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Episode 3

Hairdressing competition. The six remaining amateurs have to create a 12cm-high beehive, perfect a bowl cut and take part in a freestyle challenge with a period drama theme.


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Welcome back to Hair, and the pressure is on

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as our six remaining contestants battle it out

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to decide who'll become Britain's best amateur hairstylist.

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Last week, the stylists went head-to-head to impress the judges.

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There's not enough definition between each plait.

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Royal hairdresser Denise McAdam and celebrity stylist Alain Pichon.

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The angle's not strong enough.

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The amateur stylists did their best to perfectly plait...

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I don't think I've breathed for the past hour.

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-..cut layers with precision...

-Oh, I've no idea...

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..and create hats made out of their model's hair.

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Mum-of-two Katie won the freestyle round with her fantastical creation.

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It's the best Mad Hatter made out of hair I have ever seen...

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But sadly for part-time teacher Ebuni,

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her time in the competition was over...

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The model's own hair is not in that hat.

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..and she had to leave.

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This week, the remaining six

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will need to raise their game yet again.

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I've done a lot of practice at home.

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The contestants will have to backcomb...

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-I'm getting annoyed.

-..and pin curl to their best ability

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to stay in the competition.

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And there'll be some surprises along the way.

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Oh, my God!

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The combs and clips have been cleaned, the scissors are sharpened,

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and the judges are ready. Let's go to work on Hair.

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-Good morning, good morning, good morning.

-Morning.

-Morning.

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-Good week at home?

-Yes.

-Well, I hope you have been practising.

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Because we're almost halfway through the competition,

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and these guys, the judges, want to see you step it up.

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They want to see you take it to the next level.

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And that's where you need to be if you want to move forward, guys.

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So let's not delay the inevitable.

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It's time for the first challenge.

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This week, the first challenge is...

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the beehive.

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Your beehive must stand at least 12cm from the crown.

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That's there, I've just been told about five minutes ago.

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And the vital thing for the beehive, it's all about the backcombing.

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It has to be tight, firm, a very smooth finish.

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You want a beautiful flow from the front to the back

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into the hairstyle and it should be very secure to the scalp.

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No padding. Absolutely no padding.

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Padding is cheating and it will not be tolerated.

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There is one hour and 50 minutes on the clock. Let's get to it.

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Time starts now. Good luck, guys.

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You OK? I'm so scared now.

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There's so much pressure.

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Oh, you've got good, thick hair.

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Each stylist has specified the type of hair

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they'd like to work with for this challenge.

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Man, your hair is long.

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I like the bleached blonde. It's easier to get the height.

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The more damaged the hair, the easier it gets.

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What is a beehive?

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It's exactly what it says. It's a beehive.

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It's a conical shape

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and then finished off with a French plait coming up.

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The most important thing is the hairdressing technique

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that you learn which is backcombing and that is how we get that height.

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I said earlier, no padding. Not allowed. Why not?

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-Can't we just jam something in there?

-No, no, no.

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You will see that the backcombing can work instead of padding.

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You have got enough thickness there, you do it in the right place,

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utilise all the hair from the back

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and use it to make the padding itself. Then cover it up.

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That's how you create the height and volume into it.

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You know what we call it in France?

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-What do you call it?

-We call it a choucroute.

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-Choucroute.

-That is the sauerkraut which is represented from

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the big cabbage that you have on top of the head.

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-Big cabbage on the head?

-Yes.

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Have you ever had a beehive?

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-Yes!

-I was talking to Alain.

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I'm wearing one right now.

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Actually, if we lift up his hat, we actually have got a beehive.

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The stylists are adding mousse, which gives hair a coarseness,

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allowing the backcombing to hold.

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Kobi has also chosen to dry his model's hair upside down,

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in preparation for his backcombing.

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I'm blowdrying it like Denise said last week.

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Obviously, defying gravity, almost. So the hair is going upwards

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and when it comes back down, it's got lots of volume.

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I do hope that Denise is watching me do this.

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16-year-old Kobi has been doing hair since he was in primary school.

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I do love a bit of backcombing.

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He's planning a contemporary beehive

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finished with a cluster of pin curls.

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I want to create an Amy Winehouse classic beehive, iconic look.

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-So it's a 21st-century beehive?

-Yes.

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-Is that what I'm looking for?

-That's what you're looking for.

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The beehive was synonymous with the '60s.

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It exploded on to the scene

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when Audrey Hepburn wore one in Breakfast At Tiffany's.

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The style was then adopted by stars such as Diana Ross

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and Dusty Springfield, and became an instant hit in the UK.

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We're often patronised by both

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people who are managing directors' wives,

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and also the shop-floor workers.

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And thanks to do-it-yourself features in hair magazines,

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the beehive became the hairstyle of choice

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for the working-class woman.

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They styled their beehives using lots of backcombing

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and plenty of lacquer.

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As a shortcut to get height into the hair before she starts backcombing,

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Annie is stacking hairbands on top of each other.

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I'm creating my base for the beehive and creating a bit of stability.

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Cos we're not allowed to use padding,

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this is kind of my other option.

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Annie's passion for styling hair is inspired by her mum,

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who used to be a professional hairdresser.

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She's updating a Supremes-inspired beehive

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with a long ponytail at the back.

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I hate backcombing. I've never been taught the proper technique.

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I am slightly worried about Annie. Her backcombing... It is just not.

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She is literally taking the cuticle up and down.

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You don't want this matted mess in there.

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Perfect backcombing technique is take about half-inch section,

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slightly take it forward,

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you go in with your comb into the mid-length.

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You just go down, nice and tightly.

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You take the comb out. You go in and you go down nice and tightly.

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You can see the mesh building.

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You can create up to about three or four inches, really tight.

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If the hair is backcombed correctly,

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it can easily be removed

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using conditioner and a detangling brush.

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Backcombing, beehive, anything like that,

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never comes up when I'm at home so this is all new to me.

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Londoner Marvin loves working with wigs, weaves and hair extensions.

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He's planning a high-textured beehive

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finished with two French plaits.

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The powder I've just put in is called root powder.

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Root powder bulks up the hair,

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creating a rough matte texture which should help to add volume.

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How do you feel the root powder

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is working with your backcombing technique?

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I feel it kind of takes out the moisture in the hair

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so it kind of makes it a bit more ratty.

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What kind of texture are you trying to reach at the end of it?

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Really trying to build, just the thickness into her hair

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so I am just trying to maximise the backcombing as much as I can.

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Sometimes if you use too much of that product,

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it can be a little bit greasy.

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So I think, backcombing, the best is on dry hair,

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the best product for it is the lacquer.

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Can you just tip your head forward for me?

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That's it. Perfect.

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I can whip up a beehive in next to no time,

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but I want to get the polish right, I want to get the finish right.

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I want it to look good.

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Laura loves everything to do with the 1940s and '50s.

