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.  Opening Pasha has been a dream come true and our entire team here is truly special!  I look forward to seeing you in the salon soon!   

Amberjill White, Master Stylist & Educator


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 for 4 years.  Because of my mutual love for haircutting, I now am the Cutting Educator at Pasha!  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 as well as the assistants in our apprentice program. 

I specialize in color corrections and precision haircuts.  I am all about details and love helping my clients find their perfect style and routine to follow at home.  Also, I have a knack for special event styling and am known for my intricate custom braids and formal updo designs!

Abby Winkles, Master Stylist & Educator


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 at Pasha, it is so much fun to nurture fresh talent, teach them the in's and out's of being a successful hairdresser and support them on their journey.  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! 

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.  With extensive experience with color correction and a strong understanding of color theory, I am excited about sharing my knowledge with our team in my role as Color Educator at Pasha.  It's exciting to give my clients the hair they have asked for!  My favorite looks are geometric curls, short feminine styles, bobs, and men's fades.  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 & Creative Media Director


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 from the iciest of blondes to the richest brunettes to firey reds.  I am also a certified Bombshell Extensions Specialist and can help you decide which kind of application method is best for you and your hair.  Whether it's length or density you want, I can help you get the hair of your dreams!  I am experienced in bridal and wedding work as well.  Being a newlywed myself, it is always fun to share this special day with my clients.  I also love haircutting all hair types, especially long layers and enjoy 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 am Vidal Sassoon trained and specialize in precision haircuts as well as 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!