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Shear Genius: Meet the Stylists

Meet the peacocks.

Hey, you know what? It's Friday and we've got Christmas shopping to do, so why don't we just dump all the info we have on the stylists competing in the upcoming third season of Shear Genius? That way, we pass the bitchiness on to you our loyal minions. Try and estimate the dollar amount of hair product represented in the following pictures.

Get prejudging, ladies. We expect biting commentary and lots of it when we get back.

Sharpen claws and....GO!


Adee
Adee, a fierce innovator in the world of hairdressing, began his career at age 25 and quickly rose through the ranks by developing his own unique cutting style. In 2002, he joined forces with Nicky Edgeley to set up Strangeways hair salon in Leigh-on-Sea, England. That same year, Adee styled David Beckham for the iconic GQ Magazine photo shoot just before the World Cup – work that won Adee the 2002 Image of the Year Award. He now runs his own salon in Covent Gardens, London, and his celebrity clients include Liza Minnelli, Piers Morgan and Sarah Harding from the pop group Girls Aloud.


Amy
At the young age of 25, Amy is the owner of professional hairstyling tools, Kenchii Cutting Edge Shears, as well as three successful salons in Toronto. Very active in the hair world, Amy is a member of Intercoiffure, Guild of Hair Design, was on the Creative Artistic Team for Farouk Systems for several years and served as the lead assistant to the Board of Directors. She has worked on the sets of major manufacturer photoshoots, creating and designing their marketing campaigns, and has styled for Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Universe Canada, Miss Latina and Miss Lebanon. Amy’s work has been published in Vibe, In Style, and Salon Magazine among others, and she has performed in hair presentations across the globe, including Egypt, Italy, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.


April
April began her career in the late eighties at the height of the punk scene in London where she assisted in opening the first School of Hairdressing. In the early nineties, April moved to New York and worked in various salons until she opened her current salon, Suite 303, in 1995. Nestled on the third floor of the Chelsea Hotel, April has committed her salon to artistic expression and has earned the nickname “Edward Scissorhands.” Her clientele consists of many A-List celebrities that include Jerry Seinfeld, Jake Gyllenhaal, Luke Wilson and Mary J. Blige, to name a few. April’s work has graced the pages of Rolling Stone, Vogue, Elle, among other top magazines.


Arzo
Born in Afghanistan, raised in New York City and currently residing in San Francisco, Arzo has a strong edge and understands that hairstyles shouldn’t be generic decorations. She is an all encompassing professional whose experience includes platform education, traditional hairdressing and editorial work. Arzo has styled the likes of Rose McGowan and Ally Hilfiger. Editorially she has worked with clients that include Bed Bath & Beyond, MTV and Hood Star Magazine. Arzo has owned and operated Vogue Hair Studio in Pleasanton, California for fifteen years.


Brian
Brian worked his way in the beauty industry from the ground up, earning a scholarship to the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. He moved to New York City thirteen years ago and has since established himself as a stylist to some of the biggest names in television, film, and music including Bjork, Keri Russell, Matthew Fox, Hayden Panettiere and many more. Brian also worked as the key hairstylist on “The Tyra Banks Show” and “The Tony Danza Show,” and is currently at Chris Chase Salon. Along with an interest in hair fashion, Brian is a songwriter and short filmmaker specializing in Super 8 film. He is currently setting up a production company that shoots fashion promotional videos in the vain of the Andy Warhol screen tests dedicated to spotlighting "hair as art."


Brig
Owner of P!ay Hair Lounge, Brig has worked in the beauty industry for 13 years. After moving salons six times and growing frustrated with a traditional salon model that seemed to leave the stylists and the clients unsatisfied, Brig decided to change the mold. She is known for providing honest opinions and helping her clients recreate a professional hairstyle at home. Brig stays current by attending monthly classes, including instruction at Bumble & Bumble University in New York. She also spends time behind the camera photographing models and helping promote the work of other P!ay stylists. Brig has been featured in Life & Style Magazine, and her work has been seen in Modern Salon, American Salon Magazine, and on the television series What Not to Wear.


