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QuickFacts About Nick Arrojo
  • Age: 43
  • Birthplace: Manchester, England, UK
  • Significant Other: Married to Lina Arrojo
  • Years of Experience: 22

Nick Arrojo is a celebrated stylist who has been working in the industry for more than two decades. Arrojo, who was born in Manchester, England in 1966, began his career with Vidal Sassoon. He became the youngest ever Assistant Creative Director for Vidal Sassoon when he was only 21.

After ten years at the salon, he moved to London where he worked with the Wella Team. In 1994, he attracted New York’s prominent and acclaimed salon, Bumble and Bumble, where Arrojo became Director of Education. Several years later he established his own salon, Arrojo Studio in New York City, which now bustling and admired, has recently expanded to 15,000 square feet.

Arrojo is a household name due to his effervescent appearances on TLC’s What Not To Wear. Beyond his appearances on the show, Arrojo’s products are growing in popularity and are sold at his Varick Street salon, Space NK stores in both New York and the UK, and on QVC. Arrojo’s products are easy to use and custom designed to suit all hair types. As if that’s not enough, Arrojo also has a line of stylist videos for educational purposes. The videos, covering fundamentals, razor-use, color, bob, layers, and men’s cuts, are designed to improve control, flexibility and style, and will, according to Arrojo’s online store, “unlock your true creative potential.” Arrojo has also written Great Hair, a book that reveals his style secrets to the everyday woman and features real women as his models.

Update: Nick has left What Not to Wear.  He’s being replaced by Ted Gibson

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30 Responses to “Nick Arrojo”

  1. Chris
    September 2nd, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

    Nick is so cute in personality and looks. So sorry to see he is gone from What Not to Wear.

  2. Shelly
    November 28th, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

    My daughter and I are very sad to see that Nick has left “What Not To Wear” The show will not be the same without him. Pray that his future is bright and blessed. Shelly & Brianna

  3. Shelly
    November 28th, 2009 @ 6:21 pm

    AP\pprecieted his compassion and concern for each of the clients. He has excellent insight on what would look good on each client and how to bring out the best in each person.

  4. joni keller
    November 29th, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

    I just recently started watching what not to wear …the shows are repeats so Nic is still on the show,I’m so disappointed that he has stopped doing the show…He truly is an amazing stylist really enjoyed him working miracles..he will be missed even from late comers….joni

  5. Donna Henry
    January 12th, 2010 @ 10:52 am

    Nick is wonderful,never saw him give a bad haircut. His products are also great. I would like to know where to buy them. Thanks, Donna

  6. Mickie
    January 16th, 2010 @ 6:56 am

    Nick Arrojo was one of the best features of What Not To Wear. He was funny, cute and has a great personality. What a treat to have your hair done by the Master. I’m sorry, I’m sure Ted Gibson is a very good stylist but he doesn’t have the personality or energy that Nick has. I haven’t seen any of Ted’s do’s that I have liked. I hope they bring Nick back, I miss him.

  7. Ms. Kacy Thomas
    January 20th, 2010 @ 12:11 am

    Nick, I’m sorry that you are no longer on WHAT NOT TO WEAR. I’m sure
    Ted is ok, but He doesn’t have your caring funny ways. I would request you if I were going to be picked for the show. But I’m not in need of a complete make over.

  8. Mary Landry
    January 22nd, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

    I’m looking for a salon in Houston who has the same phylosophy as Nick to work with hair in it’s natural state. To cut it so it’s easy to handle.

  9. Barbara DuPonte
    January 23rd, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

    Nick Arrojo was the best part of What Not to Wear. If the show is going to replace him, they need to look for someone more similar to Nick. He was fantastic. His results were all superb.

  10. Cindy
    January 27th, 2010 @ 11:46 pm

    I agree… I LOVE Nick.

    After watching the show, my husband actually went to Nick’s salon to get his hair cut, and has been thrilled with the service and atmosphere there. Nick is a total doll.

    I did just watch an episode of WNTW with Ted, and Nick can run circles around that monotone arrogant no-talent.

    In the episode I watched, “Christine,” a jazz singer, had long, blonde curly hair with some darker roots showing.

    Well, Ted did get rid of her roots, but he did not use the right mix on the color or didn’t leave it on long enough, because her roots turned orange, and did not blend in with the rest of her hair.

    The cut was even worse! Her hair looked big and frizzy when Ted was done. He cut uneven layers and didn’t define the curl, so it really looked bad, which was a shame because Christine was a knock-out and the rest of her make-over was stunning.

    I think this girl got short-chaned on the hair and might not realize it, since Ted is suppossed to be the expert.

    I bet Nick would have given her color more spunk and made her hair more polished and versitle.

    NICK ROCKS and I sooooo wish he was back on WNTW.

  11. Cindy
    January 27th, 2010 @ 11:51 pm

    Donna… I have only ever seen Arrojo products in Nick’s salon in NYC on varrick street, but you can buy them online at this website:

    Be sure to sign up for the mailing list, because sometimes they have specials.

    I have long curly hair and am a HUGE fan of “Frizz Control.” Definitely holds and defines the curl all day in humidity while adding shine. And… prices are very reasonable and delivery is FAST.


