Team Members, Sonya, Metzler, Manning, Jim, Kaitlyn, Explosion

- About Us -


Revela, an Aveda Concept salon located in the heart of Kendall Square, combines the latest in Aveda’s beauty innovation with down to earth customer service.

Focusing on sustainable beauty products and services, Revela is directed by Aveda Global Hair Team and Purefessional Educator, Sonya Manning.

At Revela, we aspire to embody the Aveda mission of caring about the world we live in. Our community is important to us. We’ve chosen to invest in Kendall Square for a reason. Cambridge’s small town feel matches the warmth and comfort we want you to experience when you enter the doors of Revela.

Visiting a salon can be intimidating. How will your cut turn out? How much does it cost? Is my stylist any good?!  We understand.

When you visit Revela Salon, you’re our guest.  You’re here to relax. We promise to take great care of you (and your hair!). We will be upfront about how pricing works. And we will make sure you leave here better than when you walked in.    

- 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.”



Kyle begin - Manager/Stylist



Brandan 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. Brandan 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. - @prettywhatever




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.

Daphnie darilus - Stylist

“Take a Deep Breath and Be Strong.” If there was one word that would describe Daphnie’s hair journey, freedom would be at the top of the list. Finding inspiration from the ability to express independence through style, Daphnie believes in giving her guests their own power of expression. A native of Gonaives, Haiti, Daphnie’s enthusiasm behind the chair is motivated by self-artistry and cultural inclusion. Revela is very excited to have a “kwafè” the likes of Daphnie. IG - @UniquePearls89

johnathan davila - Assistant stylist

Our newest member of the Revela Team, Johnathan joins us from her hometown of Humacao, Puerto Rico. A recent graduate of the Alexander Academy, she is not only a hair assistant but a burgeoning makeup artist as well. Johnathan comes from a long line of hair dressers, and while bilingual (English and Spanish), the language she truly knows is hair. Johnathan’s inspiration comes from bringing out an individual’s beauty, and helping to turn them into the star they know they can be. IG - @ungender_beauty