Kim Vo

Kim Vo explains why Brig's hair was hot, and reveals who does his hair.

on Apr 1, 20100

Bravotv.com: First the stylists had to style Camila’s hair... Why do you think they all underestimated how difficult her hair was to do?
Camila has the triple-threat hair: coarse, curls, and enough hair for a small country.

Bravotv.com: Oribe is the guest judge — has he been as influential on you as the other stylists?
Oribe is a friend and legend. He is so well known in our industry.

Bravotv.com: If you had to create your signature look, what would it be?
Beachy waves and sun-kissed highlights

Bravotv.com: Do stylists usually cut/do their own hair?
No, we have friends and peers that do it. My wonderful assistant does my hair.

Bravotv.com: Which styles stood out to you for better/worst?
Brig’s stood out as the best … Janine not so much. It’s important to remember that if both looks are not strong then one will drag the other down. Put your best foot forward… but don’t forget about the other foot!

Bravotv.com: How has the hair industry changed in terms of importance of branding one’s self?
With the Internet and social virtual groups, branding is a must.

Bravotv.com: Can you handicap the final three for the finale?
Go big or go home!

Bravotv.com: Were you upset to see Jon go? (I was!)
I was very upset. This will confirm that we judge case by case – not overall or on a curve. Be on your game at all times!

Bravotv.com: Anything else you would like to add about this challenge?
If you’re wondering why she won ... you might know another eccentric person named Lady Gaga. Brig’s hair was hot and all her own.

159 comments
mr. daviid
mr. daviid

I work as a makeup artist in NYC - and I work on many of the shows during fashion week - so I know of what I speak. Although the "wonder twins" did much better hair throughout the season, their final challenge hairstyles were not only awful, but tacky as all hell. I mean, zippers and bald caps and chains - please, tacky. Brig's hair was stunning and complimented the clothes perfectly.

jackie29
jackie29

I can not believe that you gave Brig the Shear Genius. This woman was in the bottom all the way thru the show and she should have been off the show by the third episode. She did not do hair for the last show. She did cling wrap and it was terrible. You should all be ashamed of yourselves and I hope when the show comes back next season that they have some judges that have some sense. Brig is a joke and can not do hair. No way she should have won.

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female companionship

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Smart Beauty
Smart Beauty

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sad
sad

that wasn't creative i have done that plenty of times to my hair when i was a kid. Seriously if you look at the episodes brig was always in the bottom due to little talent its sad to hear that only one judge knows what they were talking about. But this show shows if you want a crappy hairstyle that a kid does to themselves go to brig!!

Eric_J
Eric_J

Oh lord i can't believe that most bloggers here as so closed-minded like jonathan...Brig won cause of her out-of-the-box and creative thinking throughout the competition AND she followed the brief in making the hair compliment the designer's clothes. All the rest of the contestants have talent that's why they were chosen for the competition but someone needs to stand-out of the pack and that's Brig. Thank goodness 3 of the 4 judges saw that. Those viewers who decide NOT to watch the show anymore because they felt Brig winning was not fair...GOOD RIDDANCE! Go watch Oprah and hopefully you'll find something under your chair like a wad of gum!

tmarie
tmarie

I really think Brig deserved the win. She thought outside the box every time. Bing a stylist is about being different, and that’s what she did. I also think that Jonathan had it out for Brig the whole season. And it was kind of funny watching Jeanines face when Brig won. And for everyone hating on Brig about being different isn’t that what people are looking for. Plus Brig really wasn’t a "Meany" she was just being really while Jeanine was being fake. Love this show and will still watch next season, but I do hope for new judges, please. It is sad to see so many people hating on Brig for being herself, and fun. Its nice not seeing fake, and boring.

Mongoose
Mongoose

Shear Genius airs a few weeks later where I live. Now that I know who wins, I don't think I'll bother watching the rest of the show. Someone whose own hair looks that awful should never have been on a hairdressing show in the first place.

