Saturday, August 23, 2008

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