Exmouth hair stylist makes quarter finals of BBC Three’s Hair

11:30 13 March 2014

Exmouth hair stylist Kobi Kirby. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 4316-09-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Exmouth hair stylist Kobi Kirby. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 4316-09-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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IT’S warp factor nine for Kobi Kirby, the 16-year-old hair stylist from Exmouth.

He’s blasted into the quarter finals of BBC Three’s reality show Hair and is all set to let his imagination run wild next week in a freestyle challenge with a sci-fi theme.

In a riveting third episode (shown on Tuesday, March 11), the amateur hairdressers had to create a 12cm-high beehive, perfect a bowl cut and participate in a freestyle challenge with a period drama theme.

Kobi brought home the honey with an exemplary beehive that got everyone buzzing. The judges were highly impressed, describing the stunning cut as ‘near to perfect’.

It was the first time that Kobi had won a round in the three episodes shown so far, and he was delighted.

“Obviously my practice has paid off,” he said. “My beehive was just off-perfect, and I was the only contestant that met the 12cm height.”

Round two was a basic bowl cut, using a blockhead model. Kobi struggled here, running out of time, and he wasn’t happy. The judges thought his cut was too long, was still damp inside, but showed promise. He was ranked fourth.

In the final round, the hairdressers had to create a period cut. Kobi went for a 1950s movie star style, using heated rollers and hair extensions. It looked OK, but the judges felt that it wasn’t true to the period and it was a mistake to use the rollers.

Although he was marked down for the challenge, Kobi’s reasonable bowl cut and his superb beehive pulled him through to the quarter final.

The fourth episode of Hair is at 9pm on Tuesday, March 18, on BBC Three.

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