Charlie whines up a storm about the restrictions, though Paulo is shockingly positive. In his own way. He allows that he may end up wanting to slash his model's throat. If he weren't such a whiny putz, Paulo's hatred of his own models would be kind of frightening. Nicole interviews that simplicity is her intention with this challenge, unlike the other stylists who have busted out the big round brushes and the straightening irons and other such overly-complicated tools. Indeed, Meredith looks like she's outsmarting herself again, as her model struggles to get the routine down. Nekisa, as is her way, lays all the responsibility for tomorrow's judging onto her model. Time expires and the stylists hold their breath and probably won't exhale until after tomorrow's hair show.
Back at the apartment, Dee's all-too-apparent crush on Nekisa is the talk of the group. Nekisa, who appears to be either oblivious or in denial (why you'd bother denying something so innocent, I don't know), continues to dig her own hole with viewers, saying that she's "all personality... and good looks." Mmm hmm.
The next morning, the clients return and the stylists commence shitting bricks. Now it's the clients' turn to SHAKE IT. Nicole boasts about how easy her style was for her client to replicate, then talks about how funny it was to see the other stylists' clients struggle so much. So Nicole's either winning this challenge or losing terribly. Let's hope it's the former -- she's a shit talker, but I like it.
At the hair show, Jaclyn introduces the judges: lady-faced Kim Vo, Kelly Atterton, Kelly Atterton's mole, and Roy Teeluck. I should probably mention that I know fuck all about hairstyles, so I'm going to describe these things minimally but to the best of my ability. Nicole's client (who's model walk leaves a bit to be desired) got a curly, wavy look that appears kind of unkempt but with a good shape to it. Daniel gave his client a sleek-looking blonde bob that I can't complain about, despite my rapidly growing distaste for Daniel. Nekisa boasts about the highlights and lowlights and whatever she gave her client. Charlie cut his client's hair a good bit, and whatever he told her about blow-drying apparently took, because she looks great. Dee says she was going for a "windblown" look which, given the way her client appears looking like she just took a nap on her desk, is apparently successful. Paulo's client has crazy eyes and hair that doesn't look properly tamed. She looks like she's halfway through getting her hair cut. Meredith's client started out as a redhead this time around, and she darkened the color to a nice auburn (Meredith says "caramel") and shortened it up. Glenn's hair is mom-ish, but in a good way, given that her model is mature enough to carry it off. Gail didn't appear to change her model's hairstyle at all.