Aw, hi-hi, Rene Fris! He ESLs the stylists a happy good morning and re-introduces them to Roy Teeluck... who I guess just looks like that all the time. The elimination challenge is all about styling hair that your client will be able to maintain at home. Nekisa seems to think this falls into the heretofore uncharted territory known as her strengths. I am dubious. Dee's double-advantage is that she gets to not only pick her model first, but she gets to assign the rest of the models to the group. Paulo interviews that this will give Dee prime opportunity to screw Charlie, after their fight, but Charlie interviews and reminds us that he has immunity, so there goes all that suspense and tension. Well done!
So Dee picks the models for everyone: Nekisa gets picked first because, as Charlie however odiously points out, Dee's hot for Nekisa. As I'm pretty sure she admitted last week. But Nekisa obnoxiously interviews that it's not because Dee has a crush on her but because she's "lovely." Seriously, do I hate her so much just because she's a dead ringer for Kim Kardashian? There are other reasons, right? The rest of the order is: Gail, Daniel, Paulo, Nicole, Glenn, Meredith, and Charlie, who ends up with a model with intimidatingly thick and ratty hair. Dee's like, "Duh, yes it's strategy." The winner of this challenge gets a pictorial in Allure. Now GO SHAKE IT!
So the stylists get to work. Meredith wants her curly-haired model to have to perform a minimum of straightening or smoothing for her look. Dee, as always seems to be the case, thinks she has an advantage due to her salon-owning experience. She teaches at-home hair care classes out of her store room, y'all! Nicole picks up the mantle of Resident Shit-Talker and interviews that Charlie might struggle because coloring and cutting aren't his strong suits. Indeed, Charlie's not even going to bother coloring his model's hair -- she'd had it recently colored herself -- but instead uses his time to give her such important hair care tips as "shampoo your hair." Writing it down.... Rene then drops the bomb that judging won't take place tonight, but rather the models will come back the next morning, and get 30 minutes to re-create the style, on their own, for the hair show. Now resume SHAKING IT!