Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Pursuit of Excellence Hair World|
Director: Mark Lewis
Genres: Television, Documentary
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 »
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.""