Camila Alves

Camla Alves describes her disappointment in the stylists' performance during the Shortcut Challenge.

on Apr 6, 20100

We are down to the wire and sadly we had to say goodbye to Jon who turned out to be a gracious loser. It is always refreshing to see someone who is grateful, appreciative, and proud of their experience. Sometimes I really wish we didn't have to edit the show so much because Jon's goodbye was emotional. He really charmed us throughout the whole competition, what a sweetheart!

I like this episode in particular, because I was the only model for the Shortcut Challenge and I single-handedly got to judge the remaining finalists.
I could tell that each of them were nervous to do my hair and didn't
really know at first how hard it is and how long it takes to blow out/style my hair.

Initially, I  was weary when Brig was doing my hair, especially when I  noticed that the baby hairs were having a hard time staying in place -- that is one of my pet peeves!

Janine styled my hair, but it was not the right way to style it, it needed to be down and loose.

Next, it was Jon's turn. Unfortunately, he accidently burned me. I tried to be as calm as possible, so he would have a chance to finish the challenge, but damn it hurt so badly!!! He did do a nice job on the shape, however he didn't execute it right.

When I called Matthew out for not doing clean sectioning, he acted is if I shouldn't say that!  Well that bad sectioning resulted in the bump that was left in the back of my head, but other than those two things, it would have been perfect! I loved how the edges were smooth, straight, and clean.

I was frustrated on how none of the stylists were able to give me a really amazing hairstyle, something they didn't really show on the actual episode. You weren't able to see how truly upset I was.

The second challenge was having the four remaining finalists define and create their own signature style and brand for their portfolio. The guest judge was the amazing and legendary stylist, Oribe and boy, do I value his opinion! I thought that Janine's first model looked like a Chia Pet when it was supposed to be an afro. The way Janine styled herself was not
indicative of her brand; I was a little disappointed in that because it was the first time that I didn't buy it!!

When Brig's first model came out, I was taken aback by the ice cream cone hair style. I do have to say that both of these styles demonstrated Brig's distinct point of view and showed who she is as an artist. It really was the first time I was able to see Brig! I am glad that she won this challenge and am so excited for the finale next week!

Three finalists left and who will be the last one standing???? You will just have to wait and see, tune in next week for the season finale:)

Beijos,
Camila

60 comments
Aussie viewer
Aussie viewer

I hated how Brigg arm-wrestled her client into cutting all her hair off, just for the sake of a Paris pin curl. The client was clearly deeply unhappy about it, and it was totally unnecessary. Brig was so mean-spirited to Janine in the episode I just watched - mullet and crimping iron indeed!

chucha
chucha

it is a treat to see you on the screen! uma grata surpresa ver a garota tímida que conheci com Mãe Márcia agora mãe de 2 meninos do Mathew! Que Deus abençoe a você e tua família. Succeed and be happy, my dear friend!

Nice Viewer
Nice Viewer

some people just don't know what to do with their time and spend time throwing their madness against innocent people, right? Camila you are AMAZING! We can understand everything that you say. Sure you have an accent, but COME ON, it's totally understandable..

carmen4806
carmen4806

She is the worst possible choice for a host. Poor thing, she has no personality at all. I had to stop watching because she annoyed so much with her utter BLAHNESS~

Peter Gulli
Peter Gulli

I need to be on this show!!!!....How do i go about tring out or interviewing....Someone please let me know... thank you Pete

TracieT
TracieT

What I meant to say was that there is no model who should be considered as competition to Camila because she is most certainly, the most beautiful model currently on TV, hands-down! That goes for Bravo, Lifetime, VH-1, or any other channel. Of course, there is maybe one exception, and that's Padma of TOP CHEF, that's it!!!