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Her vintage beehive will be finished

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with a couple of victory rolls at the front.

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I'm going to stick with something

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that I think is quite a classic '60s look.

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I'm going to build it all from the top of the hair,

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so I'm going to start at the back,

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with a small French plait at the back,

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and then I'm going to just start building and building the hair

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so we get the lovely comb shape on top of the head.

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It's going to flow all the way round like a big Walnut Whip, essentially.

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Right, right. Very interesting shape.

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So how did you learn to do this technique yourself?

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Research, really. My granny always had a good beehive

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so sort of looking at old pictures and things of my granny.

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Excellent.

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I'm very excited about the beehive, it's my favourite hairstyle.

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Polish-born Dominika takes great pride in her appearance.

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Her classic '60s beehive will also include a French roll and a fringe.

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I'm now lifting the roots even more with straighteners,

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so it's like a hot set to lift it up and get the 12cm or more.

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The stylists' beehives should reach 12cm,

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but Alain is concerned that their techniques may be falling short.

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In perfect backcombing, you need to elevate the section up...

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and start from the roots, slowly going down.

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I've seen them all working fast,

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making such an uncontrollable kind of element.

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Kobi got it right.

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Build up the base underneath.

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Marvin is not using the right technique at all.

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He has backcombed on the top. All he's doing is

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flattening down the roots, not lift it up.

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I'm not sure he's going to reach enough height.

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I do apologise.

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I'm so pretty...

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Former fashion designer Katie loves to create ornate up-dos.

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Her side-parted beehive will be finished with

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an upside-down French braid.

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You've practised enough?

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I've practised before.

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I have done a beehive before. What I usually find difficult

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is getting the shape and getting it smooth and not looking odd.

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-That is what is going to be my challenge.

-Odd.

-Odd.

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That's your words.

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So all I'm going to do is just create something here,

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just so that the hair can be piled up on top of it.

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Annie... It's not looking like a beehive. It is looking quite weak.

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Too many pins going in. Too many pins.

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-How's it going?

-It's going all right.

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You are bit of a maverick. But I have noticed a chink in the armour.

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The judges have, at least.

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They're always complaining about your finishing.

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That's your kryptonite. What is the mindset this week?

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-What are you going to do?

-I'm just trying to take my time

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and have a look before I decide I'm finished, proper finished.

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-I'm behind you 100%.

-Thank you very much.

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All the hair that I'm now going to backcomb

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is going to be wrapped around the base to create the beehive.

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It looks like you have got your hands full there.

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-I'm doing an upside-down braid.

-Is that dangerous?

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-Will gravity push the beehive out of whack?

-I hope not.

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Guys, 30 minutes left.

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That's half an hour left.

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Once the beehives have been created, the backcombing must be disguised

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with a veil of hair to achieve the perfect finish.

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The front layer of the hair,

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it's like a soft veil going to go over this backcombing.

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I have done a lot of practice at home for this beehive.

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I just need to make it smooth.

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Whack it all at the back. It should be all right.

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I have just got to make this look smooth now, with this hair.

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This is going to be slightly quiffed.

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And then it's just going to lay...

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This is going to be really straight at the back.

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I don't want to do what everyone else would assume

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would be typical beehive.

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I think Annie is in trouble.

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It is not looking like a beehive too much

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because it is pulled out way too far back.

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She is not going to reach the height.

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-How are you doing, Kobi?

-All right, thank you.

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A little birdie tells me you have been taking heed

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-of what the judges have been saying.

-Yes.

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Jotting it down on a journal and learning it.

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I'm just taking little, little comments which they say

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which will just help to improve the look so much more.

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By the way, if you are trying to take on Marvin

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in a game of "how low my jeans can go", you are never going to win.

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He is the master.

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Five minutes left, everyone. Five minutes left.

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It's gone.

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I can't work under pressure.

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Those can't cover my backcombing and I'm getting annoyed.

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The more I play with it, the wonkier it goes.

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I wish I'd have had five more minutes.

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Time's up. You busy, busy bumblebees,

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step away from the beehive.

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You are done.

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WHISPERS: It has not gone well. It's awful.

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Let the judgements commence.

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Let's start with Annie.

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Annie, overall, I'm a little bit disappointed.

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Your backcombing's quite weak in there.

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-You've got quite a lot up at the top.

-How do you know it's weak?

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-What are you doing in there?

-Because I can't feel it.

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There's no strength underneath.

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I'm going to check the height of it.

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It's not reaching the right height.

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Is this bit of tape here, is that 12cm?

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-That's right.

-OK, thank you, guys.

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Looks great.

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It's reaching the right shape.

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It's positioned in the right...

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Right in the middle.

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Right, so the main test.

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It's a little short. You feel this, fallen down.

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You had it a little while ago

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and then it's just gone down.

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Your backcombing in here isn't even here.

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It's completely gone, cos you were a bit too rapid with it,

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so you created a step effect,

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not just a nice mesh in the roots.

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Positioning, positioning's pretty good.

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Look. Even from the profile.

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Let's try it out. And...

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Ooh! A little short.

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I'm finding this a little bit untidy.

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It's almost your backcombing's gone a little bit matted.

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You can actually see it's slightly knotty here.

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You're quite solid on the roots

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there, which is good.

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There's a very pretty little loop going on

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and it is sort of slightly ruining it.

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It's losing that finish.

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It's a little short.

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I'm stunned by that.

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-It's a shame.

-No-brainer, that one.

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Because it only takes a degree of pulling the tail comb

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underneath and you could have lifted it up.

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I would say you've actually got too much backcombing at the back here.

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-Can I just show you something?

-Yeah.

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See this shape here, this should be much flatter.

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So we get a nice flow coming up.

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But it's secure, it's very secure.

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She can go out in a gale, that's for sure.

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Now, is it reaching the height?

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Not at all. Your highest point is on the top of the head.

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It feels it's falling back.

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It's mainly due to this front section that you pulled over.

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-You were let down by your backcombing.

-Yeah.

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It's just knots, lots and lots of knots.

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You didn't get that lovely, thick, nice base.

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If I lift it up, it falls back down again. It should stay up.

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But, overall, it's disappointing, really.

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Just to check exactly where it should be.

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Look, how precise is that?

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-That's perfect.

-Really incredible.

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So it's right on the crown, this one?

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This is what we're aiming for?

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-Exactly.

-Yeah, it's near to perfect.

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I can feel that this backcombing is solid inside.

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It's got a nice finish in here.

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-You can feel it on the root.

-Yeah.

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Wahey, it's not going anywhere.

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All it's doing is taking you up higher.

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That's good backcombing.

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I can't see anything through it now.

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-It's looking good.

-A hell of a job.

-Thank you.

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Fabulous, nice work, Kobi.

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OK, albeit with varying degrees of success,

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you've completed the beehive challenge.

