*With a new host and new judge, Oxygen’s “Hair Battle Spectacular” returns for its second season on Monday with 11 more stylists competing for the title of delivering the fiercest most outrageous works of hair in the business.
“We have flying hair, flying spray bottles, flying fists and a lot of awfulness this season,” warns Atlanta superstar stylist Derek J, the show’s lone returning judge and popular high-heeled guest on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Actress and “America’s Next Top Model” champ Eva Marcille joins the show as host, while celebrity stylist Taylor Jacobson – yes, the Taylor from Bravo’s “The Rachel Zoe Project” until she had beef with Zoe and left the series – will join Derek at the judges table.
“Taylor is the style maven of the bunch,” Eva told us during interviews this month at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “The show is all about hair, and what’s different from Season 2 than Season 1 is that we’re incorporating fashion and all things glam – makeup, fashion – it all has to work together cohesively with whatever the challenge was for the hair.”
In the bonus audio below, Derek and Eva — with Taylor chiming in — describes a challenge this season that has literally gone to the dogs.
“Hair Battle Spectacular” premieres Monday, Aug. 15 at 10 p.m. Watch a season 2 preview below.