Derek J net worth: Derek J is an American hairstylist who has a net worth of $400 thousand. Derek J was born in Toledo, Ohio and began working as a stylist while he was in his early 20s. He made a name for himself in the styling and hairdressing world, working for such publications as Essence, Vibe, Today's Black Woman, and Black Men's Magazine. He left the editorial world to open his own salon in the mid-2000s, and immediately began racking up awards for his hair creations. He is the owner of the J Spot Salon in Atlanta, Georgia, and has styled such celebrities as Natalie Cole, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, and Nicole Ari-Parker. He has been a featured judge on the reality television series, "Hair Battle Spectacular" since the show began airing on the Oxygen Network. He has also been featured on multiple talk shows, including "Ellen", "Oprah", and "The Wendy Williams Show", and he has also appeared on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta". He is next slated to appear on the Bravo show, "Fashion Queens".