TracieT
TracieT

I don't know who the hell Idjones is but whoever this person is, they are not a very good judge of character. Any person of average intelligence could understand exactly what Camila was saying. She demonstrated quite well that she was both intelligent and articulate on every single show. Besides, if she is originally from Brazil, that means that her native tongue must be Portugese. Therefore, she's at least bilingual. Let's see, articulate, intelligent, bilingual, beautiful, has excellent stage presence, very photogenic, sexy, curvaceous, radiant, and apparently a very nice person as well. I never heard her being rude to anyone except people who were initially being rude. Jacklyn Smith or any other model is competion for Camila!

The only other model in Camila's league would be Padma of Top Chef...That's it!

magpie77
magpie77

Congrats Brig do not listen to the haters!! You dear to be different and be yourself you go girl. Janine you lost just on your ulgy actions. Matthew you also rock keep it up.

Unhappyviewer
Unhappyviewer

I have seen better Halloween costume hair than Brig was able to achieve and have photos to prove it. Her designs were childish and ugly! Many more able stylists were voted off before her. Count me as another viewer that will not ever be watching this show again. The Nexxus sponsor would be smart to disavow ever having any of their products in her hands much less on the models hair.

Malfer
Malfer

Camila you did just great and make proud the Brazilians.

All the negative comments about "can't understand you" it is all "dor de cutuvelo" It is not an american the host of the show but a foreign a brazilian. That kills the envious!! Se mordam de inveja!!

I was there every week watching the episodes. I must say I got very dissapointed with the result. Brig is not a shear genius. Janine and Matthew showed a consistent job through out the competition.

Well done Camila!!! All the best for you.

adog
adog

Brig didn't deserve to win. I am no longer a fan. It insults my profession as a stylist. Camila, we can't understand you and you should not be a judge on this show.

Lora
Lora

English, baby. Love the diversity but when it comes to speaking English, no need to invest an effort to understand what she was saying while watching the show. Makes it boring.

FanFare56
FanFare56

Camila,

You can never say your famous "Hair IS important" again. Brig proved with her win that "hair is not even necessary"... What a waste of time to watch this claptrap.

A fan no more
A fan no more

I could not wait for this season's Shear Genius. Boy was I wrong. It became more about extensions, runways and being weird than hair styling. I viewed all the final hair styles and I am in shock. NO one could wear that hair. Unless this show goes back to styling hair, I will never watch it again.

melanie brault
melanie brault

Amazing how mean people can be, seriously where are these people from? Thank you so much for the great job you have done on this show.

Me
Me

i wish she would stop bragging about being on the runway..

alie
alie

I like Camilla as a host. You just have to pay a little better attention, but I understand her just fine. I love the "Hair is Important" phrase, it is cute and sassy. I was just wondering when Camilla had her two babies between this show.

shoregirl
shoregirl

This season of the show was a failure for one reason. Camila. Not only could I not understand her with that accent but where does she get off judging hair? She's a model and I doubt that gives her any special insight into hairstyles. Jonathan should have been host and judge. He ROCKS!!! He would be the "pretty face" Bravo was looking for and have the background to make him believable.

MaryMar
MaryMar

Hurray to the judges! Hurray to the host! Hurray for Brig! Shear Genuis!

lovesg
lovesg

Camila is def not my fav host! haven't liked her all season, hope they replace her, immediately.

TracieT
TracieT

Camila, I absolutely love you. I believe that you're quite possibly the most beautiful woman I've ever seen in my entire 57 years of life.

Having said that, Brig is some kind of artist...However, she should never have been allowed get that close to anyones face or head. She was clearly NOT SHEAR GENIUS nor was she even a competent hair stylist!

The competion should have been in the hands of Matthew or Janine. You guys made the worse choice possible!

I still love you though, because you cute!

Viewers12
Viewers12

the show is about hair and art not just art. htis show was a waist of time after watching the finale. i will not watch another season

weganmerner
weganmerner

brig cant even brush her own hair let alone style anyone elses, the fact that all she did was but plastic around a womens bun and tape in hair is pathetic, i wear hair extentions and am virtually positive i could have made it look better. Jon should have won.

najee
najee

I THINK THAT JANNIE SHOULD HAD WON. BRIG HAS THE MOST UGLY HAIR STYLES. NOBODY WOULD HAVE WEAR. NOT ME FOR SURE.

Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann

If Camila is hosting next season I am not watching. I can't understand her and the participants weren't that great either. Very disappointed in this season.

vmom
vmom

Really? Brig? well i guess it makes sense who are you to judge hair your roots are twelve inches long and have needed to be done all season.

ldjones
ldjones

I love this show, but please have a new host next time! Ms. Alves has zero carisma, I couldn't understand half of what she was saying and it seemed like she had to really think of what she was going to say before she said it. She also is totally stuck on herself and reallty quite rude to the stylists. Please bring back Jaclyn Smith or some other woman with class and who can speak eloquently.

MandyC81
MandyC81

I agree with a lot of these comments. Brig did not style hair and isn't that what this is about? She was all for the fake hair. And in A LOT of the challenges, the judges did not like brig's style so how she made it to the top 3 still confuses me.

Priya
Priya

Well Shear Genius is all about being a reality show, and no, hair is clearly not important for them. Brig? Seriously? She's wayyyy out of Matthew/Janine's league. I think it was obvious for the past several episodes that Matthew/Janine were a class apart from the rest of the stylists and it would've been too perdictable to have one of them win. So what do you do? You just make the underdog - Brig - win. So unfair for matthew and Janine. They are far more talented and deserved to win much, much more. I think this whole underdog thing is why they even kept Brig in the competition. Sucks!

campcop1
campcop1

I want to thank Shear Genius for showing me that I no longer have to spend big money at a salon! Just think, I could have simply gotten all the silly colored hair left over after Halloween for $.25 and cellophane taped it to my head and been "fashion-forward". This season was really a bust and quite a blow to the hair industry!

joejoann
joejoann

How could you have allowed Brig to win?! That was the MOST disappointing season ever! Janine deserved that win HANDS DOWN! I will NEVER watch this again as long as it has the same terrible judges!! Ugh

Viewer75
Viewer75

You are beautiful but please get a speaking coach!

Misty Downey
Misty Downey

I was so excited to discover my cable carried Bravo TV, thus one of my favorite TV shows. I'm not a hair stylist, however, Shear Genius last season made a fan & believer out of me. I enjoyed and even preferred watching the re-runs over & over. Very entertaining. However, Brig being named the winner, given the title of Shear Genius, has me very disappointed, saddened & confused. Evidently, being 'America's Best HAIR Stylist', was not a requirement to winning Shear Genius this season. In fact, I could have won this. No, the hairstyles created I could not have done, I'm not a hair stylist. Yes, I could & I have created the hair illusions, blotches & coverings such as Brig displayed. Not much talent is needed taking pieces of hair & pasting them where you want them, versus getting a fully CONNECTED head of hair with or without extra extensions styled and pasted as wanted. I thought this was a Best of Best Hair Stylist competition show?

DiaRWa
DiaRWa

Disappointed in outcome, Disappointed in judges, Disappointed in hostess, Disappointed in Bravo.

DianeRW
DianeRW

Diappointed in outcome, Disappointed in judges, Disappointed in hostess, Disappointed in Bravo.

Formerfanofsheergenius
Formerfanofsheergenius

What a mistake! Brig is unique, but she is NOT sheer genius. Unique does NOT mean that the look was great or done well, only different. Brig should have been eliminated somewhere around week 3.

I used to be a fan of the show. I will never watch it again. What a joke.

Big Fan no more
Big Fan no more

I have been a big fan of Sheer Genius and I was very dissappointed this season. If I go to a hair salon I expect to have my hair worked on and not have a fake head of hair with plasic pieces added to my hair. When you leave the salon and walk down the street you want everyone to want your hair style. The show needs to get back to the basics of hair style. Your fans are not impressed with this season! You mested up in my opinion.