A Viewer
A Viewer

I am amazed that Brig won and saddened by what the show has seemed to turn into. I loved this show but it has lost it's way. What is going on with some of these "challenges"? Where is the real talent of styling REAL hair?! As others have said, simply plastering a person's real hair back and then applying extensions that you have manipulated really isn't "SHEAR GENIUS", is is arts and crafts. There are times that extensions are needed and should be used, but should that be a stylists calling card? The challenges need to me more centered on the models real hair, and cover a broader range of hair types (African-American, male, curly, etc.). I have seen pictures of hair competitions that take place in Detroit from friends who have attended and they are AMAZING! These are things to consider ~ REALISTIC competitions that will show if the competitors have SHEAR GENIUS. Please don't continue to disappoint your fans in the future.

pattiperry
pattiperry

Brigs couldn't cut, color or style hair. She relied on props-tapes, colored feathers, extensions to get her through to the next round. Obviously, Shear Genius does not take itself seriously as authentic hair cutting/styling competition. So neither will I.

Al
Al

Kim, If the judges are not taking the entire season performance of each contestant under the consideration when making someone a “Shear Genius” than why us viewers should watch the entire season??? Maybe we should just tune in for the last episode since your decision is based solely on this event?!

gold
gold

That was a ridiculous call. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

FanFare56
FanFare56

Kim Vo,

You greatly disappoint me with this decision. Buns covered in plastic caps is not styling hair, by the longest shot. Perhaps the judges who declared Brig the best, were drunk. It's the only plausible explanation. Shear Genius should be retitled, Shear Madness.

Season 1 gave us the perpetually professional Tabatha Coffey, who came in sixth! Season 3 gave the crowning glory to someone who consistently couldn't cut, color or style NATURAL hair. Her own personal style of urine colored, oversized bowed hair made her look like a cartoon character. There is no way a new client would race over to Brig's Hair Saloon to get one of her signature styles. Cotton Candy textured extentions, anyone?

Obviously, Kim Vo, your taste is only in your mouth.

sdbutterfly
sdbutterfly

This was a very disappointing season of Shear Genius, and I think it will be my last. The Brig fiasco was too much, and having to listen to the hostess with zero personality nearly made it unbearable to keep viewing. I watched because I liked Janine. Next season I will not bother, I can "laminate hair" and stick it to a headband of packing tape. WHAT A CROCK!

Rigged
Rigged

Every time Brig stood up on the podium as the 'loser', with supposed anxiety over possibly being cut, she would look at Kim Vo as if they both KNEW it was a joke! When you view the multiple re-runs...check out her smirky little grin. I'm not at all surprised she won.

BabyBoo
BabyBoo

I am DONE with this show. Brig didn't "do hair". She did crap!!!

LNK
LNK

Is this show for real? Brig never did any hair that anyone would want on their own head. This was a joke. I'll watch something more honest in the future...if hair is important, then choose hair that looks good.

No Longer a viewer
No Longer a viewer

I was so disappointed with the Finale of this season's "Shear Genius". While Brig may be "creative" this was a "hair" competition, not arts and crafts. As someone who spends time and a considerable amount of money with my hairsylist, if I walked into Brig's salon and saw her with her goofy bows and outfits, I would run out screaming. It is a good thing she won the money, because no one with any ability to pay or desire to have a good hair cut/color/treatment, would not let her within 20 feet of their hair. The only people who would let her work on their hair are circus clowns. I don't think there is much money in styling circus hair. I will not be watching Shear Genius in the future.

Valerie101
Valerie101

Matthew should have won! Kim Vo are you kidding me Lady Gaga? Brig did not "do" hair. She put plastic on model's heads! I HATED this season, did not like the new host she doesn't speak english and was not nice! Jonathan was the only great part of this season! He should be the host, and I don't think I will be watching next season!

virginia abel
virginia abel

Oh my gosh I was so upset brig was always towards the bottom two I will never WATCH the show again it was a joke who won.Comparing her to Lady Gaga PLEASE.I use to enjoy watching this show not no more.Brig was the one who was a meany.Of coarse the others acted like they did Brig showed her true colors the smartest and only thing she did was make the judges think she can cut and she was so nice and she was not. I am so upset I would make a better judge.Hate to watch this show it made me sick I will not ever watch the reruns of this episode.

aliciajune
aliciajune

Shoot if I walked through town with Brigs hairdo theyd cart me away for a psych eval

#1Viewer
#1Viewer

To: disgusted viewer: Wikipedia lady gaga & see how talented she is. Her voice is great, music is awesome, sense of style is original, you are probably mad because you can't be her!!!! Being open minded is the reason myself & millions of others love Lady Gaga...so GAG ON THAT!

alaskan former viewer
alaskan former viewer

Done! Finished! I wont be watching the new season! Horrid ending to the show!. Come on you have got to be kidding right? Brig used horrible pieces of faux hair and sticks on it the models heads, adds some crazy craft items and wins! Your all have made a terrible decision and It will cost you this viewer for sure. bye from one of your alaskan viewers.

