The Crew

Leah LeSure

Master Hair Stylist / Owner

Ive been a hairstylist since 2009 and in 2016 I decided to open Salty Roots Salon. I would say my creativity and artistic ability drives me to perfection and outstanding customer service for a truly great salon experience.

Specializing in dimensional highlighting, blended blonds, bayalage, and extensions.

I strive to help my clients achieve shiny, gorgeous, healthy hair. My goal is for you to leave looking beautiful and feeling your best!

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Devon Gooding

Master Hair Stylist

I’ve been doing hair since 2014 and graduated from the Aveda Institute. I specialize in lived-in color (strategically adding depth and dimension for a more seamless grow out) and blonding services (highlights, babylights, balayage). I use Goldwell and Redken color, and have an array of products I use, depending on what best suits your hair needs. I enjoy art & painting in my free time, which flows into my hair artistry and helps make each service customized to the guest. I also feel I’m a bit of a perfectionist which my existing clients seem to appreciate.


Alyssa Adams

Master Hair Stylist

Starting my career in southern Indiana, I made the leap to the sunshine state to evolve my craft and live that beach bum life.

I’ve travelled across the states to continue my education so I give you my best and the latest trends. I strive to maintain the integrity of your hair while educating you through your hair journey. I find the most joy in blondes, lived in looks.

When I’m not behind the chair, making sure you look and feel your best, find me at the beach, hanging with my fur baby or exploring St. Pete’s newest and trendiest restaurants as a self proclaimed foodie!


Jax Schappert

Master Hair Stylist

Been hairstyle’n since 2008! Starting out in Connecticut, receiving my advanced cosmetology certifications at the Aveda Academy in New York  City, and then ultimately moving to Saint Pete where i found my home at Salty Roots Salon!

I love working with all lengths of hair and specialize in dimensional blondes, brunettes, “lived-in color” and balayage! I’m always learning and expanding my skills and artistry in my craft, and keeping up with the newest trends and techniques!

My chosen color lines and haircare products are Davines, Olaplex, Pulp Riot, Redken, and Pureology


Halee Howel

Master Hair Stylist

I was born and raised in the Tampa Bay Area and I’ve always had a passion for doing hair. Six years ago I made the decision to go to the Aveda Institute of Tampa Bay and give my passion a go.

For the last five years I have been working behind the chair learning and growing every step of the way. I’ve been to Las Vegas where I attended Redken symposium as well as other Redken global color and cutting classes. I specialize in blonding and dimensional color. I also love doing long and short textured haircuts. Some products I enjoy working with are Redken, Amika, Olaplex, and Pureoloy.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my pups. My fiancé and I live on the beach so I love going out on the boat, getting some sun, and maybe catching some fish while we’re at it. Other than that we love to travel and watching sports as well as going to hockey and football games.

I love what I do and am very passionate about it which shows through my work. To me there is something so fulfilling about making someone’s day.

+1 (727) 400-9905

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Jenna Hafer

Master Hair Stylist

I moved down to the sunshine state 11 years ago to earn my education at the Aveda Institute as a hairstylist. I have been licensed and continued my career for the past 9 yrs.

I’m well versed in a variety of products. I specialize in Redken color and have extensive training at the Redken Exchange in NYC in specialized cuts & color classes with some of the top educators around the U.S.

  I really enjoy precision, textured bobs and pixie cuts. I am passionate about balayage, dimensional coloring, and blonding sessions. recreating a look and educating on the health of your hair is what I do best. I Strive for everyone to feel their best after their coloring/ cutting service!

My favorite color and product lines are
L’Oréal professional

IG: HairbyJenna_727

Rachel Melancen

Hey I’m Rachel! I’ve been following my dream as a hairstylist in the Tampa Bay Area for over 10 years. I love being a hair stylist, We get to creative and talk all day long! I specialize in dimensional color and I personalize everyone’s haircut. Short or long hair, it will look amazing on those days in between your salon visit.

A little about me, I grew up in the Midwest, I love anything outdoors, camping, paddle boarding, and slack lining. I am a certified yoga teacher, I’m passionate about helping people with meditation and change.  Meeting new people and hearing their story is what keeps me going!  I am a new mom to the sweetest baby girl. She is my world 🌎

I would absolutely love to have you as a client, so you can absolutely love your hair 🌻


Jocilyn Liehn

I have been in this industry since 2010. I am an Aveda graduate and born and raised in Saint Petersburg Florida.

My specialty is shorter precision cutting as well as short, soft lived in hair from pixies to bobs. Dimensional or shiny one dimensional color to compliment the cut is also something I enjoy.

“What is done in love is done well”
-Van Gogh

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Instagram - @Jocilouhair