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Self-expression through lash extensions

Jan 30, 2023 02:39PM ● By Shania Emmett

Morg. The Studio opened in Farmington Station in September. The salon specializes in styling eyelashes, hair tinsel, tooth gems and other beauty services. Courtesy photo

Morg. The Studio. When someone hears that name the first thing that comes to mind is what is it? What do they do there? Well, Morg. The Studio is a beauty salon created by Morgan Leota. Specifically, it is a beauty salon that one may not think of right off the bat when the term beauty salon comes to mind. 

At Morg. The Studio, they specialize in the following: Anything that has to do with styling eyelashes, hair tinsel, tooth gems, permanent jewelry, and eyebrow detailing. They plan to bring tattooing into the list of their services as well. They are located at Farmington Station 955 Richards St. and just opened a few months ago on Sept. 31. They currently have six stylists, Morg. included, who are specialists in each of their fields. 

Leota, or Morg. for short, has always dreamed of making her love of doing lash extensions among many other talents into an actual business for a long time, so after doing what she loved in her studio apartment for 10 years she made her dream a reality and opened up Morg. The Studio. 

“I wanted to bring in a concept that Farmington Station has never seen before. I wanted to diversify Farmington and change the way people look at the lash industry.” said Leota. “When people come in here, I want them to feel like they have a family here, and they can create friends.”

Leota says she wants to be unapologetically herself and lives for being herself so she can help empower others, especially young women who want to go into the beauty field. Morg. The Studio even offers classes so people who are interested in learning can know how to do what they (the stylists) do and achieve their own dreams in the beauty industry. 

When it comes right down to the business side of things, as a young businesswoman she is determined to be taken seriously and have her voice heard and help her business thrive and help other young women like her succeed in doing what they love. As a young woman running a business, she has come up against many different roadblocks along the way and was doubted by others that a beauty salon like what she wanted to create would truly succeed. But in the end, she made her dreams a reality.

“It isn’t always easy or fun, but I’m determined and I demand to be taken seriously so I can achieve my goals and hopefully help and inspire others to do the same,” she said.

Though, at the heart of it, she still wants to make sure she stays true to herself and doesn’t take herself too seriously or else she feels like it takes all the fun out of what she loves to do. Leota is determined to live her life to the fullest.

Leota wants Morg. The Studio to be a friendly place where anyone can come in and express themselves through the different services they provide. Whether it be getting colorful lashes for the holidays, or trying something new, like getting a tooth gem for the first time. Leota and her fellow stylists have tried to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. With their passion and love for the unique beauty industry that is lash design and all of the other services they specialize in Morg. The Studio has something for everyone.

The salon is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.