Thursday, October 23, 2008

From the Mailbag

Here's a blurb from the Rocky Mountain News about three Shear Genius contestants who participated in the 303 Magazine Hair Show:

TRESS TROT: A slew of hairstylists from local salons teased and tamed tresses on models during the 303 Magazine Hair Show on Sunday at the Expo Event Center, 35th and Walnut streets. Stunning and shocking styles included mohawks, chignons, braids, buns, pompadours, updos, frizz and curls, with models accessorized with rhinestone eyelashes, hair extensions and - in some cases - freaky frocks.

The show featured style segments from Shear Genius 2 finalists, our own Charlie Price, Nicole Obert (even tinier in person) and Daniel Lewis (such a doll). Those three in the final four of the Bravo reality series were beat out by Dee Adames.

Price showed off his trademark glam waves - a throwback to the 1940s - with local lovely Holly Kylberg in his model lineup. Obert chose hot hunks with pompadours, slicked-down Yuppie 'dos and a gamine bob. It won't shock fans of the show that Lewis relied on his Texan background and penchant for big hair. In the finale, his models came out spraying hair spray.

Monday, October 20, 2008

From the Mailbag

There was an article on Dee Adames in the Sun-Sentinel this past Sunday.

And don't forget that her Allure Magazine feature is in the October issue, with Ellen Pompeo on the cover.

Friday, October 17, 2008

From the Mailbag

Shear Genius hottie and mentor Rene Fris and Tabatha Coffey attended the Princess Grace awards at Cipriani 42nd Street Wednesday night. The Princess Grace Foundation is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging talent in theater, dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships.

Jaclyn Smith has launched a wig line with Jose Eber, available at Paula Young.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tabatha's Salon Takeover Finale Tonight!

Tonight's the last episode of the season, and it's sure to be the best of the bunch!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

From the Mailbag

Jaclyn Smith discusses surviving breast cancer on the Bonnie Hunt show today! Click here to see a clip.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Nicole Obert is a Big Winner


Shear Genius finalist Nicole Obert was one of three finalists (out of 200 entrants) in the Wella Trend Vision Award National Competition.  Well, we just heard from Nicole and she WON!

On November 22-23 she will be representing the US in Lisbon, Portugal, competing for the world title of Young Trend Setter.

BSG sends hearty congratulations to Nicole and we're sending good vibes out for a world championship win as well!

Friday, October 3, 2008

From the Mailbag

Bravo's own Andy Cohen talks about Tabatha on his blog.

And here's a very interesting essay on multiculturalism and hair with a focus on Shear Genius.

Monday, September 29, 2008

From the Mailbag

BSG recently got an e-mail from Dee Adames saying that she no longer works for Peter of London and is busy getting her own salon - D and L Hair Studio -  ready for opening!  It's very exciting news and we hope that Dee will share information about the opening with us on a future date.


In other hair news, here's an LA Times article about Shear Genius season one judge Sally Hirschberger.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

From the Mailbag

The South Florida Sun-Sentinal has an article on Dee Adames today.

Monday, September 15, 2008

From the Mailbag

Metroactive has a nice long article on Paulo Candido.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

From the Mailbag

Glenn got some new photos taken....

And there's an interview with her at Opalescent.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

From the Mailbag


5280's daily blog Elevated Voices gives a nod to Charlie Price.

And the Rocky Mountain News claims that Price distinguished himself as the (rhymes with witch) contestant who often picked on other competitors, just because. No, really?

Friday, September 5, 2008

BSG Interview with Nicole Obert

Nicole Obert may only be 24, but she was the second runner-up and thisclose to becoming Shear Genius this season. She's passionate about her craft and something tells me that we'll be seeing more of her in the future.

BSG: Do you think you would have made it to the final three if you hadn't gotten immunity in that last short cut challenge?

NO: That is something we will never know, nor is it something i think about. I dont like to think about what might have been, and remain thankful for what was.