Faatemah
Faatemah's formal training began at Aveda, where her talent was quickly noted, prompting founder Horst Rechelbacher to ask her to travel with his team. Faatemah accepted and for the past 16 years, has further distinguished herself with an impressive resume complete with runway, editorial, and on-air credits. She has done campaigns for Target, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom, worked on commercials for ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, and in the print realm has styled for Metro Magazine, Modern Salon, Ebony, and Arizona Bride. Faatemah's celebrity clientele includes Nicole Miller and Holly Robinson-Peete. Most recently, she was recognized as a North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) nominee, winning the Fashion Forward category. Most notably recognized for her innovation, she brings haute couture to hair in a way that's soft and beautiful. Faatemah is based in Minnesota, but travels the world speaking at events, doing educational seminars, and working to motivate hair students.


Giacomo
Giacomo’s love of beauty and spirituality manifested itself while growing up in Rome, Italy. He soon parlayed his passion into a successful beauty and hair care career. Giacomo has acquired an impressive celebrity clientele, having styled everyone from supermodel Claudia Schiffer to Oscar winner Marissa Tomei. After opening successful salons and manufacturing companies in both New York and Los Angeles, he made the move to Austin, Texas. There, Giacomo and his team developed a new line of innovative hair and body care products, meant to heal “hair, body and soul.” Both his talent and products have been featured in national print magazines including Allure, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.


Janine
When she's not circling the globe running from photo shoot to fashion show, Janine can be found giving her clients their “mane” fix at her Hollywood salon, Hairroin. She has been experimenting with hair design and technique since the age of 14 and enrolled in cosmetology school soon after graduating high school. Within her first five years, Janine had styled some of Hollywood's hottest stars including Fergie, Britney Spears, Scarlett Johansson and Christina Applegate. She served as the go-to stylist for Carmen Electra and the sexy burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls, whom she styled through their transition from vaudeville act to MTV video vixens. From 2000 to 2007, Janine worked alongside her two mentors at Sexy Hair products, assisting in the development and launching of new product lines, as well as in the role of elite platform and international educator. In 2009, Janine joined the Sebastian Professional Design Team and now represents the brand on the West Coast.


Joey
Joey’s affinity for luscious locks began at the age of 14, initially as a way to practice flirting with girls. But while sweeping hair at a family members hairdressing business, he discovered his passion for hair went deeper. He soon left secondary school and took the plunge into professional hairdressing – which kept him both out of trouble and in with the ladies. Joey has since made a name for himself by directing hair for the Perth Fashion Festival, styling hair for “Precinct and Cream.” He was recently honored as one of four finalists at this years’ prestigious Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year Awards. Joey is currently the artistic director and part owner of Rokk Ebony salon and has won accolades at several cutting competitions including Hair Expo, Wella Trend Visions and Star Search Collections.


Jon
Jon discovered early in life that his future would be in hair. At the young age of five, he would watch in awe as a master stylist transformed his mother’s hair during frequent visits to a Paul Mitchell salon. From then on, he was hooked. Jon went on to graduate at the top of his class from the Iowa School of Beauty when he was just 18. Upon graduation, he quickly landed work with celebrities including Bette Midler and Janet Jackson. Jon continued to harness his skills as a stylist at a myriad of notable institutions, including Bumble & Bumble in New York, Vidal Sassoon in Los Angeles and Jingles in London. He spent five years working for famed stylist Oribe at his Fifth Avenue Salon in New York where he styled countless runway shows and honed his craft. Jon then moved to Nashville, his home for the past 13 years, and has styled the likes of LeAnn Rimes, Alan Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley and Poison.


Matthew
Matthew’s career quickly caught fire after he was named “Editorial Stylist of the Year” by the North American Hairstyling Awards in 2005. In 2008 and 2009, Elle Magazine named the Matthew Morris Salon the Best Salon in Colorado. Matthew has become a fixture at New York City’s Fashion Week, having styled for numerous designers and supermodels over the last 14 seasons. He has style celebrities that include Rosario Dawson, Paris Hilton, Idina Menzel and the Scissor Sisters. Matthew currently serves as the Fashion Editor for Denver’s 303 Magazine as well as on the Editorial Board for New York’s Launchpad Magazine, and his work has been featured in Allure Magazine.




[Photos and bios: BravoTV.com/Kevin Lynch]



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113 comments:

Faatemah's tiny crown makes me think she's going to be fun.