TDL
TDL

I have been a big fan of Sheer Genius and this season I was not impressed. Sheer Genius should be using real heads of hair and creating a Genius look with hair. Not a plastic head of hair or fake hair. If you go to a salon you expect the sheering to be with your hair. We are not runway models looking stupid as we live our everyday lives. Sheer Genius needs to get back to the basics you expect to have when going to a salon to see a hair dresser. You want to walk out and everyone wanting your hair style. I am afraid you have lost alot of your fans after what you did this season!

TDL
TDL

I have been a big fan of Sheer Genius and this season I was not impressed. Sheer Genius should be using real heads of hair and creating a Genius look with hair. Not a plastic head of hair or fake hair. If you go to a salon you expect the sheering to be with your hair. We are not runway models looking stupid as we live our everyday lives. Sheer Genius needs to get back to the basics you expect to have when going to a salon to see a hair dresser. You want to walk out and everyone wanting your hair style. I am afraid you have lost alot of your fans after what you did this season!

GC
GC

I was upset that Brigg won, it should it been Matthew or at least Janine, most of their work was shear genius but Briggs don't think so, all these time waiting for Matthew to win, what a waste, really... Brigg is an artist allright then send her to do painting or teather but no to do hair...

Oye!
Oye!

None of the final hairstyles really impressed me, but I truly felt Brig's concept fell flat. At least Matthew and Janine provided texture. I thought the zipper concept and the attached chains were very clever, however the clear tape was not. As beautiful as Camila is, she should not be a spokesmodel on 'American' television. I do like Ms. Alves as a model but maybe a Brazilian/Portugese version of Top Model would be better suited for her.

Daisy40
Daisy40

Como duele!!! take that, you dont deserve to be a judge!!!!!!!!

JG
JG

The judges have let us down. I thought the hair stylists were suppose to work on hair not just add decorations to hair. Matthew and Janine's work throughout the season was so SHEAR GENIUS compared to Brig. I think some account should be taken for previous styles and not base the winnings on ONE win. As for me, this was my last episode of Shear Genius.

DDOR
DDOR

Hi Camila,

This was a fantastic season!! I really believe Brig deserved to be the Shear Genius winner. Her work in the last challenge was an amazingly artistic, cohesive presentation...and she really created something "out of the box."

I thought you did a fabulous job as hostess, and I just love all the judges!

Wishing Brig a huge congratulations...and I'm looking forward to another great season next year!

Darlene Kropf
Darlene Kropf

I am so disappointed in Brig Winning! What the heck did they see in her hair? It was UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The other two was perfect with dark design of the clothe's. For the judges to pick her what does it say about them?

ptbruiser
ptbruiser

I hate the decision you made to have Brig win!!! There were several stylists that deserved it MORE!!! I highly doubt I will watch your show again. It is STUPID!!!

gail burke
gail burke

This is the worst season to date!!!! How you cannot take the entire season into consideration when picking the final winner is shocking. Brig was the worst styliest of all. Next year call it Shear Genius of Hair Pieces. I won't be watching....now I can get to bed a little earlier next season on wednesdays. WHAT A JOKE!!! I think you need a new host that knows a little more about hair.

keysq
keysq

I just saw the last program and I am very happy that Brig was the winner. Jeanine and Matthew ('s) attitudes were not nice. I understand it is a competition and that the producers would have encouraged drama but come on guys... we are all human after all and both of you looked like idiots. Matthew, you are a great guy and a great stylist but if you want to keep your hubby, loose the attitude. Jeanine, loose the little hats, they do not make any difference other than making you look small and insignificant. Just a thought.

Melanie1234
Melanie1234

Wow. The finale show was the best Shear Geniuis I've seen. I love that Brig won. I think she has a new vision for hair. I was really rooting for her. I think Jeannine and Matthew were so mean! You seem so sweet. I hope to see you on future shows and I hope Brig gets her own show on Bravo.

J L
J L

I was a weekly viewer. WAS! Are you kidding me, not picking Jannine who won throughout the competition. Really I enjoyed watching every week, but not again. Hair is important???? Brigg's hair throughout the show was bad! How can you justify picking her. I won't watch anymore.