Shear Genius

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  • 2007
  • 3 Seasons
  • 5.8  (420)

Shear Genius is the American reality television show that will have contestants compete in order to create the hairstyle that is rated the best. The contestants will be limited on the amount of time they have along with what materials can be used and what theme they are to follow. The designs that they come up with will be judged by a number of stylists who will then eliminate someone each week until they have selected a winner. The show Shear Genius is hosted by Jaclyn Smith, an actress who will host season one and two but will not go on to host seasons 3 and above. Season 3 was hosted by a Brazilian model, Camila Alves. The very first time that Shear Genius aired, it aired in April of 2007. Shear Genius will become a fan favorite amongst people who like a competitive design show. The second season of Shear Genius would start in June of 2008. In the 3rd season of the show, Camila Alves will join the judges, Kim Vo and Jonathan Antin to judge the contestants while in the seasons of 1 and 2, judges Sally Hershberger and Michael Carl along with Kelly Atterton will join Jaclyn Smith to choose a winner. A number of other judges will make appearances but will not be a permanent judge like Rene Fris and Orlando Pita. Typically you will watch as a guest judge appears in each episode also. Every season of the show is going to start off with 12 people vowing for the number one spot. There will be a series of tests that will cause a person to become eliminated each episode. There will be a number of episodes that actually will eliminate more than one person. All the contestants will be eliminated by the judges based on previous experience in winning or losing while considering what their current contest was. There will be two challenges that each contestant is faced with during each one of the episodes.

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Seasons
Season 3 Finale
10. Season 3 Finale
April 7, 2010
Who will prove to be Shear Genius? The third season comes to a close and one contestant will be named Shear Genius.
Bring It On, Bitches
9. Bring It On, Bitches
March 31, 2010
The contestants have to style their first celebrity client and then create a signature look.
The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God
8. The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God
March 24, 2010
The competitors must choose a tool, inspiration, and a style for each other. They must update a classic Hollywood look and update it.
Hotter Than a Gay Bar on Fire
7. Hotter Than a Gay Bar on Fire
March 17, 2010
The stylists give new looks to recent high school graduates. They also create 60s and 70s inspired red carpet looks for VIP guests for Estelle's album release party.
It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Annoying
6. It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Annoying
March 10, 2010
The 7 remaining contestants have to interpret geometric shapes on Asian hair.
For the First Time I've Scared to Death
5. For the First Time I've Scared to Death
March 3, 2010
The stylists must transform military wives into pinup girls to surprise their husbands who are overseas.
I'm Borderline Pissed Off About That Hair
4. I'm Borderline Pissed Off About That Hair
February 24, 2010
The stylists must do bridesmaids' hair.
The Spiral of My Emotion
3. The Spiral of My Emotion
February 17, 2010
The stylists must give a man a sexier look with extensions.
I'm Totally Stealing Your Model
2. I'm Totally Stealing Your Model
February 10, 2010
For the Elimination Challenge, the stylists have to create avant-garde hairstyles based on a tasting menu from Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel.
A Risque Runway
1. A Risque Runway
February 3, 2010
Stylists must give punk rockers a more polished look; sophisticated styles for a fashion show.
Description

Shear Genius is the American reality television show that will have contestants compete in order to create the hairstyle that is rated the best. The contestants will be limited on the amount of time they have along with what materials can be used and what theme they are to follow. The designs that they come up with will be judged by a number of stylists who will then eliminate someone each week until they have selected a winner.

The show Shear Genius is hosted by Jaclyn Smith, an actress who will host season one and two but will not go on to host seasons 3 and above. Season 3 was hosted by a Brazilian model, Camila Alves.

The very first time that Shear Genius aired, it aired in April of 2007. Shear Genius will become a fan favorite amongst people who like a competitive design show. The second season of Shear Genius would start in June of 2008.

In the 3rd season of the show, Camila Alves will join the judges, Kim Vo and Jonathan Antin to judge the contestants while in the seasons of 1 and 2, judges Sally Hershberger and Michael Carl along with Kelly Atterton will join Jaclyn Smith to choose a winner. A number of other judges will make appearances but will not be a permanent judge like Rene Fris and Orlando Pita. Typically you will watch as a guest judge appears in each episode also.

Every season of the show is going to start off with 12 people vowing for the number one spot. There will be a series of tests that will cause a person to become eliminated each episode. There will be a number of episodes that actually will eliminate more than one person. All the contestants will be eliminated by the judges based on previous experience in winning or losing while considering what their current contest was. There will be two challenges that each contestant is faced with during each one of the episodes.

Shear Genius is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on April 11, 2007.

Where to Watch Shear Genius

Shear Genius is available for streaming on the Bravo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Shear Genius on demand at Amazon, Apple TV and Bravo.

  • Premiere Date
    April 11, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (420)