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This series brings together 12 celebrity stylists and salon professionals to compete in a series of challenges, from creating high-end editorial looks to the most current glam creations for red carpets and runway shows. At the end of the season, only one contestant will be named American Beauty Star.

American Beauty Star is a Reality series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on September 21, 2017. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

American Beauty Star is available for streaming on the Lifetime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch American Beauty Star on demand at Philo online.

Thursday 10:30 PM et/pt on Lifetime
2 Seasons, 23 Episodes
September 21, 2017
Cast: Christie Brinkley, Caitlin Fowler, Ashley Graham, Yu Tsai
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American Beauty Star Full Episode Guide

  • The competition reaches its climax as the three finalists travel to New York City to show off their final looks in front of a live audience. The artists have one last shot to prove they are worthy of the title as America votes live to decide who will win the title of American Beauty Star.

  • The final four artists must create jaw-dropping looks inspired by one of the four elements: water, earth, wind, and fire. A teary, emotional elimination reveals which three artists will go on to compete in the live finale where America will vote for the winner.

  • With the finish line in sight, the artists are feeling the pressure as they are paired with top NYC fashion designers to create inspired looks that complement the designers' three-piece mini collections.

  • As the competition nears its end, the remaining artists must create a campaign look and pitch that embodies their unique brand as an artist.

  • The remaining artists must prove that beauty is ageless, as they get the chance to give a makeover to the important women in their lives.

  • The artists must work in pairs to create hero and villain looks that are both cohesive. The judges' intense scrutiny and attention to detail has the artists on edge during a fiery elimination.

  • The artists must give it their all as they create a look for the modern bride; and wedded bliss comes to a halt during an explosive catwalk down the aisle as the judges fight to keep their emotions in check during an intense elimination.

  • Drawing inspiration for the hit Broadway musical "Waitress," the nine remaining artists will each be paired with a deserving waitress to give them a gorgeous makeover and jaw-dropping new look.

  • The competition intensifies as the artists are tasked with creating dazzling red carpet looks with the opportunity of taking home ten thousand dollars' worth of jewelry.

  • The artists must bring their social media savvy as they create a perfect look and corresponding hashtag. This challenge will test their ability to create an eye grabbing image worthy of being posted on Cosmopolitan magazine's Instagram feed.

  • Tensions flare as the artists must work together in the season's first team challenge.

  • The artists are challenged to create stunning, one of a kind editorial looks inspired by the American city of their choice. Things begin to heat up as they scope out their competition and get to know each other better.

  • The season 2 premiere kicks off when we meet the 14 hair and makeup superstars who will be vying for the title of American Beauty Star. In their first challenge, the artists must push their creativity and skills to the limit to impress new host Ashley Graham, mentor Sir John and judges Christie Brinkley, Yu Tsai and Leah Wyar with their signature style.

  • In this decisive and dramatic season finale, the three remaining contestants battle it out to create a collection of looks that envision the future of beauty. One contestant will be named the first American Beauty Star. Iconic Model Christie Brinkley joins as guest judge.

  • The contestants must create stunning beauty editorials around pressing social or political issues that matter to them, proving beauty transcends the superficial.

  • The contestants wow the judges with their inspired vision by creating high-end editorial looks inspired by winter, spring, summer and fall.

  • The contestants must create a look based on a style legend who inspires them, while aiming for innovation over imitation. Singer Michelle Williams joins as guest judge.

  • The contestants get a special chance to give back to women in public service and treat these real-world heros to a makeover.

  • The contestants team up with their competition to makeover walk-ins at Universal City Walk, while a teammate stands in for an injured contestant and causes tension. Designer and model Camila Alves joins as guest judge.

  • Contestants’ ability to sell themselves as a beauty brand is pushed to the limit when they must create a video tutorial with the clock ticking. YouTube influencer Michelle Phan joins as a guest judge.

  • The beauty directors are ready with their brushes up and battling it out to see who can create a glamorous and press-worthy look to grace the red carpet. Model Behati Prinsloo joins as guest judge.

  • Supermodel Adriana Lima and celebrity makeup artist Sir John challenge twelve hair and makeup artists to highlight their unique personalities through their work and prove why they deserve to be the first American Beauty Star. Ta’Rhonda Jones joins as guest judge.

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