    January 28th, 2010 @ 7:10 pm


  13. Charleen Kolanski
    January 30th, 2010 @ 6:06 am

    What are they thinking? Nick and Carmindy make that show complete. I only hope they come to their senses at What Not To Wear and bring Nick back. I enjoy the show very much and I know nothing stays the same, but Nick is every woman’s hero – especially someone like me that has curly hair and hard to get a good cut.

    Good Luck to you Nick!

  14. Michele Shea
    February 3rd, 2010 @ 9:11 am

    I love What not to Wear, but it is not the same without Nick. I have loved every hairstyle he has done. I would find it worthwhile to go to New York to have him do my hair. I’m saving up.
    I wish Nick all the luck in the world with his new adventures.

  15. Lulu
    February 11th, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    TLC has made a big mistake by letting Nick leave What Not To Wear. It appears Ted is not experienced enough to take on the role of professional New York stylist for the show. Nick can just look at a person’s hair and redo it to flatter, not to mention the confidence he instilled in the clients by his expertise. Hair is a major part of WNTW makeover. Listen to your viewers and bring Nick back!

  16. Kimberly
    February 17th, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

    It was always outstanding to watch Nick at work on “What Not To Wear”. If only he could come to our town in Michigan. My partner and I will marry in Canada in June and we seriously need that sort of magic for our hair. It seems like he can turn hopeless to stylish and he makes it look simple! Why has he left “What not to Wear?” Very sad about that.

  17. Anne
    February 21st, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

    I’m SO PSYCHED! Nick Arrojo is going to be doing his own reality show!

  18. charlotte
    February 21st, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    big mistake to get rid of nick orojo. i think you will lose most of your viewers. until you get nick back i will not be watching. i think nick was talented and funny a big part of the show….. get nick back. the other guy is dull and boring.

  19. Lucy
    February 25th, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    Am a huge fan of “What Not To Wear”–miss Nick–why did he leave? The “fab four” Stacy, Clinton, Nick and Carmindy “go”
    together-they make a terrific team–please bring Nick back asap!!!

  20. charlotte
    February 27th, 2010 @ 12:31 am

    i agree with lucy i miss nick the new guy is boring and lacks nick’s insight. nick always had the perfect cut. they are the “fab four” stacy clinton nick and carmindy. please bring nick back. you will lose alot of viewers. i can’t watch new episodes. i will watch reruns

  21. sharyn
    February 27th, 2010 @ 12:57 am

    i miss nick on what not to wear……………….what are you thinking. the other guy is boring and i can’t stand any of his haircuts. listen to your viewers and bring nick orojo back. please

  22. dijonyumm
    February 28th, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    Hello, as you can see this is my first post here.
    In first steps it’s very good if someone supports you, so hope to meet friendly and helpful people here. Let me know if I can help you.
    Thanks in advance and good luck! 🙂

  23. Barbara Ann DeStefano
    March 2nd, 2010 @ 11:25 am

    Nick, I used to get furious when the women on What Not To Wear made a fuss about not wanting their hair cut. Did they know the wonderful job you do on all that you cut. Will miss you very much when watching the show. I would love to have a Nick Arrojo haircut. Will try to find out your location. Good luck.

  24. Carma Hoerster
    March 5th, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

    Nick…please come back!! It’s not the same without you. If I was a millionaire, I would travel to New York just to have Nick take care of my hair. Maybe I’ll win the lottery :0)

  25. sherry green
    March 7th, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

    loved Nick on WNTW. Wish he would return.

  26. Valerie Hanson
    April 12th, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

    I agree Nick had a charm about him. What I always had to laugh at was every show was the same hair cut. As one size doesn’t fit all nor does one hair cut do the same. I do wish Nick the best and hope he will continue to please the fans.

  27. mickie
    April 26th, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

    ever since i saw nick on what not to wear it has been my dream for him to cut and color my hair, i have been trying to find his salon. IM SO DISSAPOINTED HES GONE FROM WHAT NOT TO WEAR!

  28. mickie
    April 26th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    He is the best its been my dream to have him cut and color my hair eversince ive seen him on what not to wear,which im so sad he has left.

  29. Daryl Hinks
    July 14th, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

    ive never seen WNTW but ive known Nick most of our lives,and if he,s been moved on or has by choice moved onthen its the shows loss and i dont say that lightly ,because if,as stated in an earlier e mail ,he has plans t6o do his own show then the employment sittuation is about to get a little bit bigger in the states eg.WNTW staff….this man is a true gent and for every hour of effort he gives he gives five more for the people around him.and as for the futile question is he gay please dont insult the lad by undermining his well earned status.”no offence to any party discussed”.keep up the good work mate .best wishes .ENGLAND

  30. Ursula Nanna
    January 12th, 2017 @ 4:10 am

    Nick’s hairstyles are boring! He often does bangs and short straight hair. You can see the looks on some contributors’ faces- they looked shocked and try to give polite responses. I would never let him do my hair. His own style, the curly one, looks messy and dirty. Ted Gibson does much better work, with a kind, empathetic personality.

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