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STYLISTS EXPLORE THEIR INNER CHILD ON OXYGEN’S “HAIR BATTLE SPECTACULAR” TUESDAY, AUGUST 24 AT 10PM ET/PT
Contestant Valley Girl and Guest Judge Natalie Nunn (“Bad Girls Club”) to Host Real Time Water Cooler – WWW.OXYGENLIVE.COM
Toys rule the fantasy hair designs in the Glam Slam
NBCU Photo Tyler Golden
New York, NY – August 19, 2010 – Fantasy hairstylists relive the merriment of childhood and create playful, colorful designs in an all-new episode of “Hair Battle Spectacular” on Tuesday, August 24 at 10pm ET/PT. “Bad Girls Club” alum Natalie Nunn brings her hard-hitting attitude to the competition as this week’s guest judge. Also on Tuesday, August 24 at 9:30pm ET/PT, Valley Girl and guest judge Natalie Nunn (“Bad Girls Club”) will dish on behind-the-scenes drama and host a live chat for fans on www.oxygenlive.com, with Natalie Nunn hosting on the East Coast and Valley Girl hosting on the West Coast. They will give viewers the inside scoop on the battles as the episode airs live on both coasts.
This week, the salon is transformed into a candy land for the “Check Up from the Neck Up” challenge. The designers are tasked with creating sugary sweet hairdos inspired by colorful candy and the gaiety and innocence of their child models. From gumballs to candy rings, the designers create fantasy hair good enough to eat. Most of the models are pleased as punch with the sweet treats atop their heads but one girl’s expression tells a different story. Will the judges agree with her discontent?
The youthful thread continues into the “Glam Slam” challenge. This time toys rule the fantasy designs and the contestants take on the job like Santa’s elves. The challenge becomes tricky when they find out that their designs must have a moveable piece, allowing the contestants to let their imaginations run wild. Fingaz is certain that her bionic design will easily defeat Sexi Lexi’s design. Will Fingaz’s hubris hurt her or will Sexi Lexi’s hair design be a “hair don’t” for the third week in a row?
Oxygen continues with its groundbreaking real time destination, OxygenLive.com, as a companion to every one of its original series. OxygenLive provides a two-screen experience in which fans can socialize, interact and react in real time through a live chat, on Facebook and Twitter while the show airs. Stylist Valley Girl and guest judge Natalie Nunn will be hosting the chat and interacting with fans.
For viewers who no longer want to wait until the next morning to chat around the water cooler about the latest “Hair Battle Spectacular” challenges, fans can join the hair battle ring at http://hair-battle-spectacular.oxygen.com/ through their computers or mobile devices (wap.oxygen.com) for the official scoop on the contestants, host and judges. The site will feature blogs, photo galleries and videos from the series, including bonus footage with extended elimination interviews.
Hosted by actress Brooke Burns, “Hair Battle Spectacular” pits 10 of America’s hottest stylists against each other to see who can deliver the biggest and best in fantasy hair design. Part sculpture and part pop art, each challenge requires contestants to create outrageous coifs that resemble everything from multi-layer wedding cakes to toys with moveable pieces. The stylists then enter the ring to present their hair creations in a fully produced, dramatic and stylized performance. After each challenge, the judges — award-winning fantasy hair designer Derek J, celebrity stylist Lindsay Albanese and a rotating guest judge — critique the designers on creativity, execution and overall presentation. In addition to blow-by-blow drama in the arena, there is also the day-to-day drama between the cohabitating stylists who fight each week to stay in the game and win the ultimate prize of $100,000.
“Hair Battle Spectacular” is produced by 3 Ball Productions with JD Roth, Todd Nelson, Adam Greener, and Mike Nichols serving as executive producers.
About 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA
3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA is one of the television industry’s most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming, both for broadcast and cable. Perhaps best known for producing The Biggest Loser, soon to be airing its 10th season on NBC, and the hit series Beauty and Geek, which airs in multiple markets worldwide, the company and Executive Producers JD Roth and Todd Nelson are also currently producing Obese for ABC (to air in 2011), MasterChef for FOX, OCD and Dad Camp for VH1, What’s Eating You? for E!, and Friday Night Feud for Discovery. Other network and cable shows include Age of Love (NBC), Unan1mous (FOX), Breaking Bonaduce and The Pick-Up Artist (VH1), Hammer Time (A&E), Fourth and Long (Spike), The Fashion Show (Bravo), Groomer Has It (Animal Planet), and Scott Baio is 45 and Single (VH1).
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to “live out loud.” Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women’s media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman’s point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content including “Bad Girls Club,” “Dance Your Ass Off” and “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular features online including OxygenLive, shopOholic, makeOvermatic, tweetOverse and hormoneOscope. Oxygen is available in 76 million homes and online at www.oxygen.com, or on mobile devices at wap.oxygen.com. Oxygen Media is a service of NBC Universal.