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Last updated: December 07, 2023

“Hairstyle: The Talent Show” Is Now Airing—Here’s What To Know

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @hairstyletvshow

4 Things You Need To Know About “Hairstyle: The Talent Show”

The first-ever hair competition show; Hairstyle: The Talent Show” (@hairstyletvshow) airs on Friday, November 17 on Discovery+. The six-episode series is hosted by legendary hairstylist and founder of Alfaparf Milano Professional and Rossano Ferretti Hair Spas; Rossano Ferretti, and co-hosted by celebrity hairstylists and co-founders of Nine Zero One Salon; Nikki Lee (@nikkielee901) and Riawna Capri (@riawna)


Throughout the first season, the trio is joined by celebrity guest judges to guide the 10 contestants through hair-related challenges. Each challenge is timed, focuses on a mix of trends and timeless styles and is just as grueling as the last. “There is such an unexpected mix of challenges,” says Nikki. “This keeps the show fresh and people on their toes!”


BTC Editors got a sneak peek of the first season and talked exclusively with the hosts who shared what to expect as you binge-watch—find out everything we learned below!


Check out the “Hairstyle: The Talent Show” trailer here!


Here Are All The A-List Guest Judges In Season One

The guest judges are a mix of seasoned beauty industry professionals and top influencers whose different experiences will add value on each step of the contestants’ journey from episode to episode. Here’s who you can look forward to seeing!


  • Founder of Nick Stenson Beauty, Matrix Brand Ambassador and SVP Store & Services Ulta Beauty; Nick Stenson (@nickstenson)
  • Editor-In-Chief of Allure; Jessica Cruel (@jcruel)
  • Lifestyle Influencer; Tina Leung (@tinaleung)
  • Bravo Reality TV Actress; Paige Desorbo (@paige_desorbo)
  • “Selling Sunset” Actress; Christine Quinn (@thechristinequinn)
  • Singer Pia Mia (@piamia)


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Photo Credit: Instagram via @nickstenson

Shop all of the hot tools used in the show here!


Each Station Is Stocked With Luxury Professional Items From These 5 Brands

Just like in the salon, each contestant will have their own station stocked with professional products to use behind the chair. The below brands sponsored the show, so you can expect to see their products used throughout the challenges!


  • Alfaparf Milano Professional is the show’s main sponsor and the go-to professional color and styling products for the contestants to use on their models. 
  • Ga.Ma Professional is sponsoring the show with their range of dryers and hot tools.
  • Stylists can use Rossano Ferretti hair treatments to nourish and protect their models’ hair.
  • Great Lengths extensions will be installed during challenges.
  • The show’s set is designed using Maletti salon furniture.


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Photo Credit: Instagram via @hairstyletvshow


Hairstylists Everywhere Can Relate To The Show—Here’s Why!

In addition to being able to relate to what the stress of what the contestants are going through; like working on a tight schedule, working with damaged hair or worse, being the one to damage the clients’ hair; viewers can also feel the excitement and happiness the contestants are experiencing as well.


“The main purpose of the show is to help build up the industry,” says Nikki. “Doing hair in general can be challenging, [but] doing it on camera and timed is wild! I think stylists will love watching their peers push boundaries. It will inspire them.”


And of course, no reality tv show or salon environment is complete without a lot of big personalities—so there will be a fair share of drama and tension between contestants as well. 


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Photo Credit: Instagram via @hairstyletvshow


The Winner Receives The Prize Of A Lifetime—Here’s The Details:

In the end, only one contestant remains and will be rewarded with $150,000 USD to go toward opening a new salon while being mentored by Rossano in business, marketing and everything it takes to run a successful salon. The Hair Maestro—as he prefers contestants call him—has one goal with the show and that’s to elevate the idea of being a stylist. “I want parents to be proud of their kids who want to be hairdressers,” he says. “It’s a beautiful journey.” 
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Photo Credit: Instagram via @hairstyletvshow

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