Orlando visits Brig, who is brightening her client's hair and explains the million things she plans to do, and he once again worries about her finishing in time. He goes over and points out to Janine a bunch of little short hairs around her hairline, so she tries to fix the problem. He warns Jon to make sure his client's husband recognizes her. Brig's client has some really harsh highlights going on and I hope that when her hair dries it blends in better, because that seems distinctly current-day to me. (And who am I kidding -- I hope it looks good for this woman personally, but at the same time I would love this to be the last week I have to recap a single word of Brig's.) Orlando visits Amy and warns her that she seems to be going more '20s than '40s, which Matthew notices as well but he opts not to say anything, as this is a competition. Janine is running short on time. Oh, poor Amy is trying to undo what she had started doing, and I fear those are elimination tears in her eyes during her interviews. When time is called, there seems to be a lot of stress in the air from hairdos not really getting finished.
The stylists then meet their clients on set after they have been through wardrobe, and all the judges are waiting there as well to see what happens. Brig is up first with her client Carey, who loved the pampering. She has really thick bangs and then her hair is pulled up on one side and loose and wavy everywhere else. This is going to be hard for me to talk about really objectively because these are regular women doing something awesome for their amazing husbands, but if there's one thing I can say here it's that I think the color is way too... chunky? Bright? It's just way too modern. Jonathan doesn't take off his bitchface but says she looks amazing, like it's foreign for him to let a sincere compliment cross his tanned lips. Amy's client, Jessica, cries as she leaves her message for her husband, drawing tears from Amy and Camila as well. But Amy is right that while she looks beautiful, the hair technically isn't quite right for the challenge. It's a really cute curly bob, but not really '40s. April's client Sarah has long blonde hair in waves, swept around and over one shoulder into one strange, thick curl. It's not really polished, and April admits that, but she hopes that it works for what was asked of them.
Matthew's girl looks amazing with barrel rolls in her hair, wearing a little skirted swimsuit. She looks like a pin-up straight out of an old magazine, and the icing is that she's got the most amazing smile and is clearly so happy as well. Jon's client Tracy also has a similar 'do -- her hair isn't in actual barrel rolls but is pulled back away from her face in big waves and held with a ribbon. Brian's client Lisa has the barrel rolls but with huge, thick bangs that seem to me a little too long in front since I can barely see her eyes. Janine's client Stephanie has an updo with a big red flower over one ear and a couple of tendrils coming out. She looks super-cute, but there's no real '40s style to it, and Janine admits that it looks like a 5-minute updo. (Which is what it totally was.) The judges knock it for being messy, and we aren't even in panel yet! But we're about to be.