CLAIRE WESTLUND | owner

An Oklahoma native and founder of Revel Eight Salon and Spa, Claire has always dreamed of bringing a revolutionary element to Oklahoma’s metro salon/spa scene. She has been fascinated with hair since she was a little girl, which blossomed into the creation, design, and launch of her own exclusive salon and spa. Revel Eight currently thrives in the midst of the renaissance of the trendiest, most “happening” area of OKC—Midtown.

 

With the success of Revel Eight, Claire began to see a further need in OKC. Currently Claire has taken a step back from behind the chair to grow Revel Eight and its’ portfolio. Revel Eight Grooming & Shave Shop and Revel Eight Nail Studio will be opening in the Historic Main Street Arcade building located in the Film Row/Downtown Historic District in 2017.

 

A hair designer with over a decade of experience, Claire has studied under many of the top artistic and business educators in the world, she believes education is key and that transcends into every aspect of her business. Her personal priority is to her team, keeping her salon updated and inspired through in-house education—, by consistently providing unique educational opportunities for her staff and offering business tools to support and build her team. She always has an advanced training session on the horizon–either to teach in house, to attend at home or abroad!

 

Claire’s passion is sparked by her love for people and helping others, with her deep commitment, Claire and Revel Eight provide the greater OKC community with a refreshing experience of reveling in the luxury of being yourself and receiving stellar services that compliment.

 

In her free time, Claire enjoys traveling and spending time with her multi-talented husband Tony, an artist. The Westlund’s just welcomed their first babe in 2017!

 

Claire’s philosophy of life is evidenced in her Revel Eight mission: be creative, think innovatively, get comfortable being uncomfortable, be open, educate often, ask questions, fill up on the positive, don’t forget to be grateful in the present and excited for what’s to come…

TREY WATTS | shop manager

Trey is an artist, entrepreneur and small business owner. He is thrilled to be working alongside the friends he admires most in the salon, spa, and beautification industry.

 

Trey is a former U. S. Marine the earned his bachelors in Business Administration/Management and worked in sales and financial management for more than 15 years. He loves Oklahoma City and volunteers regularly at the deadCenter Film Festival, The Bella Foundation, AIDS walk OKC, and Freedom Oklahoma.

EMILY BILLS | barber
Emily graduated from Duncan Bros. School of Hair Design and received her Barber License in 2007. She specializes in dimensional colors, women’s and men’s haircuts of all styles but has a personal favorite in vintage barbering for men.

 

Staying on top of new styles and continued education in her industry is a top priority. She also listens to her clients to get the desired end result. Emily has established a solid clientele and also makes her new clients feel welcome.

 

She was born and raised in Southern California. She relocated with her family in 2004 and is proud to call Oklahoma City her home. Outside of the salon she enjoys taking dance classes at a local dance studio, listening to live music, traveling, spends time with her dogs and loves being with family and friends.
GINA JONES | stylist
Gina is an Oklahoma native who has been a cosmetologist for over a decade specializing in men’s hair and grooming. Her goal is to customize a tailored look for each individual. Her creative mindset allows her to constantly keep herself updated on the newest trends as well as stay refreshed in traditional cuts. Her inspiration comes from the ability to make others feel confident in themselves because when you look good you feel good.

 

On her free time Gina loves music, laughing, hiking, and being surrounded by her family.
KERRY MANNING | barber/stylist
LEE RABON | barber
Lee knew he would become a barber when he started cutting his friends’ hair at the age of 13.  Playing basketball, football, baseball, track, golf, and powerlifting in high school, he made many friends and continued his passion by cutting their hair.  His funny and uplifting spirit was contagious and granted him class clown at Hugo High School in Hugo, Oklahoma.

 

After he graduated high school, he moved to Edmond to start his journey as a barber.  He got his knowledge and skills from Duncan Brothers School of Hair Design where he graduated in 2011.

 

If you’re looking for a good fade and a traditional straight razor shave, come see Lee!  You’ll leave his chair with a custom tailored look and an ab workout from laughter.
LT | master barber
MATTHEW PHILLIPS | barber
MEGAN GOLLADAY | stylist

Hi!! My name is Megan and I have been a licensed cosmetologist for three and a half years. I am from Oklahoma City, but I went to school at Vogue College of Cosmetology in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

In my free time I enjoy painting, which has been the biggest inspiration to my work. My specialty is in men’s haircuts and I feel that my education in art has helped me tremendously in developing a style that portrays just that!

 

My goal is to know what my client wants before they do. Let me make your hair into a piece of art!!

NADIA SAMMAN | massage therapist

Hello, my name is Nadia Samman, I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in Oklahoma City, Ok. I have been practicing Massage Therapy since 2012. I am a graduate of Central State Massage Academy. I enjoy customizing sessions for my clients.

 

It is my goal to to help you with your pain and tension. I recognize that a well-balanced musculoskeletal system is paramount to that goal. Allow me to help you optimize your wellness potential.

CHARLIE CARROLL | esthetician
Charlie is a licensed esthetician who specializes in facials, peels, spray tans and waxing. Since finding her niche in the industry she has developed a dedicated passion to helping others find confidence in their appearance.

 

An Oklahoma State University Alum with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Charlie has a business savvy attitude with a heart for the beauty industry. After several years in corporate America and never feeling quite fulfilled, Charlie decided to choose a career she could honestly enjoy for life. Charlie is passionate about esthetics and genuinely eager to provide great skin care to her clientele. She strives to provide customized treatments to the liking of every client. Looking for a relaxing, chill session- you got it; prefer an aggressive facial peel that burns so good- no problem!

Charlie is a wine & beer connoisseur who enjoys binge watching Netflix with her husband Tyson and reveling in all that is their son Everett.

UNA KIM | director of operations

Una hails from Enid and is of Korean decent. She has graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with an Economics degree and a minor in Geography. She has been in the salon industry since 2009 and is the Head of Operations Revel8 Salon and Spa, Revel8 Grooming and Shave Shop, and Revel8 Nail Studio.

 

She is an adventure seeker and enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping, snow boarding. She also finds inspiration from music, art, fashion, ecology and philosophy. Her life goals are to explore the world, gain as much knowledge and wisdom as possible, and to help and inspire others. She desires to become a salon business consultant in the future.