February 24, 1971
Pretoria, South Africa
|Occupation||TV host and fashion expert|
|Spouse(s)||Robert Green (m. 2006), 2 children.|
Nicky Hambleton-Jones (born February 24, 1971) is a television presenter, best known for hosting the Channel 4 makeover show 10 Years Younger. She is also an entrepreneur, celebrity stylist and anti-ageing expert.
Born and raised in South Africa, she gained an Honors degree in dietetics before starting her own private practice in Cape Town. She then decided to further her business knowledge and took a post graduate business course at Wits Business School, before moving to London in 1996, where she worked in the City as a marketing consultant. After being made redundant she decided to follow her passion and pursue a career in fashion. In May 2001 she founded the personal stylist consultancy NHJ Style. In 2003 Nicky was approached to present the hit makeover show 10 Years Younger on Channel 4. The series was a huge success and made Nicky into a household name. During that time Nicky worked as brand ambassador for a number of high profile retail brands. In 2008, based on the success of her personal styling business, Nicky set up the NHJ Style Academy which provides expert training and development programmes for individuals who want to be personal stylists and for retailers with under performing personal shopping departments. The NHJ Style Academy developed the new Personal Shopping service at Heathrow and completely revamped Debenhams Oxford Street personal shopping service. Nicky lives in London with her husband Robert and has 2 children, Benjamin & Georgina.
In 2003, she was contacted by C4, who had seen her website and were interested in screen testing her for a new makeover show called 10 Years Younger. She was later hired and presented the programme for 5 years. Known for her trademark glasses and honest approach she quickly became known as the transformation queen - taking on some of the UK's toughest challenges and creating jaw dropping transformations which would get everyone talking. She believes that anyone can look and feel better about themselves with the right clothes, hair and make-up. No matter how bad you may look in the mirror, there is hope when NHJ is around!
Hambleton-Jones has published four books, one on fashion and beauty, one on nutrition, and one on making over your entire life. She also regularly styles magazine photoshoots, and has various endorsement deals.
- Top to Toe: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Who You Want to Be
- "10 Years Younger" in 10 Days
- "10 Years Younger" Nutrition Bible
- How To Look Gorgeous
- McMullen, Marion (November 25, 2006). "Keep Young and Beautiful". Coventry Evening Telegraph.
- Nicky Hambleton-Jones at the Internet Movie Database
- 10 Years Younger Channel 4 website
- DML management page for Nicky