What does it really take to be a hairstylist? Bravo's reality competition series "Better Half", which aired October 31st at 10pm ET/PT in 2007 explored that question with two complete novices.
To add even more tension to the cutting room floor, the novices were judged by some of the biggest names in the hair industry.
These big hair industry names included Ted Gibson, Mark Garrison and Rita Hazan.
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Ted Gibson has worked with some of the most celebrated celebrities and models in the world and has coiffed spectacular hairstyles for iconic magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Vanity Fair.
Mark Garrison is well-known for his exceptional beauty and hair expertise. His name is synonymous throughout the country with celebrity cachet.
Rita Hazan, a long time HairBoutique.com favorite colorist, has quickly become one of the world's most sought after color masters. Rita has created signature looks for celebrities including Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez and Carmen Electra.
Pitting Spouses And Their Mates Against Trained Professionals
Better Half was hosted by "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Susie Essman. The show pitted the spouses/mates of two trained professionals such as chefs, comics, party planners, fitness trainers and hair professionals against each other.
The professionals had just two days to coach their novice partner to take on their jobs and beat the opposing "better half" in a final challenge for a $20,000 cash prize.
Each week, three judges renowned in the featured line of work assessed how well each couple mastered their "better half's" profession.
In the Hairstylists" episode, two sought after hairstylists, Alma and Victoria, were given two days to teach their better halves everything they know about hair. Cut, color, and counsel: these women will turn their men into skilled stylists who must work with actual clients and prove to some of the hair's hottest trendsetters - Ted, Mark and Rita, that they're up to the cut.
In the end, both men were armed with the skill, the style and the scissors to shape even the most difficult 'do. One of these guys was left with tangled up in knots, as only the competitor with the quintessential coif could be named The Better Half.
This exciting hair show was aired October 31st on Bravo. Nothing was more exciting than watching novices learn to become expert hairstylists and work in front of three superstar hair celebs like Ted Gibson, Mark Garrison and Rita Hazan.
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