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Dana Gets My Vote in Episode One


Entertaining, For Those of us in The Trade, But Will it Attract Others

Reality TV comes to the hair styling. Hair dressers are thrown into the ring where they’ll either make it or break it. And that they did in the first episode of Bravo TV, “Shear Genius,” which aired on Wednesday.

I’ve got mixed feelings on the show, but I’ll be back next week to see how things change-up, so I guess they’ve done their job.

Twelve hairdressers clip, sweat and flex their creative muscles to be the last one standing, and winner of the “Shear Genius” title. This episode had two competitions and eliminated one hairdresser in the end.

In the first competition the judges were a bit vague about their expectations. I wasn’t sure what the judges were looking for and I’m not sure the hairdressers knew either. I think the challenge was to create their, signature short-hair-style, on a mannequin head in one hours time. Interesting challenge, mannequin heads are not easy to cut, style and be made to look good, no matter how much time you have. Only one of them did a short hair style.

The second round the hairdressers were given $75.00 and 10 minutes to shop in a craft store for items to create a,”hair art masterpiece”. This was an all out free-for-all to show their flair and creative imagination. Each hairdresser picked their own model from a group of 12 and had two hours and their native abilities to accomplish a masterpiece. This was a tough competition, they were putting themselves out there. Some fell flat, with concoctions that no one would want to own up to.

My fav, was by Dana, she created a really creative look with a headband and balls of twine. A panel of three judges, and guest judge, Frederick Fekkai, founder of the hair care line with the same name, did the evaluating. I was surprised at who they eliminated, Paul-Jean. I thought he showed more potential than some of the others, although his “hair art masterpiece” was a disaster.

Check it out if you have a flair for hair, or if you want to see an artiste come to fruition, you can view the entire episode online. They have ways for us to get involved too . . . an online challenge . . . and my favorite, a call in text-messaging vote for your choice who was the top “drama queen” of the episode. You’ll be eligible for a drawing for $5,000 and a hair style from the Shear Genius winner as the prize! Believe me there were a number of the hairdresser vying for this episodes drama queen title . . . Paul-Jean was the winner this episode, but Tabatha gave him a run for the money.

That’s entertainment! Check it all out.

  





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