Katherine Ryan takes ‘Hair’ from BBC Three to BBC Two

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A new series of Hair is to be hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan as the BBC once again search for Britain’s best amateur hair stylist.

The new eight part series however is to air on BBC Two rather than BBC Three and its also farewell to Steve Jones as presenter. In a run of fresh challenges with increasingly high stakes, the ten hopefuls will have to impress the judges: royal hairdresser Denise McAdam, and stylist to the stars, Alain Pichon.

Each week across two half hour episodes the amateur hair enthusiasts, aged 21 to 58, will be tested on every level. The judges want to see precision and perfection and are not afraid to tell the contestants exactly where they have gone wrong. In the freestyle challenge, wild creativity and bold imagination will get noticed when designing a jaw-dropping hairstyle to fit each week’s chosen theme – from iconic architecture to the world of ancient history.

“Yet what the competitors don’t know is that those with the lowest ranking designs in the Freestyle will find themselves in the Eliminator – a short sharp test of their nerve and hairstyling knowhow, demonstrated by the judges on Katherine’s own hair.” – BBC

The second part sets the home hairdressers professional tasks, taking the competition out into real life scenarios with the added pressures of real deadlines to hit and clients to satisfy – whether styling at a pop-up 1920s vintage club, going behind the scenes at London Fashion Week, or taking on real brides at the Capital’s funkiest wedding fair. Beeb viewers will be able to discover by the end of it which of the hopefuls prove to be a cut above the rest and be crowned the winner of the BBC Two 2015 series.

The second series of Hair will air on BBC Two, on 13 July at 10pm.

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