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Go put your feet up, take a five. Well done.

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Obviously, my practice has shown off. I'm now top.

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My beehive was just off perfect

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and I was the only one that did meet the 12cm.

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I didn't realise that I'd be judged against my backcombing technique.

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I thought it'd be purely the hair once completed.

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They said it was a beehive,

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but I just added a Laura stamp to it.

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Now it's on to Round Two and the blockheads.

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This challenge is all about the amateurs tackling a basic haircut.

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This week, the judges would like you

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to perfectly replicate this hairstyle.

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Which, if a painful childhood memory serves me correctly,

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is called a bowl cut.

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Thanks, Mother.

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Denise, tell us more.

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Precision is the word.

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It's a full circumference going round, as you can see.

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Your angle is quite a sharp angle, coming down.

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And very important is it falls under the ears.

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And there's a symmetry in it, there's no layers.

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It is completely one length.

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Within the blow-dry,

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we'd like to see a wrap blow-dry.

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As ever, you will be ranked on your efforts at the end of this round.

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You have one hour and ten minutes

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to achieve this blockhead challenge look.

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Grab a blockhead, off you go. Best of luck, guys.

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Good luck, people.

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'The bowl cut is one of the basic styles in a professional

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'hairdresser's repertoire.'

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I'm just waiting for, like, in 20 minutes,

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"Oh, yeah, I know what to do."

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It's all about symmetry.

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You have to make sure it's perfect both sides

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and everything kind of blends.

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So, that is the worrying part about it.

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All right. I have to ask,

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why did you choose

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this ridiculous haircut?

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Because it's an iconic haircut. It's the bowl.

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It's a vital haircut to learn at the beginning,

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-cos it's the haircut that will create a great haircutter.

-OK.

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Not easy.

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Once you achieve it well,

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you can create a lot of different haircuts from that.

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It is a classic look.

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So, it's technically difficult to achieve,

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yet you must admit, wearing this,

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you would look like a slow-witted boob.

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But if you saw it on the right person, you'd love it.

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'In order to cut hair, it must first be divided into sections

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'and every haircut has a sectioning map of its own.'

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Tell me the truth.

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Have you attempted this haircut before?

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Never, ever, ever, ever, ever.

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The only cuts I've done as well have been on this competition.

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-Right. So you're relying a lot on the crib sheet?

-Yeah.

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-And is it helping?

-It's a starting point. For me.

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As long as I can get my sections right,

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at least I'm doing one thing right with this haircut.

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For beginners attempting the bowl cut,

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the hair should first be divided into four main sections.

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The back, the front and the sides.

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It's quite nerve-racking, you standing there.

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After sectioning, the stylist must make their first cut.

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Beginners should cut the back first, then the front

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and then connect up the two

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by cutting the sides.

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I think I'm going to start from the side.

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Shall I get... Sides or fringe?

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DENISE: Dominika's unusually nervous.

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She's chosen to start from the sides, which is

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quite a risky place to start, because the angle's quite steep.

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Start from the back angle, it's a straighter line,

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it's an easier line to follow through,

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but she's got a creative licence,

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so let's see what she does with it.

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So I'm actually going to do the fringe,

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then start on the back,

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so then I can see the angle that's coming at the sides.

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That's the idea.

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Annie, however, has decided to make her first cut at the back.

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I've just seen Annie.

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The first section's cut is way too long.

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She seems to put a lot of pressure on herself.

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I just can't do it. Once again.

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Regardless of where the stylists choose to make their first cut,

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body position is crucial to ensure the finished haircut

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is totally symmetrical.

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Make sure that the head's in the right position,

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your shoulders in parallel to it.

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As soon as you start positioning yourself differently,

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you're taking the risk. This is precision haircut.

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When I cut on the left side, it's always messing up,

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because apparently it has to do something with my body weight.

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I don't know, I think my left hip is heavier than the right.

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The trick to creating a perfect bowl is to cut the hair through

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the comb, rather than through the fingers.

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In hairdressing terms, this is called a low tension haircut.

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What's very important is that you're using

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the tension of the comb, when you smooth it out,

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when you comb through it and you cut underneath.

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So, if you use your fingers to

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pull it down, you create too much tension,

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which eventually will retract and create a much shorter shape.

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Guys, 30 minutes left.

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I want to try and get this cut with 15 minutes to blow-dry,

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so I've literally got 15 minutes to get it cut.

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I've realised I did it totally wrong,

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so I've just started to do the back again.

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I think it's not straight, it's at an angle.

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So I'm just going to soldier on.

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Once the stylists are happy with the symmetry of their cut,

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they must blow-dry the hair.

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20 minutes left, they should start blow-drying right now.

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Because it's going to take them another ten, 15 minutes,

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leaving them five minutes to check the haircut.

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Not enough for some of them,

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because they'll know they'll need to cut a lot more.

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The judges have asked for a wrap blow-dry,

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which involves brushing the hair in all directions

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flat against the scalp, so that no partings form.

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-You're a bit nervous?

-I am.

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You've got a bit of pink cheek. I can see it.

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What are you nervous about? What are you panicking for?

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What I planned to do was basically cut a longer version

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and then going again and then cut it shorter.

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Because of last week, I did cut too much off too quickly.

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But now I've sort of run out of time.

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And you've got a load of hair.

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So I've got a load of hair.

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Can I help in any way?

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-No.

-OK. I'm glad you said that.

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You OK?

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I feel like, for the very first time,

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we're seeing a ruffled Dominika.

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-Are you OK?

-Oh...yeah.

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What are you not happy about?

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This side is, like, wonky up,

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and this one is more longer.

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Yes, symmetry is pretty important with this round.

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I guess I will know next time.

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-If there is a next time.

-Thanks.

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HE LAUGHS

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SHE LAUGHS

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One side's definitely longer.

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Perhaps one side's curling under more than the other.

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Obviously, I know what it should look like,

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and I know it doesn't look like what it should look like, so.

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Five minutes. Five minutes remain.

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-How are you doing?

-Really bad.

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-I just can't do it!

-Wait a minute.

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That sounded an awful lot like, "I've given up."

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Just look at it.

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It looks such a mess.

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You know, where's that fighting spirit?

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It went as soon as the cutting test started.

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I'm just hacking at it now.

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I'm not over the moon.

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I do wish that I took less time cutting it before.

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-That's it, guys.

-But...

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No more primping or trimming.

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Time's up.

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Step away from the hair, please.

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Step away from the hair, Kobi.

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'The judges will be assessing the symmetry

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'and shape of the haircut

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'and the quality of the wrap blow-dry.'

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Let the judgements commence.

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Let's see what Kobi's been up to.

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-I'm shaking the hair.

-Why?

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So I see how the hair falls.

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-We're looking for movement there, yes?

-Yeah, the movement...

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-Looks good.

