By Chantell Black
How cool would it be to make cameo appearances on one of America’s most popular reality TV guilty pleasures, be a judge on your own reality show and still run a successful salon? UPTOWN Magazine asked someone who could answer that question best; celebrity hair stylist Derek J. The BFF to the cast of Real Housewives of Atlanta gave us a teaser for what to expect as they gear up for another season of high-end shoes and high-end drama, as well as his own show on Oxygen Network.
UPTOWN: Your show, Hair Battle Spectacular, recently debuted it’s second season. What made you return?
Derek J.: When they renewed for the second season, I was the only one [of the judges] that came back. I was happy I got called back because I could’ve been left out like everybody else. It’s such a fun show. We grind it out for six weeks in L.A. and make it happen.
What can we expect this season?
There’s a lot of drama putting seven hairstylists together. We’re actually getting ready for the finale. It’s drama. It’s hair. It’s fun. Eva and Taylor brought a fashion element to the show, where last year it was just about the hair. So everybody stepped their game up all the way around.
From one reality show to the next, will we see you in this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta?