Shear Genius (season 3)

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Shear Genius (season 3)
Brig Van Osten.jpg
Shear Genius 3 winner Brig Van Osten
No. of tasks19
No. of contestants12
WinnerBrig Van Osten
No. of episodes10
Release
Original releaseFebruary 3 –
April 7, 2010
Season chronology
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Season 2

Shear Genius 3 is the third season of Bravo's Shear Genius. This season is hosted by Camila Alves, who took over hosting duties from Jaclyn Smith.

Contestants[edit]

Contestant Age Hometown
Giacomo Forbes 43 Austin, TX
Matthew Morris 38 Denver, CO
April Barton 42 New York, NY
Adee Phelan 36 London, England
Jon Steinick 38 Nashville, TN
Faatemah Ampey 36 Minneapolis, MN
Brig Van Osten 33 Simi Valley, CA
Brian Buterbaugh 37 New York, NY
Amy Michleb 25 Toronto, Canada
Janine Jarman 28 Los Angeles, CA
Arzo 35 San Francisco, CA
Joey Scandizzo 29 Melbourne, Australia

Episode progress[edit]

Elimination Challenges
Shortcut
Winner
Amy Matthew Matthew Brian Janine Janine Janine Jon Matthew None
Stylists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Episode
Brig HIGH LOW HIGH LOW WIN IN LOW LOW WIN WINNER Shear Genius
Janine WIN IN HIGH HIGH LOW HIGH WIN HIGH LOW CUT Cut: Finale Runner-Up
Matthew IN HIGH WIN IN HIGH WIN IN WIN HIGH CUT Cut: Finale 2nd-Runner Up
Jon IN WIN IN HIGH IN IN HIGH LOW CUT Cut: Bring It On, Bitches
Brian IN HIGH IN WIN IN LOW CUT Cut: Hotter Than a Gay Bar on Fire
April HIGH IN IN IN LOW CUT Cut: It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Annoying
Amy LOW LOW IN LOW CUT Cut: For The First Time I'm Scared To Death
Adee LOW IN LOW CUT Cut: I'm Borderline Pissed Off About That Hair
Faatemah IN IN CUT Cut: The Spiral of My Emotion
Arzo IN CUT Cut: I'm Totally Stealing Your Model
Giacomo IN QUIT Quit: I'm Totally Stealing Your Model
Joey CUT Cut: A Risque Runway
     (WINNER) The stylist won the series and was crowned Shear Genius.
     (WIN) The stylist won that episode's Elimination Challenge.
     (HIGH) The stylist was selected as one of the top entries in the Elimination Challenge, but did not win.
     (LOW) The stylist was selected as one of the bottom entries in the Elimination Challenge, but was not eliminated.
     (LOW) The stylist was in the bottom two for the Elimination Challenge.
     (CUT) The stylist lost this week's Elimination Challenge and was out of the competition.
     (IN) The stylist neither won nor lost that week's Elimination Challenge.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: A Risque Runway[edit]

First Aired: February 3, 2010

Short Cut Challenge: Give clients with punk rock hairstyles a new and sophisticated look

  • Best 3: Amy, Arzo, Giacomo
  • Worst 3: Brian, Faatemah, Janine
  • WINNER: Amy

Elimination Challenge: Design a hairstyle that covers a models bare breasts for a swimsuit runway show

  • WINNER: Janine
  • CUT: Joey

Judges: Camila Alves, Kim Vo, Jonathan Antin, Monica Wise

Episode 2: I'm Totally Stealing Your Model[edit]

First Aired: February 10, 2010

Short Cut Challenge: To bring a clients stained "dead" hair back to life via color.

  • Best 3: Janine, Jon, Matthew
  • Worst 3: Adee, April, Brian
  • WINNER: Matthew

Elimination Challenge: The contestants had to make a hairstyle inspired by an entrée.

