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Part 1: Interview with Shear Genius Eliminated Contestant Brian

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On last night’s Shear Genius, I thought maybe Brig might go home… But who are we kidding? She’s in it till the end. Instead, pretty boy Brian Buterbaugh was sent packing. I had a nice chat with him this morning where I discovered he’s read my blog at least once! Check out Part 1 of a 2 part interview. I have to head home for a funeral for a few days, so the second part of this juicy interview will come later this weekend. I hope this delicious Brian nugget will keep you all satisfied till I get back. Trust. It’s worth the wait.  😉

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Hair on the Brain: Were you surprised to be eliminated during last night’s Elimination Challenge with Estelle?

Brian: I was a little surprised that the challenge that eliminated me was one where I was trying to duplicate Edie Sedgwick. I’m a lifelong Andy Warhol fan and a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where the Andy Warhol museum is and where Andy Warhol is from originally, and I live in New York City, so the similarities have kept me interested throughout my life. So, yes, I was surprised.

And looking back in hindsight, if you didn’t know who did what and you didn’t know if there was a clown or, like, somebody who was an outrageous freak doing somebody’s hair, and you stood back and looked objectively at the hairstyles, then you might think differently. … Do you know what I mean by that?


Brian: In my opinion, I think the judges were judging personality over the ability to do hair. Let’s not forget this is a television show. I think in the future, if they truly want to judge hair, the judges should be unaware of who did what. Just bring the models out and see which represents hair fashion, which represents the challenge most specifically, which looks like shit and which doesn’t. Because looking back my hair was not that bad. … Are you the one who writes for Hair on the Brain?

HOTB: Yes.

Brian: The two challenges that I won you thought the one looked like a spa ad and it looked like mud and you said you thought Janine’s was better. If Janine’s was better, she would have won. But she didn’t. But mine—I used one flower in my hair. I used one flower. In the flower challenge, the one that I won. So at the end of the day, it’s all in how you interpret it. And just as how you have your opinions, many people have their opinions.

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HOTB: Absolutely.

Brian: Then the dream boy of the whole challenge, of the whole show [Mathew] made his hair like a bathing cap. He used so many flowers, and it still looked like shit. And April’s, who they also favored, looked like she was rolling around in grass. I thought it looked terrible, in my opinion, but they seemed to like it, but they liked mine more.

LOTS more Shear Genius gossipy insanity to come when I get back, kids, so tune in this weekend! Bye till then. And in the meantime, check out my other Shear Genius interviews and info.


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