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I like history, but I don't like living in the past, and that is exactly what John and Larry were doing. Club Ripples was an institution in Long Beach which started at a different time in our society. John and Larry didn't change with the times and seemed resentful of so many things, including the changes in the gay community and the changes in Long Beach.
First time that I was able to watch your show last night. Just wanted to comment-loved it! Good luck & look forward to watching future episodes!
am totally with you on a cover charge, but have been to clubs when a cover charge would come with free drink ticket. That's kind of OK. I read an interview with you when you were discussing your mother's care and passing, my condolences.
Tabatha, you are so awesome...I have been a huge fan of TST, and was "gobsmacked" when I thought you were gone forever! I am so glad to see you back, and I get a little chill when I hear "Gimme ye keys...I'm teakin' oohva!" because I know it's gonna be on like popcorn. I love that you not only save businesses, but you save marriages and relationships, and jobs and financial statuses and LIVES. And you always look absolutely dashing! Love you and love the show!
Love this show and love Tabatha. Nice to see something on Bravo that does not have to do with self absorbed "housewives"
As a small business owner it has been difficult but rewarding to watch the owners/managers sruggle to realize and change on your show.
I have learned a lot to help our business.
The Ripples bar show hit very close to home. Most gay people can tell you of a favorite bar that has declined.
You were fantastic.
The show was easily the best makeover of any episode of any of program because you made over a business & revived a community!
I really like your show, I've seen all of your shows, I order Cable only to see your show "Tabatha Salon Take Over" but unfortunately now the program is different, I don't like it any more. Too bad I can't cancel the cable service.
I used to go to that bar in the 80's. I almost jumped out of my chair when I saw that Ripples was the gay bar you were transforming. I was embarrassed for the guys....I moved to the east coast, grew up, enjoyed the marriage freedom with my partner...and during all that time, the bar remained (unfortunately) the same. Kudos for you trying to teach an old dog(s) a new trick(s) --- no pun intended....but alas....somethings cannot be changed completely. love your show, proud that you are a part of "our family."
Thank you Tabatha! So glad you are back and so happy you took on Ripples as your latest project. Always HATED the cover charge and plastic cups and now am looking forward to going back with friends and checking out the upgrades! Hoping to see Nichole too...gawd she's HOT! ;)
When I saw you were having a new show I was excited, I think the first thing I though was how do I get her to come straighten out my business, every year at this time I am struggling to stay open, I'm thinking running a small usiness should be easier than this. Go Tabatha
Hey Tabatha, All those outrageous rules, are out the door it's stuff like that drives customers away. I'm surprised the employees are still working there through after all of that nonsense, I wish Larry and John all the best of luck in their bar and not go back in their old ways.
Your show has grown on me, and I enjoy having gotten to know you. At first I thought you were edgy, and I suppose you are; but if I'm not mistaken, you have a big heart! When I watch shows with women like you, it encourages me to have more of a backbone. However, when I watched that Ripples bar owner pick you up in his arms and off the floor at the end of the show last night, which showed off the pink soles of your shoes, I truly saw a feminine side to you that is most appealing. I look forward to more of Tabatha!
I was pleasantly surprised tonight when I caught your show about the take over of the Ripples Bar in LA. It was so refreshing to hear you are out and to see you interact with the gay community. I live just outside of Washington, DC and since I won't be able to visit Ripples any time soon how about sending me the receipe for the Pineapple Sunset martini, that would be the BOMB! But most of all you, Tabatha are the BOMB!! LOVE YOU and YOUR SHOW!
Love you and love your show. Glad you're expanding and not just doing salons this season. Love you "bitchy" attitude!
Being in the industry as long as you have it shows that you're passionate about helping to turn struggling salons around and empower them to believe in themselves. I've been on the aesthetics side of things but with plastic surgeons and dermatologist who may be brilliant surgeons but struggle when it comes to managing their MedSpa. There are so many struggling "MedSpas" - dislike that dated name anyway, should be called Face and Body RX or Face and Body Cure - that need a Tabatha to whip them into shape. I believe it would be genius to work with these doctors on T.V.. Good luck for 2012, I will keep watching as I can always learn something which helps me to teach the doctors I work with. Great Success, L. Tyson
I am so going back to see the changes! Last time I was there I sat on a rocky barstool on the outside patio (which is pavers) and the stool fell forward and I went straight forward on my knees, my knees swelled so bad, that I had to be carried to my car and no one who worked there really seemed bothered when I mentioned the pavers and the unstable chairs. I hope the changes stick because Ripples is a landmark!
Oh Tabatha -
I work as a massage therapist in a small, dingy salon in the St. Louis, MO, region where the owner who used to have a constantly full book with a two week waiting period to get an appointment.
However, the owner *always* shows up at least 1/2 hour late for his first appointment of the day and is too busy trying to keep up with the Joneses (i.e. the next, best, get rich quick pyramid scheme) to really pay attention to his salon and now, he's complaining about how he's broke and can't afford to replace the rusted out washer & dryer unit, so there's no way to wash the towels in the salon anymore.
He needs someone to really, seriously, slap him into reality and to tell him he's killing his business. He doesn't listen to the other stylists there - many of whom have worked with him for close to 20 years now - how he should fix the salon (seriously - there's a light that's been needed to be fixed over the shampoo bowls for close to a year that he hasn't done anything with yet) and attract more customers. Everyone is suffering because of his ineptness. It's like he wants a hand holder, but doesn't want the person doing the hand holding to be seen. He tries to portray himself as a hotshot, macho man, when he can't even keep his books straight!
Please, please, please help! :)