Hair Lab was like an experiment gone wrong to me - the partnership between Tim and Kathy was totally unfair and Tim didn't get it. No owner should only take, take, take from their business - they need to put into it. All the staff viewed Kathy as the boss and Tim as one of their fellow workers. Yet the fact that Tim took everything he made from the salon and Kathy was barely able to pay her rent was unfathomable. The entire staff felt that Kathy worked too hard and had too much on her plate. They all noted that they very rarely saw Tim because he was stuck in his corner and he never gave them feedback on their performance or work.
Tabitha, Fir the first time I watched your show and I must say you are a person I would love to meet. you tell it like it is in a direct way and although you can come across harsh, it is what people need.
I think Tim is a leach and he should be made to Pay a booth fee per week or a percentage of his earnings. For him not to put any money up to start the business and to have a corner where he makes his money and not contribute is Appalling!! Thank you Tabitha for calling a spade a spade...
Tabatha, I saw an episode yesterday for the first time. You are great!!! I would be a pleasure to meet you. Is there a schedule for your future visits to salons?
I would love(and desperately need) a hair makeover. Any recommendations for a hair salon near me?
I just saw your show for the first time this weekend and I love it! I do not know how I missed it when it originally aired. I am not a salon owner but I am very business minded and I love what you do on your show. You give them straight talk and really shape them up. I am a huge fan and I hope I have a chance to see more.
You are just too good in this!!! I am so happy to see you trying to save their business with your expertise, I will keep watching your show here in Taiwan. And you you keep on saving these atrocious salons.
Love your show Tabitha and the things you do for these people. They are lucky to have you help them. Tim was not such a nice guy, taking more money when Kathy put up all the money for the shop.
In this episode the lady with the red hair looked like Molly Ringwald, would love to know if they are related!
Keep up the good work Tabitha.
Hi Tabatha, I have a mechanical buisness & the rules you apply to the salons are the same as in any business. I have guys that think they are just here to do the work & in there own time (pretty much). It is killing the profitability. I have talk, explained, threatened, put it on paper as well as the whitboard but nothing changes. I have asked them to talk to me with thier concerns or ideas but I am always met with silence & blank faces. I feel I need to change my staff but that's easier said than done also. I am also in a situation very much like Kathy of HairLab. I would love it if you could give me some advise. Please
Love your show. You have been an inspiration and help to me. I am a hairdresser and CE Educator for the state of N.C. So much of what you say on your show I use to help my own students with their salon problems.
Thank you sooooo much!
I just wanted to say that I enjoy your program immensely, because you take what is on it's face a poorly manged business and turn it around based on sound principles of management.
I am an educator and performance improvement specialist, so I watch your show from a different perspective in changing attitudes and developing positive behaviors that provide for a work environment that motivates personal growth that facilitates intrinsic motivational behaviors which produce the highest quality work from employees, and a work environment employees respect and can be proud of to look forward to getting up each day to go to work. I especially love your "were adults and not children needing a babysitter approach" to communication.
Constructive criticism by mature employees should be welcomed if an individual really cares about the work they do and wanting to improve upon it. If I had someone such as yourself coming into my business, I would feel honored to learn from your expertise.
They too should acknowledge that to become better at what they do. Thats growth everyone should support. Your techniques work in any group organization.
Well that's my 2 cents.