Derek J HBS2


JudgeDerek J is a returning judge on the second season of the Oxygen's fantasy hair design competition series "Hair Battle Spectacular." From the hair he's styled on movie screens down to the open-toed heels he's rocked on television, Derek J is an inimitable media force recognized for his extravagant work and unforgettable footwear. Derek J became a household name after an appearance on Bravo's top-rated series "Real Housewives of Atlanta." He was also featured in Chris Rock's documentary "Good Hair," as well as guest appearances on 'Oprah,' 'Ellen' and 'Wendy Williams.' The Toledo, Ohio born hairstylist, who now resides in the hair capitol of the world Atlanta, Georgia, first tasted success at the young age of 20. During this time Derek was a stylist for major publications such as 'Black Men's' magazine, 'Today's Black Woman,' 'Essence' and 'Vibe.' However, after two years in the fast-paced life of the entertainment industry Derek J decided to take a break and immersed himself into the world of hair shows. The new world of hair shows proved to be the perfect environment for the creative hairstylist who immediately began winning the competitions he entered. In 2007 Derek won the prominent Bronner Brothers "Hair Battle Champion" award. Derek J has his own salon called J Spot Salon in Atlanta Georgia. He is stylist to such celebrities as Nicole Ari-Parker, Natalie Cole and Keisha Knight-Pulliam.Now Derek J is back, and brining his hair show extravaganzas to the entertainment world, one elaborate hairstyle at a time. ? back to cast bios

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