Don't know about you, but it's been far too long since I've watched stylists call each other names while coming up with over-the-top fantasy hair designs. Yes, Hair Battle Spectacular is back for its second season. This time, ANTM alum Eva Marcille hosts a group of hair artists in a competition for $100,000. Judging by the preview clip, the contestants are bringing major dramz along with their shears — too much, actually, for me. (Watching the creative process is infinitely more interesting to me than the look-at-me bravado shown in the view.) Still, when it comes to fantasy hair, the creations are amazing to behold, which makes the first episode worth a viewing. HBS airs tonight on Oxygen.
In the first challenge, the artists work with unconventional personal items like a pink stuffed dog, a hot pink stiletto, and a soccer ball. Then, in the second challenge, stylists sculpt fantasy hair using cocktails as their inspiration. The show, hosted by Brooke Burns, feels a tad long at an hour. And the final battles, which take place in a shimmery glitter "boxing ring," may be a bit showy, but it's entertaining nonetheless. The amount of talent and creativity makes it a fun watch, so check it out and let me know what you think.
HBS also features judges, award-winning fantasy hair designer Derek J of Good Hair fame and celebrity stylist Lindsay Albanese, who has worked with Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige. The show premieres tonight at 10 ET/PDT. Will you tune in?
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