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Somewhere between a reality show, a documentary and a soap opera Chicagolicious takes its lead from the breakout series; Jerseylicious which took an in-depth look at the lives, times and tragedies of a group working together in a hair salon. Chicagolicious follows the same line of thinking and premise. The only difference is the location in which the show takes place. Chicagolicious focuses on AJ Johnson, the owner of AJ's, a full service salon in Chicago and her staff of stylists and makeup artists.

The cast also includes Katrel; a talented but temperamental makeup artist, Macray; a stylist who specializes in intricate braiding and extensions, Vilancia; a 20 year veteran of the hairstyling industry, and Austin; a young and up-and-coming makeup artist who is desperate to make a mark on the industry. A barber who frequents the shop by the name of Howard is also a major cast member, although less dramatic and thus receiving less screen time.

AJ's family plays prominently in the show as a supporting cast. AJ's cousin and roommate find her way into the mix on a regular basis and generally causes problems. She also happen to manage the salon but spends a great deal of her time complaining and working on her own personal beauty.

Chicagolicious is a better version of Jerseylicious as the entire cast appears to be more comically inclined. While they are cut throat and catty, just like the girls of Jerseylicious, they are leaps and bounds funnier and the docu-style situations presented are a bit more comedic with a greater air of hijinks.

If you happened to enjoy Jerseylicious, or at the very least found the concept amusing, then Chicagolicious is absolutely worth a gander; even if for only the voyeurism factor.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on Style
2 Seasons, 22 Episodes - Currently Airing
June 11, 2012
Reality
5.2/10
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Chicagolicious Full Episode Guide

  • Katrell and Austin fight at the lipstick-launch party on board a yacht. Also: Jennifer wonders if her career is going in the right direction; and MaCray fights for a promotion.

  • MaCray goes down south with Austin and Jennifer for a styling competition.

  • Julie hires AJ's team to style her and the wait staff for a Chefs of Chicago event.

  • AJ's of Chicago records their first commercial, and Valincia has a photo shoot for a skincare line.

  • Rachel and Howard create a couples promotion for the salon; Austin and MaCray makeover their trainer; Jennifer performs an original song.

  • Jennifer goes on several blind dates; Valincia receives unexpected information from her daughter; the salon does styling for an autism charity event.

  • Valincia promotes natural hair with a "born this way" hair day; Austin hosts a dinner party; Rachel reveals a surprising secret.

  • Julie pairs up AJ with one of her clients, and things don't go quite as planned.

  • AJ considers hiring a new stylist for the salon; Katrell and Austin fight for control of their booth at a makeup show; MaCray struggles at his "coming out" party.

  • Models are taken to the zoo for an animal-inspired charity fund-raiser; MaCray gives Wes an ultimatum; Austin gets frustrated with Katrell's management style.

  • The team hopes to pull off an all-day styling event; Q faces a dilemma when both AJ and a competing salon want her help; MaCray is leery about revealing his secret to his mother.

  • Austin accepts the challenge to style the queen's court for Chicago's popular St. Patrick's Day Parade.

  • Coming off his huge success at the masquerade event and Fleurotica, AJ wants to keep his salon's name and hair care products in the papers--so he asks his publicity team for some fresh ideas. The girls propose a trendy marketing ploy: viral videos! When AJ asks his stylists to produce their own videos and lets them know there's a prize to win, the competition amongst his staff begins.

  • The stylists shoot viral videos to promote the Lavish Locks Box; Austin struggles to balance her love life and her career.

  • AJ's son Ari is home for spring break and AJ wants to put him to work. Will Ari follow in his dad's footsteps or blaze his own trail?

  • After AJ realizes he's been double booked, he challenges his staff to do his job for him! See if they accept the challenge.

  • AJ is concerned about the details of his yearly birthday celebration; MaCray's boyfriend stops by.

  • AJ showcases his hair-product line at America's Beauty Show; MaCray enters a styling competition; Niki and AJ annoy each other at home.

  • AJ is hopeful his marketing plan will bring customers to his salon. Austin and MaCray work out to prepare for a photo shoot.

  • AJ and his staff provide the hair and makeup for models at a high-society gala; Howard's flirting makes clients uncomfortable.

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