Ask any fashionable woman you know -- anyone with the talent to create hairstyles most people can only dream about while simultaneously working a mean pair of pumps is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Having appeared as Kim Zolciak's right hand man on 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,' a fierce competitor in Chris Rock's documentary on the African American hair industry, 'Good Hair, ' and now as a judge on Oxygen's 'Hair Battle Spectacular,' hair stylist Derek J is making America fabulous -- one fantasy hair creation at a time.

But what exactly is "fantasy hair"? For those unfamiliar with Derek J's world of over the top 'dos, Lady Gaga is often considered a modern day example of what fantasy hair stylists are capable of creating.

"Fantasy hair is wearable art. It allows the hair stylist to be creative, to do what they wanna do, to create whatever they wanna create and put it on top of somebody's head!" Derek J says of the genre.

PopEater spoke with Derek J about Lady Gaga taking the credit for fantasy hair, judging 'Hair Battle Spectacular' and just how responsible he is for Kim Zolciak's style! Read the full interview after the jump!