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Curly hair girls/guys tell all: Nick Arrojo

July 10, 2011 | 8:53 PM

Curly hair girls/guys tell all: Nick Arrojo
Star stylist and founder of Arrojo Studio and products

What type of texture do you have? Describe your hair.
“I have fine, curly hair. In the past I’ve worn it long, but nowadays I go for a short, cropped men’s style.”

How did you feel about your hair growing up and how has that changed since you became involved in the beauty industry?
“I didn’t like my curly hair at all as a teenager. It was very different from most of my friends and infuriatingly difficult to manage. Most of the time, I tried to straighten it as best I could, but the results were often disastrous––especially when it rained! Since becoming a professional, I’ve learned to love my curly hair, and I encourage all clients with natural texture to wear it natural. It’s a lot better to work with your natural texture than to try to fight against it.”

What do you think are the most interesting developments in hair texture today?
“The best thing about modern-day curly hair is how acceptable it has become in our culture to the point where it is actually revered by many. I think that’s a great leap forward for naturally textured tresses. It’s also great to see a lot of products on the market that work really well with curly hair, helping it be what it should be: bouncy, voluptuous and unique. I’ve had clients tell me the ARROJO curl crème has changed their hairstyling life. That’s got to be a good thing.”

What type of products/tools and what amount of time do you spend on your hair with curly vs. straight hair?
“Right now my hair is so short that I only use one product: texture paste. I only spend two minutes working a little paste through for extra texture and definition.”

Any other comments/observations on curly/textured hair?
“You should love and embrace your natural texture. It truly is unique and wonderful.”

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