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Nick Arrojo Replaced by Ted Gibson on What Not to Wear?

Hair master Ted Gibson (stylist to Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie and Debra Messing, among other celebs) announced today on Twitter that today is his "1st day as the hair guru on" TLC's What Not to Wear, presumably replacing the stylist fans love to hate, Nick Arrojo.

I've had the pleasure of meeting Ted several times in both his salon and backstage at New York Fashion Week and I can attest to the fact that he's not only talented - he's also darling and delightful.  To learn more about Ted, his salons and product line, visit www.tedgibsonbeauty.com. OR to read an eye4style-exclusive Q&A with Ted (where he talks WNTW and more), visit this link!

Image via DailyMakeover.com.

G-Anon
151

I loved Nick--he worked with each person's hair-type, hair-color, facial features, life-style, & personality. He is the only stylist I've ever known whom I would allow to do whatever he thought best for my hair, because he would make me the best version of me possible that would work with my life-style.

I was alarmed at Ted's first styling on WNTW--although he made her look quite beautiful, he did not work with the hair she had: he completely changed the color & didn't work well with her hair-type. If asked, I wouldn't go on WNTW now because I would fear Ted would give me hair that I couldn't reasonably keep up in my life.

8/07/09

Anonymous
152

I thought Nick did a great job on everyones hair! I'm sure Ted is great too, but Nick definitaly new what he was doing. He made women look fabulous and what really matters is that he made the women getting their hair done happy, not everyone else in the country watching.

8/07/09

Anonymous
153

I agree with G-Anon. the hairstyles have to be reasonable for women to do day to day. while it's great that Ted does Ann Hathaways hair, not everyone has an on call hairstylist

8/07/09

Anonymous
154

I dont know what episodes you guys are watching, but rarely do any of the contestants run out crying that he did a horrible job. I only see people crying because they look so good. And guess what? So far Ted seems to be leaning toward a certain hairstyle also. Also, it's hard to have a day-to-day life running around when you are dragging 10 feet of hair behind you. I think Nick did a great job, and just because he cuts hair short doesn't mean he's a bad stylist. That's just crazy. And personally, all those people look BETTER with short, beautiful hair, then long, destroyed hair.

8/08/09

155

Nicks cuts were much more practical for everyday working women. the Bob is much more easy to maintain than long tresses are.
I didn't watch this weeks episode yet, but if it's anything like the first two with Ted I think I'll pass.

sorry, but I miss Nicks long to short makeovers! ;-(

8/08/09

156

Another MOP that needed to be chopped off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_byLE8H3hjA

NIck did an excellent job on this woman's hair

8/09/09

157

another Rats Nest that Nick transformed into a chic looking Bob
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5FacJsO9w4

8/09/09

pfraz
158

I liked Nick but I have to agree, not many of his hairstyles were very flattering and he always darkened everyone's hair. Most people he cut looked ok but very few looked stunning! Sorry Nick but I've seen two episodes with Ted and I'm in Ted's camp already!

8/10/09

BRINGBACKNICKARROJO
159

Ted camp? Ted is HORRIBLE. all he does is color the damn hair. I saw the first episode and thought it SUCKED.
NIck gave the women STYLE. Ted does NOTHING!
I saw previews of the second , but didn't watch and I'm through watching the show. it would not surprise me if it was cancelled in the fall. the show has completely gone to hell since Nick left!

8/10/09

160

I love Nick Arrojo. I love the way he cuts hair. He is a hunk. I wish he was back on the show, he has a great personality.

8/10/09

161

You cannot go wrong with Short Hair.
I ran across another very Cool Bubcut that I'd like to share with everyone! ;-)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefiejones/3780743100/sizes/o/

8/10/09

162

a couple of awesome short styles with different views
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3140/2707156457_11f5276da0.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/2707156609_3c71964035.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/2707976894_298dbfb793.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2707976852_83f035b1d3.jpg

and here is another
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3406/3535329829_60757a9a50.jpg

if you don't dig short hair like I do then you're either too insecure and attached to your long hair.

as I stated previously I have worn both Long hair from mid back to waist to super short pixie cuts
and prefer Shorter Hairstyles to long.

