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Atlanta reality show personality Derek J hosts launch of WE’s “LA Hair”

578119_3570166845441_1011078506_3184099_1303669139_nThe worst and biggest hair days of my life happened this week. Seriously, if your pet eagle goes missing, check the top of my head, OK?

So I about kissed the soles of reality show personality and salon owner Derek J’s red four-inch stilettos last night when he shared his top predictions for hairstyle trends this summer.

“Beach waves, choppy, messy,” he said. “People should go more toward simplicity. Effortless glam is what’s going on.”

Often seen on episodes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Derek J hosted a launch party for another reality show at his Pharr Road salonThursday night: “L.A. Hair,” which premieres on the WE channel at 10 p.m. May 31. The show will chronicle the travails of celebrity stylist Kim Kimble as she attempts to wrangle the tresses of her famous clients whilst dealing with the attendant drama.

Derek J is of course no stranger to drama himself – a tangle with another stylist once ended with his salon’s floor becoming a shooting victim – but he tries to hover above the fray.

“Atlanta is the place where dreams can come true,” Derek J said. “You can end up on a reality show or a sitcom. Atlanta has such a laid-back situation.”

While he’s a reality regular, he’s not interested in his own show.

“I’m scared,” he said. “First, my life is really boring. I try to stay true to what I am. I don’t want to lose the respect of people just to sell a show.”

And he doesn’t want any enemies. We asked who the biggest divas to sit in his chair had been. Natalie Cole, he said, was the most major celebrity who sprang to mind.

“The biggest diva in terms of attitude,” he said, “I don’t want to say!”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

2 comments Add your comment

TooTrue

May 26th, 2012
8:14 am

I Love You! Derek J !!!!!!!!

vanessa

May 27th, 2012
3:47 am

What is the name of the designer that did your boots in chris rock’s hair?