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Shear Genius 3 Recap - Episodes 1 - 7

If you're like me you start to forget who won what during each of the competitions on Shear Genius 3.  I also forget the guest judges which rotate through every episode like crazy.

Sometimes the guest judges will judge only one of the challenges.  Other times they will judge both.  It appears that the guest judges were selected based on their particular expertise in the hair world.

(All 12 of the Shear Genius 3 contestants - L-R  Brig, Giacomo, Matthew, Brian, April, Joey, Janine, Jon, Faatemah, Arzo, Amy and Adee - Bravo/TV - All Rights Reserved)

Listed below is my cheat sheet for the first seven episodes of Shear Genius 3.

Episode One - A Risque Runway

Shortcut Challenge - Punk To Polished

Goal:  Makeover Punk Hair Models to Sleek, Polished And Finished

Judge:  Jonathan Antin (permanent judge for all Elimination Challenges)

Winner of Challenge:  Amy - Transformed head of dreadlocks into sleek asymmetrical cut

Top 3 Contestants - Amy, Giacommo, Arzo

Bottom 3 Constants - Janine (bad bob), Faatemah and Brian

(Image of Amy - Shear Genius 3 - All rights Reserved)

Elimination Challenge:  L Space Swimsuit Hairstyle Competition

Goal:  Design Hairstyle Which Covered Model's Breasts While Drawing Attention To Bikini Bottom

Guest Judge:  L Space Swimwear Designer

Judges:  Jonathan Antin, Kim Vo, Camilla Alves

Winner of Challenge:  Janine - Gorgeous blonde sea nymph

Top 3 Contestants - Janine, Brig, April

Bottom 3 Contestants - Joey, Adee, Amy

Final Cut:  Joey

Episode Two - I'm Totally Stealing Your Model

Shortcut Challenge - Blonde Anorexic

Goal:  Makeover Of Over-processed Blonde Hair Models to More Natural Hues

Judge: Hair-colorist Kim Vo (permanent judge for all Elimination Challenges)

Winner of Challenge:  Matthew - Transformed head of tragic blonde to rich red hues.

Top 3 Contestants - Jon, Matthew, Janine

Bottom 3 Contestants - Adee, April, Brian

Incident Of Note:  Giacomo announced he was withdrawing from the show due to wanting to be with his family.  Camilla Alves announced that this would not impact the eliminations and they would still be held.

(Image of Matthew - Shear Genius 3 - All Rights Reserved)

Elimination Challenge:  Food Challenge

Goal:  Design Hairstyle To Reflect Chef's Gourmet Dish

Guest Judge:  Master Hair colorist Joel Warren

Judges:  Jonathan Antin, Kim Vo, Camilla Alves

Winner of Challenge: Jon - Perfect representation of sea scallops

Top 3 Contestants - Jon, Matthew, Brian

Bottom 3 Constants - Brig, Amy, Arzo

Final Cut:  Arzo - Said "the proof is in the pudding" about her hairstyle which lost the challenge.

Episode Three - The Spiral Of My Emotions

Shortcut Challenge - Men's Hair Extensions

Goal:  Makeover Men With Hair Extensions

Guest Judge: Celebrity Hairstylist Ken Paves

Winner of Challenge:  Matthew - Excellent use of hair extensions.

Top 2 Contestants - Matthew, Janine

Bottom 2 Contestants - Faatemah, Amy

Incident Of Note:  Adee threw up at beginning and could not finish the challenge.

(Image of Guest Judge Ken Paves and Shear Genius 3 Hostess Camilla Alves- Shear Genius 3 - Bravo/TV - All Rights Reserved)

Elimination Challenge:  Romance Cover Shoot

Goal:  Design Hairstyle For Cover Of Romance Novel For Male/Female Couple

Guest Judge:  Celebrity Hairdresser Ken Paves

Judges:  Jonathan Antin, Kim Vo, Camilla Alves

Winner of Challenge: Matthew

Top 3 Contestants - Matthew, Janine (Matthew/Janine worked as team) and Brig

Bottom 2 Contestants - Faatemah and Adee (Team)

Final Cut:  Faatemah - famous cinnabuns on top of head.

Incident of Note:  As winner of the Shortcut Challenge Matthew was allowed to assign teams and models.  Due to the odd number of contestants he assigned Brig to work alone much to the relief of all the other contestants.