Click here to read more of Nicole's interview.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

BSG Interview With Charlie Price

Charlie Price was the first runner-up on this season of Shear Genius. He's a lot of fun to talk with, mostly because he doesn't mince words. Here are a few he's shared with us.

BSG: You won 4 elimination challenges and 2 short cut challenges. Did you think you had the finale challenge in the bag?

CP: i had a feeling that there might be "charlie fatigue" by the finale- no matter what i did it might not be enough lol- i was very proud of what i did- the other two obviously didn't even finish their models- during the judging all of the things that were said about my work are the things i strive for-technical, shiny ,luxurious etc-and just for the record- i fulfilled the challenge plus did 2 updos- plus did double process colors on all four clients- that achievement speaks for itself in my book.

BSG: How hard was it to keep quiet about the results for so many months since filming the finale?

CP: it was very hard- such an important and exciting experience is hard to lock away-i also am not good at secrets

Click here for more.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tabatha's Salon Takeover

Did you catch last week's episode of Tabatha's Salon Takeover? De Cielo owner Michael didn't seem cooperative at first, then warmed up for the salon's grand re-opening; weeks later didn't appear to have drunk the whole glass of Kool-Aid. He was lucky to have a staff of excellent stylists. Who can tell what the future holds for all of them?

Here's the preview for next week's episode:


Bravo Shear Genius Fan Challenge


Here's the last fan challenge for the season! Good luck!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fan Favorite


Congratulations to Daniel Lewis for winning the Shear Genius Fan Favorite award! It must have been your Southern charm and sense of humor that won you so many fans among the viewers.

We hope, like last season's Fan Favorite, Tabatha, we hear from you again...maybe see you on the small screen once more!

BSG Interview with Dee Adames

Dee Adames is the big winner of this season's Shear Genius, and deservedly so. She took time from planning her own salon to answer some questions from BSG.

BSG: First of all, congratulations Dee! How does it feel to be the big winner?

DA: It feels Amazing! It's a dream come true!

BSG: You were so consistent all season and it seemed that you should have won more challenges than you did. Was it frustrating when you didn't?

DA: Of course it was frustrating..... it started to become the Charlie show! But at the end of the day the last win is the one that counts!


Click here to continue reading.

From the Mailbag


Glenn Mitchell will be doing hair for a couple of shows at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!

AfterElton has an interview with Charlie Price

Plus, here's an article on season one finalist Ben Mollin.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Shear Genius + Project Runway = Fun!

Don't think that the finale viewing party was all the cross-reality-show fun we had last week! Laura K and I paid a visit to Project Runway season 2 designer Emmett McCarthy's Nolita boutique EMc2 on Thursday. While we were chatting, in walks Gail Soifer with Glenn Mitchell and her hubby Nick! The ladies posed with for pics with Emmett, wearing a couple of his designs.

I haven't seen what they've bought yet, but Laura K and I each bought a pair of shoes. (I was eyeballing one of those great purses too - hey, girls will be girls!)

We Have a Winner!

Thanks to all of you who participated in our contest, and to those of you who helped pick our winner!

Drumroll please...


...congratulations, Roz! You are our winner! Your story was short and sweet, evocative enough to earn you a whopping 43% of the vote.
Please send your address to us at bloggingsheargenius@gmail.com and we'll send your fabulous Shear Genius prize right to you!

"It was the 1960s and all the girlfriends of the Beatles along with Twiggy and all the models in all the magazines had straight hair. My cousin, Evelyn, to whom I looked up and envied, had thick STRAIGHT hair. I had very thick, very curly, very frizzy hair. I went to a hair salon for the OPPOSITE treatment: to get my hair straightened. In those days hair straightening solution contained depilatory.
"Need I say more?"

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Recapalooza!


Thanks to all of you who recapped the show and worked so hard to make us laugh this season!

Kiss and Make-up

Snicks

Eric 3000

Cliff

David Dust

and Tom and Lorenzo

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nicole's Exit Interview


Click here to see more of Nicole's interview.

Charlie's Exit Interview


Click here to see more of Charlie's interview.

