'Jerseylicious' Highlights Cast in Look Back
Episode features clips from the first four seasons of the show.
On Sunday's episode reviewing highlights from the first four seasons of The Style Network's "Jerseylicious," viewers got to know more about the cast.
The show reviewed many of the more memorable moments from the episodes, featured trivia questions at commercial breaks and offered insights into the turning points of the characters' lives.
Starting with Gatsby Salon stylist Tracy DeMarco's adventurous fashion sensibilities, the show reviewed some of her high points and low points. Her closing comment to gawkers was, "Don't hate us because we're beautiful."
The source of DeMarco's motto—"The higher the hair, the closer you are to heaven"—was also revealed in the episode.
She said when she was a freshman in high school, styles called for flatter hair.
"If I were to describe my freshman hair in three words, it would be boring, flat and 'no personality' ... that's four, but 'no personality' could be like a conjunction," DeMarco said.
By the time she left high school, though, she had begun to express herself through her hair styles, which led to her preference for more voluminous hair styles.
DeMarco was also given the title of "Madame Butterfly Stroke" in a segment on her competitve nature, which she says started with her years on a competitive swim team from the time she was about 4 years old until she was 14.
"I would eat, sleep and dream about it," she said. "If I lost a race or came in second, I would, like, freak out."
The show turned next to Gatsby manager Christy Pereira, who didn't always fit the "Jerseylcious" style.
"When I was 17, I embraced everything country," Pereira said, noting her wardrobe was more boots, jeans and cowboy hats than glam.
She recalled how she enjoyed dancing at country-western clubs more because "it was synchronized." Periera said she even introduced her husband to the country-western scene, making him take on a shirtless mechanical bull challenge.
The episode tweaked Gatsby owner Gayle Giacomo's hair color, noting that she wasn't always a red-head—described by the narrator as a "fiery red-head" because "she has red hair and is ready to fire anyone."
She was a brunette until she was 19, she said, adding, "I had blonde hair, I had yellow canary hair ... I looked like Big Bird."
"And then I was mahogany," Giacomo said, adding that she complimented the hair color with dark mascara and lipstick, looking "like a vampire."
But when she dyed her hair red, she realized it was the best choice for her.
"I'll never change my hair again," she said.
In contrast, Anthony Roberts Salon owner Anthony Lombardi's hair, or lack thereof, reflects his frustration at never finding a style he felt fit.
"Back in high school, I had a big head of hair," he said. "So much so, I couldn't take part in any of the hair fashions back then."
Lombardi said his hair was curly and uncontrollable—when he tried to grow a rat tail like his friends had, it curled up instead of growing long.
The show characterized Lombardi as a "Shear-leader," noting his many memorable pep talks from the four seasons of the show. He credits those with his years as an offensive guard in high school football.
"Back then, I was in the trenches. Sometime here, I'm in the trenches," he said. "A lot of the stuff I learned on the football field back then, I still use in the salon."
Montville Township High School graduate Olivia Blois Sharpe was a study in "The DNA of delay," who, as the show's narrator noted, "has a problem with being punctual."
Sharpe recalled how she had streamlined her morning routine in beauty school, to avoid being tardy. She skipped doing her hair and makeup to shorten the time it took her to get ready.
"The next thing I know, I just had to roll out of bed, brush my teeth and get to school," she said.
Eventually, she said her instructors spoke to her about her appearance.
Sharpe said she discovered her career path in high school, when she joined her high school's video production class. She admitted to having been a loner in school until that point.
When the teacher named her editor-in-chief for school's first video yearbook, she suddenly became popular in school, since everyone wanted to be on the show.
The episode's trivia questions concluded with a question about Giacomo and her taste in men during the 1980s. The question asked what kind of guy she was looking for in the 1980s, when she was between husbands.
"There's nothing sexier than men in bands," Giacomo said, noting she used to love watching her favorites perform from the front rows. "It was like they were singing to me."
The season finale will air at 8 p.m. next Sunday.