Tammy Briggs / Owner
At an early age, I knew I wanted to be in hair design. As a young stylist, I was strongly influenced by the mentors I worked with and thrived on continuing education, finding that “it” was the key to success. Now as a third generation hairstylist, my love for the industry has grown into a role of leadership and exemplifying what hard work and determination can do.
After opening Trichology Salon in November of 2008 and the Hair Arts Institute in 2014, I'm eager to share the knowledge I’ve gained over the past few years with positive energy that will resonate through our future industry professionals.
Greg Welchel / Owner
The love of art, fashion, and design led Greg Welchel to a career in hairdressing over 25 years ago. He realized the value of continuing education early on, and made the commitment to further his abilities by attending advanced courses throughout his career at nationally recognized programs; such as the Sassoon and Toni & Guy Academies.
It was this passion that led him to partner with Tammy Briggs in November of ’08 to form Trichology Salon, an educational based salon company. Greg’s success in the industry and desire to be the best has driven him to become a sought after salon marketer, brand-awareness builder, and design specialist helping to elevate the industry.
In 2013, Greg and Tammy partnered with Rick Bennett and began the concept development for the Hair Arts Institute. Now a reality, HAI is proud to be Oklahoma’s premiere educational center for the hair arts.
Travis Briggs / Education Director, Stylist
Travis has been working as a hairstylist for 8 years. Cutting hair and forming trusting and lasting relationships with his clients is his passion. Recently, he has devoted a great deal of continuing education to Men's Cutting and Styling, and is working toward a position as an educator for V76. Travis is dedicated to staying current and finding the best look for you along while offering excellent customer service.
Dianna Truong / Stylist
Dianna has been in the industry for nearly a decade. She started hair school when she was just a senior in high school. Soon after Dianna was licensed, she went back to school at Duncan Brothers, became a Barber Instructor, joined the staff, and educated new students for over two years. Dianna has traveled internationally to obtain further knowledge of the industry's latest trends. She has been published in Teen Vogue, Tantalum Magazine, and several online magazines. She has a passion for styling and loves to do photoshoots. With all of her education and experience she can create a unique personalized style just for you.
Hillary Jarko / Salon Manager, Stylist
Born and raised in the area, Hillary loves being apart of a city growing and bringing more people to life! She pulls inspiration from fashion, art, film, and city life. Turning these forms of creativity into hair for each type of person and showing their individuality. Focusing on color she has partnered with cutting specialist Jerod Stephens for a cut and color team. Her diverse clientele includes driven career-minded individuals and encompasses musicians, lawyers, doctors and mothers.
Jerod Stephens / Stylist
Jerod has been in the industry for 13 years. At 16 years old, he began his career as an assistant, and by his high school graduation he knew barber school was the only thing for him. He followed up his basic training with multiple advanced cutting classes with Toni & Guy and Vidal Sassoon. With his passion and focus in cutting, he became a Barber Instructor and passed his knowledge on to students for three years. Jerod's clientele varies from fashionistas and "Ladies who Lunch" to doctors, mothers and mechanics. Jerod has teamed up with color specialist Hillary Jarko.
Andie Vap / Stylist
Andie grew up saying she was going to be an artist, as everything creative and hands on has always inspired her. After receiving a degree from Oklahoma State in Graphic Design with an emphasis in Illustration, she shifted her focus to hair. Working behind the chair became Andie's passion. What had been missing in the design world, she discovered, were the people. Utilizing her creativity, while making people feel their best, became Andie’s dream career. Because of her love of learning, Andie has travelled internationally to expand her knowledge and is now on a path to pass this on to others. Andie has also trained for, and received, her Barber Instructor License. Along with her love of the hair and fashion industry, Andie is an avid reader and member of a bookclub. She also enjoys learning about other cultures and traveling the world with her husband Jerod.
Andrea Lemonds / Stylist (website)
Andrea Lemonds is a licensed Barber Instructor and Stylist with a passion for hair- styling, cutting and education. Her achievements have been featured in OklaVision, Behind The Chair and The Oklahoman. She has pursued learning all the way to London and back with a focus on styling and cutting techniques. Miss Lemonds' work has awarded her a feature in Behind The Chair's Raw Talent- Braids & Updos and a top five placement in The Oklahoman's Reader's Choice Awards 2014. Andrea lives by her craft and ethos: “Discovery of the past leads to understanding the present and so imagining the future.”
Emily Clark / Stylist
I graduated from Barber School in 2009 and found Trichology and my salon family in 2010. I found joy, laughter, professionalism, continued education, photo shoots, fashion shows, video shoots, and my love for working behind the chair. I have a passion for blondes, bobs, short woman's hair, men's grooming and straight razor shaves. I have mastered the art of tapers and fades as well as classic clean cuts to modern chic and messy texture.