if you haven't tried short hair ladies you don't know what you're missing!

in regards to Nick I have a premonition that he's gonna end up with his own show. don't know when, but it's just a hunch I have. call it women's intuition. ;-)

Nick totally ROCKED! ;D

8/10/09

163

In Need of a haircut! http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3407/3596872292_94a6fc9a9f_o.jpg

Nick get your scissors ready!!

who would want hair like that when they can have hair that looks like this! :
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2707162807_3727fa61ac_o.jpg

8/10/09

Anonymous
164

Big mistake!.....bring Arrojo back.....you dont change a winning combination in midstream. I honestly could not wait to get to Nicks part of the show....after seeing hundred of WNTW, usually just seep up my tivo to the har part. Wont be the same, and I certainly dot look forward to the hair portion of the show anymore.

Practically of the women with long hair needed to have it cut..leave it to Nick, he knows what to do.

8/12/09

Anonymous
165

Nick is great, I miss him and his sparkling eyes and beautiful smile. Ted gives me the creeps with his feigned intimacy. Stacy is absolutely fabulous, no complaints there. Clinton is great, Carmindy is great too, and not at all fake. I miss Nick!

8/13/09

RANGERS GIRL
166

WHO EVER WAS THE IDIOT WHO POSTED THIS PLEASE LEARN HOW TO SPELL AND WRITE ENGLISH. NOT EVERYONE LOOKS GOOD WITH LONG HAIR, NICK WAS ALWAYS NICE AND TRIED HIS BEST TO MAKE SOME VERY UNATTRACTIVE WOMEN LOOK DECENT. I AM VERY SAD TO SEE HIM GO. AS TO CARMINDY, SHE IS GREAT!
posted by Anonymous
Sun, 06/07/2009 - 7:07pm
I'm thrilled he's being let go. HE does 99% of ugly bobs that don't make the women look glamerous or feel beautiful, he'll cut all the beautiful hair of a woman saing that length isn't flattering??? I have never dated (my husband included) that didn't LOVE my long hair.. So yeah!!!!!! Maybe they'll kick Carmindy off next? Miss "Natural Beauty" is so covered in makeup it isn't even funny. She's caked, (she has freckles, lots, can you tell?) all the while telling women how lovely their freckles are. And to go natural, five minutes to put on our face? Maybe, but not for her, last show her pink and purple eyeshadow and shimmering cheeks with bright pink/rose lipstick.....................She looked like a call girl and what was up with her boobs? They were in the middle of her stomach on the show the other day, for a flat chested woman she certainly does fill out her dresses well, she's definitely gained weight. Stacey is rude and yet has four or five commercial accounts, Clinton is almost human, and Nick? Well get lost, don't let the door hit you in the ass, and take Carmindy with you. Bring in a True Natural Beauty to do the makeup, someone not all consumed by their own beauty..
Ten Years younger is much better and far more positive, I think WNTW has worn out it's welcome. I can dream can't I?

8/14/09

Ivette from Dallas
167

I love Nick! Love his accent, ponytail, style and daring haircuts. The new guy, not so much. Nick was edgy and I agree with the rest, a makeover usually means that something is going to happen to the hair! They can't do plastic surgery in an hour long show. Love Stacy and Clinton, too. And Carmendy's makeup tips are really easy to follow. Great team, too bad is being messed with.

8/14/09

Anonymous
168

I thought Nick did a great job and I am sorry to see him go. I thought in nearly all of his makeovers that the women looked better.

8/14/09

Anonymous
169

I usually liked Nick's cuts...not always, but most of the time. What's hilarious is that all of these people on here were complaining that Nick cut too short and since Ted started on the show, every single cut he's given has been short. And I agree that he has a weird fake intimacy thing going. He's semi-creepy. Bring Nick back.

8/14/09

Anonymous
170

I really miss Nick! Maybe Ted can do some hair (?)....but his personality is lacking!!!!! The hairstyle part of the show used to be my favorite part....not so much anymore...

8/14/09

Anonymous
171

ChristinaM09, what is wrong with you? Are you a complete loser? You need to get a life and stop posting here so much. Your repeated affirmations of how much you love your bob remind me of "The Lady doth protest too much." Grow your ugly bob out and stop trying to convince all of us (and yourself) that it is sexy.