-..tells you how the haircut comes out.

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The outline's fairly good.

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It's a little heavy on the back.

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It creates some layering elements, as you can see.

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So that's why it kind of flicks out on one side, but not the other side.

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-How does that come about?

-Because he changed direction.

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You brought it too much forward.

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When you release it

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to the natural position,

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it comes back.

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God, that is so exact.

0:27:140:27:17

Let's check the symmetry.

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Let's check the evenness.

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So, this is nice and even here. Very good.

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It's definitely damp within there.

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The blow-dry, you obviously ran out of time.

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-Overall, it's a little bit long.

-Yeah.

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There's always that line of,

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"Don't take too much, take too little."

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But really, we need exact.

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Thank you, Kobi. Well done, man.

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KOBI SIGHS

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Dominika!

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You've given too much tension into all your sections.

0:27:490:27:53

-Given too much?

-Tension.

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So when Dominika held the section of hair

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that she was going to cut,

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she pulled it a little bit too much.

0:27:590:28:01

You've gone much shorter, but the angle is very good.

0:28:010:28:04

The angle is very nice.

0:28:040:28:05

It's a bowl shape, the symmetry's good,

0:28:050:28:08

but it's slightly wedgy at the back.

0:28:080:28:10

So, more of a wedge trying to get out of a bowl.

0:28:100:28:12

More of a wedge trying to get out of a bowl.

0:28:120:28:15

But very pretty.

0:28:150:28:16

Within the shape, you can see that the front is not even,

0:28:260:28:29

one side to the other, OK?

0:28:290:28:32

Because the hair is shorter on the top, it started flicking out.

0:28:320:28:35

That's what happens when you cut it too short.

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The symmetry's gone at the back.

0:28:370:28:39

There's a lot of heaviness and weight lying.

0:28:390:28:41

It could have been a great bob.

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But it's not quite a bowl.

0:28:430:28:45

Just got to be a little more precise.

0:28:520:28:54

And then this side seems a little heavier, somehow.

0:28:540:28:57

Denise, what about the symmetry?

0:28:570:28:59

Let's have a little feel in here.

0:28:590:29:01

Overall, I think the symmetry of this is looking good.

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I agree with Alain here.

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You're a little bit blocky at the side.

0:29:040:29:07

You've got a bit of a step coming in here.

0:29:070:29:09

Your blow-dry is pretty effective

0:29:090:29:11

and worked really well.

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-There's definitely a bowl in there.

-Thank you.

0:29:120:29:15

Oh, honey.

0:29:210:29:22

-Could have been a lot cleaner.

-Yes.

0:29:230:29:26

The roundness has been lost through

0:29:260:29:28

the squareness of the fringe.

0:29:280:29:30

Your starting line was too long.

0:29:300:29:33

The symmetry is out,

0:29:330:29:34

so you've lost that nice, round shape.

0:29:340:29:38

You've lost the bowl, basically.

0:29:380:29:40

You've really gone into

0:29:400:29:41

a long pageboy shape.

0:29:410:29:43

Katie, ooh, I say,

0:29:530:29:54

we're getting closer than ever.

0:29:540:29:57

You can start to see right from the top,

0:29:570:29:59

the hair's lying perfectly into shape.

0:29:590:30:02

Lines following all the way round.

0:30:020:30:04

Katie, you chose to start at the front.

0:30:040:30:07

Which was, I thought, brave.

0:30:070:30:09

I thought, if I get the front right, then the back,

0:30:090:30:11

I can angle the sides.

0:30:110:30:13

It's very symmetrical.

0:30:130:30:14

I think I could put Alain's hat on top of this,

0:30:140:30:16

and it would be right round.

0:30:160:30:18

-It makes you want to have a haircut like this.

-It does, actually.

0:30:180:30:21

Well done, thank you.

0:30:210:30:22

-Thank you!

-Thank you very, very much.

0:30:220:30:24

The judges have had their say,

0:30:260:30:27

now they're going to rank your bowl cut.

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So go through to the prep room.

0:30:300:30:31

We'll be through with the results in a short while. Off you go!

0:30:310:30:34

Well done!

0:30:340:30:36

'The judges will now rank the contestants in reverse order.'

0:30:400:30:43

Look at the line.

0:30:450:30:47

Is it really what we wanted? Not sure.

0:30:470:30:50

I'm not so confident about the ranking.

0:30:500:30:53

I was bottom last week, I probably might be bottom this week,

0:30:530:30:56

cos I haven't given them what they wanted.

0:30:560:30:58

You can see it's got the flaw...

0:30:580:31:01

-KOBI:

-Where I'm ranked today will affect my hair type for tomorrow.

0:31:010:31:04

At the moment, I do think I'm more

0:31:040:31:08

of middle, maybe lower.

0:31:080:31:13

-Ooh la la.

-It's long at the back.

0:31:130:31:15

-ANNIE:

-I was in such a massive stress at one point, looking at it

0:31:150:31:18

and thinking, "What a mess!" One side was longer than the other.

0:31:180:31:20

I always expect the worst in the ranking.

0:31:200:31:23

-Ready to rank?

-Yeah.

-Let's go do it.

0:31:230:31:25

The judges have made their decisions.

0:31:300:31:34

The rankings are as follows.

0:31:340:31:36

In sixth place is...

0:31:370:31:40

Annie.

0:31:440:31:46

-You OK?

-No, cool.

0:31:470:31:49

'In fifth place is Laura,

0:31:490:31:51

'Kobi is fourth

0:31:510:31:52

'and Marvin third.'

0:31:520:31:54

So, runner-up, I can reveal it is...

0:31:560:31:59

Dominika.

0:31:590:32:00

Which means Katie has come first.

0:32:010:32:06

Congratulations! Well deserved.

0:32:060:32:08

Weirdly, you were sitting in order. That was...

0:32:100:32:13

LAUGHTER

0:32:130:32:14

-Look at that. That's weird.

-That's weird.

0:32:140:32:17

-Well, congratulations, Katie.

-Thank you.

-Well deserved.

0:32:170:32:20

And thank you for all your hard work today, judges.

0:32:200:32:22

You've been fantastic. Off you go. Thank you, see you tomorrow.

0:32:220:32:26

Now, as you know, usually your ranking has a direct impact

0:32:260:32:31

on the model you choose for tomorrow's freestyle challenge.

0:32:310:32:35

I said "usually", because today there's a little bit of a twist.

0:32:350:32:39

Your ranking has no impact on the model you choose,

0:32:400:32:44

because you won't choose, we will.

0:32:440:32:47

We decided that, seeing as we are halfway through the competition,

0:32:470:32:50

it's time to up the stakes.

0:32:500:32:52

Join me at the board, I'll explain more.

0:32:520:32:55

Inside each envelope is a lock of hair belonging to

0:32:550:32:58

the models for the freestyle challenge.

