Paulo Candido

Paulo Candido explains why this episode will make viewers cry.

on Jul 22, 2008

Shortcut Challenge: "Surfer Boy Polish" Today: Men's cuts on the beach -- 1/2 hour to do it Kicker: Make a surfer go from the ocean to night out on the town. We couldn't shampoo their hair or use blow dryers. My model Rocco actually is part of the crew. Totally kewl guy with nice hair. Gave him a great cut. Oscar (Blondi) was guest judge. He said my cut wasn't all that different. Hmm. I cut so much hair off his head -- strange. He also said that there wasn't enough texture. Interesting considering 98% of his haircut was done with texture blades. Whatever! So Nicole wins. Did a nice job. Go girl. The twist was that in the elimination challenge, she was going to seriously affect four of her fellow competitors. HMMM?!? We'll have to wait and see what that means!

Elimination Challenge: "Women with Alopecia" What an emotional challenge. This one will make the viewers cry! As soon as we got the challenge, I turned into Ricky from Project Runway. Changing a client's look is an emotional experience, especially when they have no hair! Shear Genius provided wigs by Hair-U-Wear, at $1,000 per wig. WOW! All the women were so strong and brave. They all had Alopecia Universalis, which is total hair loss! So Nicole picks first. Then she picks me! YAY! WOOT. So that means that I'll style with her and have full time, 1 hour and 45 minutes. My client Kylie was such a sweetheart -- 18 years old, had gotten alopecia 4 years prior and had only 1 wig. It was a blonde wig that had a short, straight cut, and it actually looked really cute on her. I asked what she wanted. She said she would like a wig that she could wear when going out with the girls. Something that made her look and feel FIERCE. So we went for RED.