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Clark Russell Salon team to enter Qualifying Round of Battle of the Strands

Published on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 (12:36 p.m.)

LAS VEGAS, June 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Battle of the Strands (BOTS) is launching its grandest event season yet with events in Las Vegas, NYC, Orlando, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Included in the launch is the announcement of its TV deal with prominent producers, High Noon Entertainment. Veteran Reality Stars and Celebrity Hairstylist Clark Russell, hairstylist stylist, female Illusionist Jeffrey Lotspeich (Bobbi Pinn) and make-up artist, female illusionist Jeremiah Broom (Anjie Myma) will be competing in the qualifying round in Las Vegas Monday June 24, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Clark Russell salon team, had taken the title of a “Top Five Salon Team in the Nation” in the 2012 competition and is looking to take the top title in the 2013 competition. The team is planning a creative avant garde meets couture design influenced my many genres of fashion and fantasy. Team leader Clark Russell, is a celebrity stylist and has worked on several television shows and red carpets. His team mates Jeffrey Lotspeich and Jeremiah Broom are female illusionists who have extreme creative talents and have been featured as headliners in the drag community.

The announcement was made at America's Beauty Show in Chicago, sponsored by FROMM and Bhumi Makeup Brushes. Proudly making the announcement is celebrity stylist, Shear Genius judge, 2011 winner of BOTS, and Schwarzkopf headliner at ABS this year, Kim Vo.

Amongst myriad good news from BOTS is its TV special and developing series with strategic partner and TV producer, High Noon Entertainment. High Noon is known for such shows as Cake Boss, HGTV'd, House Hunters, and is scheduled to deliver more than 25 series, specials, and pilots in 2013.

This year BOTS expands its reach to Puerto Rico and Mexico. Partnering with media giant Televisa Publishing and Digital (189 magazines with a circulation of 174 million in 20 countries) this event season promises many eyes on its unique format and display.

Battle of The Strands is the first extreme hair, makeup, and wardrobe salon competition. Twelve teams qualify through extreme and challenging elimination rounds. Ultimately the final five will compete in Las Vegas on October 14, 2013 for the championship title. Celebrity and industry icons will be the final judges deciding the teams' fate!

High Noon is a large-scale creative house that works with only the best producers, directors, writers and editors in the business. Our formats run the gamut, ranging from the family business Cake Boss for TLC, to VH1's relationship-based Tough Love, from competition elimination series like TLC's Next Great Baker, and many more.
Televisa has a massive media reach including 189 magazines with a circulation of 174 million in 20 countries. Publications include Cosmopolitan, Vanidades, & Harper's Bazaar, most are #1 in market and audience share across the globe. Controls a digital platform of 140 websites with over 50M visitors and over 206M page views per month.
The Clark Russell Salon Team is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Known as one of the top salons in the bay, the team heads many commercial projects and caters to professionals and socialites of the Bay Area. Celebrity Stylist Clark Russell is the salon owner, and creator of the be Clarked luxury hair care line. Team Mates Jeffrey Lotspeich and Jeremiah Broom have had published work in hair stylist and make-up artistry industry, and appear in drag in many local Bay Area venues. All three team makes are strong supporters of the LGBT community.


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