Local Business Highlight and Review: Rootz Salon


Today’s post is sponsored by Rootz Salon in Ankeny. Des Moines Moms Blog contributor Leslie Dunbar recently got the chance to get her hair and makeup done at Rootz and is sharing her experience with us.

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About Rootz Salon

Rootz Salon is an appointment-based salon located at the Azik Salon Suites in the heart of Ankeny, Iowa.

Rootz Salon offers a variety of services: cut, color, Hot Heads extensions, makeup applications, and facial waxing. Rootz is also honored to travel and provide hair service to a bride and her bridal party to make her day that much more special. Opening Rootz new this year gave Owner Kate Swan the opportunity to go above and beyond for her guests.

Rootz Salon’s goal is to provide an open, relaxed, and professional environment that gives each client a customized service that they will never forget! Swan shares, “I strive to give each client the best experience, even if it’s for 30 minutes! I want them to feel special! It’s only natural to me, whether that’s continuing my education or getting certified in specific services! (Moms need to be spoiled, too.)”

About Kate Swan, Stylist

Kate shares, “After obtaining my business degree, I still needed a creative outlet. I attend the Aveda Institute West Des Moines as they valued customer service, professionalism, and education–the root to anything hair! It was quickly observed that hair was my passion!

While at The Institute, I was honored to receive first place in haircut cutting by the Edwin Neill Full Potential Award in 2015. I competed against 65 other national entries, and it was by far one of the hardest, most prestigious entries I have competed in. All work was based on natural beauty with the requirement of NO photoshop allowed. I received my award on stage at the 2015 Aveda Congress in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was by far one of my greatest achievements, and I am honored to not only achieve but be a part of.”

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Let’s hear what a few local mamas had to say about Kate:

Leslie’s Experience

Every mom deserves to be pampered. That is exactly what happened on my morning at Rootz Salon. Kate Swan was very open to when I could come in, knowing my life is super busy with teaching and the kids. Kate really listened to what I wanted. I wanted to go lighter for spring/summer but also wanted to mask my grays. As far as the cut, Kate is an international haircutting award winner. She knew I wanted to be able to wear it curly or straight and still be able to put it up to chase the kids or go to the gym. Kate also did my makeup, which was simple but beautiful, perfect for a date night or a special event.

I was so pleased with the attention to detail that I received at Rootz Salon. My new style is sassy and manageable. I’ve had so many compliments and feel incredibly confident. I highly recommend Kate Swan at Rootz Salon to spoil yourself. You deserve it.

Leslie’s Before and After

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Leslie isn’t the only one who has high regards for Kate. Brooke Bassell-Herman shares,

Kate is an extremely well educated business professional and stylist. She listens to what her customers want, makes honest suggestions, and ensures nothing but the highest caliber of style. She is diligent about taking her time and making sure her clients feel comfortable, relaxed, and pampered. She guarantees a quality product and style, and her work simply speaks for itself. If you’re looking for someone new, or a change of pace from your regular routine, don’t hesitate to make an appointment. You will not be disappointed!

Check out all the great reviews about Rootz on Facebook, and go see Kate soon!

Connect with Rootz

INSTAGRAM: @therootzsalon

Phone: (515)835-7355
Address: 2945 S Ankeny Blvd, Suite 119, Ankeny IA 50023


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