OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – An open house was held for Muscogee (Creek) citizen-owned business Feke Wellness Studio on December 2 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
Feke Wellness is located at 114 N Grand Ave. Suite 212 inside of the McCulloch Building.
Feke means “heart” in the Mvskoke language.
Ashleigh Allen has been operating her business for almost two years and has been in her shop since Sept. 2020.
“We are in hidey-hole on the second floor of the McCulloch Building,” Allen said. “We just want the community to know we are here to provide health and beauty services and promote self-esteem.”
Allen worked as a social worker for most of her career but always had a passion for all things skin and beauty.
She took a leap of faith shortly after getting her esthetician license to open her own place to provide beauty services.
Given her background, Allen still incorporates these practices into her beauty studio today.
“It’s like a therapy session,” Allen said. “I get close to people doing this kind of work and it’s rewarding.”
Allen seeing the transformation in her clients from the time they get there to the time they leave is what keeps her motivated in this work.
“I really like making people feel good about themselves and I think that’s the intrinsic motivation for me,” she said.
Allen provides lashing services, spray tanning and tanning, facials, waxing, and makeup.
She can be contacted by phone at: 918-758-8388 or via Facebook Messenger.
Allen’s business page on Facebook is called “Feke Beauty Bar,” her Instagram page is called “Fekelashgirl” and she also has a Snapchat “Fekelashesgirl,” in which can be used to contact her for inquiries or questions.