Bravo casting for Top Design 2, Shear Genuis 2

Having greenlit second seasons of its competition series Top Design and Shear Genuis, Bravo is now casting for contestants for each one.

Top Design 2 wants “[u]p-and-coming as well as established Interior Design professionals and aspirants,” especially if you’re fond of putting unnecessary capitalization in your designs. Open auditions will be held in San Francisco (Jan. 26), Las Vegas (Jan. 28 and 29), Dallas (Feb. 4), New York (Feb. 8), and L.A. (Feb. 9). Mailed-in applications must be received by Feb. 15.

Shear Genuis 2 wants “licensed stylists (both US and International Licenses)” who “do not need years of experience but … do need to be creative and highly skilled.” Mailed-in applications are due Feb. 4, and open calls will be held in Dallas (Jan. 20), Miami (Jan. 21), L.A. (Jan. 27), New York (Jan. 27), Chicago (Jan. 28), and San Francisco (Feb. 4).

The network is also looking for salons to participate in Tabatha’s Shear Genuis spin-off. Producers want “energetic, passionate and driven salon owners who want to open their doors and transform their business.”

Casting [Bravo]

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