Amy starts without a specific idea, instead focusing first on getting the dreadlocks out. Faatemah is trying to style her girl's hot pink hair into something "Barbie goes inner city." Janine's first task is to wash out the Elmer's Glue that is holding her girl's hair into giant spikes. She tells the girl all about the bob she's going to give her, and is appalled when she realizes that under all the glue, her girl has super thick, super curly hair. Another styling montage! Jonathan walks around asking everyone what they are doing and sounding a little doubtful that anyone is going to really get done in time. Faatemah takes out the style she was working on and decides to start over, putting all of her girl's hair up. Amy decides to go asymmetrical with some hair extensions, and Faatemah thinks this is a totally lame cop-out and Amy is out of her league. Trim, brush, blow dry, freak out. And with that, the time is up!
It's time to see the results, and Arzo's girl is up first. She took her girl's faded pink/blonde hair and went bright red, giving her bangs and a sleek layered cut that frames her face. Jonathan likes it all, though he's clearly not someone to, erm... overpraise. He calls her fabulous cut "pretty good." Giacomo took his girl's black hair with white-blonde, thick, short bangs and managed to give her a sort of auburn-ish, flippy, layered look with side-swept bangs, and Jonathan's happy with that. Janine is next up and sadly, her 'do is a mess. The bob is totally uneven and not at all smooth, and I fear for what this poor girl is going to look like when she has to try and style it herself. For the first time this season but definitely not the last, I hope these people all get to visit another team of stylists immediately afterward to fix whatever might have gone horrible wrong during the challenge. I don't like Jon already, but I must give him props for calling it "a brown Speed Racer helmet." Jonathan doesn't have much good to say about it at all. He likes April's work better -- she turned her girl's hair from dark brown to a lighter, well, orange, and I agree with Jonathan that it was better dark. But it's not a bad cut: short but still with enough length to flip it around some so it's still kind of funky. Jonathan calls it, "good okay, not bad okay." Jonathan calls Joey's hair, "a very cool mullet," and it's actually a fairly good description as she's got bangs and a few bobbed pieces in front, but the hair is long in the back and streaked with purple. The mullet comparison is still kind of alarming, but it's not bad. Brig used a whole lot of implements to style her girl's hair, but all it looks like all she did was add some wave to what was previously a style that was both big yet smooth, and then pinned it up. Boring.