Bravotv.com: There was also Amy and Brian and they had that red feather, which you couldn't see.
Brian said at one point about the feather being on the other side of the head. I think Ken Paves said he didn’t see it and Matthew said it was on the other side. Ken Paves had that deer-caught-in-the-headlights look. Again, that was irritating to me. I've done a thousand photo shoots and you can't put a pair of shackles and handcuffs on a photographer. That's the hardest part of the job when you're doing hair. If you want to be able to see the feather at all times you have to have a feather on both sides of the head or you have to put it in the middle or the back. You either see it or you don't from either side. I just think it was kind of unprofessional and kind of showed inexperience on Ken's part to say something about that. Again, a photographer is a very mobile job and position a photo shoot. They're running all over the place and as a hairstylist you're really anticipating where he's going to be, and it's like in sports, you have to anticipate what direction that ball's coming from because it's coming so fast. It's the same thing in photo shoots -- you have to anticipate what he's going to shoot. Those of us, over the years, that have anticipated correctly have shined. Those of that haven't, haven't. There's an element of luck involved. At the end of the day, those of thus who have shined have always done great hair. That's a given. Ken not loving the hair, I agree with him on that level. He's 10 percent correct. The hair looked atrocious, it did. They both looked like they were pushing a shopping cart down the street. It looked terrible, especially the guy. Tacky and terrible. Not only would they never have been the cover of a romance novel, it wouldn't have been a cover for a bank robbery.
Bravotv.com: Onto Jon and April. April was criticized for adding the male extensions. With Jon, they thought he might have been too rough with the model.
Here's the thing: Camila was saying about him being too hard on the hair. When you do hair, you have to really get into it. You have to use every muscle in both of your arms. Hair has the uncanny ability to overtake you and manage you in the wrong direction sometimes. You really need to supersede that and rise above that, and the way to do that is a very physical process. When you're supposed to be a professional and you're getting paid to look good you have to be able to handle it. Every time I've been on a shoot and a model starts bitching and complaining about me pulling too hard, I've handed them a comb and said, "Here, bite down on this. It won't hurt as much." I mean, what do you want me to do? I'll pinch you on your waist, and then it will hurt there and your scalp wont hurt. That physical aspect of what Jon was doing was coming from him because he had to get it down, he had to do it quick, and the only way to do that was by way of speed. With speed comes force. You have to get in there and work it out. And, if you notice, what he was doing worked. At the end of the day it did work, it did make the hair look better. You didn't hear the photographer say anything about it. By the way, on a shoot, he is the ultimate. He is the final say. Unless the photographer says to go easy on the model's hair, go with it.
Bravotv.com: What about April's extensions?
She made it look a bit like a monster. It was a little Jon Bon Jovi, bad Conan the Barbarian attempt at making hair look long. It didn't work and it didn't blend. It just didn't work. It just didn't work so much that I took one look at it and said, "Nope. Sorry."
Bravotv.com: Next we have Adee and Faatemah.
Adee with his whole <i>Last of the Mohicans,</i> the f---ing haircut this, the f---ing that thing... Listen, hairstyling and hairstyling for the cover of a book have nothing to do with each other. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other. When you're on a set and hired to be the hairstylist, if that model has a job the next day for another job that they've already been approved for, you can't cut that model's hair. If they have the worst haircut in the world you have to be able to deal with that hair and make it look great. First of all, he was using all the wrong terminology when he was cutting the model's hair. He said something about a concave or an inverted this... Listen, we're not talking about skateboarding in a pool. This isn't Tony Hawk. This is hairstyling. Stop with the terminology, none of that is applicable. It was sloppy. He gave the guy a big side-swept bang and it was ridiculous.
With the team, I thought there was tension between them. They were kind of stepping on each other's toes and they just didn't want to hear from each other. If I remember correctly, Faatemah said something to the effect that she was working off of him. When I heard that I thought it was a bad idea. He's going off on this haircutting tangent again, basically just avoiding the challenge at hand and what was in front of him, which was giving these two people into characters for the cover of a romance novel. He's talking about modern-day haircutting and I thought it was so not happening.