I like how if you hold Joey's bio up to a heat source, you can see written in invisible ink all of the "who is not gay, honest, we promise" subtext written all over it.


Giacomo looks like Sammy Hagar.

I cannot WAIT for this to start. Launch My Line is completely unsatisfying and (at least not yet) not nearly bitchy enough.


Brian also worked as the key hairstylist on “The Tyra Banks Show".....So he must have a lot of experience with wigs?

I laughed at Faatemah's "crown" hair clip.


"Brian is a songwriter and short filmmaker specializing in Super 8 film."

Anyone else read that and think "Porn!"


LaFemmeFataledeNY said...

Ha! I thought Matthew was a truck driving lesbian.

No, truck driving lesbians are more butch.


Janine has the dread "taste issues." Wonder if that is as important here as it is on PR.


what's with all the hats.


I love it when hairdressers have horrible hair. Joey, I'm looking straight atcha.


Anonymous
12/4/09 4:23 PM what's with all the hats.


Um..I see no hats? I see hair/headpieces...


Did you know that by doing hair Joey has an in with the ladies? Seriously, Joey is so straight and women love him. He doesn't even like hair he only likes ladies.

Janine does seem to have taste issues, I mean she named her salon "Hairroin," maybe it's just me but is that really the best name she could come up with?

Overall, they seem like they are pretty accomplished. Is that usually the case with constestants on Shear Genius? I honestly don't remember, but some of the past contestant certainly didn't strike me as people who had worked in Fashion week and for celebrities.


My entirely superficial first reaction is to root for Jon. I haven't seen any of their work, haven't heard any of them speak, but for the moment I just want him to win because he looks like a smartass cutie.


Anonymous
12/4/09 4:23 PM what's with all the hats.


More to the point, what's with all the fascinators?


I'm really hoping Joey and Matthew hook up by the end of the season. Talk about sexual confusion...


And are the majority of hairstylists usually this heavily tattooed?


Adee can't be as tough as he looks. He's frontin'.

Amy is HBIC and likely going to die of a heart attack by the time she's thirty. I predict she is more of a businesswoman than a talented hairdresser.

Brian *facepalm* Srsly, dude? Still, someone who sees hair as art should make for good television.

Joey talks about the ladies far too much. Hiding something, Joey?


Mathew & Jon need to battle royale for the right to wear that hipster/greaser style. They're so similar it hurts.


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Never thought I'd see Liza Minnelli and David Beckham mentioned in the same paragraph.

This show should be called Shear CHUTZPAH.


""Brian is a songwriter and short filmmaker specializing in Super 8 film."

Anyone else read that and think "Porn!"
"

I read that and thought "Snuff Films", though he doesn't look the type, if that was under Adee, Jon or Janine's descriptions I would have thought "Definitely Snuff Films."

And, uh, yeah, Matthew ... if he called himself Marta and claimed to be a landscaper (read: hedge trimmer) he could score at Lilith Fair no prob.


Joey’s affinity for luscious WOMEN began at the age of 14, initially as a way to practice flirting with GIRLS, BECAUSE HE IS STRAIGHT. But while sweeping hair at a family members hairdressing business, AND NOT IN A SWISHY GAY WAY EITHER, he discovered his passion for hair AND WOMEN went deeper. He soon left secondary school and took the plunge into VAGINA and professional hairdressing – which kept him both out of GAY BARS and in with THE LADIES, BECAUSE HE IS STRAIGHT AND LOVES WOMEN. Joey has since made a name for himself by directing hair for the Perth Fashion Festival, styling hair for “Precinct and Cream,” AND FUCKING WOMEN. He was recently honored as one of four finalists at this years’ prestigious Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year Awards AND HIS DATE FOR THE EVENT WAS A SMOKIN' HOT BABE. Joey is currently the artistic director and part owner of Rokk Ebony salon and TOTALLY STRAIGHT. He has won accolades at several cutting competitions including Hair Expo, Wella Trend Visions and Star Search Collections AND HE IS A STRAIGT MAN WHO LOVES THE LADIES.


T.Lee said...
"Adee can't be as tough as he looks. He's frontin'."

Or bottoming ...


Also, Brig looks insane.