0:32:580:33:01

OK, before we get into this,

0:33:010:33:04

I can tell you, the theme of tomorrow's Freestyle challenge is...

0:33:040:33:08

..period drama.

0:33:100:33:11

That's quite exciting, yes?

0:33:130:33:14

Katie, you came first in the blockhead challenge,

0:33:140:33:17

which means you get to open your envelope first, you lucky girl!

0:33:170:33:21

'What the stylists won't know

0:33:210:33:23

'until tomorrow is that the models are their best friends.'

0:33:230:33:27

-Pearl Ash, does that mean the hair of an old person?

-No!

0:33:270:33:31

-I think he's coloured that colour.

-OK.

-I'd say a younger person.

0:33:310:33:36

It was a bit of a downer. I thought we could choose what we want.

0:33:360:33:40

And then they do this to me.

0:33:400:33:42

Don't be shy, show us all.

0:33:420:33:44

It shouldn't be too bad, I just need to think it through.

0:33:440:33:47

Hello! Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

0:33:470:33:51

-I'll make it work.

-What do we want?

-Blonde.

-You want blonde?

0:33:510:33:56

-What have we got?

-Yeah, that's not blonde.

0:33:560:33:59

I was so much prefer to pick my model so I knew what I was

0:33:590:34:03

letting myself in for, rather than being given them, which we have.

0:34:030:34:06

OK.

0:34:060:34:08

It's definitely helpful to be able to feel the hair,

0:34:080:34:10

but we've got the disadvantage of not seeing the whole head.

0:34:100:34:14

Always a pleasure. Have a good night and I'll see you later.

0:34:150:34:18

Today I've not been feeling too confident in what I've been doing,

0:34:180:34:21

so I'm hoping I can switch that around tomorrow

0:34:210:34:23

and just get stuck in there.

0:34:230:34:25

Day two of the competition and it's the freestyle round, which is

0:34:340:34:37

where the judges want to see the stylist really going to town

0:34:370:34:40

on their creations.

0:34:400:34:42

Last night, they got touchy-feely with the hair they'll be

0:34:420:34:45

working on today, but what they are about to find out is that

0:34:450:34:49

the hair actually belongs to their best friends.

0:34:490:34:52

This is going to be awesome.

0:34:520:34:53

Let's talk about yesterday briefly.

0:34:550:34:57

I was very impressed with Kobi's work. The beehive was excellent.

0:34:570:35:01

He was the only one reaching the perfect criteria

0:35:010:35:03

of what we were asking for.

0:35:030:35:04

Annie for me is definitely in danger and Laura is just slightly behind.

0:35:040:35:09

-I like the fact that it isn't over until it's over.

-Absolutely.

0:35:090:35:13

I mean, today's challenge is definitely in Laura's world.

0:35:130:35:17

So that puts Annie in an even weaker position.

0:35:170:35:20

-Good morning!

-ALL: Good morning.

-Today is the big one.

0:35:210:35:25

It's the freestyle challenge. It's period drama.

0:35:250:35:28

It could be any period in the history of the world - Jurassic,

0:35:280:35:32

Elizabethan, the '80s - you're only limited by your imaginations.

0:35:320:35:37

The only thing we insist on is that the finished hairstyle has to

0:35:370:35:41

clearly define the era you've chosen.

0:35:410:35:44

Understand?

0:35:440:35:45

Off you go.

0:35:450:35:47

Exciting times! Exciting times.

0:35:490:35:51

Bring on the hair!

0:35:560:35:57

EXCITED SQUEALING

0:35:590:36:01

Oh, my God!

0:36:060:36:07

Oh, my God.

0:36:120:36:14

So, do you lot know each other?

0:36:170:36:20

-LAUGHTER

-It's freaky!

0:36:200:36:23

You have two and a half hours

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to work your magic on your best friends.

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Your time starts now. Good luck, guys.

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EXCITED CHATTER

0:36:280:36:30

'As well as using as much fake hair as they like,

0:36:300:36:33

'the stylists can use anything available in the prep room.'

0:36:330:36:36

This is like dress-up but with extra fun stuff.

0:36:360:36:39

This is like Christmas came early!

0:36:390:36:42

-I'm so much more comfortable now. I'm not even scared.

-Oh, bless you.

0:36:440:36:47

This one isn't human, is it?

0:36:520:36:53

No, but if you need to take it off and unplait it,

0:36:530:36:56

you do what you need to do.

0:36:560:36:58

'Marvin's friend Bianca arrived wearing a wig

0:36:580:37:01

'made from synthetic hair.

0:37:010:37:03

'Fake hair like this is difficult to style using heat,

0:37:030:37:07

'so he's going to give her human hair extensions instead.'

0:37:070:37:09

I can't stop shaking. Oh, my God. I'm nervous!

0:37:120:37:17

'The stakes are high,

0:37:170:37:19

'because at the end of this round someone will be going home.'

0:37:190:37:24

What are you expecting from these guys today?

0:37:250:37:28

-Proper, traditional techniques.

-That's exciting.

-Very exciting.

0:37:280:37:31

How traditional could they go?

0:37:310:37:32

The exact technique from the era that they can research online.

0:37:320:37:36

So you're saying hopefully they've done the research

0:37:360:37:39

and know what they're doing.

0:37:390:37:40

It's part of hairdressing - you working through

0:37:400:37:43

a backlog of hairstyles, and you have to know the techniques.

0:37:430:37:47

I'm going to do a 1940s poodle. Betty Grable style.

0:37:470:37:51

So all the hair will be at the front here

0:37:510:37:53

and I'm going to do a flat roll at the back.

0:37:530:37:55

'40s Hollywood starlets like Betty Grable

0:37:570:38:00

'made the poodle hairstyle famous.

0:38:000:38:02

'Laura curls Holly's hair with hot tongs, pins into shape

0:38:040:38:08

'and leaves to cool, allowing the curl to set.'

0:38:080:38:11

Laura is sticking to what she knows.

0:38:110:38:13

She is using the same techniques, the same sort of pin curls,

0:38:130:38:16

and she'll probably put some sort of half-doughnut into that roll,

0:38:160:38:20

and really, I'd rather have seen something new from her -

0:38:200:38:23

another era, something more exciting.

0:38:230:38:26

I'm going to do the Roman hairstyle.

0:38:260:38:30

Roman... It's like a sculpture.

0:38:300:38:32

You must have seen it. A roll made of pasta-like curls.

0:38:320:38:39

'Dominika is trying to recreate a hairstyle that was popular

0:38:390:38:43

'almost 2,000 years ago.

0:38:430:38:46

'To create her Roman do,

0:38:460:38:47

'she pin-curls Hannah's hair with a heated wand and pins into place.'

0:38:470:38:52

Right, see you in a sec.

