France’s M6 takes “The Final Cut Down”

The local French version of Armoza Formats' hairstyling competition will be produced by Banijay France.
March 20, 2015

French broadcaster M6 has commissioned a local version of Armoza Formats’ daily stripped hairstyling competition, The Final Cut Down.

The French version, to be titled 5 Salons Qui Décoiffent, will be produced by Banijay France and makes its debut in April.

The series sees five hairstylists compete for the title of best hairdresser and a cash prize, by creating a new look for a random passer-by, selected by the other competitors.

The series originally aired on TV Barrandov in Czech Republic, and has also been picked up by Turkey’s Star TV, which has ordered an additional 130 episodes following an initial 30-episode run.

“We brought The Final Cut Down to the market to answer the need for daily stripped formats, and we see this show as a colorful and fun solution that also focuses on the important day-time female target audience,” said Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats. “We’re looking forward to seeing the French adaptation and to continuing to work with M6.”

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