Dwight Eubanks on Why He's Not Returning to Housewives

Dwight Eubanks on Why He's Not Returning to Housewives

The stylist is choosing "hair" over "buffoonery."

Published July 18, 2011

If you were hoping to see the fabulous Dwight Eubanks on the upcoming season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, prepare to be disappointed. During the “Art of Fabulous,” a Clairol Professional hair color battle, Eubanks tells BET.com he is “absolutely not” returning to the series.


“It was very time-consuming and I only did the Real Housewives of Atlanta to promote [his Purple Door Salon] and out of three years, they have not yet shown what I really do. I’ve had a salon for over 25 years and they just refuse to show it. It does not make sense.” he explains.


The unforgettable stylist hints at the show’s catty plot lines and dramatic characters as the real reason for his departure. “We can entertain you, but you still need to be educated. That’s what’s lacking in the television industry. It’s so much buffoonery and craziness out there. I just can’t do it. I refuse to do it.”


Although Eubanks won’t be shown planning any grand soirees for Phaedra, he won’t be completely gone from television. You may finally see Dwight on his own show. “They’re still trying to figure out what to do with me,” he says, explaining why his hair-focused reality show has yet to finish filming. “You have to realize: I’m 50 years old. Therefore, it has to be something that makes sense and has substance.”


On whether or not the unofficial “sixth housewife” misses filming with the fiery cast, he matter-of-factly says, “I don’t miss it at all.”


(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Written by Kimberly Walker


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