Bravotv.com: First the Shortcut Challenge — were you surprised at how the stylists did with the African American hair challenge? What are the biggest challenges with styling, especially coloring African American hair?
Brig said it best, a lot of the stylists were “culturally hair challenged,” and it definitely showed in the final results! You have to take into account texture and density to map out a successful color and style.
Bravotv.com: For the Elimination, what were the judges looking for? What hairstyles most remind you of that time period?
The judges were looking for an interpretation of the party’s retro theme combined with a red carpet ready finished look. I loved how Jenine channeled Diana Ross because to me she embodies everything fabulous about hair in those decades, so disco chic!
Bravotv.com: What’s important to remember in creating a red carpet look?
Sleek, smooth, and polished is always the safest bet. Hair is a part of the final look so it’s important to keep the outfit in mind. Take into consideration face shape, hair density, neck line, etc.
Bravotv.com: Matthew and Brian both had root problems — was Brian’s just more egregious?
Matthew’s look captured the theme, but the roots were distracting and took away from the finished look. Brian attempted a deep root and lost it and as a result there was just too much of a disconnect.
Bravotv.com: Do you think a color problem is more, less, or equal to a styling/cut issue?
Styling issues can be fixed with a nip or a tuck but as we’ve seen at some previous eliminations some color mess-ups may be irreparable and unforgivable.
Bravotv.com: The competition is getting insane — what do you think could keep each of the stylists’ from claiming the big prize?
The stylists are their own worst enemies at this point. The judges are not going to accept anymore mediocre work; we need to be wowed.
Please can someone anyone tell me what is african american hair????? OMG I am black of caribbean descent, do I have african american hair ????? Does every black whether from brazil which has a large population of blacks,jamaicans,haitians or even canadians that is dark skin have african american hair??? there is no such thing. Blacks come in all shapes and sizes and hair comes in all textures as well as whites or whatever race a person must be. so for all you master stylist you all are very ignorant to consider the fact that there is no such thing as ethnic hair??? Nor African American Hair!!!!!
I am angry with the last show's elimination. Yes, Brian showed poor judgment and that was a horrible haircut. BUT he's willing to listen and learn!!!! He has worked hard and mastered many challenges. Brig, on the other hand, doesn't care and likes to make excuses for herself. She looks like a clown and acts like one. SEVERAL times, she has been at the bottom, but she stayed on?? I mean, really, shouldn't a track record count? It seriously angered me and I'm not sure if I have any interest in continuing to watch the show. I might just tune out until I read who the winner was on some website because that episode last night was heart-breaking.
Hi Kim -
Thanks for caring enough to blog every week. What a dissapointment that everyone at Shear Genius does not have the same dedication to their viewers to do the same. I leaves me feeling that they do not care enough to support the show, like other Bravo shows and is such a letdown leaving me not knowing if I want to invest my time if they don't either.
You have been such a continued bright spot with keen insightm, you should definitely have your own show!!!!!
Unfortunately, the stylist was right about his take on Eddie Sedwick and the judges were not. Here is a link to a picture that will attest to this: http://www.fanpix.net/picture-gallery/109/62109-eddie-sedgewick-picture.htm Go ahead and check. The stylist should have not gone home.
I think they kept Brig tonight and didn't send anyone home because the producers of the show are more concerned with drama and ratings instead of the actual talent and competition at hand.