You really could tell how scared the stylists were this week when they saw all of that long hair. With that much hair to work with, there's really only so many places it can go, and the contestants given the clients with the longest locks really had to think hard about where to put it all. There are only so many places you can stick 62 inches of hair! I'm far more interested in the elimination challenge though, because here's where we really get down to business. People come on this show because they have big dreams, not because they're content with their careers. To be a renowned stylist in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, or London, you have got to develop a roster of elite clientele. And what do the ritziest clients want? Flawless red carpet hair.
This week's challenge is something that any winner of Shear Genius should be able to handle with ease because in this business that's where the glory is. A lot of the stylists were on track with their work, but a few missed the boat by trying to be too inventive and modern. Red carpet looks can be both of these things, but first and foremost, they have to look classic. No client is ever going to ask for something wild for a formal affair, so when you're styling someone's hair for the red carpet, think of what you associate with that kind of an event. Black ties, expensive gowns, and the finest jewelry deserve to be complemented by polished, classy hair.