When Reality Worlds Collide

On Wednesday, Laura K and I went to New York to attend the Shear Genius finale viewing party, sponsored by Nexxus. Upon arrival at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, Laura K spotted Charlie, his sister Kelly, and Daniel in the lobby, and they were nice enough to pose for some photos.

Before the party, we met up with Project Runway's Malan Breton and model Amanda Fields to have dinner at Top Chef season one winner Harold Dieterle's restaurant, Perilla. On our way out the door, we ran into finalist Nicole, posing here with her friend, Matt who came up from Texas to cheer for her. She was tiny and completely adorable.

Dinner was fantastic, and I enjoyed meeting Ms. Fields for the first time. Here are our dinner companions posing on the red carpet at the party.

The party started at 8PM with flashbulbs, as photographers flooded the red carpet area with lights to capture the stylists. Jaclyn and Rene were also in attendance. They are both as utterly gorgeous in real life as they are on the show. More so, actually.

Rene and Jaclyn pose with Nicole, Dee, and Charlie.

Other stylists in attendance were Glenn, Gail, and Daniel. The gals were just plain stunning in the flesh. Gaw-juss!

After the initial red carpet photography, the stylists were allowed to mingle with the guests and Bravo shot mini interview videos (which will pop up on BSG sometime later). Then came a surprise Short Cut challenge in which the three finalists cut the hair of women who were making a donation to Locks of Love, a charity that creates wigs for children suffering from long term medical hair loss.

Here we see Jaclyn Smith, Nexxus Editorial Director Roy Teeluck and President of Locks of Love Madonna Coffman during the judging.

At 10 PM we were ushered into the hotel's theatre to watch the finale broadcast. The stylists sat in the front row, with the rest of us in the seats behind them. Everyone cheered and clapped during the broadcast, and it was probably the most fun I had watching TV in a long time. However, it did feel pretty weird not to be taking notes. Fellow blogger in attendance David Dust expressed the same sentiment.

After the broadcast, Dee was presented with a giant check and there were more photos taken plus interviews. At that point, the guests took the opportunity to thank their hosts and leave the event, as did Malan, Amanda, David, Laura, and I. What a fun party it had been!

Dee's Bravo Interview


Click here to see more of Dee's interview.

Friday, August 29, 2008

More Finale Fun!

Here are some interview videos with the Shear Genius finalists. First up is our big winner, Dee!





View party interviews with Charlie and Nicole here.

From the Mailbag

There are interviews with and articles on Shear Genius winner Dee popping up all over the place on the 'net!

Here's one on the New York Post's Pop Wrap blog.

One with ET Online...

...Pop.nography...

...Reality TV world...

Another interview with Dee at BuddyTV.

Here's a short one with OK! Magazine.

A recap at Seacoast Online

And great news for Bravo as the finale scored big in the ratings!

Finale Party Video

Take a gander at some of the fun during the Shear Genius finale viewing party! If you look real close, you can see Laura K in the background of some scenes, in a green blouse.

Finale Recap

Dee is Shear Genius!!

Dee - you have been so consistent all season, producing top-notch color and cuts. You obviously have a strong a love of the craft - and tons of talent. We here at Blogging Shear Genius are so happy and proud of you for your achievement. Many many congratulations to you!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Poll - Episode 10 - Your Turn to be the Judge


Top row - Charlie; Middle Row - Dee; Bottom Row - Nicole
Photos courtesy of Bravo. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Reactions to the Finale

Seasion 2 comes to a dramatic conclusion as the Season 2 champ is crowned. Post your reactions to the Finale here.

Finale Party!

This is it Shear Genius fans! Tonight Charlie, Dee and Nicole go head to head to head as they battle it out for $100,ooo, a Nexxus apprenticeship and a feature in Allure Magazine. Join us in te BPR salon as we watch along and find out who's work is Shear Genius! Who will it be??

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Horrible Hair Story Contest

Ok - we couldn't pick just three entries in our Horrible Hair Story contest, so we chose four...and now it's your turn to vote for your favorite.

