Am I the only one watching the filler show between Top Chef and Project Runway?
This show rather amuses me. The challenges are ludicrous. I don't know if any of you watched last season, but the ability to cut hair with garden shears really is not a skill *I* look for when choosing a stylist.
The host and judges:
Jaclyn Smith, the host and judge. Her bio tells us she is "an award winning actress, a designer and role model."
Kelly Atterton, judge, replaced Michael Carl as a judge. She is the West Coast editor of Allure magazine who recently broke the news "that a popular hair straightening treatment contained dangerously high levels of formaldehyde" and "has interviewed a number of celebrities".
Kim Vo, judge, replaced Sally Hershberger. From his bio, we get this interesting tidbit "Vo is also known as 'King of the TV Makeovers'." But seriously, he is recognized as a top colorist, and has been able to "develop and refine his own special approach to color, a technique that enables him to insure that hair and complexion are totally compatible and always with a natural look."
Rene Fris, mentor. "Hi, hi!" Fris' accolades have included: Head Stylist at Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Salon at Saks 5th Avenue, Celebrity Stylist for John Frieda Salons, Grooming Specialist on the TV series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” in Europe, author of two best selling men's and women's grooming books, owner of an internationally acclaimed product line bearing his name, and a successful modeling career with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency.
Charlie, 38, Denver, CO "has spent the last twenty years perfecting his craft of hairdressing"
Daniel, 28, Dallas, TX "began to do his parents hair at the age of nine"
Dee, 37, Miami, FL "stepped foot in the industry 10 years ago, and hasn't looked back since"
Gail, 25, Columbus, OH "entered college with the goal of becoming a doctor" but realized "her passion for the hair and beauty industry" and changed her major
Glenn, 36, Decatur, AL "Although Glenn entered college a chemical engineering major, it didn't take long for her figure out that this wasn't her true calling. At 23, she entered cosmetology school at a local community college and never looked back"
Matthew, 37, Dallas, TX "attended cosmetology school in Dallas in 1988". In a video clip, Matthew lets us know that the only thing he loves more than doing hair is his wife.
Meredith, 36, Chicago, IL "briefly attended fashion design school before realizing her true calling" In a video clip, I believe Meredith is the one who tells us she's just the cutest thing we've seen.
Nekisa, 29, Concord, CA "attended beauty school while still in high school and graduated from the International Beauty Academy at the age of 18"
Nicole, 24, New York City, NY "was a stylist for four years before landing her dream job with renowned stylist Nick Arrojo (arkie's note: hair makeover stylist for What Not To Wear) in New York"
Oshun, 31, Los Angeles, CA "discovered his passion for hair at age 10" He's deep, he's Oshun.
Parker, age not available on Bravo's site, West Palm Beach, FL "began his career as a stylist by acquiring a bachelor's degree as a sculptor. At 24, he attended the renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy ...first stylist to graduate the demanding Klinger Education Program"
Paulo 37, San Jose, CA "been in the hairstyling industry for over eighteen years"