Eva Marcille has a new job, which we aren’t mad at! She is hosting Oxygen’s Hair Battle Spectacular Season 2. The premiere of the show was last night at Ricky’s NYC Revlover Salon in NYC. Judge Derek J joined her on the red carpet.
She also had a resent interview with ESSENCE:
ESSENCE.com: Tell us a little bit about what we can expect from “Hair Battle Spectacular?”
EVA MARCILLE: It’s going to be absolutely awesome! This year, the show has eleven stylists and they go head-to-head competing, doing various hair designs. At the end, one person will win $100,000. What’s different for this year is that I’m hosting the show and there is a new judge, Taylor Jacobson, who is our style maven. Derek J, who is just king/queen of fantasy hair, is returning as a judge. He’s an absolute sweetheart and he’s a man in pumps — and he can work some heels, let me tell you!
ESSENCE.com: Did the atmosphere on “Hair Battle Spectacular” mirror your own experience competing on “Top Model?”
EVA: Yes, I know exactly what that feels like, having done “Top Model.” We never knew how big one presentation or one challenge could be. Any day could be your last day, so the stakes are really high.
ESSENCE.com: Is there anything that surprised you about the process of creating hair art?
EVA: I didn’t realize how intricate it actually was. Being from California, fantasy hair is not something that I grew up with. Today, you see Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga at every awards show with extravagant fantasy hair. To create some of the styles, they use foam fillers, chicken wire… and creating a steady foundation for the hair is really important. Also, someone actually has to wear this on their head, so it has to be comfortable enough for the model, but still creative and great enough to stand alone.
Eva looked wonderful, as usual.