Click here for story #1.
Click here for story #2.
Click here for story #3.
Click here for story #4.

After you've read the stories, cast your vote! The winner will receive a grab bag of Shear Genius goodies including a magazine signed by the stylists and a T-shirt from Oshun!


BSG Interview with Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis has an enthusiasm and lust for life that is just plain infectious, as evidenced by his answers to a couple of Blogging Shear Genius' questions....

BSG: How frustrating was it that you couldn't work on your Mom's hair in the Surprise challenge?

DL: It was not at all frustrating. I am so busy at the salon I am usually not the one doing it anyway and I knew she was in good hands with Charlie. Although the plane barely hit the ground in Dallas before she had a full head of foils.

BSG: Who was your favorite guest judge and why?

DL: My favorite guest judges were Alison Sweeney (I have grown up with her on Days of Our Lives) and Robert Hallowell. They both spent the most “get to know you” time with us after their challenges and both seemed truly honored to be there. Jose was pretty great too and I was not expecting that at all.


Click here to continue reading.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Three Stylists Left!

In our first poll of the season, we asked who you thought would be the top three finalists. You chose Daniel, Glenn, and Nicole. One of them will indeed compete in the finale this Wednesday, August 27th - but will Nicole win? Or will Charlie or Dee take the prize?

Poll Results for Episode 9


Our poll results are in for Episode 9 and you gave us your opinions. In our "Who Should Have Won" poll, you agreed with the judges that Charlie should have won. In the "Who Should Have Been Cut" poll, you disagreed with the judges and thought that Dee should have made her final cut.

You can click on each of the pictures to see how you voted.


Episode Ten Preview

Finale!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

From the Mailbag


Here's an interview with Nicole at Glam Hub.

And check out her newly launched Web site as well, featuring her work nominated for the 2008 Trend Vision finals, to be held in LA on September 28th.

Bravo Shear Genius Fan Challenge

Recapalooza!

TLo is quite upset at Daniel's cut this week.

Cliff tries a wrasslin' theme this week.

Eric 3000 manages to eke out a recap despite his cold.

Kiss and Make-Up is fatigued.

and Snicks thought a certain photographer was hard to please.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

More Tabatha in the News

Here's a review of Tabatha's Salon Takeover from the LA Times...

and one from the NY Times.

Another from Newsday.

And here's an article from the New York Daily News.


Finally, the Deseret News in Salt Lake City is confusing Tabatha with the late Leona Helmsley.

Nexxus Insider Tip

Shear Genius 2: Episode 9

“Seeing Double”
Insider Tips for Getting the Winning Look

Nexxus® Salon Hair Care, makers of salon-proven and genius approved hair care products, is back as the stylists choice to win on the second season of BRAVO’s reality competition series, “Shear Genius.” Nexxus Editorial Director Roy Teeluck shows that with the right products and a few simple steps anyone can achieve genius, just-from-the-salon-style at home.

Recap of Show

Stakes were high at this week’s short cut challenge, with the winner guaranteed a spot in the finale. Jaclyn's own stylist Jose Eber joined the contestants to judge their ability to successfully consult with their clients and give them a style that represents their own character. The challenge grew more laborious midway through when each stylist realized that their clients each had an identical twin who also needed a unique cut. For highlighting her client’s personalities with unique colors and shapes for each twin, Nicole received immunity from elimination.

For the first time this season, that elimination challenge did not culminate in a hair show. The contestants had to style for a photo shoot by fashion photographer Michael Grecco, each of them conceptualizing and executing an avant-garde look inspired by one of the four seasons. The challenge demanded they be on set throughout the shoot, working with the hair as the photographer requested. Charlie was praised by the judges for his style's impeccable shape, and he won for the fourth time this season. No one was quite as thrilled with Dee or Daniel’s work, but it was Daniel’s misuse of product and failure to style hair with the camera in mind that lost him his seat in the final three.

