Tabatha Coffey

Tabatha wasn't sure that she'd be able to get through to Suzanne and empower her.

on Jan 10, 20120

Happy New Year, everyone! I am so excited to be taking over Bravo once again!

Jungle Red was a mess. It was dirty and unorganized. The staff was unruly, and Suzanne had abdicated her authority by letting her daughter, Kari, run her business. The biggest problem -- Kari was there to help her mother, not because she was following her personal passion. Suzanne was refusing to grow up and take charge of her business and her life.

I have seen lots of dirt and staff not pulling their weight, but I have never seen a bin of bras or a wardrobe of clothes in a salon. It was astounding to me, and I knew I had a lot to fix in the salon and with Suzanne.

29 comments
Cindy1963
Cindy1963

Hi Tabatha. Welcome Back. I am so glad that you returned and it seems this show is going to bigger and better than ever! I love the way you talk to people, you say it like it is. More people need to learn to do that. I love your hair, it always looks so shiny. Can you please tell me what you do to keep your hair looking so good? When you were at Jungle Red, the only thing I did not like was the comment that Laura made-"this is Minnesota, it's not NY,LA or Chicago, we don't want people walking around looking like whores!" That upset me because I was born and raised in NY and I was never one to put on alot of makeup so not everyone puts on alot of makeup and even if people do it does not mean that they are whores. I'm glad Suzanne fired her, she did not seem like a team player and she acted like she thought she knew everything. She does not know ****!! Anyway, I wish you much luck in your new season and hope that there are many more seasons to come. Thank you. Thanks Bravo!

Love you, Cynthia

Justin Livingston
Justin Livingston

I've seen a lot of horrrible things in the salons on this show (from passive-aggressive owners to a co-owner with an alter ego) but this was definitely the worst. This owner had clearly lost passion and was simply not willing to step up and her daughter was ALL TOO willing to and was clearly used to stepping up. We saw that when the salon held a fashion show. I really think Tabatha showed up at just the right time. Can't wait for tonight... Tabatha takes over a gay bar!

tab lvr!
tab lvr!

Tabatha,

YOU....ARE...FABULOUS!!! I love how honest you are with the staff in every episode and anyone who says different is just lying to themselves!! Keep up the honesty...we need more of it in this world!! Super excited to see the rest of the season! :)))

Nursecarolyn
Nursecarolyn

Tabitha, After having chemo 10 years ago my hair never came back on the top. It's been impossible to find a stylist who can cut my hair! The minute I tell them my problem, they seem to fixate on the top and overcut and make it worse! Please address this common problem among cancer survivors with stylists. I would love to see how they are supposed to cut our hair the right way, and you are the only one who can do it. No wigs! Too hot, too itchy!

True Blood
True Blood

Love your show. I live in a little town with few choices in salons. Your show has opened my eyes as to what to look at when looking over the salon, service, etc. I think your show should be required viewing or training in all beauty schools. The look of joy on the face of the daughter you freed from virtual slavery this week was priceless joy. You must feel such pride in what you do.

Carolyn L
Carolyn L

Hi Tabatha, Happy New Year!!!!. LOL@ your reaction on Suzzane I couldn't tell if she was laughing or crying either.

Suzette04
Suzette04

Tabatha,

I know a hair salon that makes their customers do their own foils for a high-light, while be treated as a "customer". I was absolutely shocked when I got my hair done. I had to do my own hair foils??? Something is wrong with these hair-stylists!!! I wish you could see this go on?! As soon as you sit down, they make you fold your own foils approx: 1 inch while they are brushing your hair. So at the end of the appointment, you are doing your own hair while being charged for the same price as having a professional hair-stylist do your hair!

Sarah

SophiaPDX
SophiaPDX

Tabatha.... you really are a hugger! We saw you initiate one! ;) LOVE your tough love and your passion for helping people who are down and out. You are amazing and freaking hilarious. PS, I definitely read your blog w/your accent in my head.

seasonedviewer
seasonedviewer

I am glad the young daughter was "set free" to persue her dreams! Mom really needed a reality check and you gave it to her. One question: IF the staff suspected she was living out of the salon, her daughter had to know it. Where was the daughter living and couldn't have her mother with her?

Alison Price
Alison Price

Tabatha, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you during the filming of your show at Jungle Red. Your passion for positive, powerful change comes through magnificently on television, and a hundredfold in life. And truly, I was tickled with how you hung my art in Jungle Red's new gallery space, thank you!

Julie-Anne
Julie-Anne

I was amazed at that too! I wondered where she was going to go, bras in a bin was a first!!!

