Saturday, August 9, 2008

Nexxus Insider Tip

Shear Genius 2: Episode 7

“Every Dog Has Its Day”
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

During this week’s shortcut challenge, contestants weren’t allowed to use their much-loved hairspray or any conventional product when styling their clients’ hair. “Kitchen beautician” Robert Hallowell joined them with a table full of food and other organics that they had to use instead. Stylists applied molasses, salt, eggs, peanut butter and mustard to sculpt and style some extreme looks, and Robert rewarded Paulo for making the best use of the unconventional products. Nicole was his least favorite for lacking any confidence in her shapeless ‘do.

The contestants then met up with a group of canine clients in the park, where they found out that dog grooming was the task of the day. They had to style their new four-legged friends and give each dog’s owner a coordinating look. Daniel and Dee scored highest, with Dee’s perfect match between dog and owner leaving no question about her style’s inspiration. Charlie, Nekisa and Paulo didn’t fare as well. Charlie was scolded for not taking an interest in the challenge, but it was Nekisa who got the boot after hovering near the bottom for several weeks. No one saw a connection between the dog and its owner.

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

A dog is a woman’s best friend! For a pooch inspired look that pops, don’t try for a literal take on your doggie’s duds. Instead, take one key feature and play on that.
  • Shampoo and condition with strengthening products that will provide extra nutrients and sheen. Try Nexxus Botanoil Shampoo and Nexxus KERApHIX Conditioner.
  • For added texture on fine hair, apply Nexxus VersaStyler all over locks. Use a blow-dryer and large round brush to dry hair completely.
  • Apply a sculpting gel, like Nexxus Exxtra Gel, to the top-back section of hair to add spiky texture and definition.
  • Finish look by spraying entire head with a strong-hold hairspray, like Nexxus Maxximum.
For more from Roy Teeluck and to learn about “Shear Genius Season 2,” visit