Inside scoop from the Shear Genius producers.

Apr 25, 2007


I'd like to start this blog off by telling you about two crucial members of our production team: our Challenge Producer George, and Associate Producer Ty. These guys had to come up with close to 100 models for the eight episodes (plus back-up models), hammer out the details and clearly explain the challenge rules to the contestants (up to legal standards). All this while working on securing locations, and making sure the models were clothed/fed/paid. And I would be remiss if I didn't say they both looked damn good doing it.

For the first challenge in our third episode, Sally Hershberger was to demonstrate her signature haircut, the cut made famous by Meg Ryan -- The "Sally shag." Unfortunately, the lucky model we had selected for the famous coiffure fell through just two hours before we were to begin shooting. At this point, I (and every female on the production team) began to envision how great we'd look with a $650 haircut. While we day-dreamed, Amanda, a marketing associate from Nexxus, volunteered. Oh well, I guess I'll have to start saving.