I am fun loving, sweet, kind, open minded, and service oriented. I enjoy reading, writing, painting, drawing, dancing and many other artistic expressions. I have a daughter that loves to keep me busy when I am not at work. I have a love and gratitude for life that is beyond explanations.
Britni Jay / Stylist
Oklahoma native, Britni Jay, has always known she wanted an artistic career. In 2012, she began training at The Aveda Institute in Charlotte, NC. After graduating, Britni returned home and began working at Trichology Salon. Britni is especially passionate about color and believes in it's endless possibilities. She is highly sought after for her Balayage services and is soon beginning training to be an educator for The Business of Balayage. Britni is continually working to perfect her craft in all areas of color, cutting, and styling and has led our stylists in education on cutting edge Balayage techniques and loves to share her knowledge. She's known for her warm personality, amazing consultations, and professionalism. You can see a sampling of her work on her Instagram.
Tiffanie Walters / Stylist
Tiffanie Walters has been in the hair industry for two years and brings an exciting and fresh attitude to Trichology Salon. Graduating from Duncan Brothers Academy in 2015, Tiffanie offers excellent technical hair services, including cutting, coloring, hot head hair extensions, and keratin smoothing treatments. Your visit with Tiffanie will leave you feeling revitalized and sure to return! See Tiffanie's work on Instagram!
J Gimm / Stylist
“Creativity takes courage.” J Gimm has taken those words to heart and exudes a courageous attitude toward every style, cut and color he undertakes. In one-on-one training from world-class top stylist Nick Berardi, J learned how to push the envelope of creativity based upon classics. He’s adept at working with clients to highlight the beauty each one possesses and has made his life’s mission to help each client become a living masterpiece. His pedigree includes Toni & Guy and Vidal Sassoon techniques, as well continuous training from TIGI academy, Wella Studio L.A, The Business of Balayage, Ashlee Norman Hair, and many other esteemed instructional opportunities. As an artist, he boldly blends the concepts together into something original for each client. A deep thinker, J is accomplished at cutting (he won first prize in the 2016 Nick Berardi Haircutting contest), styling and coloring, such as Balayage, J specializes in Women's and Men's fashion-forward cutting and styling and he exhibits the daring determination to bring pleasure to his clientele’s lives in any way possible. See J's work on Instagram!
Eric Gregory Gonsalves / Stylist
Eric has a passion for fabulous hair and has been in the industry for five years. He loves his diverse clientele and strives to offer the best. Eric is Vidal Sassoon trained and certified and is always seeking more knowledge. Manipulating color is an art form he cannot get enough of! Eric offers tailored color services, from subtle to dramatic dimensional looks, as well as Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatments and Hot Heads Extensions. He is passionate about each and every product I use to create manicured styles. Guiding his clients toward their perfect look, and achieving and maintaining healthy hair, is Eric's specialty.
Blakeley Wallace / Stylist
Blakeley began her career at seventeen, studying at the Hair Arts Institute, a Sassoon Connection School. Blake's drive to achieve hair at the highest level began early on. Through Sassoon teaching she practiced the skills of precision cutting and how to best suit each individuals needs while staying fashion forward and on trend. As a licensed barber she provides straight razor shaves and classic mens cuts along with beautiful modern color and styles for women. See her work on Instagram!
Josiah Potts / Stylist
Josiah has been living in Oklahoma City for sixteen years. He has been actively involved in serving the needs of his community in various capacities and now finds himself as one of the newest members of the Trichology Salon family. Since graduating from the Duncan Brothers School of Hair Design in 2007, his passion for community continues in the form of making clients feel like the best versions of themselves.
Mason Mann / Assistant Stylist
Bio coming soon!
Hannah De Santiago / Assistant Stylist
Hannah, originally from Texas, moved to Oklahoma to attend cosmetology school and follow in her mother's footsteps. Growing up in a a salon, and watching her mother behind the chair, inspired her decision to join the industry at a young age. She has a passion for making people feel confident and beautiful. Hannah thrives on education and is excited to explore new possibilities and opportunities as part of the Trichology Team!
Analysha Ramirez / Assistant Stylist
Bio coming soon!
Tina Nguyen / Assistant Stylist
Bio coming soon!
Bailey Romeo / Front Desk Coordinator
Bio coming soon!
Madie Cleveland / Front Desk Coordinator
Madie is studying to be a hairdresser at the Paul Mitchel school in Norman, OK and is looking forward to a great career in the hair industry. She loves the salon environment - especially helping to make sure that every customer leaves happy! Our customers love her positive attitude! Madie likes to spend her free time with her two dogs and also enjoys trying out new recipes.
Lacey Elaine Tackett / Front Desk Manager
Lacey joined Trichology Salon in 2010 and her role with us has continued to evolve. She's been known to jump behind the camera to support our staff's creative work and we constantly receive compliments on her positive and energizing personality. In her off hours, Lacey plays bass guitar and loves to travel.