“American Beauty Star” premiered on Thursday, September 21st at 10:30pm ET/PT on Lifetime and we are here for it! The show follows twelve hair or make up mavens who must become ‘beauty directors,’ responsible for creating the overall look of their models. Paired with a teammate who is a master of the opposite craft, together they will compete in a series of beauty challenges each week, from creating high-end editorial looks to the most current glam creations for red carpets and runway shows. It is the first competition series to incorporate both hair and make up elements into one show.
At the end of the season, only the contestant who proves they have what it takes to revolutionize what’s to come in beauty will be named “American Beauty Star.” The series comes from executive producer Norton Herrick and Herrick Entertainment and marks their first venture into reality TV.
The winner of “American Beauty Star” will receive a $50,000 cash prize, and coveted spot on the beauty team for a Teen Vogue editorial spread. The prize package also includes $10,000 worth of product from Glamcor Mirrors and JTV, a year supply of Ardell Lashes, and $2,500 worth of FHI Tools. Individual episode prizes include opportunities creating an “American Beauty Star” branded capsule collection for Orly Nail polish, collaborating on a Color Wow photo shoot, $10,000 worth of jewelry from JTV and $5,000 worth of product from Huda Beauty.
Keep an eye out for California native and celebrity MUA Kym Nicole Oubre (@Kymmyizabeauty). Kym is a flourishing makeup artist, salon owner, and mother of two. She has worked professionally in the beauty industry for fourteen years as a licensed cosmetologist working with celebrities such as actress Garcelle Beauvais and singer Michelle Williams (just to name a few). She’s a contributing beauty writer for several publications and has even published her own book titled, “A Little Makeup Can’t Hurt.”
Will you be tuning in? Check the show out Fridays at 10:30pm ET/PT.
Story Credit: Lifetime