Friday, February 5, 2010


GIVE IT YOUR BEST : says Orlando Pita!

Okay guys and gals, I’m already loving it! I was on pins and needles for the first half hour. The hostess, Camila Alves, is gorgeous! A Brazilian-born model, I felt she added a modern feel with a hint of softness to the part. Interestingly, she is also a handbag designer (, which is always a good thing. And the fact she’s seeing Matthew McConaughey doesn’t hurt either.

The set looked rich and kept me interested in watching. The contestants were a great array of characters that not only looked eager but some were just…”special”. Then came the first challenge. I loved the idea of starting with a real challenge right at the onset. Those girls were working some serious punk hair, no? And then they were asked to transform these same ladies into something sophisticated and pretty.


My least favorite was Brian, the hairstylist from New York with the 1940’s attempt. The color was off and the “finish” was far from finished. My favorite outcome for the first challenge was the cut by Arzo who did the redheaded model.

I felt it was modern and feminine. She did not look like she was trying too hard, but the judge didn’t think so. I did like the winner he chose though.

Then the surprise mentor was announced – Orlando Pita.

Okay, I may be biased but he is the perfect choice for this show. With Orlando, what you see is what you get. He is “out of this world” talented while being direct and respectful.

The second challenge was equally as difficult and I looked forward to the outcome very much.


My least favorite was a trio – Amy and Brian (again) and lets throw the surfer in. My favorites for the second challenge were April and Janine; they made it happen!

However, Brig really flipped it!

I loved the crocheted design around the neck and the red tips at the end of the hair. It had a feel of Carnival in Trinidad and that’s always a good thing baby. But alas, the judges felt differently. [smile]


Then we were presented with the bottom three. I was actually surprised at the judge’s decision. I certainly did not feel that they were the worst three. Sadly, Joey the Australian hottie was sent home.

Down under here I come! Although he was not the strongest, he was not the weakest either.

Well, I look forward to the coming weeks episodes of Shear Genius on Bravo. Stay tuned for my weekly posts. And please feel free to share your comments.


Robby Raynebow said...

I really have to say that I may have been expecting a little too much from Adee. For being such a high profiled stylist, I would expect innovative and creative styles, all of which I did not see. Amy really is my favorite already. She may be young, but I'm seeing a drive that the other stylists didn't really portray as well. She also is an inspiration, as she has the type of career I really aspire to have by 25.


antonio gonzales said...

This industry has so many layers, you are as good as people say you are. I have stopped blowing my own horn for a while now. Especially since I started working at Orlo, they are kicking my but creatively!!

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