K.P.
K.P.

LOVE THIS SHOW! So many similarities of my husbands salon to your recent episode! One person being the fun one, the other being the rule setter! Always a battle! Am requiring your show to be considered home-work for all employees!! Loved your book as well! You are the epitome of a smart, tough, business woman! Thanks for giving me inspiration!

FanFare57
FanFare57

Tabatha, Welcome back! What you do with these broken down businesses, is no less than miraculous. I marvel at your tenacity and brilliance at getting to the heart of the matter. I have to say that I didn't think you could pull off this transformation. The mother - daughter roles were reversed and the mother was totally off the beam. Then, voila(!) - you succeeded. Lucky for them that you came along. I was so touched when you supported Kari and told her she was a "good girl", tears came to my eyes. It was very moving to think that the daughter had to be the strong one her entire life. She was very inspirational (as are you). Thank you for bringing sanity to that crazy place.

Oklahoma Viewer
Oklahoma Viewer

Yeah, children grow up when the parents are immature. Someone has to manage and be the adult. I am glad this young person gets to see if the salon is her passion or something entirely different. Parents need to act more like the mentor and help these young adults begin to be good managers of their own lives and financially independent to pursue their dreams.

silje helene
silje helene

Hi!! I love you blog! and I like yours tv programs

Jim Warren
Jim Warren

Tabatha:

Such a fan of your management style. Enjoyed your book and brought it to try and get your autograph when you were filming the "etiquette" portion of an upcoming episode from Atlanta. We were told not to look at you, speak with you, and no photos whatsoever. Very surprised by all that, but knowing you are there to work and not "visit" makes some of that understandable. You did smile at me when you walked through the kitchen of the house where you were filming. Thanks for that, anyway! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. Too bad you can't run for a politcal office here in USA...we could use you.

MauiViewer
MauiViewer

I seriously love you to death...although I probably don't want you walking into my business ;-), but you are part business woman,mentor and social worker (sorry but you are)..keep doing what your doing, you rock!! Can you come to Maui and find me a hair salon that doesn't freak me out????

Sophie57
Sophie57

Ack! Where's Tabatha's show - couldn't find it in Bravo's Calgary lineup!!

Sophie57
Sophie57

Yikes! Couldn't find Tabatha Takes Over in Calgary's Bravo schedule - where is it?????????????????

Denice Gray
Denice Gray

Tabatha, My sister has 2 beauty shops. One in a little town in Centre Hall PA and one in State College PA. She struggles unbelievably and has taken on outside jobs, doing hair at nursing homes and goes to Funeral homes etc. Anything to make extra money to try and pay her bills and her staff. The shop in State College PA is 2 years old and people should be knocking down the doors. Tanning, Hair, Nails, Spa treatments, Pedicures, Massages, anything you need it is provided there. One girl there sabotages the place, her customers LOVE HER and she does not share new customers with the other stylists. (She will tell you it is all about her). No one stays that my sister hires, this person is downright mean. She thinks she is the best. She is the only one that can do anything. She is the only one that makes money,(Which she is the only one because no one else can work there) ON & ON & ON.. Horrible. I want to see this place successful We need help Please bring your show here to State College PA and HELP US.

Maggie James
Maggie James

Tabitha...I was home sick and watched reruns for hours of your show. I had never seen it before and realized our Day Spa needs you desperately! How do we contact someone about the possibility. Our salon is in Saint Joseph, Michigan. We have many services but no hair services. Hope to hear something soon. Please help us!

Show Watcher
Show Watcher

Personally I believe that Kari is more mature than her mother. Also I love your shows and I hope to see more

requel
requel

R we watching a kinder and gentler tabatha? I love tabatha in your face, never back down attitude when it comes down to excuses. Always a fan

just another housewife
just another housewife

Tabatha-I think you are a very smart business woman, and I love your show! I am glad your will be helping other businesses with your expertise this season besides hair salons.

Angie in Tn
Angie in Tn

I hope Bravo never lets you go.. You have an amazing strength and work ethic that is missing in so many companies. AND, what i wouldn't give to have my awful hair done by you! Your type of professionalism is missing in the rural area I live in.. But it's nice to watch, dream and be inspired. Don't change! We love watching you work!

SGee
SGee

I am so glad you are back! I hope Bravo holds on to you like they do with Kathy Griffin because you are amazing!!

Transcender
Transcender

Tabatha! You're fantastic! I absolutely love your show! I watch it whenever I can... besides recording all new shows. I visited my daughter in North Carolina for a week, and got her started watching you. Now you have a new fan. Keep doing what you do!