I wish that Jonathan had a bigger role in mentoring these poeple during the contests.I was soooo happy to see him back on Bravo!Give us more Jonathan!!!!
I usually get a perm about once a year, maybe 1 1/2 years at times.My perms usually last a very long time.The last time I got a perm the bell rang but the stylist didn't take care of me for at least 10 or 15 minutes later.For the first time in my life I got a really bad perm and got a frizz head.I was so disgusted and tried to buy products to fix it myself.It took a few months and then it got looking ok but not great.What could the stylist have done to make it better right away?Anything?I would appreciate your opinion.Thanks......
love ya jonathan! i agree, you should be on more, but you've got a family and a business so you can only do so much, family first!
It was so nice to see you Are back on Bravo. Like the others I too wish your role in the show was bigger. You are so talented and have so much in you to teach others. Do you have a mentoring aspect of your business? Baltimore is missing you! We need stylists that realy Know hair. Especially naturaly curly hair!!!!!!! Wish you were here.
It is fantabulous that you are back on Bravo! I miss your show Blow Out, and being " hair styling challenged" myself, miss re-winding, and watching your skills! I have been telling people for years that if I ever win the lottery, my 32 inches of long hair is getting an appointment with you, the master! I love your attention to detail, and also not putting up with any bull. As you can tell, I think you are the greatest, and delighted that you don't insist that everyone cut their hair short, butloves to add sex appeal, and easy leaves the client feeling great about their hair. You are a professional, no two ways around it. Thank you for being you!
I agree with most things said in the extension challenge. I do them all the time and extensions are hard work and detailed. There were some people who missed the mark but then again. I usually do wemon so who am i to jugde:) www.kristinaraeleen.com.
Jonathan, I would like to know where your located so you can cut my hair. I like the way you act and you know what your talking about. I love watching you on the shows.
I'm not the biggest fan of this season. Jonathan was ok oh his show on Blow Out...but that show didn't come back and possibly for a good reason. I can understand the level of attitude that you have to exude at times in business, but not everyday. The attitude coming from the contestants...is expected. It makes you wonder if any of the eliminations become personal. I loved that Tabitha was a judge on the show. I would have liked to seen her visited Jonathan on Blow Out and assessed his business then. Maybe a little bit of that over the top ego would have made for a good watch.
I don't think the judging this season has been impartial, it's clear that 2 of the contestants can "do no wrong" no matter what. I have enjoyed this show up till this season. I have really been disappointed because of the comments and the behaviour of two of the contestants who act like they're in intermediate school and the support from the judges when they perform poorly makes it clear that the season has already been decided!
I just watched the show after a few seasons of pause. Jonathan over the top critique to Brig was just plain distasteful and it convinced me that this show is worthless. There is absolutely no excuse to potty mouth comment, Jonathan. No matter how bad the stylists work is, nothing matches an undignified critique. Your ego has more volume that any of the hairdos I have seen on the show.
Could be such a great show ..but it isn't. I want to see the talent not the idiotic drama! The judges don't help with thier own over blown ego's and a hostess that seems deadpan and cold. PLEASE GET RID OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BULLY TYPES! This is not competion it's high school! Let the talent be the driving force and tone down the drama.
This was my last viewing of "Shear Stupidity". Who judges the judges??? How could these overapid so-called experts have elimiated Brian and not Brig? What were they thinking???? There were four of us watching the show and all in total disbelief. Anti-New York bias perhaps? who knows? who cares? In any event, good luck with the show, but you just lost this viewer and several others. Maybe it's time for new judges to be calling the shots on "Shear Nonsense".
Love Jonathan! Glad he's back on Bravo. Would like his show to come back. I wish I could use his products (I'm Black) but I can't. Any feedback he gives on Shear Genius should be noted. He's the bomb in hair styling!
After reading some or most of the blogs I have decided that those who have never entered a compatition really don't know what judges are lookjing for. I myself think you are a good judge you have been there. I have entered 16 contest in a matter of 10 years,and I see what you are looking for. Keep up the good work. Sometimes hairdressers who work in salons think they no everthing but guess what I learn a lot from just watching your show and the comments. Thanks for a good show and the knowledge Ruth -from TN.