You aren't going to rattle Tabatha Coffey by calling her a bitch. In fact, she might even thank you. "I wish I had a penny for every time someone referred to me as a bitch," the Tabatha's Salon Takeover star tells CNN. "I'd be lying on a beach somewhere."
After first appearing on Shear Genius, the Aussie says people who recognized her would often refer to her as "that bitch." But instead of letting her self-esteem take a hit over those B-bombs, Tabatha chose to "truly embrace her inner bitch," adopting her well-known acronym "Bravery Intelligence Tenacity Creativity Honesty."
"It's something that we all should be—male and female," she tells CNN. "I run a successful business, I have a really strong work ethic, I try and lead by example—being a bitch is a huge part of it!"
Haters, be damned. T continues, "I just think the word itself has such a negative impact on people when you say it. For my acronym, I feel like, yes, I do own it. I am all those things. A lot of us out there are, and it really isn't a bad thing. I totally own that title."
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Tabby as i call her is such an inspiration, shes always been my mentor and see'n her be a master in all trades help me see that with a certin amount disaplint, leadership, and zero tollarence for bs, that I to, a kitchen buticion since the age of eight have the curage to get out the kitchen and into someones salon. I see the desasters she faces, and long story short my kitcken would get a better grade. Hope you read this Ms.Coffey, you help the world see that us ppl proud of the title b*tch make the world go around in the best way. Your biiggest fan -bossyduval
Love the show! I've learned more about customer service and running a business from watching our show then anywhere else. I've started reading your book and love the definition of "bitch". Keep it up!
I like the show very much, and especially Tabatha's attitude its a no-nonsense one that I love. What I would also like to add is some of these hairdressers/stylist must depict what they do, some of them hair could be used as a mop, to me a stylist hair must have a drop-dead/head-turner look.
Why do people ask for her help and then call her names? She is an expert in her field, listen to her!
I am in dire need of a great salon by San Francisco, California. Can you help someone in my area or recommend a great salon. I have only received mediocre haircuts since I moved out here 3 years ago.
Thank you!!! Jessyca
I love how she whips bad salons in to shape. Many of those hair dressers give the rest of us a bad name. They're dirty, and unsanitary, and usually not all that good. She calls them on it. I love her. I think she's awesome, and any salon that she visited would be better off. I don't know why they cop such an attitude, either, but it seems not much changes from beauty school. Some people just aren't humble enough to be taught anything. I would be saying thank you and asking , "HOW can I improve?" I would pay HER to shadow her for a month. I wish they'd add a noob to the industry side-kick (ME! I can see it...I'm Tabitha. This is my assistant, Rainbo" HEEE HEEE) to show them how to be a real assistant. The reason she is successful is A) she's great at what she does B) she's a polished professional (and you don't have to be rich to look polished) and C) she respects herself and others. She isn't unkind. She's honest and direct. She's been asked to come in and HELP. Criticism will follow. I am such a fan of Tabitha! I hope her awesomeness comes across just as well in the other businesses. I am a Tabitha "PURIST" and want her back in the salons, only. We'll see. B.I.T.C.H? NATURALLY! If by BITCH you mean Babe In Total Control of Herself. Rock on, Tabitha!
I have watched each episode and collected them all on my DVR. I don't operate a salon or work in one but I appreciate and relate to possessing a work smarter not harder work ethic. Making self improvements throughout life is critical. We all have something to learn, grow from and change about ourselves. I like what she stands for. Mrs. Coffey has simply popped out of her mouth what often lies just under the surface of my own thoughts as I watch the program. In a world of people who fabricate excuses...I find her refreshing.
Is she a bitch? In common terms among most groups ~ yes! Do I think she is unfair or cruel ~ no. Sometimes, people get stuck in their ways and need help. They tell themselves lies so they can feel better and self soothe. We've all done it. What's refreshing about Tabatha is her ability to hone in on a few perspectives and bring those changes to the table so people can be enlightened. I for one would love to meet her and I think she would be a very neat person to hang out with and I'd like to get to know her as a person and not a personality.
Keep up the good work Bravo. Good production value.
My name is ursula and im a hair stylist. The pass couple of year ive been wanting my own salon but dont have the money to start it up. i have been working with the wrost people in this field i think many are blessed to do hair and other should nt touch it .i just dont understand how so many people can just open a shop today smh ....i dont understand please help make a plan
I work at a salon in the suburbs of Chicago that has been in business for over 25 years. They are all very wonderful talented people, however we are having a difficult time blending newer employees with the employees who have been there for many years, some from day one. A near by salon closed and we took on an additional 4 stylist to our already 10 existing stylists. There is quite a mix of the employees some are half way out the door to retirement and have a large senior based clientele, some still very excited to be working and being professional and some just sit around and play Sudko all day. We are a mature salon with our youngest employee being 36 years old, but we want to stay in business and attract new younger clientele. The owners are really wonderful people but they really need Tabitha to come and help!