Tabatha Coffey

Tabatha professes her love for Dr. Flavio.

on Mar 7, 20120

I have a secret crush...on Dr. Flavio. While it is true that he is almost 90 and uses a cane, he also embodies a lot of the traits I value in people in this industry. Flavio loves what he does, in fact he has so much passion for hairdressing and for teaching that at his age he is still showing up to his beauty school every day and walks the floor with the students. But he shouldn't have to. His presence and his legacy are clearly inspirational, but when I arrived at his beauty school, his faculty and students were anything but inspired. The teachers weren't teaching and so the students weren't bothering to show up. The students weren't even passing their state boards. The school's enrollment was down, and Dr. Flavio was in danger of losing his home and his legacy.

22 comments
Karen Sevshek
Karen Sevshek

Dr. Flavio has stolen my heart. Tabitha, thank you for being so incredible to him. I lost my mom last year; she was only 74. I had the privilege of helping my amazing father take care of her for a year & a half after a terrible massive stroke. I've always had a gigantic place in my heart for the elderly, I can't even express it, sometimes my heart feels like its going to explode. I wanted to just hug Dr. Flavio & I couldn't understand how his daughter could just stand there, away from him & say she didn't have enough room for her OWN beautiful father in her home. If it happened, God I pray it doesn't because I want him to be able to live in his own home, but if it did, YOU MAKE the room for your father!!!! Breaks my heart:(. This is the first time I've ever watched your show. I love you, Tabitha & I don't even know anything else about you-but I will from now on. And Dr. Flavio, if I ever got to meet you, I would give you a huge hug & if I was your daughter, I would enjoy spending a lot of time with you so you knew it. Some people just don't know what they got until it's gone.

Viewer55
Viewer55

I hope you will please update us on this school. Dr. Flav deserves for his legacy to continue and I hope his daughter has continued to improve.

On a personal note. Tabitha - I'm not in CA but I always wanted to start a business similar to your show. Who cares what industry it is...management styles, professionalism, respect and valuing people translate into any business. If you ever consider broadening what you do, email me!!!

Cori L
Cori L

I LOVE YOU DR. FLAVIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I was your daughter so i could Help you with the salon and everything else... I LOVE YOU DR FLAVIO!!!!! You are so nice and sweeet!!!!

WantbetterTV
WantbetterTV

Hi Tabatha

Thank you for being you. Yours is the only show that is still worth watching on Bravo TV channel. All the other shows are kind of indistinguishable from Jerry Springers... You have a great head on your shoulders, and I learn a lot from just watching you. Thank you

trsquare
trsquare

LOVED Dr. Flavio! May we all be that feisty and loving when we're that age.

JeannieP
JeannieP

Love your show... You can take any business and turn it around. If I had only known you were going to be in Torrance. I confident that I can walk into Flavio's now and feel comfortable now that you have left your mark. Great job.

beanieinSTL
beanieinSTL

I am a devoted fan of yours. I like your assessments and the way you get to the heart of the matter. I love your direct approach... and the way you tell it like it is! You also crack me up when you start cussing at some of those idiots! I wish I'd had you with me a couple of times while getting my hair done! Hope Bravo is smart enough to keep you and your show going a long time. Thank you.

David Y
David Y

Tababtha I have followed your TV career from the start and you stood out clearly on Shear Genius so its no surprise you are doing so well with this show. The Flavio episode just solidifies what a professional and wonderful person you are. I enjoyed that episode so much I watch it on every repeat. He is truly a great guy and as you say in your blog I have so much love for people who are passionate and love their jobs. Your interactions with Mr. P were daunting to watch but Flavio and you made up for all that. He (Dr. Flavio) is truly inspirational, as are you. Keep it strong and going on lady, you are wonderful.

Ra Ra
Ra Ra

Tabatha, it is no wonder you have become, to us viewers, as beloved a mentor as Tim Gunn of Project Runway. I know I speak for many, many fans who just can't get enough of your positive attitude, kick-ass honesty, and perfect mix of logic, common sense, and passion. Your show(s) are one of about three programs which are set on my DVR to record "first run AND repeats", ANY channel, ANY day, ANY time.

LyndaS
LyndaS

Tabatha, You really are a miracle worker. That school (& I use the term loosely) seemed very dated and backward. None of the teachers seemed competent to teach technique. I also adored Dr. Flavio. He was very feisty, passionate for hairdressing and gentlemanly. I appreciated how respectful you were to him. He was very lucky you happened along and brought the staff up to standards. Thanks for doing what you do and doing so well!!!

Girlie93064
Girlie93064

Tabatha.... Your show is AWESOME....Your professionalism is what makes you the best at what you do. It is nice to see you change people's lives....and promote EDUCATION!!! I wish you were around when I was a hairdresser 20 years ago....Keep up the good work...

dekisha brown
dekisha brown

I watch your show everday you are one likeable person

micheleuTexas
micheleuTexas

I loved this show!!!! It was the best one yet! Dr. Flavio is a spunky gentleman that needed you!!! I will continue to watch your shows. Thanks for a great show. Like the above comment, I do hope they continue to improve their business and take care of Dr. Flavio!

Ria
Ria

Tabatha I love Flavio! I was almost in tears watching the show to see how cold his daughter was to him it was so sad. If I had to buy a sofa bed or whatever it would take my dad would be welcomed in my home to live. In fact my dad and I did live together and we did not have a lot of room at all but when you really love someone what does it matter. Her father is such a smart and nice man with a great sense of humor. Instead of learning all those years and helping him with his business she was cold and helped run it down to the ground. I don't believe that she will do the right thing by her father and I hope Bravo is looking out for him in whatever way they can. I love the elderly especially the ones that are like Flavio!

Carolyn L
Carolyn L

Hey Tabatha, Mr Flavio such a charming man. great job.

kevin c
kevin c

I love your show Tabatha! I dated a hair stylist for 3 years so I kinda have it in my blood. You do great work and are a great inspiration.

monique D.
monique D.

This was hands down, my favorite Tabatha episode of all time! Mr. Flavio's spunk and dedication touched my heart, and the respect and admiration Tabatha showed him was amazing to watch. Now that's great TV!

Angie Kindig
Angie Kindig

Love your show. You are an inspiration to all who run businesses. I love your attitude and your style. I hope you have many more seasons on Bravo!

JaniceP
JaniceP

Love your show Tabatha, but this was one of the best! I love hair and all that it entails. Getting a glimpse into how the salons operate and now a beauty school was great. Plus, love when we get to watch you doing hair. Looking forward to the pet shop next week.

Stacy Allen
Stacy Allen

Tabatha, I loved this episode! It was so sad to see how Dr. Flavio's legacy was quickly being lost. So glad you went there to inspire everyone.

I truly wonder how they fare after your visit. Would love it if you could post on here how they are doing today.

You & your show interest me since my mother was a beautician. My mother was widowed in 1963 with 4 children - had no job but always "played around" doing her sisters' hair. She went to beauty school, worked at a salon, then opened her own.

If she was alive today she'd be Dr. Flavio's age & would have loved this show, and the great respect you showed that man.

kerri L.
kerri L.

I hope they continued on the good path after you left! I am very worried about Dr. Flavio!

fan of the show
fan of the show

Okay, I didn't like you until this episode. However, you showed such compassion to the Dr. that you now have me on your side. . .Good Job!