The season finale of Shear Genius 3 had the industry abuzz—everyone had their favorite contestant! For the judges on the show, that favorite was Brig Van Osten, who snagged the big win this season. We asked our Facebook fans what they thought about the shocker.
Sarah Haugen Pithan: Brig has been out of the box the whole show! We can see pretty hair in the salon everyday ... I want to watch a “show,” and that’s what she gave us ... Go Brig!! You played the game ;)
Dana Flaherty: I wasn’t going for Brig ... I thought Matthew and Janine were shoe ins.
Christine Ruggaber-Wood: Congrats to Brig, an artist with vision, she’ll go far in her career.
Holly Kay Holway Ringo: Matthew really did the best hair in my opinion and went beyond himself in the last challenge and Janine is soooo talented! The way Brig won was she accented the fashion not overtook it, which was the challenge. I’m happy for the avant-garde stylists she represents but they all were wonderful in my opinion. I appreciate their courage to show their hearts :)
Brig Van Osten: Wants to thank everyone for tuning in to Shear Genius 3 on Bravo! Who knew the power of a glue gun, clear tape and a passionate stylist!
The team at Michael's Salon and Spa (@MichaelsSalon) in Dayton, OH consistently puts out self-produced photo shoots, keeping themselves inspired and their audience intrigued. Their latest, a nod to FX's "American Horror Story" combines terrific hair, makeup, and fashion styling.
For the first time in its 16-year history, The Millennium Experience will open its doors to all industry professionals. Hosted by Millennium Systems International, the annual conference will include hair shows and inspirational speakers, aimed to celebrate the future of the industry and to inspire attendees to try new strategies that will benefit their brands.
Jirano Beauty is a new hair care line designed specifically for those looking for naturally defined curls, and to address the concerns unique to women with curly, textured hair. The coconut-oil based range is founded by twin sisters Jane and Jedi Nyachiro, with products based on traditional family recipes from their native Kenya that have been passed down through generations.
Forty percent of all hair loss sufferers are women, and Allure Hair Building Fibers, a hair loss concealer, aims to address this issue. Allure, an all-natural, hypoallergenic product, is a safe and instant way to thicken hair for those with thinning and balding hair.
The British Barbers Association embarked on a North American tour during the first week of October 2016, demonstrating men’s grooming techniques and presenting their latest men’s collections and new product range.
For the past five years, Evo has hosted the Study Tour, a program in which they offer stylists from around the world the opportunity to come to NYC during Fashion Week and learn about the business and bustle of doing editorial hair. Of course, they also have the amazing opportunity to work backstage at a fashion show.
The CHI Academy recently hosted its annual Certified Educator Training. Seventeen hairstylists from various cities in Texas, Florida and Mississippi were in attendance working to become Farouk Systems Educators.
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is hosting its 2016 Executive Summit from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Designed exclusively for upper-level management, it will focus on industry trends, leadership development and application of best practices.
Aveda Master Jam Europe 2016, one of the brand's most significant educational events of the year, was held in Milan, Italy on October 10. Nearly 2,000 salon professionals were in attendance to experience artistic presentations and technical educational workshops by Aveda Artists from around the globe.