Tabatha Coffey Talks Bravo, Being So Over Ombre Hair, and Beauty Tips
Tabatha Coffey was born a to be a hair stylist. Her career as a salon guru with a no-nonsense reputation? That came later. Coffey evolved into a pop culture personality after appearing on Bravo's hairdressing reality competition show Shear Genius. Fans loved the striking and stern Aussie so much that she's now in the fifth season of her own show, Tabatha Takes Takeover (formerly Tabatha's Salon Takeover). On the program, she has helped numerous struggling salons. This season she looks to work with just about any kind of small business in need of her know-how.
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Creating an empire isn't an easy task, but Coffey continues to expand hers (which includes a wig line, among other things) by hitting the road this summer on a speaking tour that stops at Mesa Arts Center on Sunday, June 9. Though she has a reputation for being tough, in a recent phone interview with Jackalope Ranch she was eager to talk about her show and her passion for helping others. She gave us a few beauty tips, too.
Being five seasons into your show on Bravo, what have been the most memorable moments?
Honestly it's always memorable. Any time the owner and staff really embrace the changes and turn their business around I am always incredibly proud and thankful.
How different is it bringing the show to a variety of businesses as opposed to just salons?
I take every situation that I go into as an individual business, and things never cease to amaze me. It is different because it is a learning process, interesting to the viewers and also really exciting for me.
What has inspired you to keep going with the show?
Honestly I love being able to go in and help struggling businesses, I am so grateful to have the job that I have and a show that has allowed me to really go in and help these small business owners. I am happy to be able to do the show as long as there are business out there that need my help.