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Celebrity stylist visits local salon
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Carol Michaelson was one of several local women getting star treatment when celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo, of TLCs What Not to Wear fame, was in Dawsonville May 10 offering haircuts at Lava Hair Studio. - photo by Michele Hester Dawson Community News

Several local women were treated like stars when celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo visited Lava Hair Studio last week.


Arrojo, who was at the salon to promote his new line of professional hair products, is known for his work on TLC’s What Not to Wear, a makeover series that focuses on positive life changes.


“I think it’s very important to show the positive side of hairdressing. A haircut can change the way you look, change the way you feel, the way you communicate, your skill set,” Arrojo said.


Owner and stylist Karen Covington said she was excited to welcome Arrojo to her salon.


“This is a big day for us. I’m excited to bring this to the community,” she said.


After watching Arrojo on television, Carol Michaelson, a local real estate agent, said she wouldn’t have missed the opportunity to have him cut her hair.


“We’ve watched him on television week after week after week, and it was always fun on TV to see the before and after,” she said. “I get a lot of compliments on my hair, so I wanted to see what he would do different. It’s always fun to get someone new to do your hair.”


Pleased with the results, Michaelson plans to visit Arrojo at his New York salon later this year.


“I’d like to go back and say hello and if he’s got time, maybe he can touch it up a little while we’re there,” she said.


Arrojo and Covington met at a salon in Cobb County several years ago. Having his products in Covington’s salon was an ideal partnership, he said.


“She is so passionate and she’s so committed to her business, and she’s very committed to Arrojo and she’s been a big supporter,” he said. “So it’s logical to show my support and come to the salon and hang out and work with her team and try to inspire them to keep the good stuff going.”


Covington said she was honored to welcome Arrojo and his talent to her salon.


“It’s just an honor when you’ve done hair for almost 20 years to actually have someone take a minute to notice who allows you to shine even more,” she said.