8/15/09

Anonymous
172

Does anyone from the WNTW Staff even look at this blog. or, .are we just blowing hot air.
I certainly hope they read this...the I'M FOR NICK TEAM out numbers the nay sayers.
The them's and the they's at WNTW should take heed at their blunder.

8/15/09

173

I think I can understand why some of you are put off by short hair

let's take a look at two different Bob styles

this is what I consider a cool stylish Bob
http://www.hairfinder.com/haircollections/hob-hairstyles-7.htm

now contrast this with what I would refer to as a "Soccer Mom" aka "corporate conservative" type bob
http://www.hairfinder.com/haircollections4/blacklabel3.htm

you see the difference? now if some 20 year old woman goes to the salon and requests a "Bob" thinking she's gonna end up with some trendy sleek bob and instead gets a more dated conservative type then I could understand any apprehension for wanting to try another one again.

the key is COMMUNICATION. take several photos with you when you go to the stylist.

short hair does not have to look unhip. some styles are intended for the conservative corporate crowd while some styles are for a more youthful 'hip' crowd.

I think Nick tried to straddle the fine line between trendy and corporate conservative. as much as I thought he did great cuts I think had he been given real freedom on the show I think he would've done more edgier cuts.

8/16/09

Anonymous
174

While Nick did do a number of short cuts, he had to give these ladies something they could style themselves at home! A lot of women with long hair look terrible because they don't want or have the time to make it look good. It's having long hair for long hair's sake, which is not right. My sister is one of these women and it makes me crazy that she looks like crap all the time.

Several people who have posted here made reference to the lady from Texas. I felt really sorry for her after her haircut, but not because it was shorter. I felt sorry for her because she was so lacking in self-confidence that she was devastated by a haircut. A haircut that was much more flattering, by the way. If you recall, her own stylist kept trying to get her to go shorter because she knew it would look better.

8/16/09

Anonymous
175

Nick was awesome! I would love to have him cut my hair.

8/16/09

Anonymous
176

I have no problems with them making a change and bringing in Ted Gibson. But I'm a hairstylist too and I have to say...Nick Arrojo is a fantastic stylist. He is one of the forerunners of razor cutting, his technique is amazing, and he is also a great guy. I had the opportunity to meet him this spring at the IBS show in NYC and he could not have been a nicer guy! It's true that stylist tend to have a certain technique and look that they do so maybe that's why a lot of people think it was repetetive. But like someone else pointed out...the show is about making a change. So if they came with long hair and left with long hair it kinda defeats the purpose, right? Plus those people are on the show bc they don't know what looks good on them and what flatters them. Wouldn't the professionals know better?

8/21/09

Anonymous
177

I hardly ever comment on postings, I had to do this... I truly do not like Nick's replacement. Nick was an excellent hairstylist. Actually, one of the best I ever seen. Yes, he does cut many a hair off, why? Because either one, the client's hair is damaged, two it does not suit the client, and three, he knows what the f*ck he is doing! No matter what Stacy and Clinton put the client in, you can be sure they do not look 'finished' until their hair and make-up is done. And people, it is a haircut, not a sex change, if the client doesn't like it, hair grows back. Nick truly worked magic on What Not to Wear, he will be surely missed. OK, final comment, that has nothing to do with Nick, but has anyone ever noticed that the friends and family of the nominatee tend to need just as much work themselves. LMAO!

8/21/09

Anonymous
178

He probably had to constantly chop everyone's hair off because their hair was a dead mess that they'd effed up through years of bad dye jobs, chemical treatments, and all around bad treatment.

Nick was fine.

8/22/09

180

I watched another rerun tonight with Nick and the lady on was Molly, a Fashion school graduate who wants a career in fashion and she had long hair which wasn't very flattering and was at least open-minded enough to trust Nick and the result was stunning and yes her hair was cut short.

she went from drab to FAB!
I mean someone who plans on going into the fashion industry NEEDS to be fashionable and yes, SHORT hair is definitely very fashionable right now.