This week’s “how to get the look” from Roy

Avant-garde hairstyles are great for photo shoots and the runway, but don’t always translate to everyday. For a more wearable look that’s still edgy, try a tousled approach with a few fun accessories.

  • Shampoo and condition with products that help to boost volume. Try Nexxus Nexxus Diametress Shampoo and Nexxus Sublime Volume Conditioner.
  • To hold and maintain curl, apply Nexxus Alluring Curls to wet hair. Wrap different sized sections of hair around Velcro rollers to create a unique texture.
  • Apply heat with a blow-dryer until hair is dry. Allow locks to cool and remove rollers.
  • Use a curling iron randomly all over head to add in a few defined curls.
  • Take various sized sections of hair and pin on top of head with bobbi pins. Don’t worry if your updo is not “perfect.” The beauty in this look actually comes from the quirky mistakes.
  • Go back through hair and pull out few tendrils for added softness and dimension.
  • Spray with a light hold hair spray, like Nexxus Comb Thru, to help maintain the structure of the style.
  • Insert a flirty accessory, like a fresh flower, and your look is complete.
For more from Roy Teeluck and to learn about “Shear Genius Season 2,” visit www.nexxus.com

Friday, August 22, 2008

Horrible Hair Story

Here's an entry from our Horrible Hair Story Contest:

"It was the 1960s and all the girlfriends of the Beatles along with Twiggy and all the models in all the magazines had straight hair. My cousin, Evelyn, to whom I looked up and envied, had thick STRAIGHT hair. I had very thick, very curly, very frizzy hair. I went to a hair salon for the OPPOSITE treatment: to get my hair straightened. In those days hair straightening solution contained depilatory.

"Need I say more?"

We've extended the deadline for our contest to Tuesday, August 26th at noon Eastern so you still have a chance to get your story in and win a great prize!

From the Mailbag

Did you watch Tabatha's Salon Takeover last night? What did you think? There's an interview with Tabatha at AfterEllen.

There's a cute pic of Daniel Lewis with a short blurb here.

And, there's an interview with Paulo Candido here and one with finalist Charlie Price here.

Daniel Lewis' Exit Interview


Click here to see more.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Episode Nine Recap


If you missed the double drama, you can catch it here!

Poll - Episode 9 - Your Turn to Be the Judge

(From upper left; Charlie, Daniel; row 2: Dee, Nicole.)

We saw the hair that the stylists created and now it is your turn to weigh in on the results. This week you get to be the judges.

Voting is closed. Click here to see the results.

Congratulations, Charlie!

Charlie - this was your fourth Elimination Challenge victory - can you go all the way? Can this man be stopped?!

You were determined to make your hair avant garde because you knew that would be an important factor in judging. Although it seemed like the judges might not have been happy, they soon changed their tune and gave you the kudos you deserved for your seasonal styling. Congratulations once again.

Note: Only positive comments on this post, please! Any other thoughts belong in our Reactions post here.

BSG Love to Daniel

Daniel, from the first cut, it looked like you would be in the Final Three and go to the finale; it's quite surprising to see that you made it only to the penultimate episode.

The judges did not like your styling and they did not think it was avant garde enough, although we know you did what you thought worked best based on the instructions you were given before the shoot.

You are a gentleman with true charm and a passion for what you do and we are sorry to see you go.

Note: Only positive comments on this post, please! Any other thoughts belong in our Reactions post here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Reactions to Episode 9

The stylists were all asked to step out of the salon and into an avante-garde photo shoot. Were they able to make the transition successfully? Post your reactions to Episode 9 here.

Episode 9 Party!

Just one more cut before the finale - it's really getting exciting now! The BSG Salon is now open so come on in and watch to see who survives. Nicole? Charlie? Dee? Daniel? Let's shake it!

From the Mailbag

Mara Davis interviews Jaclyn Smith



Mark H. passed along this tidbit that he found on the Locks of Love Web site.
Calling LOL Donors!

