Shear Genius 3 drops host Jaclyn Smith and mentor Rene Fris, adds judge Jonathan Antin

For its third season, Bravo’s Shear Genius will get a makeover, as the show will have a new host and new judges. The only person who will remain is stylist Kim Vo, who joined the show as a judge for season two, and he’ll be joined by former Bravo star Jonathan Antin, who was followed for the docudrama series Blow Out.

A Bravo press release says the show will have “a whole new look” and “challenges [that] are more glamorous” when it debuts Feb. 3, hosted by “international model and handbag designer Camila Alves,” who replaces Jaclyn Smith. Rene Fris has been replaced as mentor by Orlando Pita.

The announcement also says the show “has gone international for the first time ever” with its cast, as three of its 12 contestants are from other countries. Bravo also previews guest judges, including singer Estelle, stylist Oribe, and former Shear Genius contestant and current Bravo star Tabatha Coffey.

Here’s the first minute and a half of the new season, which introduces the changes and introduces us to the new host’s hosting abilities:

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