0:38:520:38:54

'Dominika is planning on making a base for her Roman design

0:38:590:39:03

'stuffing fake hair inside a gold net.'

0:39:030:39:06

I hope it's going to work,

0:39:070:39:08

because I need to thread through it, to pull the hair to the front,

0:39:080:39:12

to incorporate the hair into the hairstyle.

0:39:120:39:15

I've got to get the curls in as quick as I can.

0:39:150:39:17

'Katie also uses the pin-curling technique on friend Corinne's hair.'

0:39:170:39:22

So, tell us the era you're working on.

0:39:220:39:26

-Late 18th century.

-Wow!

0:39:260:39:29

-Marie Antoinette.

-Fantastic. My favourite.

0:39:290:39:32

-Of course!

-How big are you planning to do it?

-I'm making a sailboat.

0:39:320:39:35

-Fantastic.

-Hopefully not fake hair.

0:39:350:39:38

I'll use Corinne's hair in front of it to work around it.

0:39:380:39:40

I was hoping to make the waves out of the hair

0:39:400:39:43

but she's not got much length there, so I'm working with the length.

0:39:430:39:46

And then probably a few extensions at the back, ringlets.

0:39:460:39:48

I can't wait to see it.

0:39:480:39:50

-How are you?

-All right. I must do some boat-building.

0:39:570:40:01

Personally, I love Katie's choices of hairdo.

0:40:010:40:04

The 18th century is all about extravaganza, about big, bulky hair.

0:40:040:40:08

I've done it myself. I didn't do the boat. I'd like to see it.

0:40:080:40:12

That's really cool.

0:40:120:40:14

'Katie is taking inspiration from Queen Marie Antoinette,

0:40:160:40:20

'who wore a replica warship in her hair

0:40:200:40:22

'to celebrate a French naval victory.'

0:40:220:40:24

I've got to get this looking right.

0:40:260:40:28

'She's making the whole of her ship out of florist's foam

0:40:280:40:31

'and wrapping it in synthetic hair extensions.'

0:40:310:40:34

If I get the boat looking right, I can just whack it on her head,

0:40:340:40:37

it'll be fine.

0:40:370:40:38

'She is also using fake hair to make up her sails.'

0:40:380:40:42

-I hope the rollers work.

-I do. I'm so scared, though.

0:40:480:40:51

'Kobi plans to use heated rollers to curl his friend Ella's hair.'

0:40:510:40:56

-Bonjour, Kobi.

-Bonjour.

-So, tell us about today.

0:40:560:41:00

What I'm going for is a 1950s glamour, Marilyn Monroe.

0:41:000:41:04

I'm going to pull it all to one side

0:41:040:41:06

-and keep that wave going all the way down.

-You're using heated rollers?

0:41:060:41:09

Yes. Because I think it gives a better finish than using a tong.

0:41:090:41:14

I do want the wave to be quite tight to fit that '50s look.

0:41:140:41:18

'The most famous person to wear long waves like this was

0:41:180:41:22

'film star Veronica Lake.'

0:41:220:41:23

For me, Kobi should be using the tonging technique

0:41:240:41:28

and setting each section onto a clip.

0:41:280:41:31

For a 1950s wave, we are looking for an even curl.

0:41:310:41:35

Usually, when you brush on heated rollers the wave is really flat

0:41:350:41:38

and lacking in the roots, but really curly on the ends.

0:41:380:41:42

So it's not an even curl all the way through.

0:41:420:41:44

If I like this, you'll have to do my hair before college every day.

0:41:460:41:49

-Bonjour, Marvin.

-Hello.

-What are you going to come up with?

0:41:510:41:54

I'm going to do a 1920s look, based on, like, a speakeasy kind of

0:41:540:42:00

-Bugsy Malone look, with deep side parting, finger waves...

-Wow.

0:42:000:42:05

-Curls and...just...

-Sounds great.

0:42:050:42:08

'Finger waves were developed in the 1920s to soften the harsh

0:42:080:42:12

'appearance of the bob.'

0:42:120:42:14

If he's done finger-wave technique before it's going to be brilliant.

0:42:140:42:18

If he hasn't done it before it's going to be a little risky.

0:42:180:42:21

Right, that's the base done.

0:42:220:42:24

'Annie is using texturising irons to achieve her look.'

0:42:260:42:30

-I'm seeing lots of colour here, so what era?

-'80s.

-Punk '80s.

0:42:310:42:36

'Annie is planning an iconic punk Mohican.'

0:42:370:42:41

I crimped it for a bit of texture, just to get a bit of oomph to it

0:42:410:42:44

while I'm plaiting it.

0:42:440:42:46

-And crimpers are '80s, so...

-Absolutely.

0:42:460:42:50

Annie has plaited the front to secure this mohawk.

0:42:500:42:53

Overall, I think she seems quite in control. The techniques look solid.

0:42:530:42:58

I just hope I can see that crimped hair.

0:42:580:43:01

-Hannah?

-Hello.

-Who is Dominika?

0:43:020:43:05

Let's consider her outfit today, which is fabulous.

0:43:050:43:09

We are all talking about it. We love it. Is that a typical outfit?

0:43:090:43:12

If you bumped into Dominika at the supermarket, would she

0:43:120:43:15

-be in the frozen food section dressed like this?

-Yes.

0:43:150:43:19

Well, I'm used to her turning up with pom-poms, various things,

0:43:190:43:21

hanging from her.

0:43:210:43:23

Jewels stitched to her bum.

0:43:240:43:26

One day she turned up to work and I think you just had, like,

0:43:260:43:31

a plain pair of jeans, a white top and just straight,

0:43:310:43:34

normal hair, and I thought, "Are you OK?"

0:43:340:43:35

You know when somebody is not normal when they dress normal

0:43:350:43:38

and that's not normal.

0:43:380:43:40

-That's not normal.

-Yeah.

0:43:400:43:41

-Has she got the skills to go all the way in this competition?

-Definitely.

0:43:410:43:44

No doubt about it.

0:43:440:43:46

-OK, I'll leave you alone.

-Thanks.

0:43:460:43:48

'Marvin has now started finger-waving Bianca's hair.'

0:43:490:43:53

Quite flapperish.

0:43:540:43:56

THEY LAUGH

0:43:560:43:57

It's all about using...your fingers and your comb simultaneously.

0:43:590:44:06

So, if your comb goes one way

0:44:060:44:08

and your finger is holding the other way, it can be a little bit...

0:44:080:44:12

'Marvin heats the hair under a hood dryer to set his waves.'

0:44:190:44:24

Basically, just sewing two tracks together just to make them

0:44:260:44:30

a little bit thicker.

0:44:300:44:33

'Kobi will enhance his '50s waves with hair extensions, which he

0:44:330:44:37

'is sewing onto hairclips.'

0:44:370:44:40

I've not actually done the look with extensions before.

0:44:400:44:43

One hour left! One hour left.

