Nekisa and Nicole are the bottom two, unsurprisingly. He told Nicole she... played it safe? I'd say she played it ugly. She also is chock full of excuses about her client's thin hair, which definitely is lowering my good opinion of her. She even actually scoffs at Campbell when he comes back to assure her she did have a lot of hair to work with. While he seems to clearly want to wipe the smirk off Nicole's face, he names Nekisa the loser, who admits she folded under pressure. Matthew and Charlie are Campbell's two favorites. I'm speechless about this, so I'll leave it to Meredith, who describes things best: "Charlie's [style] looked like a drunken prom queen who was left without a date at the end of the night." Dark horse Meredith is moving up in my opinion as Nicole plummets! Campbell, on the other hand, loves the texture. He tells Matthew that he made statements, which is good.
Thank goodness, Matthew is the winner. He compares the win to how he felt the first time his wife told him she loved him. I mean, yay and all, but dude, this wasn't even the main challenge of the week. If I were your wife, I'd be pissed. He waxes some more about how he does this for her, and loves her, and it's all very sweet and boring. As Daniel did last week, Matthew will choose the selection order of the other contestants for the big challenge. Glenn is sure she's screwed, while Meredith thinks they'll all suck up to Matt. But he goes straight to bed, and everyone loses the chance -- but wait! Meredith goes down and orders him up to celebrate his glory, then tries to tell him it's not a suck-up. Except maybe it is. Nicole is pissed that everyone else has one-on-one kiss-up time and claims to be above it but only comes off sounding bitter from her near-loss.
Rene tells them that this elimination challenge is to style red-carpet hair around a dress, and they'll be judged on difficulty, glamour, and how red-carpet-worthy their look is. Isn't that the same as glamour? Anyhow, he introduces the clients, and everyone is dismayed to see that they're picking a dress, not a person. They won't get to see the hair they are doing until they're all done choosing. Matt goes to choose and says he's trying to imagine which dress would look good on his wife, and Rene drily informs him, "Your wife is not here." The other contestants get a good laugh, clearly even more sick of hearing about her than I am. Matt gets all defensive in his interview and talks about her some more, then picks a strapless satin chocolate brown (or... black?) gown.