We create regimens for the modern man in a relaxing environment. Through education, innovation and evolution within our industries, we pride ourselves on building relationships and providing superior service to our diverse clientele. It is our mission to share knowledge and integrity while giving a tailored head-to-toe grooming experience for each individual.

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 licensed 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. Gina’s inspiration comes from the ability to make others feel confident in themselves because when you look good you feel good.

 

In her free time, Gina loves music, laughing, hiking, and being surrounded by her family.

JESSICA SAMARIA | barber

Jessica graduated from the Anthony David Platinum Hair Academy and is a Licensed Barber specializing in straight razor shaves, fades, traditional cutting, intricate coloring, and highlighting techniques.

 

While she was born in Monterrey, Mexico, Jessica has lived in OKC since she was 7 and is bilingual. Growing up, she enjoyed doing hair and makeup for her friends for prom, dances and date nights. She also worked with the Thunder girls for 4 seasons doing their hair and makeup and has worked with the anchors at News 9 as well.

 

In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling and using her talents to give back to the community. She also serves as a Youth Leader at her church. 

KERRY MANNING | barber/stylist

Kerry is originally from Texas and has been the owner of Kerry’s Hair Headquarters from 1988-2017. He is a licensed cosmetologist with 35 years experience, providing customers with an excellent experience and finished product. 

 

Kerry specializes in men’s haircuts, short woman’s cuts, and gives special attention towards building long-lasting personal and professional relationships with his clients.  

 

After owning his own business for almost 30 years, he is an expert in customer service, scheduling, accounting, inventory, management, sales, marketing, and training.  

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MARK MCDANIEL | barber

Mark specializes in executive and corporate professional haircuts and grooming. This includes hot towel shaves and beard grooming comprising of trims and shave edge ups. Mark believes that each barbering service is a work of art that requires passion, quality, and precision.

 

He graduated from the Hair Arts Institute with his barber license and Central Oklahoma College with an esthetics, facial and waxing license, as well as a therapeutic massage license. Mark is so passionate about his craft that he travels often to continue his education to stay up-to-date on current styles and trends. Originally born in SW Michigan, he was raised on a grain and quarter horse farm before finding his way to OKC.

 

It’s not uncommon to find Mark opening up early and having the coffee ready to start the day. Marks passion for the industry also reflects in his personal life including his love for music and devotion to his clients. When he’s not camping, hiking or sharing stories about his Australian Shepard, Bentley, he lives to make people laugh and spend time with his family.

MEGAN GOLLADAY | stylist

Megan has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 3 years. While she is from Oklahoma City, Megan attended school at Vogue College of Cosmetology in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

 

In her free time, Megan enjoys painting, which has been the biggest inspiration for her work. Megan specializes in men’s haircuts and feels her education along with her artistic talent has been the driver of her unique haircutting style.

 

Megan’s goal is to know what her client wants before they do, with a thorough consultation. Let Megan make your hair into a piece of art!

NADIA SAMMAN | massage therapist

Nadia Samman is a licensed massage therapist specializing in muscle tension and balance. She has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2012 when she graduated from Central State Massage Academy. She enjoys customizing sessions for her clients.

 

It is her goal to help you with your pain and tension. Nadia recognizes that a well-balanced musculoskeletal system is paramount to that goal. Allow Nadia 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 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 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 is head of operations and serves a member of upper management at Revel 8 Salon & Spa, Revel 8 Grooming and Revel 8 Nail Studio. She ensures that all three business units of Revel 8 run efficiently and effectively.

Approaching 10 years in the salon industry, Una reviews and evaluates business procedures ranging from expenses to systems and policies she implemented for seamless operation. She is the main communication between the business’ owner, management, and directors of all three shops.

 

As Revel 8 expands, Una is responsible for the financial growth, profitability, and is constantly comparing and evaluating analytics and data for optimal business operations. She reconciles monthly activities, generates year-end reports, and oversees the financial accounts for short and long-term financial efficiency and goals. She also works with individual staff members quarterly to review and set projections for their own personal business growth.

 

Originally from Enid, Una, who is of Korean descent, has found her mark in the fashion scene. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BS in Economics and a minor in Geography.