0:44:430:44:46

Ohhh!

0:44:460:44:48

It's quite hard to do.

0:44:500:44:51

'Having finished making her ship, Katie is focusing on the waves,

0:44:510:44:55

'which will be made out of real and fake hair.'

0:44:550:44:59

I've come to pick your brains.

0:45:020:45:05

About Laura. '40s, '50s look.

0:45:050:45:06

-Laura wakes up like this.

-I don't doubt it!

0:45:060:45:09

She goes to bed like that and she wakes up like that.

0:45:090:45:12

-She was born in the wrong era, weren't you, Laura?

-Totally.

0:45:120:45:16

-I take it we are going for '40s, '50s era.

-Surprise!

-Surprise!

0:45:160:45:20

-Hi.

-Hi.

-You must be Helen.

-Hello.

0:45:290:45:32

Is this something you two have done before?

0:45:320:45:34

We used to do a lot of dancing in competitions,

0:45:340:45:36

so we'd always be doing each other's...

0:45:360:45:38

Well, me and the neighbour doing our hair.

0:45:380:45:40

Tell me about the glory days, the dancing days.

0:45:400:45:43

-What dances were you doing?

-Everything. Disco, rock'n'roll.

0:45:430:45:47

I was taller, so I'd end up trying to throw Annie in the air.

0:45:470:45:52

And crazy outfits as well.

0:45:520:45:54

-This hair would go really well with a few of those.

-It definitely would.

0:45:540:45:57

-Well, I can't wait to see the results.

-Thank you.

0:45:570:46:00

It's just getting this to, like...

0:46:000:46:02

-Do I do more hair and get it mixed in?

-Yeah, I think that could work.

0:46:020:46:08

It's called rhubarb and custard.

0:46:080:46:10

That's what they used to call it in the '80s.

0:46:100:46:12

I wanted them quite tight.

0:46:180:46:20

To create that nice wave that I wanted.

0:46:220:46:24

Marvin, you have 15 minutes left!

0:46:270:46:30

15 minutes left.

0:46:310:46:32

-How are you, Bianca?

-I'm good, thank you.

0:46:320:46:35

Tell me more about Marvin the man.

0:46:360:46:38

He seems very chilled out, very relaxed.

0:46:380:46:40

-He is. Very funny, so...

-Good listener?

-Very good.

0:46:400:46:45

I think one thing we always say is he needs to take

0:46:450:46:47

-more time out for himself.

-Oh, he just gives too much.

-He does.

0:46:470:46:51

The question is,

0:46:510:46:52

has he got what it takes to be a winner in this competition?

0:46:520:46:55

-I think so. I think you definitely want to watch out for him.

-OK.

0:46:550:46:58

'Using a French plait as a base,

0:47:040:47:06

'Katie attaches her ship to Corinne's head.'

0:47:060:47:09

I apologise now if I hurt your head. Wobble your head a bit.

0:47:090:47:12

Does that feel OK?

0:47:120:47:14

Yeah.

0:47:140:47:16

I'm enjoying myself. I'm definitely in my comfort zone.

0:47:190:47:24

Just put a little bit of gold paint on top of it.

0:47:250:47:28

Ancient Rome was like gold, jewels and...

0:47:280:47:31

You're going to be Goldilocks!

0:47:310:47:33

-Yay!

-Ten minutes, guys. Ten minutes left.

0:47:330:47:37

We've definitely got the '50s glamour in there.

0:47:370:47:40

I love the boat. I mean, how crazy is that?

0:47:440:47:47

I'm as happy as I can be, yeah.

0:47:490:47:50

-Are you pleased?

-I like it, but doesn't mean anything.

0:47:520:47:55

I'm about to put on the lace.

0:47:580:48:00

Time's up! Step away from your best friend, please.

0:48:020:48:05

'Denise and Alain will be looking to see that the designs fit

0:48:070:48:10

'the historical brief and that they stand up to 360-degree scrutiny.'

0:48:100:48:16

The judges are coming. What's Katie been up to?

0:48:160:48:19

Can we set sail? I think so.

0:48:230:48:25

Amazing. All the way around.

0:48:360:48:38

You can see all the waves coming from the front to the ship.

0:48:380:48:41

The curls on the back you imagine to crash

0:48:410:48:44

-and then the ship shape comes out.

-It says Marie Antoinette to me.

0:48:440:48:48

The sails are mesmerising.

0:48:490:48:51

I no way would have ever thought of doing that. Never.

0:48:510:48:54

I would have looked for a fabric that would have created

0:48:540:48:57

that sailing effect, but you've done it with hair.

0:48:570:48:59

It's just...

0:48:590:49:01

-It's superb.

-It's like the entire ship is made of waves.

-It is.

0:49:010:49:06

And you've used the model's own hair into it, you know, beautifully.

0:49:060:49:09

You made it really high, really extravagant,

0:49:090:49:11

just like it was in the era.

0:49:110:49:13

-Nice work, Katie. Well done.

-Thank you.

0:49:130:49:16

That went well.

0:49:160:49:17

I definitely get 1980s. Obviously the punk side of the '80s.

0:49:300:49:33

But it is punk with a fashion sense.

0:49:330:49:35

-It's not traditional punk, it's a catwalk punk.

-Exactly what I wanted.

0:49:350:49:40

-OK, then you got it.

-The spike works really well.

0:49:400:49:43

I love the way it points into the front.

0:49:430:49:46

Proportion works.

0:49:470:49:49

It's kind of different on one side than the other.

0:49:490:49:52

That's punk, though, that's anarchy for you.

0:49:520:49:55

-And you're talking hairdressing here.

-Oooh, sorry!

0:49:550:49:58

-It definitely is rhubarb and custard.

-Yeah.

0:49:580:50:01

-Marvin, I definitely feel I'm in the 1920s.

-Thank you.

0:50:130:50:17

-You've used her real hair to blend into the extensions.

-Yeah.

0:50:170:50:20

Your waves are lovely.

0:50:200:50:24

I would have loved to see them all the way round at the top.

0:50:240:50:27

It's classic to the era.

0:50:270:50:29

The definition could be a little bit more refined from the back.

0:50:290:50:34

I can hear the Charleston just looking at it.

0:50:340:50:36

Well done, you, for doing finger waves on that type of hair.

0:50:360:50:40

-It's superb.

-Nice work.

0:50:400:50:42

Laura.

0:50:420:50:44

Well done. Really good.

0:50:530:50:55

Would you say, Denise, that this

0:50:560:50:58

-hairstyle conjures up images of the '40s?

-Absolutely the '40s.

0:50:580:51:02

Lovely lines here, and you did mention Hollywood,

0:51:020:51:05

-the dolly style glamour.

-Yes.

0:51:050:51:07

I would have liked to have seen that roll a bit more snood-like.

0:51:070:51:10

What does snood mean?

