Rene Fris weighs in on the first challenge.
What were your thoughts upon meeting the contestants?
I thought that they all looked and acted like they were from the same salon because of the way they connected.
Did any contestants stand out?
Paulo stood out because of his hair, and Nekisa stood out because she is very perky. Nicole stood out because of her "nipsy" body.
What did you think of the Elimination Challenge?
It was a fun, creative challenge for the hairdressers. It really gave me a chance to see what they were capable of and if they understood the assignment. Many of them did not do a good interpretation of the character, but some stood out.
Any parting words for Oshun?
I know you are a great hairdresser, and you will shine in whatever you do.
Any predictions for the rest of the competition?
I saw different strengths in different hairdressers, but for any of them to win they are going to have to be great in every aspect of the competition. Even their weak points need to be strong.