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Beauty talent revealed!
Episode 1 - Part 1: April 8 @ 9:10pm EST
Episode 1 - Part 2: April 9 @ 9:30pm EST
In Sunday’s premiere episode, Canada’s Best Beauty Talent host Coco Rocha introduces the 12 promising young contestants who, after a nationwide search, now step into the spotlight to vie for the title of Canada’s Best Beauty Talent – six makeup artists and six hair artists who are all uniquely talented and eager to win! Their first challenge: hair and makeup artists will team up into pairs and each make a fabulous first impression by styling their fellow competitors. The panel of expert judges will look at the technique, team work, inimitable creativity and distinctive flair each of the artists brings to the competition. And after lots of pressure, excitement and a few surprises, the judges will select one favourite look – and one pair of artists will bid farewell to the competition on Monday night’s show.
Challenge 2: Hollywood Icons
Episode 2 - Part 1: April 15 @ 9:10pm EST
Episode 2 - Part 2: April 16 @ 9:30pm EST
After last week’s elimination, the pressure is feeling real to the contestants. This week, the 10 remaining artists pair up to test their creativity: to modernize the enduring looks of some of Hollywood’s timeless stars of the silver screen. Classic beauty never goes out of style. It’s just reinvented, inspired by style icons of the past, from Sophia Loren to Grace Kelly to Audrey Hepburn. The talented contestants will update the looks for 2012, working under the watchful eye of two of Canada’s top beauty experts: L’Oréal Paris Artists Eddie Malter and Eric Del Monaco. And on Monday night’s episode, the judges will eliminate one more pair of hair and beauty artists from the competition.
Bridal ’do’s
Episode 3 - Part 1: April 22 @ 9:00pm EST
Episode 3 - Part 2: April 23 @ 9:30pm EST
Things are really starting to heat up for the eight remaining contestants after last week’s elimination of two more artists. The stakes are getting higher - and the challenges are getting tougher. Host Coco Rocha introduces this week’s challenge: the dream of every beauty artist - to style a bride for her walk down the aisle. Each bride is as unique as her gown, and so the challenge this week for the contestants is to create the perfect look to complement not only the bride, but also her dress. L’Oréal artistic director Anna Pacitto, Lancôme official makeup artist Lora Spiga and Chatelaine beauty and fashion editor Catherine Franklin join the judging panel for this week’s episode. With only one hour to complete the ideal bridal look for four brides, which artists will stand up to the challenge - and which will be sent packing?
FLARE cover looks
Episode 4 - Part 1: April 29 @ 9:00pm EST
Episode 4 - Part 2: April 30 @ 9:30pm EST
The six remaining contestants are now at the half way point with only three more challenges to go. This week, with summer right around the corner, the challenge is dedicated to bringing the top summer beauty trends to life on a mock cover of FLARE, Canada’s Fashion Magazine. Six beauty artists pair up to create three summer-inspired and fashion-forward looks, with a focus on the season’s top trends. Host Coco Rocha introduces the contestants to this week’s judging team, including resident judge and FLARE Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant, fashion photographer Max Abadian, Yves Saint Laurent makeup artist Eden Bluestein and Kératase hair artist Daniel Fiorio. It’s a must-see episode that embraces the essence of this competition and the opportunities it offers. And in the end, only four contestants move on.
Red carpet stars
Episode 5 - Part 1: May 6 @ 9:00pm EST
Episode 5 - Part 2: May 7 @ 9:30pm EST
Only two more episodes and four competitors left. Host Coco Rocha introduces this week’s challenge - the looks that electrify and inspire the media and the world - the red carpet! The ultimate look is vital for red carpet success - it’s what sets the paparazzi darlings apart from the media misses. With spokespeople including Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, and as the official sponsor of Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, L’Oréal Paris is no stranger to what it takes to achieve red carpet perfection. L’Oréal beauty experts Eric Del Monaco and Eddie Malter are back to help judge this crucial challenge, as well as another red carpet expert, Alison Eastwood, Editor of Hello! Canada Magazine. The artists have just one hour to create looks guaranteed to create media frenzy!
The Final Challenge
Episode 6 - Part 1: May 13 @ 10:00pm EST
Episode 6 - Part 2: May 14 @ 8:00pm EST
This is it! The night we name Canada’s Best Hair Talent and Canada’s Best Makeup Talent. These two supremely talented artists will pull out all the stops in the final challenge to show Canada why they should win the ultimate prize: to be named Canada’s Best Beauty Talent. Host Coco Rocha reveals this week’s challenge - one that gives full creative control to the finalists to show off their talents: to create two distinctly different looks. Singer Keshia Chanté and LOULOU Style Editor Claude Laframboise join the judging panel for this final challenge. Monitoring the skill and creativity in the process room is artist talent representative Roseanna Plutino of The Plutino Group. It’s an exciting not-to-be-missed finale with a jaw-dropping surprise ending.
Canada’s Best Beauty Talent is…CAYLEE!
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One hair or makeup contestant will win each week. The contestant with the most viewer votes will be awarded one hair OR makeup artist tool kit. Product will be provided by the category sponsor of the episode. Approx value $250. Voting begins 9pm each Sunday night and ends the following Friday midnight. Viewers vote one time per day for their favourite contestant.