About Derrick

220px-DerrickA derrick is a lifting device composed of one tower, or guyed mast such as a pole which is hinged freely at the bottom. It is controlled by lines (usually four of them) powered by some means such as man-hauling or motors, so that the pole can move in all four directions. A line runs up it and over its top with a hook on the end, like with a crane. It is commonly used in docks and onboard ships.

Some large derricks are mounted on dedicated vessels, and are often known as “floating derricks”. The device was named for its resemblance to a type of gallows from which a hangman’s noose hangs. The derrick type of gallows in turn got its name from Thomas Derrick, an English executioner from the Elizabethan era.

What’s in a name? Well, let’s start with the Name of all names Jesus where ever knee shall bow and every tough confess.

What’s in a name? In Madonna ‘s material world a name is entertainment.

What’s is a name? From cars to bar’s to boats to coats. What’s in a name?

it’s only a name…In some cases a name is builded by quality, performance and high technology  … and Some might say a name is builded around strong vertues and values.

What’s in a name? Well…A family name goes long way it’s a solid foundation that stands on quality.

A name of identifying a person, place, or thing that’s wherein which we call nouns …Not to mention the millions of A.K.A’s and name changes.

derico2Let me introduce myself I’m Derrick Smith a good family name. Born of two proud parents Robert and Norma Smith and they named me Derrick, now Derrick to me is a strong name a name by definition is a strong machine use in drilling for oil the last name had to be change or drop…but I needed a stage name to break into the Hair styling game Hair Show.

I can still remember my first Hair Show at the Grand Quarters on West Grand Blvd. In Detroit, Mich.

It was a world of amazing fashion and style breath-taking blood pumping adrenaline flowing in all corner of The Grand Quarters; folks dress to turn heads, walk-in their gator’s; suited down. I was” blown away” the stage lighting and the runway lights so bright you could image landing a small jet.

The stage performance of the hair stylists skit after skit played a high degree of showmanship of style.

Now, before we go any further and please don’t get me wrong; a name is a name but the name Jesus is a name above all names and I’m sure you will agree whether the perform was good or bad it’s in the name that you will remember.stair

new meIf you ask he family or close friends that De Derrick has a new style everyday. Known for the particular way he always wore his hair: full wavy and styled, always a different look now that’s De Derrick. Every day was a new look for him to admire only because through time and effort he had learned to style his own hair.423454_3786500974407_119973176_a

workDe Derrick was introduced to the straighten comb at sixteen a friend, by the Jackie Wade asked me could she press and curl my hair and with a yes respond and she started the service.

After she was finished and handed me a mirror I was hooked on a look that dare to be different for a man but I liked it, Ma was not to keen on of the idea of my new style but, it grew on her and by the time reached eighteen I had learned to roll my hair with the “pink” roller now there black thank God.

honor guard2At nineteen I join the Air Force and they cut my hair off; had not seen that look in sometime.  But after my tour was over I was back in business with a style of my own.

A few month after returning from the military I step up the game to relaxers styling my own hair only until I was fired from a landscaping job thankful to have a plan in mind because frankly landscaping was not my cup of tea.

English: Most cosmetology and beauty school pr...

English: Most cosmetology and beauty school programs in the United States require students to purchase practice heads that are made with real human hair. Students can cut, color and add permanents to their practice heads (with mixed end results) as they learn the procedures in school. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So what was the plan?; Cosmetology School and that made all the difference in the world, you would think. In 20 years of styling hair, 12 different shops around the city of Detroit and may own De Derrick Unixes and run way stage presentation with David Humphrey “Hair Wars”.

English: City seal of Detroit, Michigan.

English: City seal of Detroit, Michigan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hair Wars is where the name The Hair Fighter originated I had fun skid preparation and music, the pressure of that Sunday morning getting the models together, most of them was prepped  the night be for and then Sunday night show time. Hair Wars was always exciting and flattering to rub shoulder with some of the greats  by stage.

never give upIn conclusion: If I had a chance to do it all over I wouldn’t change my name I’ll kept it as the same De Derrick “The Super Hair Fighter.


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