The team

Kathryn Werk, Owner, Master Stylist & Educator

Kathryn Werk - Master stylist Chattanooga - best hair stylist curly or straight

I am passionate about creating beauty that doesn’t harm our bodies, the planet, or the lives of animals.  Helping people feel special is why I do what I do every day.

My specialties include creating any haircut that will fall naturally and grow out gracefully, and works with the natural texture of the hair.  Curly or straight, my styles require very little work by my clients at home.  I am strong in women’s and men’s haircutting, razor haircutting and dry cutting.  I also specialize in coloring the hair using many techniques, including balayage and handpainting, foilayage,  traditional foil work, or a combination of all.  The vibe at Pasha is inspired!  I believe we have the BEST team, and clients feel it from the moment they book their appointment to the time they leave our salon!

Amberjill White, Master Stylist & Educator

Amberjill White - Pasha salon - Chattanooga color expert - Chattanooga updo

I'm fascinated by the science behind hair color because I am a little bit nerdy!  The interest in how hair color works lead me to study and become a color educator.  This love of continuing my education and my desire to share what I learn allows me to provide the best experience I can for my clients. 

I specialize in color corrections and funky fashion shades.  If you have a color problem or are looking for a drastic color change, I will be honest with you about the possibilities and come up with the best color plan for you.  I have a knack for updos and special event styling, and am also proficient in women’s and men’s haircutting.  I will take the time to give you a haircut that meets your daily styling needs, and teach you styling tricks to help you between your salon services. 

Abby Winkles, Master Stylist & Educator

Abby Winkles - Chattanooga salon - Pasha - best blonde Chattanooga - textured hair

I moved to Chattanooga 5 years ago and could not be happier.  Starting from the ground up, I have assisted and learned from some of the best hair stylists in Chattanooga.  In my role as Assistant Mentor, it is so much fun to nuture fresh talent and teach them the in's and out's of being a successful hairdresser.  I love being creative, meeting amazing people, and making men and women feel confident about themselves.  A few of my specialties include VIVID colors, blondes, and knowing how to cut textured (curly) hair. I also love doing on site wedding work.   I am a certified HotHeads Extensions Specialist and can help you build your dream texture!  I spend a lot of time perfecting my skills with education and classes.  

Brandi Gilstrap, Master Stylist & Educator


Having been in the industry for 8 years, I always strive to further my education by learning the latest techniques and styles.  My favorite looks are geometric curls, short feminine styles, bobs, and men's fades.  I enjoy creating dimensional color and choosing the best products that work for you.  Aftercare is my specialty, so you'll never leave without knowing how to recreate your style at home.  Welcome!  I am so glad you made it to my chair!  The magic begins here!

Schae Byerley, Senior Stylist & Director of Social Media


I've been a hairstylist for 5 years and I couldn't be happier with my career choice!  Blondes and balayage are my specialties!  I love creating customized tones for every client.  I am a certified Bombshell Extensions Specialist and whether it's length or density you want, I can help you get the hair of your dreams!  I also love haircutting.  I am talented in bringing thick and unruly hair into a light and airy style with movement.  I love cutting men's hair as well!

Melanie Vetter, Senior Stylist


Born and raised in Germany, I bring to Pasha the highest level of color certification attainable in Europe.  I am very knowledgeable in and have a deep understanding of color formulating and in color correction.  I also love fantasy and bold colors!  I specialize in scissor over comb techniques on men's haircuts for a perfect blend.  I pride myself on bringing the best customer service to my clients and enjoy the relationships I have built.   If you are interested in a style or color with European flair, I would love to have you in my chair!