Sunny Pusser

Sunny is the owner of Roots Salon & Spa, with over 22 years of experience in the beauty industry. She has established a knowledge for both business and her passion, hair. She takes great pride in her work and how our customers are treated. She is very proud of both her staff and salon, and looks forward to the continued growth of Roots.

Julie Driscoll

Julie, originally from Illinois, now resides in Waynesville, NC to carry on her career after doing hair all over the states, including California. She attends hair shows in prominent places such as Chicago, and Orlando frequently to continue to add to her education in the hair business. She has been doing hair for 29 years, and specializes in color, and Keratin treatments.

Ashley Cantwell

Ashley graduated in the honors program at Paul Mitchell in Charlotte, and now resides in the beautiful Smokey Mountains. She has had a passion for hair since she was eight years old. Ashley also was a makeup artist and hair stylist for Fashion Focus in Charlotte. Not only does she do hair here at Roots Salon, she is also our nail technician, specializing in both regular Lacquer and Gel polish.  

Kari Schaeffer

After living in Atlanta for the past 12 years, Kari has returned to the area and back to her home town. She is a graduate of the Aveda Institute and has trained and worked with many prominent stylists in the beauty industry. In addition she has worked on set for Spanx, Dixie, The Dove Awards, At&T, TLC, and many weddings.


Marianna Johnson

Marianna is Sunny's assistant here at Roots Salon. She is a graduate of Pisgah High School and is now in the honors program at HCC where she is doing Cosmetology. Marianna plans to work on the floor as a stylist when she graduates this December. She plans to specialize in color and highlights.

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Ashley Nelson

Ashley is our front desk receptionist here at the salon . Whether it be getting you booked, rescheduled, or answering questions about prices, products, or services, you can rest assured she is here to serve you. Ashley is also here to help point you towards what service needs to be done if you aren't quite sure yourself. Handling all of our stylists schedules, she can easily and efficiently access all appointments and availability for clients.