WOW!

airyrain
airyrain

Just because you are weird, doesn't make you a talented artist (designer, hairdresser, etc), it just makes you weird. Brig's hair was AWFUL! My eight year old styles her hair better than that train wreck of a stylist. What did Brig do? Dye extensions and "laminate" them onto someone's head. Um... I don't think that's a "style" it's a hot mess! Shame on you Bravo, Camilla, and Kim Vo and THANK YOU Jonathon for slamming Brig down and calling her out on her hideous styles, I'm sorry other people couldn't listen to your reason.

Bravo fan
Bravo fan

Hate that Brig won...but predictable in these days and times. It seems being talented and professional is NOT what celebs are looking for, they want outrageous, ridiculous, absurd. Brig's win gives the show a bad name for most, but seems fantastic for the fashion side of things. Next season better be professional from the start or I'm out.

LuzN
LuzN

I'm Glad and Happy Brig Won! For the other two to feel threaten that Brig was DIFFERENT. It just goes to show you that people can't handle DIFFERENT and UNIQUE in what she does. Brig was the only one that wanted to win this prize and did what she had to do to Win. I will be watching this Show Again, It's a Fun show to watch!

Andrea Simone
Andrea Simone

You must be out of your mind, I can not believe you elected this clown (Brigg) as the winner of Shear Genious. I work with so many people who absolutely are in shock. What the heck kind of bad art project did she perform on the last challange? Are you kidding me. We have taken a vote & won't be watching a show that can insult our intelligence so harshly. Good luck janine You are the real winner for sure.

elliemay53
elliemay53

Brig does not know how to do hair - she knows how to do hair pieces. She did arts and crafts on heads. She should not have won. The others worked 10 times harder, did 10 times more actual hair and were 1000000000 times more talented. She didn't even do the chignons - her assistant did.

coming closer to changing channels
coming closer to changing channels

Lady GaGa does her art through her voice. Not her clothing. Brig does her "art" through hair. To compare the two is ludacris.

I will say it again "I could have won Shear Genius in college, I was a MASTER at slicking my hair back and putting something pretty on top."

That is not a style, it's only saying- screw it, didnt feel like washing my hair, oh but look at the cool little thingy on top!!!

Between this over the top ratings stumble and the fact that the diluted Natalie from Bad Girls Club kept popping up, I am VERY close to not watching anymore.

Please straighten up Bravo, I don't want to go without my Housewives!

Tracey in Phoenix
Tracey in Phoenix

As a professional hairdresser of 23 years I was embarassed for our industry when Brig won. I felt like I was watching a hair version of "The emperors new clothes". Jonathon was the only judge with the guts to speak the truth. The only skill involved in Brigs finished styles were the result of Fatima styling chignons on the models.I'm afraid we will not see the great stylists that are out there coming to audition for future shows now that the word is out that outlandish stylists with poor hairdressing skills are what Bravo wants.

Fernando1111
Fernando1111

This was a joke Brig winning. She should have gone home. She has no talent. She was just lucky.

Viewer from Rio Grande Valley in TEXAS
Viewer from Rio Grande Valley in TEXAS

Please get for real!!!! That hair was not GENIUS, and please don't compare her style to something that will be futuristic!!! We are still with hairstyles that go back to the 30's and you will NOT see Anyone wear that style on the RED CARPET anytime soon!!!! not even Lady Gaga in which I admire in music and costume....

just me
just me

I am tired of shows where the so-called judges have disdain for what a person would actually wear on their body or head. No one would want brig to do their hair. It was interesting to see the different styles throughout the competition, but the judges got it ALL wrong. And I miss Jaclyn.

