Friday, June 13, 2008

Shear Genius, Episode One Preview

Hi, BSG readers! Theminx here. I was excited to have the opportunity to view the first episode of Shear Genius. Let me say first of all that I loved it and think this will be an exciting season! The stylists all seem very talented across the board, and each of course has his or her own unique personality that should bring a lot of fun and drama to every episode.

There is a new, gorgeous Shear Genius Nexxus salon to work in this season, but the same stunning hostess in the form of Jaclyn Smith. After introducing the twelve contestants to the new head judge, Kim Vo, she asks them why they think they can win. Let me tell you, there is no shortage of confidence in the room!

Then Jaclyn informs them that each week there will be two challenges: a Short Cut challenge, and an Elimination Challenge. Kim wastes no time and gives them their first challenge, one which involves skill and agility…and a bit of fearlessness (and protective eyewear) on the part of the clients! The stylists are excited, yet a bit intimidated. Cutting ensues…and Kim judges. He’s impressed…and not impressed. And the winner is...! (Well, you’ll just have to wait until June 25th for that, huh?)

After the challenge, the stylists get to go home for the evening to the house they’ll be sharing for the season. The next morning, they head back to the salon and meet their mentor, that hunky Dane, Rene Fris, who announces their first elimination challenge: to create an interpretation of a famous hairstyle. This is something that stylists encounter every day in their own salons – requests to give clients Posh’s style, and remember Jennifer Aniston’s very-popular “the Rachel?” But this challenge has a bit of a twist….

At the Hair Show, models show off stylists’ work to Jaclyn and Kim, plus Allure Magazine’s West Coast editor Kelly Atterton, and a guest judge who is an internationally-known stylist to the stars. And the winner is.... I'm such a tease, aren't I? ;)

Overall, it was a fun fun episode and I already have some favorite stylists. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season and hope you are too!