By Chantell Black
How cool would it be to make cameo appearances on one of Americaâ€™s most popular reality TV guilty pleasures, be a judge on your own reality show and still run a successful salon?Â UPTOWN Magazine asked someone who could answer that question best; celebrity hair stylist Derek J.Â 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 itâ€™s second season.Â What made you return?
Derek J.: When they renewed for the second season, I was the only one [of the judges] that came back.Â I was happy I got called back because I couldâ€™ve been left out like everybody else.Â Itâ€™s such a fun show.Â We grind it out for six weeks in L.A. and make it happen.
What can we expect this season?
Thereâ€™s a lot of drama putting seven hairstylists together.Â Weâ€™re actually getting ready for the finale.Â Â Itâ€™s drama.Â Itâ€™s hair.Â Itâ€™s fun.Â Eva and Taylor brought a fashion element to the show, where last year it was just about the hair.Â Â 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?