Joey is a straight as Dr. Boogie...


Makes sense that Joey is from Australia. He looks like a blond Hugh Jackman! (I think I heard somewhere that he likes the ladies, too.)


Are we defensive or tough with all those crossed arms?


Just an observation...Matthew appears to be wearing a wedding band. Jon has a ring on the ring finger also.


Uh...why do you keep mentioning stuff about the amount of hair products they use? None of these styles looks all that complicated or like something you wouldn't find just walking down a city street. Many hairstylists do have over-styled hair, but not this group. The craziest thing there is Brig's hair color.


BeccaGo, you are my hero! That was awesome! LOL


Ursa said...

"Or bottoming..."

Ha! Yes. I should have made that connection immediately.


Unless everyone's padding their resumes like the Salahis, this does appear to be a more accomplished group in general. I hope they don't disappoint.


So...on other threads, if people comment about a contestants appearance, you have told people "it's about the work, we criticize their work not THEM" or whatever, but now you just posted all these pics with nothing more than generic bios and basically told everyone to make fun of them without even seeing any of their cuts. What's with the double standard?


If Brig walked toward me with a bowl and brush I would run screaming in the opposite direction.
Jon, why so many watches?And lay off the restalin.
Are Jon and Matthew the Double Dragons of the hair world?
Janine, stop shopping at Forever21, that top just looks young, literally and figuratively So...is it typical that hairdressers rarely step into sunlight?


just askin' said...

So...on other threads, if people comment about a contestants appearance, you have told people "it's about the work, we criticize their work not THEM" or whatever, but now you just posted all these pics with nothing more than generic bios and basically told everyone to make fun of them without even seeing any of their cuts. What's with the double standard?



Please show us the line where Tlo says to "make fun of them."


I was going to say that the spelling should be "vein" under Brian's bio (in the vain of the Andy Warhol screen tests), but then I thought, No, no, "vain" is about right.


Brian is hot and Jon will cut a bitch. I can't wait, I love this show.


just askin' said...

So...on other threads, if people comment about a contestants appearance, you have told people "it's about the work, we criticize their work not THEM" or whatever, but now you just posted all these pics with nothing more than generic bios and basically told everyone to make fun of them without even seeing any of their cuts. What's with the double standard?


We have no work of theirs to make fun of and of course, we have to have something to laugh at! Go read the "meet the designer" PR posts and it is the exact same thing. We make fun regardless, no double standard here.


Brian is HAWT!


Jon is FABULOUS! I hope he;s catty, bitchy and calculating.


When I saw Arzo's pic, I thought, "WTH is Sandra Oh doing on Shear Genius?".


That shot of Faatemah (?) screams sweet sixteen.


I'm impressed with Amy:

"At the young age of 25, Amy is the owner of professional hairstyling tools, Kenchii Cutting Edge Shears, as well as three successful salons in Toronto."

That's cool!


Adee is HOT. Anyone know if he's straight?

I think Matthew might be a transman...


Brian- the next contestant to audition for a role in Frampton Comes Alive- the musical.


Catlet said: "Giacomo looks like Sammy Hagar."

OMG that's exactly what I thought the minute I saw his picture!


Prejudging doesn't have to be negative, nor does it have to be about their appearance. It just means to present opinions on how well you think they might do, who might last, who's going early, who fill what standard role, like who might be the bitchy prima donna. It meant "make fun of their appearance" to you, not me. Interesting.


All I can think when I look at these contestants is something that Truman Capote said about men in prison. He said that the one thing the prisoners he'd interviewed all had in common is that they all had tattoos.

I know, tattoos are very popular now - but -yowza, reality tv contestants have more tattoo per square inch than any population outside of (I guess) prison.

And, BeccaGo LOL the value-added bio!


just askin' said...
FashionFanatic said...
just askin' said...
So...on other threads, if people comment about a contestants appearance, you have told people "it's about the work, we criticize their work not THEM" or whatever, but now you just posted all these pics with nothing more than generic bios and basically told everyone to make fun of them without even seeing any of their cuts. What's with the double standard?

Please show us the line where Tlo says to "make fun of them."

Um, "Get prejudging, ladies." As in, to judge before knowing anything. As in, making fun. Kewlz. Thanks for playing.