Seeking women between the ages of 18-40 willing to donate their hair (10 inches or more) and participate in a live haircutting challenge as part of the Nexxus finale event for BRAVO’s hit reality show “Shear Genius”. Candidates should be available on the evening of Wednesday, August 27, live in the NY area and be willing to appear on camera. Hair will be cut and styled by “Shear Genius” finalists."
Veddy interesting! If anybody participates in this, please do let us know!

TGIW!

Tonight's episode is the last before the finale - who will be cut? Which stylists will be the Final Three and go on to battle head-to-head-to-head (literally) for the title of Shear Genius?

Avant Garde photo shoots - hmmm...who will excel at that challenge? Tune in to Bravo at 10pm to find out!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tabatha's Salon Takeover Preview

Are You Ready...

...for Tabatha's Salon Takeover, coming this Thursday? She's being compared to Gordon Ramsay, but I'm not sure if that's a compliment.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming show? Will you be watching?

In the meantime, check out the styles Tabs created during her stint on the first season of Shear Genius.

Interview with Paulo Candido

Paulo Candido took some time to answer a few questions for us here at Blogging Shear Genius....

BSG: Who was your favorite stylists on the show? Do you stay in touch with anyone?

PC: On the show I got really close to Nicole, even though I pretty much got along with everyone. My plan was to stay as neutral as possible and not get caught up in all the bullshit drama. After the show, I have gotten really close to Glenn, Nekisa, Meredith, Daniel, and Matt. Everyone on the show was pretty cool, yes even Charlie!


BSG: Name three people who were most influential in your career.


PC: The 3 people that have really influenced me throughout my career are Irvine and Louise Rusk, inventors of the cutting methods I have used now for 18 years and Tatjanna Czypionka who is the Technical Director for Rusk.



Click here
to continue.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Contest Reminder!

You still have time to enter our Horrible Hair story contest. Here's one from our own Laura K to inspire you.

My First Perm

About twenty years ago I was a young mom in a neighborhood of young moms and one of my friends, Nancy, had beautiful long shiny thick dark brown hair. I had long brown hair too, but mine was rather ordinary.

One day I arrived at her door with my kids in tow for a play date and Nancy's hair looked more gorgeous than usual. She told me that she had gotten a "Spiral Perm" from "Lori" at the neighborhood salon.

I had never in my life had a perm, or color or any sort of treatment on my hair. I had virgin hair. But I wanted it to look like Nancy's so I made the appointment with Lori.

Cue music of doom.

The first thing I learned was that even though the salon rate for a perm was $45 - for me (because of the length) - I would pay not double... but TRIPLE the stated price. That was a lot of money but I wanted that luxurious curly sexy hair....

So I agreed and Lori began to set my hair in those plastic perm rollers. It took a LOT of rollers. She was borrowing them from other stylists. When she finished rolling everything, my head was gigantic and the rollers were heavy. She squirted on more of the smelly solution and put a plastic cap over the whole thing, but it wouldn't fit over all of the rollers. I'll pause while you try to imagine this. Some of them stuck out around the edges of the cap.

Then she put me underneath a lamp or a heater or something (can't exactly remember) and I waited...expecting a miracle.

After some time, she came over to "check on me" and when she went to unroll one of the curlers, it came off in her hand. WITH THE HAIR still in it....This happened to be right in the front of my forehead a little off-center.

I'm thinking "this probably isn't supposed to happen."

She removed the cap and squirted on something called "neutralizer" while calling on her fellow stylists to assist...very casually, as if perhaps she is overbooked and just trying to finish more quickly. They turn me away from the mirror and there are about four stylists, squirting and unrolling the curlers telling me to "close my eyes" because the solution might sting. Someone asked my to hold a towel over my face.... Very sneaky...

But this did not prevent me from seeing several of the rollers full of hair - broken off at the roots - in the basket with the rest.

So, Lori is still trying to behave as if nothing is wrong and I am still expecting to see these gorgeous long spiral curls.

She fluffs and dries and puffs and styles and you know, my hair was thick enough that the missing hanks of hair were not obvious... at first. She was very clever with the styling.

