Our hair really is our crown and glory. No matter if it’s short, long, curly, or pin-straight, it’s one of the many features that make us who we are. Toronto is filled with great salons and stylists, but when you find a studio that envelopes top-quality service, a gorgeous aesthetic, and an inspiring vibe, it’s important to spread the word and shout it from the rooftops. In other words, THIC Studio needs to be on your radar. Opened by stylist Morgan Tully, it’s the newest and hottest spot for your tresses.
Ever wonder what it’s like to not only have your own haircare brand but also open a hair studio? I had the chance to chat with Morgan and ask her the ins and outs of the hair biz and also find out what her desert-island hair product is and what the entire process has been like.
Photo: Kayla Rocca
Blair Stutz: Huge congrats on opening THIC Studio. How does it feel to see your vision come to life?
Morgan Tully: It feels unreal. I’ve worked my whole life for this moment, and walking into work every single day feels like a dream. It’s the team that makes me the proudest. Being able to create a space for other stylists to work that truly feels inspired every day is the best part. Sharing my dream makes this all worth it.
BS: You’re so well known for your dry cuts. Why do you prefer cutting dry hair instead of wet?
MT: Many reasons. We all have different hair textures that come out when our hair is dry. In order to map out the best shape for each person, I prefer to work with their hair dry. Our hair also has a lot of elasticity when it is wet, so if you cut it wet, the style can be altered after you dry it. Cutting dry hair also allows your guest to feel more comfortable in your chair. No surprises at the end.
BS: THIC Studio is just stunning inside. What was the vibe you were after when designing the interior?
MT: I wanted the space to not feel like a salon — minimal, bright, airy, inspiring, elevated. Lots of open space to take photos and feel creative.
Photo: Kayla Rocca
BS: I love that a content studio is part of the space. How did that idea come to be?
MT: One of my passions is creative direction in photoshoots. I love having a dedicated space to take photos of my work — I’ve never had this option before.
I also wanted to create a space for our guests to feel comfortable taking photos of themselves in. Everyone loves taking selfies after getting their hair done. Why not give them a beautifully curated space to do that in? I think that all salons should invest in a dedicated space for their staff to shoot in. It’s a great way for them to learn how to take beautiful photos of the work they do all day.
BS: If you could only take ONE hair product with you on a desert island, what would it be?
MT: THIC OIL — it’s a daily perfecting oil that protects your hair from the heat while preventing breakage by moisturizing dry ends.
BS: Is there a particular hair trend that you wish would just go away?
MT: Not really. All trends tend to circle back around after a few years. I never thought the ’90s would be back so soon, but now one of my biggest sellers is the claw clip so I can’t be mad at that!
BS: What advice would you give to someone who’s looking to open their own hair studio?
MT: Get a business and mindset coach! I could not have done any of this without the help of my coach. The right one can change your life.
For more info on THIC Studio, visit thicstudio.com
(Story by Contributing Editor, Blair Stutz)