"Get prejudging" doesn't necessarily mean to make fun of them. You can prejudge how well they will do or not on the show based on their bio, on how much experience they have and so on. YOU read it as making fun of them. Way to spoil the fun. Congratulations!


Anonymous said...

Prejudging doesn't have to be negative, nor does it have to be about their appearance. It just means to present opinions on how well you think they might do, who might last, who's going early, who fill what standard role, like who might be the bitchy prima donna. It meant "make fun of their appearance" to you, not me. Interesting.



Exactly! I'm glad I'm not alone.


Brian reminds me of Warren Beatty in Shampoo.


Does anyone else think "Pittsburgh Beauty Academy" might be an oxymoron?


Just want to chip in my glee at seeing naturally curly hair in it's natural state, rather than flat ironed to death.

As a curly girly, I will be rooting for the fellow members of the "embrace your curls" club.


Owner of P!#%ay Hair Lounge, Brig has worked in the beauty industry for 13 years AND IS OUT OF HER GODDAMN MIND. After moving salons six times BECAUSE SHE SCARED HER CUSTOMERS' SMALL CHILDREN and growing frustrated with traditional PUNCTUATION that seemed to leave the stylists LEGALLY BLIND and the clients FRIGHTENED, Brig decided to change the mold AND TURN IT INTO PENICILLIN. She is known for BEING BATSHIT INSANE, providing BIZARRE opinions and helping her clients recreate a professional CYNDI-LAUPER-IMPERSONATOR hairstyle at home. Brig stays current by attending monthly CULT MEETINGS, including instruction at THE OFF-BROADWAY SHOW 'AWESOME '80s PROM' in New York. She also spends time behind the camera SMOKING CRACK and helping promote the work of other P!#%@^&ay stylists. Brig has been ASKED "WHAT THE HELL KIND OF NAME IS 'BRIG' ANYWAY?", and her work has been seen in Modern Salon, American Salon Magazine, and HER WARDROBE HAS BEEN FEATURED on the television series What Not to Wear.


Wow, either this group is impressive or whoever wrote their bio's is stretching the truth because wow... wow. I hope they are all as impressive as they seem. I want to see great hair........ and trully astonishing failures.


I haven't met too many trans men with forearms like Matthew's. But, who knows? (It doesn't matter, obviously.)

His face reminds me a little of Sigourney Weaver's.

Donna


For Brian, how hard is it to style Matthew Fox's hair? I've only ever seen him with a buzz.


should be interesting to see how many of them can actually live up to their very impressive bios -

btw --- isn't "the BRIG" what the military calls their prisons? interesting name choice, dontcha think?


Sissy Bear could do wonders for Matthew. With that kind of bone structure... honey, you were meant for Madonna's spike boobs and Tyra Banks' make-up.


I love Faatemah's teensy tiara. She's got incredible credentials and is gorgeous, too. On a super-shallow note, Amy looks like "Jenny Humphrey" from Gossip Girl --- not that I watch the show *winks* or for that matter, has anything to do with her skills as a hairstylist, but just thought I'd mention it. Looks like a fun season!


- edina -


um I don't know if anyone has heard her name pronounced, verbally or seen a phonetically spelling..but I assumed it was a soft G not a hard G?

Like in Bridget?
I worked with a foreign born guy whose name was Brig (pronounced like bridge, but with almost no D sound).


I am not saying that her particular color combination looks especially good, but...

Ironically, I have used yellow on my hair. My hair is brown, but the yellow shows up on highlights and in the sun; it gets a golden shiny glow when I've done that.

But I have also used a bold orange - again with highlights; which a co-worker described as traffic cone colored. Most people, including friends who are know to be brutally honest, thought it looked pretty good.


why oh why couldn't they have brought the crazy in the form of whoever gave Kate Gosselin her current do? I mean, c'mon, that would have been fun to shred.

Also kind of wondering when Owen Wilson took up hair.


definitely was catching hot lesbian vibes from Matthew, née Marsha?


All their resumes look so great, I wonder how they're ever going to cut people! Usually there'll be 1 self-thought person or at least a few who lack some experience, but all these contestants are "finalist-for-this-and-that" "styled [insert famous person]" "worked for [insert major media company/outlet]"...