Episode Four - I'm Borderline Pissed

Shortcut Challenge - Incorporating Flowers In Model's Hair

Goal:  Creating Hairstyles Which Incorporated Flowers

Guest Judge: Celebrity Hairstylist Harry Josh

Winner of Challenge:  Brian - Stunning and inventive use of red clay

Top 2 Contestants - Brian, April

Bottom 2 Contestants - Adee, Jon

(Image of Shear Genius 3 Contestant Brian- Shear Genius 3 - Bravo/TV - All Rights Reserved)

Elimination Challenge:  Bridesmaid Challenge

Goal:  Design Hairstyle For Bridesmaids At Traditional Indian Wedding

Guest Judge:  Former Shear Genuis Contestant Tabatha Coffee

Judges:  Jonathan Antin, Kim Vo, Camilla Alves

Winner of Challenge: Brian

Top 3 Contestants - Jon, Brian, Janine

Bottom 3 Constants - Brig, Amy, Adee

Final Cut:  Adee

Incident of Note:  Brian had a special soft spot for Adee and since he won the Shortcut Challenge he won the right to assign the contestants to their models and he took a nod from Adee for a special model.

Episode Five - For The First Time I'm Scared To Death

Shortcut Challenge - Dry Cut Graduated Bobs On Naturally Curly Hair

Goal:  Cut Naturally Curly Hair Dry Into Straight Graduated Bob

Guest Judge: Celebrity Hairstylists Mouley Yacoubi who is an expert at dry hair cutting

Winner of Challenge:  Janine - Received high praise from Mouley

Top 2 Contestants - Janine, Matthew

Bottom 2 Contestants - Brig, April

Incident Of Note:  After coming in at the bottom for Episode 1's Short Cut Bob Janine did a perfect cut.

Elimination Challenge:  40s Retro Look For Amy Wives

Goal:  Design 40s Retro Hairstyle For Army Wives Making Tapes For Their Husbands

Guest Judge:  Hollywood Stylist Robert Vetica

Judges:  Jonathan Antin, Kim Vo, Camilla Alves

Winner of Challenge: Brig - Polished 40s Look

Top Contestants - Brig, Matthew, Brian

Bottom Contestants - Amy, April, Janine

Final Cut:  Amy

Incident Of Note: This episode was named for Janine's fear of being eliminated.

Episode Six - It's All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets Annoying

Shortcut Challenge - Haircuts Incorporating Geometric Shapes

Goal:  Design And Cut Haircuts To Incorporate Geometric Shapes on Asian models.

Guest Judge: Celebrity Hairstylist Kevin Mancuso

Winner of Challenge:  Janine - Received high praise from Kevin for her crescent moon shape.

Top Contestants - Janine, Matthew

Bottom 2 Contestants - Brig, Brian

Incident Of Note:  After coming in at the bottom for Episode 1's Short Cut Bob Janine did a perfect cut.

Elimination Challenge:  Model Shoots

Goal:  Design Two Different Model Shoots For Working Models

Guest Judge:  Kevin Mancuso

Judges:  Jonathan Antin, Kim Vo, Camilla Alves

Winner of Challenge: Matthew

Top Contestants - Matthew, Janine

Bottom Contestants - April, Brian

Final Cut:  April

Episode Seven - Hotter Than a Gay Bar on Fire

Shortcut Challenge - Create Formal Hairstyle For Recent High School Graduates

Goal:  Style African American Hair

Guest Judge: Celebrity Hairstylists Kimberly Kimble

Winner of Challenge:  Janine - Received high praise from Kimberly for her hairstyle

Top Contestants - Janine, Brian

Bottom 2 Contestants - Brig, Matthew

Refer to: Ding Dong The Brig Witch Is Alive On Shear Genius 3 Episode 7

Elimination Challenge:  60s/70s Red Carpet Hairstyles

Goal:  Design & Create 40s Retro Hairstyle For Army Wives Making Tapes For Their Husbands

Guest Judge:  Estelle

Judges:  Jonathan Antin, Kim Vo, Camilla Alves

Winner of Challenge: Janine - Perfectly executed Diana Ross

Top Contestants - Janine, Jon

Bottom Contestants - Brig, Brian

Final Cut:  Brian

Incident Of Note:  This episode was named after Kim Vo's description of Janine's recreation of a Diana Ross hairstyle.

Refer to: Brian Gets Final Cut On Shear Genius 3 Episode 7 In Elimination Challenge


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