One of Omaha’s most sought after stylists with over 20 years of experience, Eric founded Bungalow/8 Hairdressing in 2009 after identifying a real need within the community for an education-based boutique salon. Dedicated to beautiful, thoughtful results for each and every guest, Eric believes deeply in cultivating and leading an artistic community committed to creating quality hair for all.
Eric specializes in creating what he calls “natural glamour”—a magic specific to each individual. His experience with more whimsical looks, found on the pages of both national and local publications, paired with his advanced technical training with Vidal Sassoon Academy, Arrojo Studio NYC, and Bumble&bumble University make him a true master of a refined yet not fussy body of work. His blondes exhibit his remarkable attention to the finer nuances of natural feeling haircolor, never feeling ‘cookie cutter’, his haircuts are precise yet expertly customized. Eric enjoys working with all lengths and textures of hair, finding a unique beauty in each person who sits in his chair.
Master Stylist / Director of Education
Rebecca Forsyth has built her career on a love of decadent femininity and a quest for complete knowledge of hairdressing. Rebecca seeks to provide clients with their own individual signature--whether that is altered frequently or remains an unchanged classic. Specializing in creative + transformative haircolor, reds, and bridal/special occasion styling, Rebecca delights in creating something new.
Rebecca is a rabid lover of education--both providing and seeking it. In recent years, she’s been a Portfolio Artist with Wella Professionals, traveling to teach in salons across the midwest. She has held the title of American Board Certified Haircolorist since 2012. Rebecca has trained with Sassoon Academy both stateside and in London. In 2016, Rebecca earned Wella’s Master Color Expert distinction. She has been featured in celebrity hairdresser Jen Atkin's Mane University Dean's List. Rebecca serves as Beauty Director for popular womenswear retailer Hello Holiday.
Rebecca believes deeply in supporting all women and considers her chair a space to jubilate and revel in one’s own beauty.
Lauren Burns was Bungalow/8’s first employee. This is not the most important thing about Lauren, yes, but we bring it up first to demonstrate Lauren’s strong sense of loyalty and dedication to the service of others.
With 14 years of experience as an expert hairdresser behind her, Lauren has explored advanced education with Sassoon Academy, American Crew and Bumble&bumble University in New York City. Lauren’s listening skills are superior. She meets her clients with an unmatched level of attentiveness and concern for their individual stories and hair-related desires. Everyone’s best friend, Lauren loves highlighting, men’s haircutting, and above all, our Nebraska Cornhuskers.
As bubbly as she is blonde, Kelly Heinemeyer is the most cheerful woman we know. With her client’s delight and comfort being her first priority, Kelly creates a beautiful body of work behind her chair, showing great range with everything from alluring blondes to glossy brunettes to robust mens haircuts.
Education is a priority for Kelly. She’s studied with Bumble&bumble University in New York City and at Wella’s Los Angeles studio. Kelly is an expert in blondes of all types and a true master of balayage, the art of French hair painting. Kelly is the preferred stylist to a host of discerning blondes and brides, making her a wise choice for anyone who seeks quality without pretense.
Stylist / Curly Hair Specialist
Spirals, coils, waves, corkscrews and ringlets—there’s not a curl type that Katie isn’t versed in. Beginning her career in St. Louis, Katie trained with Deva Curl extensively, learning their DevaCut system. She uses these techniques, combined with her 13+ years of experience to execute beautiful, free flowing curly coiffs. A large percentage of her clientele is curly-haired—she’s built a cult-like following of folks with enviable manes.
In addition to her curl prowess, Katie is an accomplished hair colorist. A former Paul Mitchell educator, Katie holds their Learning Leader and Color Specialist titles. Her calm, grounded manner and attentiveness to each guest make her the total package for clients of any and all hair textures.
Stylist / Brow Specialist
Jordan Palmer is, simply put, sharp. From her precision haircuts to her masterful brow work to the immaculate, brightly patterned suiting she wears each day. A wearer of cropped hair herself, Jordan specializes in short haircuts for all genders. Her menswork is a sight to behold—no detail left unnoticed, each gentleman’s unique bone structure taken into account.
Jordan’s intuitive, meticulous, inclusive nature combined with her advanced education in brow shaping with brow artist to the stars, Damone Roberts, as well as her haircutting education with Sassoon Academy, make her an incredible asset to both our salon team and the individuals she touches in her chair.
As dynamic as she is beautiful, Megan Killion is an energetic force to be reckoned with. Megan’s career began in our apprentice program and has blossomed each day since. A true life lover, Megan’s exhilaration and laughter can be heard throughout our space. Sure, she loves a good true crime podcast, but creating beautiful dimensional haircolor and chic yet lived-in hair styles is Megan’s true passion.
Megan has studied at Bumble&bumble University in New York City and serves as the salon’s liaison for the brand, holding the title of Network Educator. She takes care to stay abreast of movements in trend and fashion, making her an incredible choice for individuals who love to evolve their look. Those who visit Megan’s chair have hair that remains fresh and enviable unfailingly.
Stylist + Brow Specialist, Makeup Artist
For Natasha, the difference between acceptable and remarkable lies in the details. From the immaculate braids, chignons, and ponytails she creates on herself each day, to her pristine makeup, to her polished approach to dressing, Natasha carries her quest for seemingly effortless visual perfection to her practice behind her chair.
Natasha’s eye for shape and balance inspires her incredible brow shaping and makeup talent, yes, but she is also a true authority in formal and occasion hairdressing. Natasha is an excellent total-package choice for any gala, wedding, or girls night out.
If the Bungalow/8 team were the Spice Girls, Elise would be Sporty Spice. Not because she has wild curls or an affinity for leopard print crop tops (neither is true), but because her style is cool, minimal and athletic. Elise is calm, understanding, even-keeled. She is a listener, an observer. This makes her an excellent hairdresser, taking heed of all that’s communicated to her.
Upon completing our apprentice program, Elise was known throughout the salon as the best shampooer in the business, her scalp massages are still talked about. Rapidly building a diverse and devoted clientele by delivering hair that’s chic but not too fussy, Elise is one to watch.
Stylist / Makeup Artist / Brow Specialist
Sekara is dynamic. If you’re reading this, you’re looking at a photo of her, so you can see her incredible curation of her appearance, no detail left un-tended to. This deep level of control, care, and concern for the finer points translates seamlessly to her work as a hairdresser and makeup artist as well.
Sekara is drawn to bold, graphic looks, seeing many clients for rainbow hair colors, transformational looks and statement styles. Still, she executes delicate, subtle looks flawlessly.
Sekara loves fast cars, loud music, and making beautiful hair and makeup looks happen.
Taylor is the human embodiment of a ray of sunshine. Forever smiling, upbeat, and ready to have fun, she loves big hair, country music concerts, and The Bachelor.
Taylor is a great listener, working hard to truly understand her clients’ desires and make them come to life. A graduate of our apprentice training program, we’re constantly impressed with the beautiful hair leaving Taylor’s chair.