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The Pursuit of Excellence: Hair World
The Pursuit of Excellence Hair World
Director: Mark Lewis
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 0min

In a frenzy of cutting, combing and color, Team USA fights for gold at the Olympics of hairstyling in Moscow, Russia. The competition is a spectacle of rich colors and provocative glamour. Vivid sculptures of hair, from pe...  more »


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Director: Mark Lewis
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 08/07/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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When hairstyling is....FIERCE!
Amaranth | Northern California | 05/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Hair World" is a fascinating glimpse into the life of competitive hairstyling. This documentary tracks the progress of the US team as it heads (so to speak) to Moscow. The competitors come from diverse backgrounds. Some are artsy, others are working class. All want to dazzle and impress. Their hairstylings are like nothing you see in daily life (but they are the sort perfect for the runway)

It's a real-life "Ugly Betty." At one point, the hair salon is damaged by a flood. The competitors have creative ways of dealing with stress. They talk about their art. This documentary is a delightful combination of "Ugly Betty" with its story of ordinary folks going into the realm of haute couture,with the affection of a Christopher Guest mockumentary,and the campiness of Heidi Klum's Project Runway. As Tim Gunn says,"Carry on.""