Posted: Jun 30, 2008 4:57 pm
Now you gots to spill it.
Yeah, spill it!
I saw that episode you're talking about. That was the best episode of that show ever. (It was also the ONLY good episode of that show ever.)
John, a stylist at my wife's salon (in Berkeley) switched places with a female stylist from Staten Island. The S.I. woman was a total publicity whore and she did whatever possible to create drama. It was later learned that she had previously appeared on another reality show and she has an agent! Even though she got along great with all of the stylists at the Berkeley salon, whenever they had her do her "confessionals" on camera away from everybody else, she would talk smack to create the drama the producers wanted. Plus, the producers had the Berkeley stylists take her to go do yoga and to the raw food restaurant to illustrate how "Berkeley" they were, even though nobody at the salon is like that. The lady talked crap about doing that, too.
John got totally reamed. He's been a stylist for almost 20 years and he gets close to $100 a cut, but he ONLY does haircuts. When he got to the salon in SI, they had him doing color and updos to make him look like a fool. On the show, they make it look like he's doing updos for these teen girls' prom, but they weren't even going to prom. All fake. Since John likes to meditate, at the end of the show, the producers give him a Buddha statue to present to the SI salon on camera so he can leave a piece of him with them or some such sentimental crud. Newsflash! Reality shows are fake! He was pretty bummed out that they made him look like a tool just because he wouldn't play along.
My wife wouldn't play along, either. When they asked her for comments about the SI stylist to try and get her to "stir the pot," she'd just say something like, "Oh, she's great." Because of that, she appeared on camera for like 2 seconds.