I went home with lovely long curls. No apologies. No one admitting that anything had gone wrong.

I was young and shy and I had no real salon experience. As a girl, my mom usually trimmed my hair I was completely intimidated. I never said a word.

Of course as my hair grew out it was obvious that something was wrong. I had about a two-inch wide section of hair over my left eye that sort of looked like a child's scissor experiment. It took about a year for it to grow out long enough to tuck behind my ear. I also had a cowlick that popped up if I parted my hair a certain way. Every once in a while I will see a photo of myself from that time and see the stupid reminder of my vanity.

It was a very long time before I went to a hair salon again.

Poll Results for Episode 8


Our poll results are in for Episode 8 and you gave us your opinions. In our "Who Should Have Won" poll, you agreed with the judges that Charlie should have won. In the "Who Should Have Been Cut" poll, you disagreed with the judges and thought that Nicole should have made her final cut.

You can click on each of the pictures to see how you voted.


Episode Nine Preview

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bravo Shear Genius Fan Challenge

Recapalooza!

Eric 3000 spots a connection between Rene and Michael Kors.

Snicks is falling in love with Rene a little more every week.

Cliff thinks Rene's now absorbing all light.

theminx wonders about that new tan, too.

TLo didn't even seem to notice.

On the other hand, Lydia, of Kiss and Make-Up has some really sharp eyes.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

BSG Interview with Nekisa

The lovely Nekisa answered a few questions for BSG. A couple of them might just surprise you.

BSG: How did you feel being in the bottom 2 or 3 so often during the competition? Was it discouraging?

NB: I was shocked to be in the bottom because it's an unfamiliar place for me. I do realize that the show was just a "game" and not based on real salon scenarios. Even so, looking back I would have liked to have been more relaxed and allow my talents to shine through.


BSG: Did Charlie pick on you as much as the editing made it seem?


NB: Charlie and I wanted to make it on the "Soup". I LOVE Joel McHale! But as far as Charlie and his comments about my anatomy go, his breasts are just as big as mine!


Click here to read more.

Nexxus Insider Tip

Shear Genius 2: Episode 8

“Surprise!”
Insider Tips for Getting the Winning Look

Nexxus® Salon Hair Care, makers of salon-proven and genius approved hair care products, is back as the stylists choice to win on the second season of BRAVO’s reality competition series, “Shear Genius.” Nexxus Editorial Director Roy Teeluck shows that with the right products and a few simple steps anyone can achieve genius, just-from-the-salon-style at home.

Recap of Show

“American Idol” stylist Dean Banowetz joined the five remaining contestants for this week’s short cut challenge. Among the likes of Ryan Seacrest and Sanjaya, he also styles his 75 nieces and nephews—which helped him judge how well the stylists performed with their first grade clientele. They each had thirty minutes to cut and style the hair of a very particular and adorable six-year-old. Banowetz approved of most everyone but was a little concerned with Paulo’s unstable curls and Dee’s sloppy bangs. Daniel won for giving his client exactly what she wanted, a youthful version of Jaclyn’s long, brown curls.

At the elimination, the stylists were delighted to be joined by their family members acting as clients. Daniel’s earlier win gave him the advantage of matching up the group’s mothers, sisters and cousins with the stylists to give each woman a new look. The stylists tried hard to focus on their clients while keeping an eye on what was happening to their loved ones’ hair. Dee, Charlie and Daniel made up the top three, and Charlie was announced the winner for giving Daniel’s mom a short, blonde Sharon Stone look. Nicole and Paulo were the judges’ least favorite, and Paulo was sent home. The judges felt they’d seen this choppy cut from him one too many times, and since it really didn’t work with his client’s hair texture, his time was up.

