Clark Russell Salon Team, of the San Francisco Bay Area,  Wins “Battle of the Strands” Las Vegas Qualifier
Salon Team Guaranteed spot for Reality Show-down in October

Clark Russell Battle of the Strands

Battle of the Strands (BOTS) is launching its grandest event season yet with events in Las Vegas, NYC, Orlando, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. On Monday June 24, 2013, eight competing teams battled for the winning title in the qualifier round in Las Vegas. Of the eight teams, the Clark Russell Salon team from the San Francisco Bay Area took the top title, qualifying them a spot to compete in Reality Show in Las Vegas this coming October.  

The Clark Russell salon team had taken the title of “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 had created an Avant Garde aquatic couture rendition of a merman, on the teams partnering hairstylist Jeffrey Lotspeich.  Team leader Clark Russell, is a celebrity stylist and has worked on several television shows and red carpets, and created his own product line “be Clarked”. 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. It may have been a first in the Battle of the Strands competition to not only use a male model, but to have the model be one of the team members.

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 the myriad of 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.

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! 

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.


Clark Russell Salon
(925) 299-8814
3400 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, Ca. 94549