It's going to be awesome!!


omg-can I pretty please have a three way with Amy and Joey? That much pretty will hurt my eyes though.


I'm just loving Jon's Tom of Finland tattoo. (If you don't know what that is, I wouldn't quite suggest looking it up, just warning you)


Joey--your hair. Really?


BeccaGo—

Giggle HairFlip!!!!!!!!!


just askin' said...

So...on other threads, if people comment about a contestants appearance, you have told people "it's about the work, we criticize their work not THEM" or whatever, but now you just posted all these pics with nothing more than generic bios and basically told everyone to make fun of them without even seeing any of their cuts. What's with the double standard?


Why, it's completely in your head! We have not asked, nor have we allowed, any commenters to make fun of how they look outside their styling, which is par for the course here.


A little preemptive, non?

This show doesn't air until February.


GIACOMO! MI AMORE!
How I love a mustachioed man. That FACE, it is a very sweet face.
What's with all the arm folded insecure hugging myself photos? Jon is the only one who's doing it RIGHT! He looks like his temper is just waiting to tantrum. He's gunna yell at Joey isn't he? Poor little scarf wearing "chick" flirtin' Joey. He will not stand a chance!
They seem really talented this season. If not talented certainly accomplished. The new host is pretty, this looks like it's gunna be fun.
Also, I really want a tatoo.


tripletmom96 said...
btw --- isn't "the BRIG" what the military calls their prisons? interesting name choice, dontcha think?


I didn't know that. Love her even more : )


I'm really impressed with their resumes and the boys are cute. I can't wait!


CanIGetYouAnything?

The men ARE hot! And yes, I noticed Jon's tattoos too. I think I'm going to like her.


Ah, Joey.

"Accolades" and a "finalist"? Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

I'm not impressed with the personal hairstyles of several contestants. I hope it's not a representation of what they can do. Vitamin C's hair color wasn't even in style in the 90s when she came out. *cue the graduation song*


BeccaGo said: Does anyone else think "Pittsburgh Beauty Academy" might be an oxymoron?

Oh, be nice. He had to go somewhere. :) Also, Ha!

I've seen that sneer that Jon's wearing on too many hairdressers to be amused anymore.

Faatemah's little crown is so whimsical! I'm not sure if that's good or bad.

I love official bios. "Did work for (insert famous person's name here)" could mean doing hair. It could also mean cutting the lawn.


EspeciallyGay

Wouldn't it be awesome if Matthew used to be Jennifer, you know, before the operation? That would be TV gold.


I think Matthew is HOT. Now is that the man or the woman in me talking?


Faatemah is fabulous, I love her little tiara. I hope she wears that all the time. Interesting characters indeed. This is one of my favorite Bravo shows, I'm glad is back.


Are curls back in?


This looks like a fun group of contestants and hopefully bitchy as well. Brian is VERY doable.


CindyaLalaLand

GO JANINE! YOU ROCK, GIRL!!!!!!


Can't wait!

Is anyone else as captivated as I by the color of Brig's hair?


I suspect these bios are blown up and inaccurate. For example, Arzo they claim is a San Franciscian yet her salon is in Pleasanton. That is 40 miles away and not even considered the bay area, it's the boonies.


I was on the fence about watching this show without my angel, Jaclyn Smith...but what the heck, the stylists look very interesting and talented and I will give it a shot!


I love how Joey's bio screams "I AM STRAIGHT". BeccaGo got it about right. XD

They all seem really accomplished... I thought the point of shows like this was that people actually need the show.


He is currently setting up a production company that shoots fashion promotional videos in the vain of the Andy Warhol screen tests dedicated to spotlighting "hair as art."

I'm thinking that "vain" rather than "vein" is a Freudian slip on Brian's part!

Owner of P!ay Hair Lounge, Brig has worked in the beauty industry for 13 years.

Judging from her bunny ears, that should be "Playboy Lounge".

Janine can be found giving her clients their “mane” fix at her Hollywood salon, Hairroin.

Sorry, beauty salon names are noted for lousy puns, but they're not usually offensive. This one is. Frankly, I wouldn't set foot in the place based on that alone. Or perhaps she deals in something other than hair product?

