Team Members, Sonya, Metzler, Manning, Jim, Kaitlyn, Explosion
- Team -
Sonya Manning - Owner/Stylist
Sonya Manning has worked in the hair industry since 2003 and currently serves on the Global Hair Team for Aveda North America. As an Aveda Educator, Sonya teaches the latest cutting and styling techniques to hundreds of hairdressers each year. She has been an active participant at NYC Fashion Week since 2005; assisted on editorial shoots for Stella McCartney, Betsey Johnson and Christian Soriano; and worked in every position in the salon, including Creative Director.
When it comes to her guests, Sonya’s passion is the ability to show people a different side of themselves. Outstanding service, great hair and satisfaction are all what makes Sonya's style special.
Featured in The Knot, Improper Bostonian and Hair, she is a dynamic stylist, educator and contributor.
Jim Manning - Owner/Operations
Jim Manning is the adoring husband to Owner Sonya Manning. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the man behind the woman. From the day Jim met Sonya he admired her unique special flare for the world. A veteran entrepreneur, Jim is excited to support Sonya and the Revela community in any capacity. You may see him greeting guests, booking appointments or sweeping up the shop floor. Jim considers himself a man of many talents so Sonya respectfully asks that if he offers to cut your hair you lovingly and firmly say “no.”
KAITLYN EXPLOSION - SENIOR STYLIST
Gritty. Nurturing. Dazzling. Kaitlyn Explosion (yup, that is her awesome last name) has been a stylist for over a decade. Drawn to Aveda by her passion for Mother Earth, Kaitlyn has a fierce determination to help her guests truly look and feel the way they want to about themselves. Aveda’s botanically-based products allow Kaitlyn to deliver to her guests not just amazing cuts and color, but in a way that is kinder to the planet and to the person lucky enough to be in her chair.
AYNSLEY WRIGHT - SENIOR STYLIST
It was a warm autumn day when Aynsley realized that a traditional career path was not in the cards for her. After a short time in the service industry, she began to hone in on what truly makes her happy: making people feel great about themselves. She discovered in hair her true passion, which goes far beyond the magic she creates with curling irons and scissors. And she was drawn to Aveda when she realized that our mission of caring for the world around us aligned directly with her own connection to developing an all-encompassing experience of mind, body and soul. Aynsley’s passion and dedication to the art of hair identifies her as rising star in the New England fashion scene. When you work with Aynsley, you will understand how different the Revela experience is, and you will want to make Kendall Square a regular destination.
BRANDON HARRISON - CONCIERGE
Brandon truly embodies the spirit of Revela, as he has created his own journey to revealing his inner self. The first in his family to attend college, his spirit of adventure was shown in his decision to travel east to attend college at UMASS. Brandon has always been drawn to make up, but had always been told that men didn’t have a place in that part of the industry. A chance encounter with stylist Lala Rodriguez encouraged him on his path and helped launch his career. Brandon now boasts 1300 “Pretty Whatever” Instagram followers and is quickly growing into a vocal leader in the makeup industry and brand ambassador for fierce competition. Brandon serves as our concierge and make up specialist.