8/25/09

Nakavia
181

I love the new stylist Ted Gibson better than Nick! Ted is more stylish and creative with the hairstyles and cuts. Nick is far too boring compared to Ted. Nick would create the same styles over and over. Usually styles similar to his own haircut! He was never great with black womens' hair AT ALL! Ted Gibson has far more talent in this area! Nick was great but Ted is better!

8/25/09

NickArrojoFan
182

To all the women on this board who state that Nick chopped off hair and made it look horrible I say BAH!
to the contrary, he transformed average looking plain Janes into gorgeous looking sexy women.
also, many of you who hate on Nick are too attached to Long hair and are probably overdue for a serious haircut! most women look horrendous with long hair anyway.

why not embrace the short haired trend and go short?
many of you would probably look 100X better with a short makeover.

incidentally, the trend for the 2009/2010 year is shorter hair like chin length bobs and pixie cuts.
http://www.hairfinder.com/haircollections7/hairtrends2010.htm

9/01/09

LisaLoo64
183

I adore Nick Arrojo and think he is fantastic. There was only one haircut I didn't particularly care for on the show. All I have to say is... It's hair, people! It grows! Nick has naturally curly hair and I do, too, and I would trust Nick with my hair in a heartbeat! Nick also has great products for naturally curly hair. I will give Ted a chance but I am infinitely sad.

9/01/09

iRockandThisisme
184

I think Nick should be let go. He just plain sucks. He ALWAYS does the same cut......short and ugly. And I actually think he may be a bit prejudice. He seems to ALWAYS do 'black' peoples hair super short. He has NO talent. As for Carmindy, she's OK, she is all about herself but when she does makeup she vents what she wants to look like onto the person so they can look like a rockstar. And as for Stacy, she seems real enough and nice enough. Clinton IS real. And so is Ted. Ted does an AMAZING job and I couldn't be happier! Nick sux, couldn't be HAPPIER he's gone!! The 1st eppie with Ted, I did a dance, they client didn't exactly like it but other than that it looked amazing and Clinton and Stacy and Carmindy ALL commented on it MORE than aNY of them did on plain old gross Nicky-Nick..EWWWWW! How did he even land the job position???
As for the clothing, they aren't all the same. Similar, yes! But any GOOD or HALF-WAY DECENT stylist would tell you the same. My sister is 17 and never laid eyes on the show and when I asked her her main style tip she replied"Straight Leg trouser/jean, Empire waist to add emphasis to the bustline and structered jackets,oh and don't forget a nice heel *laughs*" But the clients own personal style also gets projected through the clothes so NO TWO PEOPLE have the same exact clothing. Similar but not even that...

9/03/09

Laticia09
185

What are you talking about?
I just saw an episode just the other day with this petite Italian looking woman from Boston who had this fro which looked horrible!
Nick took that hair and clipped it short and made her look sexy with a nice crop and she loved it!
Nick new what he was doing. he new how to tame a mop and when a woman had long hair that looked decent like the blonde from New orleans he kept it long.
he transformed woman that weren't that attractive into very sexy ladies!
NICK YOU ROCKED!! MISS YOU! ;-(

9/03/09

186

just to show how talented NIck is here is a style he did on a professional model
http://hairshow.us/gallery_full.php?gallery_hairstyles_id=1581

9/04/09

rainyday123
187

Nick has been great! Those women with long hair on the show looked like complete freak. Nick made them look like a decent human being. Long or short doesn't matter. Looking good or bad matters.

9/04/09

rainyday123
188

I'm disappointed to see the new guy TED showing up from nowhere. I was surprised to know that Nick was replaced. Nick is one of the best. I don't like new guy's look. His smile is odd. Nick is better looking.