This week’s “how to get the look” from Roy


Don’t get stuck in a mom-hair rut! Sometimes a bit of color and a new shape can make a big difference.
  • Shampoo and condition with products that will protect color, while enhancing and maintaining shine. Try Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Nexxus Color Ensure Conditioner.
  • To add body, apply a volumizing styler, like Nexxus Root Exxtend, directly to the roots to create lift.
  • Use a blow-dryer and small barrel round brush to dry hair completely and create a shape that frames the face.
  • To emphasize texture, apply Nexxus VersaStyler all over your locks, and finger through to separate and mold the look.
  • Finish by spraying entire head with a lightweight hairspray, like Nexxus 360° Volume.
For more from Roy Teeluck and to learn about “Shear Genius Season 2,” visit www.nexxus.com

Tune in to see Nexxus and Roy Teeluck on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on BRAVO.


Friday, August 15, 2008

Paulo Candido's Exit Interview


Click here to watch the rest.

Who Will Be the Fan Favorite?

Fan Favorite voting is open now! Go to Bravotv.com and cast your vote for your favorite stylist. The top vote getter will receive $10,000. And when you vote, you enter yourself for a chance to win a cut and style by the Shear Genius Season Two winner.

Voting is open until midnight on August 21st.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Episode 7 Recap


Missed the surprise? Catch a bit of it here in this handy Bravo recap!

BSG Love for Paulo

Paulo - it's hard to see you go! But the judges did not care for your styling of Charlie's sister; they thought it did not work for the natural texture of her hair.

But...you were adorable with your first grader in the Short Cut challenge. You're an excellent stylist with a strong vision and we know you have many happy customers.

Note: Only positive comments on this post, please! Any other thoughts belong in our Reactions post here.

Congratulations, Charlie!

Chalk another win up for Charlie! You did a great job on creating a new style for Daniel's lovely Mom. The color was truly wonderful and flattering, and although it wasn't as high as she was used to, she seemed very happy with it.

Another happy customer was your first grader in the Short Cut challenge. How cute was she?!

Note: Only positive comments on this post, please! Any other thoughts belong in our Reactions post here.

Poll - Episode 8 - Your Turn to Be the Judge

Click to enlarge. From left to right: Charlie, Daniel, Dee, Nicole, Paolo.

We saw the hair that the stylists created and now it is your turn to weigh in on the results. This week you get to be Jaclyn Smith, Kim Vo, Kelly Atterton, and David Babaii.

Voting is closed.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Reactions to Episode 8

Only one more episode to go before the finale! Post your reactions to episode 8 here.

Episode 8 Party!

The episode 8 preview shows the stylists doing their best impressions of their fallen comrades - but nothing on the challenges to come. (BTW - great gams, Charlie!) So come watch along with us tonight and we'll find out together!

TGIW!

It's Wednesday again and time for yet another exciting episode of Shear Genius! :::cue suspenseful music::: There are only five stylists left, and only three can be part of the final um...three. For some reason, that makes me sad. Ok - it's because I've become attached to folks. [sigh]

Tbone is taking a wee vacation. I know! The nerve. ;) So...we are looking for a guest host for the play-by-play tonight. Please let us know if you can help. The party room will open at 10 PM Eastern, right after Project Runway.

Contest!


Have you had a truly horrible hair experience? A cut or color that made you want to cry? One that can only be described as "shear madness?" Tell us your tale of woe, or submit a photo of your disastrous 'do, and you can win a grab bag of Shear Genius goodies including a magazine signed by the stylists and a T-shirt from Oshun!

Please send your entries to us via e-mail only by no later than Tuesday, August 19th. We'll choose our three favorites and post them here; you'll vote to decide the winner.


Thanks Trish for this great prize package!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

From the Mailbag


Nekisa will be the featured guest on Blogtalkradio this Thursday 8/14 at 11PM EST/10PM CST.

After a chat with the Shear Genius judge, Greg Hernandez is now a big fan of Kim Vo.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Poll Results for Episode 7

Our poll results are in for Episode 7 and you gave us your opinions. In our "Who Should Have Won" poll, you agreed with the judges that Dee should have won. In the "Who Should Have Been Cut" poll, again you agreed with the judges and thought that Nekisa should have made her final cut.

You can click on each of the pictures to see how you voted.