  • Stylists & Entrées:
  • Adee- Steak Tartare
  • Amy-Dakota Burger
  • April-Heirloom Tomato Salad
  • Arzo-Tuna Tataki
  • Brian-Chocolate Mousse
  • Brig-Tiramisu
  • Faatemah-Orange Flan Trio
  • Janine-Beet Salad
  • Jon-Seared Scallops
  • Matthew-Yellowtail Hamachi
  • WINNER: Jon
  • CUT: Arzo
  • Withdrew: Giacomo

Judges: Camila Alves, Kim Vo, Jonathan Antin

Episode 3: The Spiral of My Emotion[edit]

First Aired: February 17, 2010

Short Cut Challenge: Design a hairstyle for men using extensions.

  • Best 2: Janine, Matthew
  • Worst 2: Amy, Faatemah
  • WINNER: Matthew

Elimination Challenge: The contestants had to make a hairstyle for a romance novel cover. They worked in teams of two with one stylist forced to work solo.

  • Teams:
  • Adee & Faatemah
  • Amy & Brian
  • April & Jon
  • Brig
  • Janine & Matthew
  • WINNER: Matthew
  • CUT: Faatemah

Judges: Camila Alves, Kim Vo, Jonathan Antin, Ken Paves

Episode 4: I'm Borderline Pissed Off About That Hair[edit]

First Aired: February 24, 2010

Short Cut Challenge: Design a hairstyle featuring a variety of flowers.

  • Best 2: April, Brian
  • Worst 2: Adee, Jon
  • WINNER: Brian

Elimination Challenge: Style the hair of 8 bridesmaids for an Indian wedding.

  • WINNER: Brian
  • CUT: Adee

Judges: Camila Alves, Kim Vo, Jonathan Antin, Tabatha Coffey

Episode 5: For The First Time I'm Scared To Death[edit]

First Aired: March 3, 2010

Short Cut Challenge: Use dry hair cutting technique on curly hair.

  • Best 2: Janine, Matthew
  • Worst 2: April, Brig
  • WINNER: Janine

Elimination Challenge: Design 1940's hairstyles using pin curls and finger waves.

  • WINNER: Brig
  • CUT: Amy

Judges: Camila Alves, Kim Vo, Jonathan Antin, Robert Vetica

Episode 6: It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Annoying[edit]

First Aired: March 10, 2010

Short Cut Challenge: Interpret geometric shapes into angular hairstyles on Asian clients.

  • Best: Janine
  • Worst 2: Matthew, April
  • WINNER: Janine

Elimination Challenge: Create two different headshot looks on working actresses.

  • WINNER: Matthew
  • CUT: April

Judges: Camila Alves, Kim Vo, Jonathan Antin, Kevin Mancuso

Episode 7: Hotter Than a Gay Bar on Fire[edit]

First Aired: March 17, 2010

Short Cut Challenge: Style African American hair from high school style to a sophisticated look.

  • Best 2: Brian, Janine
  • Worst: Brig
  • WINNER: Janine

Elimination Challenge: Style hair for a runway hosted by Estelle.

  • WINNER: Janine
  • CUT: Brian

Judges: Camila Alves, Kim Vo, Jonathan Antin, Estelle

Episode 8: The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God[edit]

First Aired: March 24, 2010

Short Cut Challenge: Competitors choose tools, styles and inspiration for each other.

  • Best: Jon
  • Worst: Brig
  • WINNER: Jon

Elimination Challenge: Make a classic, modern, Hollywood look.

  • WINNER: Matthew
  • CUT: None[a]

Judges: Camila Alves, Kim Vo, Jonathan Antin, Linda Wells

^[a] Brig and Jon were bottom two, and each dictated the reasons why each should stay. It was then revealed that no one would be eliminated.

Episode 9: Bring It On, Bitches[edit]

First Aired: March 31, 2010

Short Cut Challenge: Style their first celebrity client.

  • WINNER: Matthew

Elimination Challenge: Develop two different looks for two different models.

  • WINNER: Brig
  • CUT: Jon

Judges: Camila Alves, Kim Vo, Jonathan Antin, Oribe

Episode 10: Who Will Prove to Be Shear Genius?[edit]

First Aired: April 7, 2010

Final Challenge: Each of the final three contestants must style six models for a fashion show.

  • Shear Genius Winner: Brig
  • Runners-Up: Janine Jarman (First Runner-Up); Matthew (Second Runner-Up)

Judges: Camila Alves, Kim Vo, Jonathan Antin, Linda Wells