9/04/09

DanielleMOH
189

Wow. I don't think I've read more vicious comments anywhere in my entire life. I understand people are welcome to 'vent', but seriously, half of the comments I've read knocking Nick's styling talents are ridiculous. Most of the women's hair was damaged (hence Nick mentioning repeatedly 'you've got a lot of damage that needs to go') and there's just no way to fix hair that is THAT damaged outside of cutting it off. Also, if a person's style was bad enough to make it on a show like WNTW, do you honestly think that any of those women had a clue as to what would look good on them?? Nick is a stylist, and a damn good one, otherwise his business and school wouldn't be successful. There is a different dynamic between working with a client in a salon and the people who came on the show FOR A MAKE-OVER. He did listen to people's concerns, but his job was to make them look better, not tell them that they looked beautiful with their fried, frayed and over-processed long hair. As a stylist, he did the best that could be done with what he had to work with, but a pair of scissors, some hair color and a blow-dryer do not constitute a magic wand!

I personally haven't watched the show since Nick left, and Ted might be wonderful, but Nick was my favorite part of the show. As a stylist myself, I would jump at the opportunity to work with him and learn his techniques.

9/07/09

Anonymous
190

posted by RANGERS GIRL

Fri, 08/14/2009 - 5:20pm

"WHO EVER WAS THE IDIOT WHO POSTED THIS PLEASE LEARN HOW TO SPELL AND WRITE ENGLISH. NOT EVERYONE LOOKS GOOD WITH LONG HAIR, NICK WAS ALWAYS NICE AND TRIED HIS BEST TO MAKE SOME VERY UNATTRACTIVE WOMEN LOOK DECENT. I AM VERY SAD TO SEE HIM GO. AS TO CARMINDY, SHE IS GREAT!"

Wow, clearly you are a complete as#&*(I! Not everyone comes on here to write perfect english and grammer. SOME people think very very very fast, type fast and aren't terribly concerned with syntax. What are you a teacher? If so, perhaps you should find another job. I work in Hollywood, and for your limited brain this might be difficult, so I'll use little words to make certain you understand. Almost every Producer I know can't spell his way out of a paper bag. Many are dyslexic, have ADD or whatever. We use what are known as EDITORS, to fix our work. "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams."No, no, don't speak--for some moments in life there are no words.
For you to come on here just to put someone down, someone that may be recently illiterate, nervous, shy, whatever, makes you a person that will receive very little love in this life. You should also be careful, I may be in jail, soon to be released, and with a simple little i.p. address, I can find you, and perhaps you can teach me in all your wisdom how to be as perfect as you.
Some people, when they write, are simply writing their thoughts, there are no rules for that. Why waste my time writing back to you, when so clearly you aren't worth the air you breath? First, you have no idea what you are talking about, you are a mean person, what? Do you slap you kid when he spills the milk? And second, what the hell kind of person, with all the conversations going on here, would bother to do what you did? Requoting me? Go for it. And knock yourself out putting other people down. Your spiritual enlightenment is clearly limited, and your heart is clearly cold. I feel bad for you, and even worse should you really piss me off. YOU NEVER KNOW who you are dealing with.
In Hollywood. We can get away with anything. Perhaps I'll blow your mind with written quotes and such by the same people who write the dialogue, who create the shows that so clearly permeate your brain. You would clearly lose your mind just trying to decipher it all. So sleep well my evil, cruel and useless one. You go on writing perfectly, just like the teachers taught you, it's not going to get you anywhere anyway. Me? I'll keep making movies, writing scripts and living a lifestyle that you can only dream about.

People don't speak in grammatically perfect ways, and when doing so on paper, the Inperfections only serve to get the point across in their own personal way. How wonderful to have people such as yourself out there. Putting down others. How sad for you. This site is to discuss the set of WNTW, not the writers, bloggers, and illiterates that come here.

By the way. Back off. Also, your wording about the MO's is also oh so kind. You must really be perfect, in looks and English. You ought to be more careful next time. This kind of thing could really come to bite you in the ass. You NEVER, EVER, know who you are talking to. Well I do. An ass.

