Chicago Stylist Too Nice For Blow Out
By Margaret Lyons in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 6, 2004 8:46PM
And now, yet another reason to watch Blow Out, the best fluffy blehblah show of the summer. Its like The Restaurant, but in a salon. In Beverly Hills. And it doesnt suck. Anyway, its not that much like The Restaurant except that its a real reality show with tons of product placements and workplace back-stabbing bitchiness. Ah, sweet delicious drama queens, how we love thee. Tonight, theres a new episode on Bravo at 8 p.m.
Blow Out also features Chicagos own Alyn Topper, who is still, according to the Sun-Times, commuting to Chicago to work his magic at the Paul Rehder Salon on Rush Street. Truthfully, Alyn hasnt had a lot of screen time yet, but the season is young. He could never be that guy whos rude, which is the kiss of death on reality TV. Considering hes up against Brandon, whos like the Puck of the hair house, Alicia, whos Erika Christensens character in Traffic except more annoying and less responsible, and Jonathan, who makes Rocco seem like a really nice boss, it's not too surprising that Alyn of the "understated confidence" isn't making a splash. Hang in there, Alyn! BTW, if you want to give someone a free hair cut, just for like, practice and stuff, Chicagoist could really use a trim. Especially Margaret.