She knows they love it if they cannot wait to post a pic! Katie’s mission is to help her guests experience life better lived – with better hair- ready to leave the salon inspired and ready to achieve their dreams. She took a leap of faith for her dreams and had so many guests who were more than supportive of her, so in return Katie wants to encourage others to be whom she believes they can become!

Outside the salon, her life revolves around her husband and 2 little boys. They love the outdoors; camping, fishing and kayaking. Their favorite place to escape to is the beach.

Katie has been a local Marion girl her entire life. Shopping local, supporting local, she loves to see the little town grow with new business. Roots is Katie’s dream and her bucket list. She wants to be different; to stand out. Katie doesn’t want to offer a typical “job” with typical “employees” and typical “clients.” She wants special, personal and enjoyable.

Cathie Cordell, Esthetician

Cathie went back to school late in life and never wants to stop learning. She became part of the Roots team as the licensed Esthetician directly out of school and has been at Roots for over five years. From the De’Reile Esthetics Academy to numerous eminence organic skincare classes, lymphatic drainage, makeup application, Biodroga trainings, PCA peel certifications smooth sculpt trainings to Microdermabrasion classes, she will continue her education in skincare, treatments and products as it is an ever changing industry. That’s what it takes to stay on the cutting edge. She loves meeting new people and forming lasting relationships with her clients. When a client trusts Cathie with their skin, their time and their budget, she wants to deliver the best results she can give them for the best value. She believes in educating for the best skin health you can have. Healthy skin equals beautiful skin.

Born and raised in Chambersburg Pennsylvania, Cathie has traveled and worked around the world for several years before coming back home. Cathie says, “I love what I do and I love being part of the Roots team. I love my coworkers and having my about-face business right here in my own room. From our owner down, the working atmosphere in Roots is exceptional. We all work together in harmony and have a professional and personal respect for each other.”

Michelle Binkley, Stylist

A Hair Stylist for 28 years, Michelle received her Cosmetology license from Vo-Tech in Hagerstown, MD in 1987. Further studies in New York, Pennsylvania, Baltimore and New Jersey help further broaden her understanding so now that she has certifications in color, hairstyles, cuts Blowouts and makeup, with an emphasis on color expertise. Having some of the most loyal guests who are more like family, her goals are to make them feel their best; to walk out of the salon feeling amazing! Michelle thinks that clients should feel like they are receiving the most pampering experience. When they come to get their hair done, she wants them to relax and feel special and always looks forward to seeing them for their next appointment just to see how much they liked their hair. Also, Michelle loves trying new trends and hairdos. Roots is like a second home to Michelle, and she loves the amazing team it has grown into now with its wonderful atmosphere. Outside of work she has an amazing family, who are very important to her. Together they have a summerhouse where they spend most of their weekends, living life to the fullest!

Holly Upperman, Stylist

Graduating from the cosmetology program from the Franklin County Career and Technology Center in 2005 Holly has been the hair industry for 10 years, Holly is a Hair Stylist specializing in haircutting, coloring, hair painting, smoothing treatments, treatments, perming, as well as makeup, manicures and pedicures. Holly is committed to working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs, thriving to making each guest look and feel great about themselves. Dedicated to providing memorable experiences for each guest through consultation, creativity and going above and beyond to exceed their expectations, Holly creates formal up-dos, is certified to give Keratin hair treatments and Brazilian Blowouts; she has also worked and trained with educators from Redken and Goldwell. The friendships Holly has with her co-workers build a strong team building atmosphere. Outside of work she enjoys boating with family and friends.

Ashley Winters, Stylist

Ashley Winters in an easygoing, confident, hardworking stylist and makeup artist. Ashley graduated from Chambersburg beauty school in 2008. She has been in the industry for 7 years and still continues her education to keep up with the latest trends. She has attended classes with Jo Blackwell Preston, Ted Gibson, Tamar Dileo, plus others. Ashley is certified in Brazilian Blowouts, pure extensions, hair painting and Mirabella makeup. She is passionate about her work, loves school and making her guests feel beautiful.

Katelyn Carey, Massage Therapist

After graduating from the McCann School of Business in 2015, Katelyn began at Roots Hair Salon. She enjoys getting to know her guests, giving them a chance to unwind from busy days and relax. To Katelyn, helping people relieve their pain is one of the most rewarding experiences, she's, even more, encouraged when guests express their happiness. In everything she does, Katelyn strives to do better and do it smiling. A native of Chambersburg, when she first walked in Roots, Katelyn felt a connection – like it was the place she wanted to be. A fun, welcoming place that is full of family spirit.

April Smith, Stylist

For 15 years April has been working in the industry, beginning her education at Franklin County Career and Tech Center during high school and went on to continue her education through classes. Offering her guest a relaxing time - a place to get away from home and work so they can walk out beautiful is her objective. She enjoys working at Roots for the down-to-earth atmosphere where you can still achieve high class treatment. It's there that she gets to know her guest on a friend level. When she's not at work she loves spending time with her two girls her husband by playing golf!