Shear Shocked
Shear Shocked

Oh, my Gosh!!!! Is it real or it was the biggest joke on television EVER! Unbelievable. Had Tabatha was made judge, Brig will never win. Goodness gracious, where is the basic on hair styling? Less is more, you must have forgotten. Let us see if Brig will take off as a hair stylist. Now people are lashing... Ouch... what a bad decision....

kiwi
kiwi

I am happy Brig won! I am a positive erson just lik eher, and admire her attitude and bravery to be herself. I hate it when people are fake and she's the real deal! I was rooting for jon the whole competition, but when he was eliminated I was glad that she won. But don't get me wrong Janine and matthew both have great talent too. I love watching this show, i hope to be a hairstylist and this show really inspires me! Yay for Brig!! :)

dc
dc

Wrong, wrong, wrong!! Brig was the worst competitor. This Shear Genius final was very disappointing. In the prior episodes judges gave a hard time to the competitors with no mercy, but in this final suddenly Brigs "scrapbook hair" was the best?! Ohh please, this was a joke!

exfan
exfan

I used to love tgis show. watched or Recorded every show. I was rooting for jon, he really had the best talent. When he got eliminated, I was very mad. Personally I don;t think Brig should have made it this far After that, I really didn't care if janine or Matthew won, I liked them both. They were clearly the best hairstylist left. Brig didn't do actual hair, she usually only used extensions and props, hiding the actual hair. If you ask me, why would you want to go to her salon? The judges are suppose to be poffesional, they should see that she didn't have talent in cutting and styling real hair!! My new favorite show project runway! i probably won't be watching next season of shear genis, sorry, next time look at real talent.

MarieMar
MarieMar

I am so happy Brig won. The other two were so mean they didn't deserve anything and Brig had the guts to go for it.

disgusted viewer
disgusted viewer

lady ga ga??? how about lady gag me. another overdone celebrity with minimal talent, just hype. JUST LIKE BRIG. If this is "hair" then I am shaving myself bald!!!!!!!

at last
at last

brig is fantastic she knows how to create real art i would let her style my hair and would be honored to wear her vision shes my kind of girl

Nan
Nan

The new motto for the show should be, "Hair is not important. It is a joke."

outragedinarkansas
outragedinarkansas

You lost another viewer for the next season of this show!If given a choice between letting Brig style my hair or shave my head, I'd shave my head! Janine and Mathew were way better than her. Brig didn't even deserve to be on this show to begin with! this is supposed to be a show about styling hair,and Brig rarely used styled real hair. The show she didnt even use hair, she used plastic! Goes to show, drama is more important than talent,

TracieT
TracieT

I love you Kim! I also love Camila! I'd like Jonathan a lot more, but his mouth is too foul!

I've just got to ask you guys...

Do you guys do drugs? It sure looks like it, after you selected Brig as the winner for this season's SHEAR GENIUS. I'm stunned!!!

Please don't do anything like that again or I will not watch the show for fear that I will be wasting my time!

Despite his foul mouth, he was more accurate in his assessment of Brig's work. It was clearly a mess! Of course, after a couple of joints, you might not see it that way!

Viewers
Viewers

that was the worst ending to any show i have ever seen. Briggs should have gone home ago

Johnnie
Johnnie

I like what Brig did. She was not great early on because she was stifling her own creativity. She finally found herself in the last two episodes and I think the judges were dead on in choosing her. Matthew and Janine have done much better work in earlier episodes but if we're going to judge based on the final work, Brig was Shear Genius

Jen M.
Jen M.

I loved watching the show this season until the very end. Brig won? Are you kidding? This show was supposed to be about styling real hair, not putting fake hair over it. Brig's runway looks were really awful. The "Wonder Twins" were wonderful. Please find a different panel of judges...or lose lots of fans.

rissie
rissie

Unsatisfying competition. It is too bad that the win was not based on the body of work over the course of the contest. Brig may have hit the mark for you in the finale - but her work was always based on add-ons and accessories and never about working with the hair.

Either Matthew or Janine should have won. They are brilliant with actual hair.

Viewer123
Viewer123

Y'all who are disappointed. Do you understand that it is a contest? Each challenge is important? Glad Brig won. I didn't like the other final hairstyles as much as I loved Brig's. Brig's final hair styles reflected MD's designs. Beautiful stuff. My favorite was the one with the fringe in the eys with the layers really laid out all over the head. Awesome stuff!

Maybe I watched the show with an open mind and did not want it to be a popularity contest.

Erilyn
Erilyn

So very disappointed. I cant believe Brig one. She should have gone home early on in the season and yet, there she was. Janine, Matthew and Jon were there 3 best stylists and should have duked it out for the final win. All Brig did was pull the models hair in a tight bun and tape dyed hair to them. How is THAT doing their hair?

Worst season ever. I will not be watching next season.

Utterly disgusted!!

SEM
SEM

Oh Kim, what WERE you thinking??? Brig's work was Sheer UGLY! Nothing genius whatsoever! Along with most people based on the Bravo poll, I'm very disappointed in the finale.