Nico trained at The Vidal Sasson Academy, one of the world renowned schools of beauty in the city of Santa Monica, CA. He continued his quest for style perfection and he ventured to New York City were he learned to master the art of color at the L'Oreal Institute. A native Puerto Rican, Nico has always had a flare for high fashion, style and design. After his 5 years residence at "Blow Out" star Jonathan Antin's exclusive West Hollywood salon, Nico shaped his own name in this fast growing, most competitive industry demonstrating his drive for perfection and style. His talents have been spotlighted on VH1 and CBS's "The Dr. Phil Show" where he was able to demonstrate his craft to millions of viewers through the world, and on Louise Roe's Reality Series of "Plain Jane" on the CWNetwork. Nico was the 2nd runner up of 185 nominees on the 2012 "Best Hair Cut" title and Winner of the 2014 and 2018 "Best Salon" in The Los Angeles Hotlist Contest.