Joey’s affinity for luscious locks began at the age of 14, initially as a way to practice flirting with girls.

Okay, Joey is this season's "I'm straight! Really I am!" guy.


@BeccaGo, I haven't laughed that hard at a blog for a solid month. Way to be.


Janine can be found giving her clients their “mane” fix at her Hollywood salon, Hairroin.

Sorry, beauty salon names are noted for lousy puns, but they're not usually offensive. This one is. Frankly, I wouldn't set foot in the place based on that alone. Or perhaps she deals in something other than hair product?



To each his own - I think it's funny. I always thought that if I had a hair salon I'd name it Handcuffs. Or Howlers. I always wanted to get my hair cut at a place called Handcuffs.

Possibly I digress.


Asparagus lust

I think the show will be improved without the departed Angle. She was distracting to me. Looks good.


I'm actually way more interested to hear what you boys managed to score shopping. details please!


Verbivore said...

@BeccaGo, I haven't laughed that hard at a blog for a solid month. Way to be.


Thank you, and everyone else who commented, too! Glad my ridiculous contributions are appreciated. :)


When she's not circling the globe running from STREET CORNER TO STRIPPER POLE, Janine can be found giving her clients HEAD at her Hollywood salon, HAIRROIN [Note: I did not have to change that part.]. She has been experimenting with DRUGS and SEXUAL technique since the age of 14 and enrolled in cosmetology school soon after FLUNKING OUT OF high school AND APPLYING FOR A JOB AT HOOTERS. Within her first five years, Janine had HERPES, JUST LIKE some of Hollywood's hottest stars including Fergie, Britney Spears, Scarlett Johansson and Christina Applegate. She served as the go-to stylist for Carmen Electra [I didn't have to change that part either] and the sexy burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls, whom she styled through their transition from vaudeville act to TOTAL WHORES. From 2000 to 2007, Janine worked UNDERNEATH her two mentors at Sexy Hair products [This shit just gets better and better!], assisting in the development and launching of new SEX TOY lines, as well as in the role of elite CALL GIRL and international SEX educator. In 2009, Janine joined the ADULT FILM ACTORS UNION and now IMPERSONATES TIFFANI AMBER THEISSEN on the West Coast.


There's a helluva difference between Handcuffs and Hairroin. I see nothing cute or amusing about a play on the name of a drug which results for too many people in prison, prostitution or death.

Sorry, but it ain't funny, McGee.

(P.S. I'll never buy anything with the Morphine Generation label, either. They may call themselves "hopeless romantics", but I call them "hopeless", period.)


Is Amy the Christian Siriano of Project Runway? That's the type of bio that should be for some 50 years old, not 25.

This seems like the most qualified bunch of professionals compiled together for a reality competion tv outside of *maybe* Top Chef


I'm going down to West Sixth on Tuesday to throw rocks at Giacomo's salon.

I am so over it.


BeccaGo you are on fire. Hilarious. I hope you do Matthew/Marta next. I could not believe my eyes when I scrolled down past THAT PICTURE to see the name Matthew. He needs a less gender ambiguous look. (Note:making fun of his styling not the person, altho I am dying to hear his voice) Do the contestants have a say in which picture is used to represent them?


April began her career in the late eighties AND HAS BEEN STUCK THERE EVER SINCE.

...yeah, that's all I got.


Hey to those commenting on Matthew - there a female chef on Top Chef this season that I was convinced HAD to be a guy, anyone recall that one?


This is waaay too easy (being unwarrantedly bitchy about the photos and blurbs presented.

Nonetheless:

Adee: "his own unique cutting style" As a salon-goer, this is ominous. Unless he really is a genius.

Amy: "At the young age of 25, Amy is the owner of professional hairstyling tools, [brand omitted}, as well as three successful salons in Toronto."

3 choices: She's backed by deep, deep pockets; she's not really 25; or she's a shrewd, energetic entrepreneurial genius who should be on The Apprentice, not this show.

April: "April began her career in the late eighties at the height of the punk scene in London . . ."

WAS the height of the punk scene the late 80's in London? I don't remember that being the timeline on this side of the pond, Not At All. That might have been the height of the mainstreamed commercialized prettified punk scene. But, whatever.

