If, like us, you were glued to the screen watching the sizzling drama unfold on Hairstyle The Talent Show on Discovery+, then you probably became emotionally attached to the contestants, too. Psychologists say sharing intense experiences brings people closer, and we couldn’t resist rooting for our favorite hairstyling heroes as they turned their dreams into reality.
Let’s take a sneak peek behind the salon doors and unravel the signature styles that stole the spotlight on the show.
Jenise, the extension specialist and master colorist from a private New York City salon, had us all in awe with her show-stopping styles and flawless color techniques that clinched her victory. Currently basking in the glory of her win, she’s gearing up for a week of intensive training, living the dream she never thought possible. “My reality seems like my wildest dreams coming true!” she can’t conceal her joy.
In her TV contest creations, Jenise weaves a tapestry of proportion, harmony, and sheer beauty in every haircut. One standout moment was her recreation of a polished hairstyle reminiscent of an exquisite screw shell. It was the display of not just her jaw-dropping skills but also the heartfelt affection she showers on those lucky enough to be in her stylist’s chair.
Jenise’s journey is a testament to her unyielding passion for her craft and her relentless pursuit of excellence in the world of beauty and fashion.
With two decades of experience under her belt, Dina, the master colorist specializing in balayage and ombré, reflects on her journey with grace. Choosing hairstyling over conventional career paths, she now owns a thriving hair and makeup studio in New Jersey. Currently working towards her cosmetology teaching degree, Dina embodies determination and personal growth.
One of her stellar contest works was a recreation of the 20s bridal look, where she perfected proportions and achieved harmony with a carefully chosen accessory.
Dina believes the magic lies in the emotion she imparts to her guests when they fall in love with their new locks. “I think the best part of what I do is the feeling that you transmit to your guest,” says Dina overswept with emotion when her guest is smitten with the new look.
Kyra, a show finalist and holder of the Top 25/Top 100 2023 One Shot Hair Awards and the Top 100 Alum of Modern Salon, brought a burst of energy to the competition. Expressing her excitement at being the final two, she proudly embraces her identity, saying, “I was blackity, black black representing!”
Kyra showcased her artistry by creating a show-stopping Afro look for the Met Gala, using four wigs to achieve the shiniest, most perfectly shaped Afro.
With 17 years in the industry, Kyra recently opened her salon in Chicago, aiming to give back what she’s learned to the community. As a former educator, her dream is to establish her beauty school or academy.
Each of these tales is truly inspiring, proving that being a hairdresser is not just a job – it’s a calling. Here’s to hoping these contestants carry the same passion and skill from the TV screen to real life, weaving their magic into every hairstyle they create. Cheers to the glam revolution!