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Meet Project Runway Favorite and Get Your Own Shot at Fame

By Olivia Leigh in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 10, 2006 8:20PM

We admit it. We are Bravo addicts. When 9 p.m. on Wednesday night rolls around, our friends stop calling and we put a pause to our tireless blogging, as "Project Runway" or Top Chef have us captivated throughout the year. Add in some "Inside the Actor’s Studio" and that hot woman on "Work Out," and you’ve got yourself a mixture that’s more addicting than Chunky Monkey.

Even if you’re even half as obsessed as we are, you may want to check out one of two Bravo-related events going on this weekend.

Tomorrow, Project Runway season one darling Austin Scarlett will be at Saks Fifth Avenue at 717 N. Michigan Ave., where we imagine he will be as perfectly coiffed and bright-eyed as ever. From 11-4, he will be having a trunk show for his bridal collection pieces for the Kenneth Pool line. We’ve walked by Saks a few times in the past couple of days, and we can attest that the pieces are gorgeous, and thankfully a bit more restrained than some of his frothy, overdone, PR fumbles.

If you’re hoping to get your own fifteen minutes of fame á la Mr. Scarlett, auditions will be held in Chicago this Sunday for Bravo’s newest show, “Top Hair.”

According to their website:

Bravo is going to give a group of talented hair stylists the opportunity to show America their talent and creativity! Do you think you have what it takes to become a star of the hair styling world and compete to become the next top hair stylist?

We are looking for licensed stylists. You do not need years of experience but you do need to be creative, highly skilled and ready to compete!

There will be an open call at Mario Tricoci at 900 N. Michigan Ave. Sunday from Sun. at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. You can also submit a video application.

Best of luck, scissor-slingers. With most shows sadly devoid of any Chicago contestants, we'd definitely love to see some locals showing their skills. Just make us proud; no Wendy Peppers need apply.