Arzo: Based on the bio, she's neither deluded nor scamming. Final three or out in first two episodes.


Ahh, to continue.

Brian: "Along with an interest in hair fashion, Brian is a songwriter and short filmmaker specializing in Super 8 film. He is currently setting up a production company that shoots fashion promotional videos in the vain of the Andy Warhol screen tests dedicated to spotlighting "hair as art.""

Is it mean to laugh? The Jim Morrison wannabe hair kills any chance that I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. He's gonna have to prove he's not a joke.

Brig: No quote on this one. I'm going to guess she actually is good at what she does, since she works even though she can't dress herself.

Faatemah: I can't read too much into her bio, so I'm going to say she's going to last at least half the season. Because she's based in Minnesota. It's due.

Giacomo: I'm giggling. Someone else said he looked like Sammy Hagar. Oh no. Sammy's hair NEVER looked so disturbingly, perfectly, gleamingly golden ringlety.

Janine: I dunno, maybe she can actually give a decent haircut, despite the onstentatiously "young rock L.A." trappings. There's an upscale tattoo parlor near me where the college-aged help looks like that.


I can't bring myself to, er, critique Matthew. S/he's styled Idina Menzel *and* the Scissor Sisters. That almost qualifies as Jesus to me.

Also, if I could look like Amy for just one single day of my life, it would be the most fabulous day in history.


Whew, this is a marathon!

Joey: Ewwwww. Either the photo stylist was in lust with him or he thinks WAAAY too much about his own appearance. "Joey’s affinity for luscious locks began at the age of 14, initially as a way to practice flirting with girls." Well, if he IS straight, he looks way too in love with his own looks to be a good date. In or out of the sack.

Jon: He's nailing the "young, wannabe-country-rock Nashville" look better (IMO) than Janine's doing with the LA equivalent.

Matthew: I am so prejudiced unfairly in his favor because he reminds me visually of several very good artisan/artists I know. Who are both women. So. Yeah.


BeccaGo, that was genius.
Giacomo has pubic displacement.
Matthew looks like Odo.


I got all exited when I first saw Matthew's face. :( Here I was hoping for a nice butch girl but then I saw the name.

Oh well, at least the rest of the girls look awesome.


"Matthew appears to be wearing a wedding band. Jon has a ring on the ring finger also"
It's 2010, honey. The gays are getting married now and wearing wedding bands .. just like normal people!


Jon then moved to Nashville, his home for the past 13 years, and has styled the likes of LeAnn Rimes, Alan Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley and Poison.

Poison! I missed that the first time. Now the smirk makes sense.

FormerlyAnon said: Adee:"his own unique cutting style" As a salon-goer, this is ominous. Unless he really is a genius.

I'm going with ominous.


Okay folks, the tranny jokes are getting to be a bit much. Please refrain.


BeccaGo, thank you for putting sunshine into my day! And I agree - Matthew wins the best client listing hands down.


Six have visible tattoos. WTF?


Wow!! BeccaGo is on a roll!! I CAN NOT WAIT to watch this season. Since most of the comments are either about BRIG or BRIAN (or maybe people are getting them confused), Im planning on rooting for the yellow Minnie Mouse!!!!!!!! I cant wait to see what happens, it'll be the best season ever. Go BRIG!! Go Bridge! Go Briggade!! However you wanna say it.... YEAH!!


What about Amy? I thought I could get in with her, but I heard she's married and pregnant. Isn't the host preggers too? That means she's not available.....

Everyone has crazy resume's. Looks like a fun season.....


Loooooooooooooooooove Janine! Cannot wait to see her on the show. She is a mentor to a friend of a friend who is from the Los Angeles Youth Network (a nonprofit that helps out homeless teenagers).

Her salon just did a giant free clothing giveaway for LAYN and gave away over $15,000 worth of clothes for the kids!

Haven't met her yet, but heard such good things about her and her salon!


O you better watch out Faatemah is the HBIC she is a rock star and no one will come close to touching her


First good luck to all of you.

I rember Brian from School and I am talking about from middle school to High school. I have not seen Brian since graduation.ButBrian would all ways have a hair style that would turn heads. He is not afraid to express himself, So I will be excited to see what he can do now. Good luck Brian!





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