Jon has his sunglasses back on for the show, so my slight softening towards him for the Speed Racer comment is now totally reversed. Camila comes out and introduces the judges: Jonathan, Kim Vo, and guest judge Monica Wise from L*Space, before reminding everyone that someone is going to be eliminated.
Matthew's model is out first, and she's got a lion's mane of curly hair cascading down and covering everything it should, with some of it on top of her head fashioned into a kind of Mohawk to make the 'do even bigger, and it's great. Faatemah's girl comes out and looks kind of like she just rolled out of bed. Her hair is all messily swept to one side, and there's a braid that comes down and is stuck to her forehead. The hair on her head only covers one breast. So on the other there's what Faatemah calls a beautiful rosette, but what I call a creepy bird's nest. Janine's model comes out and looks fabulous with crazy frizzy-curly hair that covers all her bits, while her bangs are long and straight with a crazy feather-flower-thing over one ear. Ah yes, thus starts my incredibly articulate and precise descriptions of the hairdos this season. But that's what it is! Is it a feather? Is it a flower? Who knows? Who cares, if it rocks? Not me. April's girl has big, beachy, huge long hair that's simple, but gets the job done nicely and goes with the swimsuit. Giacomo's girl also has a giant head of curls, but where Faatemah failed sweeping it to one side he totally nailed it, and he left a big lock falling out on the other side to artfully cover all it should while still looking sexy and fun.
Brian calls his style Caribbean, and I do actually like the crazy orange-red and ultraviolet pieces in there. It looks a little less sexy-frizzy and a little more I-lost-my-smoothing-gel-when-I-got-out-of-the-shower, but even that's not the issue. The issue for me is the big skunk stripe on the back when she turns around. It's totally out of place. Amy's bikini top is a piping hot mess. It looks sloppy and strange. Jon's model comes out with the strangest stompy walk I've ever seen (and I've watched a LOT of America's Next Top Model, y'all), but her hair is pretty cool -- half of it piled up on her head in loose curls while the rest comes down, and there are bright blue pieces worked in. Jon just sounds so ridiculously poncey, though, saying it's not his best work but it will do, like he's a bored genius. How can he even see it with those stupid glasses on?