Hairstylist Nick Arrojo of 'What Not to Wear' Shares His Hair Secrets

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Nick Arrojo

Well, hot damn—it's September already. I don't know about you, but I always, ALWAYS require a new haircut and colour right about now to welcome the fall season (even if it technically doesn't begin until the 23rd). I just got the latter attended to yesterday, and next week I'm visiting this guy for my cut... which means I'm already browsing the haircuts folder on my computer, as well as my collection of trashy gossip mags (what?) for inspiration.

You see, even though I'm a firm believer in the Life Cut theory, I'm still very much open to subtle tweaks, like bangs or no bangs, or a new colour, or a different length. (If you don't know what I'm talking about with this term "Life Cut," then you really should just go read this post—but in a nutshell, it's that everyone should find a haircut that suits them for life.)

Maybe I'm also in the mood to switch things up because I've been talking to Nick Arrojo. He's a celebrity hairstylist (clients include Minnie Driver and Bryan Adams) and best known as the former resident hairstylist on the makeover show What Not to Wear. And he is ALL ABOUT CHANGE. Just watch:

I definitely agree with what he's saying—your hair DOES need to evolve as you age and trends change. (I mean, what else is this blog for? Duh.)

There's just one area where our thinking differs: I believe there's an overall hair shape that tends to flatter your face shape (seeing as we can't do much about bone structure). For example: I've been growing out my bangs all summer, but now I've realized, like I always do when it gets to this stage, that my face is just a tiny bit too oblong for the bang-less look to really flatter me. But what do I know? I'm not a professional hairdresser.

I will say that I was happy to hear Nick say that it's not really about length. Because I swear that every time I watched him on that show, he did a short haircut. (If you read the comments here, that kinda seems to be his rep.)

I also LOVE how he talks about embracing the texture you were born with, because that's what you're meant to have. There's no point fighting it. (Hmm... I can also use this theory to support my blonderexia. I mean, I was blonde as a child so technically it's my "natural" hue... right?!)

Anyway, in other news, Nick is also about making styling really simple—which is why he came out with his own line of hair products:

They've been out in the U.S. for a while but just launched at salons across Canada. He says you only need one, maybe two products MAX to do your hair, and everything is really lightweight and smells fantastic.

Tell me:

Do you remember Nick from What Not to Wear?

How do you feel about his views on hair changes?

Will you be doing anything radical—a new cut, a new colour?—this fall?

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