Shear Genius Is Wigging Out

July 23, 2008 12:00:54 by Christine McDow

Tonight on Shear Genius the remaining contestants will be tasked with making fake hair for their clients. Why you might ask are they making wigs instead of cutting hair?

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Charlie Is No One’s Best Friend On Shear Genius Tonight!

July 16, 2008 11:00:43 by Christine McDow

After the brand new season premiere of Project Runway tonight, Bravo is airing a new episode of Shear Genius which promises to be just as exciting as Project Runway and more exciting than last weeks episode when Charlie won the elimination round…again.

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Shear Genius Is Taking On The Housewives

July 2, 2008 11:00:58 by Christine McDow

Tonight on Shear Genius that stylists seem to have met their match when they take on the ladies from the show The Real Housewives Of Orange County in an effort to make them over into something that their “real husbands” will love. Will they be successful?

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Shear Genius Is Cutting Up

June 20, 2008 01:24:15 by Christine McDow

This coming Wednesday, June 25th, brings the season premiere of Shear Genius pitting some of the best hairdressers against each other in an extraordinary reality competition.

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Shear Genius: Meet the Stylists Who Made the Cut!

April 30, 2008 10:58:26 by Jennifer_Brown

Jaclyn-Smith-Courtesy-BravoGrab your bobs, perms, layers and remotes, reality TV fans! Shear Genius season two has been cast and is set to premiere this summer.

Hosted by actress Jaclyn Smith and presided over by stylist of the stars Kim Vo, and Allure beauty editor Kelly Atterton, Shear Genius will feature 12 of the country’s hottest upcoming stylists who will compete to win the grand prize of $100,000, an apprenticeship with Nexxus, and the opportunity for styling a shoot for an Allure magazine feature.

After scouring the country for the perfect cast, Shear Genius has announced the following final 12 contestants:

*Charlie – 38, Hometown: Denver, CO.

*Daniel – 28, Hometown: Tallahassee, FL; Resides in Dallas, TX

*Dee – 37, Hometown: San Antonio, TX; Resides in Miami, FL.

*Gail – 25, Hometown: Dayton, OH; Resides in Columbus, OH.

*Glenn – 36, Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; Resides in Decatur, AL.

*Matthew – 37, Hometown: Dallas, TX.

*Meredith – 36, Hometown: Cleveland, OH; Resides in Chicago, IL.

*Nekisa – 29, Hometown: San Francisco, CA; Resides in: Concord, CA.

*Nicole – 24, Hometown: Houston, TX; Resides in: New York, NY.

*Oshun – 31, Hometown: Cleveland, OH; Resides in Los Angeles, CA.

*Parker – 31, Hometown: Miami, FL.

*Paulo – 37, Hometown: San Jose, CA.

Each week the contestants will be issued tough challenges on living hair models–challenges that range from cutting hair blindfolded to using food products as styling implements. Relying on the mentorship of stylist Rene Fris, the contestants will battle it out to see who makes the final cut and wins the top prize and bragging rights as “Shear Genius.”

Shear Genius season two premieres Wednesday, June 25th at 10:00 PM (ET) on Bravo.

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Bravo’s Schedule Stays True to Reality Fans…

April 17, 2008 08:42:50 by Jennifer_Brown

Bravo-TV-LogoThey may have taken a hit by losing hit show Project Runway to Lifetime, but Bravo’s hardly cowering in a corner licking its wounds. On Tuesday, the cable network revealed its upcoming schedule, which includes 12 returning series and three new shows.

Project Runway will run one more season on Bravo (scheduled to air in July) before moving over to the Lifetime Network. Also on the schedule are:

Top Chef, season five: This cooking competition show has some of the best chefs in the country compete against one another in weekly cooking, and cooking-related, challenges. The chefs are judged by a panel of hard-hitters in the culinary world. The winner receives a myriad of cool prizes, including a fat stack of cash, usually $100,000.

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List: Following the struggles of self-proclaimed D-List celebrity comedienne, Kathy Griffin, the Emmy Award-winning show will be back for season four.

The Real Housewives of Orange County: After making a short hop to the other coast (The Real Housewives of New York City), Bravo’s bringing back the Orange County wives for season four.

