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!
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.