9/08/09

Anonymous
191

you guys are insane. nick was amazing.. this new guy sucks balls...for reals

9/13/09

Anonymous
192

nick was my favorite part of the show..blah...tlc made a made move

9/13/09

S. Boston
193

I luv wntw & thought Nick was great on the show. Most people that go
on the show r so confused about what they want so I think he tried to do
a cut to improve the guests hair condition and give them a new shape to their
hair. I thought he was always sweet & upbeat & has a great personality.
I don't have anything against the new stylist but think Nicks personality
was very cute. I luv Stacy, Clinton, & Carmindy too. I really liked the mega
makeover that took the contestant to Paris.:)

9/19/09

iRockandThisisme
194

And he cuts soccer mom. THe person that did the example...YES, the first one was ok but he cuts soccer mom haircuts

9/19/09

Anonymous
195

Wow - Nick is a much better hairstylist than Ted Gibson. Ted is horribly overpriced and creates impractical hairstyles for everyday women. Nick's hairstyles were reproducible at home and looked amazing. And of course he always used the razor.. that's what he is KNOWN for, retard!

9/21/09

Anonymous
196

Wow. I can see a lot of women posting here who are way over-attached to their long hair. Very few people look good with long hair all the same length. Plus even if they do, there is no style to that kind of cut - it's totally boring. Nick does not chop every woman's hair super short, or use the same style for everyone. If someone expresses an interest in keeping longer hair, he does the best he can to accommodate them AND give them a great style. The problem is, sometimes a lot of hair has to come off because of damage. And many women seem to need a security blanket and keep hair at a length that honestly is a bit over-the-top and that which only a teenager can pull off. The focus is meant to be a person's face, NOT their ultra-long hair. Before you start slamming Nick maybe you should take a good long look in the mirror and ask yourself - why do I need my hair to be super long? Long hair does not equate to youth and beauty. I used to have very long hair, and it just didn't suit - I have been a happier and more stylish person since I cut it short. Not saying everyone needs to go super short, but limiting length to a few inches below your shoulders and adding some layers wouldn't kill you.

9/27/09

iRockandThisIsMe
197

I saw only one haircut recently I like and that was for the woman that worked for Unicef and her name was mia. That was gorgeous but other than that....

10/06/09

mjh1984
198

I thought Nick and Carmindy's contribution to the show was one of its highlights. I always enjoyed watching the transformation from plain to beautiful. I'm really sorry to see Nick go. I always thought his cuts were fantastic.

10/19/09

199

The best part of the transformation was always Nicks haircut. Are you people blind? Except for a few lame exceptions the majority of women didn't even feel transformed until they had their hair done! I love they rest of them too but Stacy and Clinton have chosen some very bad outfits a few times. Look at the pic of Anne Hathaway above. What's so special about long hair parted on the side. It involves a trim and a curling iron. Big deal I could have cut that!

10/20/09

200

I was surprised and disappointed that Nick left the show but I have seen Ted's work too and he is a good hairstylsit. Nick is a good hairstylise, especially with curls. I got some great curly hair tips by listening to him on the show ... and he did not cut off everyones hair. I do wish the show would incorporate more instruction for the public in their dialogue. We the watching public would like to learn the make up and hair secrets that they habitually keep secret. I love everyone on the show. Clinton's witty and silly character are a great contrast to Stacey's stern sometimes rude sounding comments but it is all part of the show. We as viewers should realize that there are other individuals involved in the show's development. Clinton and Stacey are actors putting on a show while teaching us how to develop our own style. I do wish the producers and directors would direct Carmindy into giving better application directions for women's make up. It would be helpful if they would have her discuss problem makeup issues like allergies to Mineral Oil that's in most makeup, the application of water based, oil based and mineral makeups and how they make the skin appear after application on older aging skin vs youthful skin, eye shadow and mascara issues and so on. They could actually do a few fulls show with Carmindy providing makeup application instruction and some with the new hairstylist Ted providing hairstyling tips.

I myself would love to have been on the show and gotten Stacey's criticism on my pear shaped fashion faux pas hip swelling style and Nicks hairstyle expertise on my head of long blonde/gray obnoxious curls that I wish I could have gotten him to tame. I have used Nick's product line to help get a hold on my wayward curls but I have yet to find a good hairstylist in South Carolina who can cut my curls the way they need to be cut to fall properly. I have seen Nick accomplish this in several WNTW episodes. I miss the show and can't wait for its return in January. I still look forward to Ted offering his own expertise to the show and for that matter to all of us the viewing public. Good luck Nick wherever you are. I personally will miss you. I love the show and its original cast members (except for the very first gentleman that was paired with Stacey).

11/02/09

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