At seven most little boys might want to be an astronaut or a fireman but at that formative age it was already Thomas Hills’ dream to be a hairdresser, and he didn’t hang around: at 13 he set about making it come true and started in his local salon as a Saturday boy. He went on to do his professional apprenticeship at Splinters in London’s Mayfair and, after 18 months, at the still tender age of 19, he set out on his own as a stylist. He began working his way up on a self-employed basis in a number of salons before ultimately joining a Wella Premier Salon.
Bringing London to Surrey
After ten years of learning from the best and studying the industry from the inside, Thomas’ dream came to full fruition. In 2004 he ‘brought a little bit of London to Surrey’ and opened his own professional hairdressing salon in Oxted.
Here he has trained another 17 stylists in the best 3.6.5 hairdressing approach and many of them have gone on to have successful careers of their own. Most recently in recognition that he is just one of a fantastic talented team, he re-branded the salon to THI in 2010.
Thomas has built a strong Artistic team that is gaining great recognition in the industry. Thomas and the team works very closely and are constantly looking to learn and improve. With Thomas’ strong guidance the team is doing great things and is becoming a sort after position for younger members in the salon.
The salon is winning recognition in the industry with extensive coverage in over 150 magazines and editorials In 2015 Thomas changed colour houses and moved over to Revlon, since the change Thomas is now a brand ambassador for Revlon working on there artistic team and designing bespoke courses to teach for the Revlon brand. As Thomas and the TH1 Hair brand grows in the industry Thomas is constantly seeking perfection from himself and his team and they show this in there many stage appearances at some of the industries biggest and best hair shows. Thomas’ and the teams work was also featured in VOGUE after there London fashion week show went down a storm. In 2015 Thomas made it to the finales in the British Hairdressing Awards in the Southern Hairdresser Of The Year category he was one of 6 finalists. In 2017 Thomas finalized again and won Surrey Hairdresser Of The Year!
The TH1 Salon is a relaxing and friendly environment where you can enjoy the height of London style without ever feeling intimidated. Every thought has been given to your comfort, from the welcoming waiting area with a wide selection of magazine and style guides, to the relaxing hair wash area with its fully reclining massage chairs.
At our stylish styling stations you can enjoy a selection of refreshments and our staff will be happy to advise you on the best products for your hair in the well-stocked retail area. We make it our priority to ensure all your needs are all attended to.
The salon layout affords private areas, which cannot be seen from the high street, and the music and television do not impose on the ambience of the salon experience.
At TH1 we take a gentle approach to put you at your ease and our customer service is a key reason why our business is a success as most of our customers come to us through recommendation.
Our experienced and friendly team is happy to give free, time-unlimited consultations and expert advice to ensure you get exactly what you want from your visit. We offer a range of discounts and promotions as well as a loyalty scheme to reward our regular customers.
Artistic director / Owner