Cut and dried: Bravo, Reveille plan 'Top Hair'

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Bravo said Wednesday that it has given a series pickup to a hairstyling competition tentatively titled "Top Hair."

In addition, Reveille, which produces the network's hair salon-themed "Blow Out," has come on board to produce the reality show, which was previously announced as a project in development under the title "Heads Up."

"Top Hair" will take talented hairstylists from around the country and slowly narrow them down as they compete in a series of weekly challenges, starting with basic cuts and working up to full makeovers, with the winner receiving prizes including $100,000. Bravo has ordered eight one-hour episodes.

"Our critically acclaimed reality competition series are marked by talented contestants and highly creative challenges," Bravo president Lauren Zalaznick said. "It's exciting to present our viewers with another group of gifted creators -- in this case, stylists -- to showcase their craft as well as the high-stakes drama during their competitive journey."

Bravo said casting is under way for "Top Hair" but that the premiere date has yet to be determined.

The announcement follows on the heels of Oxygen's news that it was going into production on a hairstyling competition series of its own, the Lisa Rinna-hosted "Tease," which premieres in January (HR 10/19). Each episode of that series, premiering in January, features two up-and-comers facing off for a chance at a one-on-one battle with a pro hairstylist.

Reveille, which was launched in 2002 by Ben Silverman, also produces NBC's "The Office" and "The Biggest Loser," FX's "30 Days" and ABC's "Ugly Betty," among others.
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