0:51:100:51:11

A snood was kind of a net where

0:51:110:51:13

a roll would come much lower in the neck.

0:51:130:51:16

The finish is pretty good.

0:51:160:51:18

You used a technique which you are very confident with.

0:51:180:51:20

The setting technique, the pin curls.

0:51:200:51:22

If it was just a little more snood-like, it would

0:51:220:51:25

have been just a bit more sexy.

0:51:250:51:26

OK.

0:51:260:51:27

The '40s were very glamorous, sexy times.

0:51:270:51:30

Dominika.

0:51:320:51:33

And Hannah.

0:51:330:51:34

Fab-u-lous.

0:51:550:51:57

-It looks great.

-I'm speechless, actually. That takes a lot!

0:51:570:52:01

It really is...a Roman empress.

0:52:010:52:03

The way the curls are going up.

0:52:030:52:06

I can see her standing

0:52:060:52:07

in Caesar's Palace, that's for sure.

0:52:070:52:09

The intricate way that you put each piece one after the other

0:52:090:52:12

completed the whole,

0:52:120:52:14

because you only had the hair from the front -

0:52:140:52:16

you had to calculate what was going where, consistency into it.

0:52:160:52:20

It's not easy.

0:52:200:52:21

And I love the little reflection of gold that you put through it.

0:52:210:52:25

It is historic, in the sense of it and everything.

0:52:250:52:28

-It could headline a major fashion show.

-High praise!

0:52:280:52:31

I will take our drooling judges away. Well done. Amazing.

0:52:310:52:35

High five!

0:52:350:52:36

I'm definitely not seeing '50s.

0:52:510:52:53

I have to say the hair looks absolutely beautiful,

0:52:530:52:56

but it's not strong enough to the period.

0:52:560:52:59

-You've got much of a '90s-style curl.

-Right.

0:52:590:53:02

And you also used the heated rollers,

0:53:020:53:04

-which I really feel was a bit of a mistake.

-OK.

0:53:040:53:07

The problem with heated rollers

0:53:070:53:09

is that the roots are not taking that much.

0:53:090:53:12

It's not creating any shapes into it.

0:53:120:53:15

Those rollers have to be in a long, long time.

0:53:150:53:17

Guys, thank you so much for all your hard work.

0:53:180:53:20

You've excelled yourselves again.

0:53:200:53:23

The judges will now put their heads together

0:53:230:53:25

and decide on a winner of the freestyle round

0:53:250:53:27

and they'll be making a tough decision about who will be

0:53:270:53:31

leaving us at the end of the day.

0:53:310:53:32

Go through to the prep room and we'll come

0:53:320:53:35

and join you soon as we can. Thanks, guys.

0:53:350:53:37

My cut wasn't the best and today wasn't the best.

0:53:400:53:43

I'm basically just hanging by my beehive.

0:53:440:53:46

I didn't do too well in the cutting challenge,

0:53:460:53:49

so I don't really know where I stand in the competition.

0:53:490:53:52

I think I have cause for concern because I'm not consistent.

0:53:520:53:55

I don't want to go home, but what will be will be, won't it?

0:53:550:53:59

Some tough decisions. Who shone?

0:53:590:54:02

-Dominika and Katie absolutely got it in one.

-Yeah.

0:54:020:54:05

She created those lovely weaves going up and those sails -

0:54:050:54:09

it was an absolute work of art.

0:54:090:54:11

And why, Alain, did Dominika's efforts impress you so much?

0:54:110:54:15

-I've never seen you like that before. You were...

-Yeah, for sure.

0:54:150:54:18

I mean, it's consistent. At this stage she is delivering every time.

0:54:180:54:23

She shows skill, she shows flair into it.

0:54:230:54:25

It was also creative to the degree

0:54:250:54:28

of making it the best that we've ever seen.

0:54:280:54:30

Let's talk about the person who may be leaving us.

0:54:300:54:35

Kobi was very much at the top with that beehive.

0:54:350:54:38

He just didn't deliver the period.

0:54:380:54:41

Annie's haircutting is not very good, let's face it.

0:54:410:54:45

In her cutting round it was...

0:54:450:54:48

-it wasn't solid cutting, but her flair...

-She's erratic, isn't she?

0:54:480:54:51

Yeah. Well, she surprises you with her fabulous mohawk 1980s style.

0:54:510:54:55

Could have done with a bit more hair into it.

0:54:550:54:59

But when I go to Laura, I feel I'm seeing pin curls,

0:54:590:55:04

rolls with every brief.

0:55:040:55:07

I'm going to leave you with this hellish prospect.

0:55:070:55:10

-Best of luck, guys.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:55:100:55:12

They don't seem to be as harsh on this round.

0:55:120:55:17

You want to see someone that shows maybe a bit more versatility.

0:55:170:55:20

Who can deliver what we are asking for at high standard we want it.

0:55:200:55:25

-And take more risks with what they're doing.

-I agree.

0:55:250:55:28

Hey, guys.

0:55:290:55:31

Well...needless to say, the freestyle round was a scorcher.

0:55:330:55:37

The judges have really struggled to identify a winner,

0:55:370:55:40

but they have a name.

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And the name of that person is...

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..Dominika.

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Congratulations!

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Thank you.

0:55:540:55:55

Outstanding work. Congrats.

0:55:550:55:57

The bad news is, that we do have to send one of you home.

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And the name of the person who is leaving us today is...

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..Laura.

0:56:160:56:17

It's all right.

0:56:210:56:22

Laura, can I just say amazing.

0:56:220:56:24

We decided to send Laura home.

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She does vintage hair really, really well,

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but her technique is kind of limited.

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INDISTINCT

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She's been true to her vintage hairdressing,

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and I know she can take that on to the next stage.

0:56:360:56:39

I feel shocked that I've got through to this point.

0:56:400:56:42

If I've got this far I must be good.

0:56:420:56:44

I'm so happy that I've survived another week.

0:56:450:56:48

I've had such a good time in the competition.

0:56:490:56:51

I did exactly what I came here to do - vintage styling,

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and that's what I've done.

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Making people look like they are from the '50s,

0:56:550:56:57

that's what I do, so I'm definitely going to continue doing that.

0:56:570:57:01

Next time on Hair...

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-How brave do you feel?

-Is this a chignon?

-I hope so.

0:57:080:57:11

I would say this was going quite badly.

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-It's absolutely stunning.

-The theme is sci-fi!

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-I'm doing half-ram, half-man.

-Alien-like.

-Expose the brain.

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-Extraterrestrial.

-Action man.

-Robot.

-May the Force be with you!

0:57:220:57:27

In the third round of the competition, the six remaining amateurs have to create a 12cm-high beehive, perfect a bowl cut and take part in a freestyle challenge with a period drama theme. At the end of the show, another of the challengers will have to leave the competition for good.