Top Design, season two: It’s Project Runway for your living room. Top Design takes a dozen or so interior designers and has them compete against one another for cash prizes and a spot in the New York Designers Showcase.

Also on Bravo’s list are three new series:

The Rachael Zoe Project: a reality show following the career of celebrity stylist Rachael Zoe.

Date My Ex: a spin-off of The Real Housewives of Orange County, this show follows two of the Housewives characters as they dive back into dating.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: another spin-off of Orange County, this time following the exploits of five New Jersey besties.

Word is there are more reality shows in the works for Bravo, as well, including one that features New York restaurant guru Donatella Arpaia, as well as a Tabitha Coffey (Shear Genius) makeover show. However, Bravo warns, don’t expect any scripted shows to be gracing the schedule anytime soon. Fans, they contend, are into the reality scene, and they plan to deliver.

As for an update on the Project Runway court battle? No such luck–Bravo had no comment.

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Bravo Seeking Casts for Top Design and Shear Genius

January 15, 2008 09:50:13 by Jennifer_Brown

Shear Genius Logo Courtesy NBCHey, designers and hair-extraordinaires! As you know, Bravo has announced that there will be new seasons of Top Design and Shear Genius in 2008. Now they’re looking for casts for those shows.

Top Design, a show in which interior designers compete for a $100,000 cash prize, will be holding open casting calls at the following locations:

Friday, January 25, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, January 26, 10:00am – 12:00pm
The Art Institute of California – San Francisco

Monday, January 28 & Tuesday, January 29, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
World Market Center – Las Vegas

Monday, February 5, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Dallas Market Center, World Trade Center

Friday, February 8, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
New York Design Center

Saturday, February 9, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Spring Arts Center

Shear Genius, the high-end hairstyling competition, will be looking forstylists with mad hair skillz(who also want to win $100,000) at these locations:

Sunday, January 20, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy

Monday, January 21, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
JPMS Hi Tech the School of Cosmetology

Sunday, January 27, 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
ISSE Beauty Show Lobby- Long Beach Convention Center

Sunday, January 27, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
TIGI Advanced Hairdressing Academy- 2nd Floor

Monday, January 28, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
The Studio-Wella

Monday, February 4, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
San Francisco Institute
A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Additional casting information can be found at

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For Bravo TV, reality is “Shear Genius”

December 6, 2007 10:39:01 by Jennifer_Brown

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Bravo TV’s Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President, Programming & Production has announced that yet another Bravo reality series has gotten the nod for a second season. Shear Genius is reality TV for your head – or at least for your hair, as stylists compete to create winning “high-end” hairstyles.

Actress/Designer Jaclyn Smith is set to host this season of Shear Genius, and the grand prize (other than the awesome title of “Shear Genius”) is $100,000.

Casting for the show will begin in the next few weeks. Check out if your styles are a cut above the competition.

Check back with Reality TV Magazine for announcement of the debut date and timeof Shear Genius .

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Shear Genius Finale Airs Tonight

May 30, 2007 12:07:00 by Joe Blackmon

The godfather of hair and styling industry giant, Vidal Sassoon joins
the finale judging panel to name the inaugural winner of Bravo’s "Shear
Genius" on Wednesday, May 30 at 10 PM ET/PT. The three remaining
stylists, Anthony, the cool-headed stylist extraordinaire from across
the pond; Daisy, the perky Miamian who has landed in the top two in
almost every episode; and Ben, the rock and roll stylist out of
Chicago, will face-off for the final and most challenging task yet.

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Wedding Bells Ring On Shear Genius

May 16, 2007 12:06:00 by Joe Blackmon

Teamwork is put to the test on Bravo’s "Shear Genius" when the
remaining six stylists are divided into teams to complete in two
strenuous challenges, Wednesday, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT. The stylists
hit a local Los Angeles shopping mall for the shortcut challenge and
solicit shoppers to become their newest clients. In the elimination
challenge, the stylists must create wedding day hairstyles for a bride,
her mother and her maid of honor while under tight time constraints.
Will it be "here comes the bride" or "here comes bridezilla," when the
wedding day do’s are done?

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