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Tabatha Coffey, star of the hit Bravo reality show Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, shares her compelling life story with fans, revealing not only the events that have made her so outspoken, but the personal tenets that have contributed to her success and kept her centered and thriving with each new challenge and opportunity.


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Tabatha Coffey, star of the hit Bravo reality show Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, shares her compelling life story with fans, revealing not only the events that have made her so outspoken, but the personal tenets that have contributed to her success and kept her centered and thriving with each new challenge and opportunity.

30 review for It's Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth About Life, Love, and the Business of Beauty

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bjorn Zangmeister

    If you are expecting to really find out the personal side of Tabatha, forget it - she only tells you what she is truly comfortable in sharing. The thing about this book is regardless of what industry you work in, there are pearls of wisdom to be taken from her. This a very good book in kicking yourself in the butt and getting out there doing something. Being like Tabatha and her BITCH philosophy - Bravery, Integrity, Truthful, Creative and Honest, I feel her story is inspiring. I respect people w If you are expecting to really find out the personal side of Tabatha, forget it - she only tells you what she is truly comfortable in sharing. The thing about this book is regardless of what industry you work in, there are pearls of wisdom to be taken from her. This a very good book in kicking yourself in the butt and getting out there doing something. Being like Tabatha and her BITCH philosophy - Bravery, Integrity, Truthful, Creative and Honest, I feel her story is inspiring. I respect people who work in a mostly thankless job, such as hairdressers, and her insight to a major part of who and what she is really allows you to develop major respect for the values and morals that Tabatha holds dear. To be honest, those values and morals are pretty much common sense, and for me, I could relate to them. I think because I like Tabatha that I was hoping to find out more about her, I didn't get that chance, but I did discover she is human like the rest of us and I also think her persona is more down to earth than we see it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kristina

    I am a huge fan of Tabatha Coffey, so when I saw her memoirs sitting on a table of summer reading picks in Barnes and Noble, I immediately snapped up a copy. Most "stars" of reality TV are completely vapid and insufferable, but Tabatha, in my mind, is different. She's a talented hairdresser, tough as nails and totally unafraid to say what she thinks. I love a woman with the skills to back up her attitude. Tabatha Takes Over on Bravo is one of my favorite guilty pleasure shows, because she has th I am a huge fan of Tabatha Coffey, so when I saw her memoirs sitting on a table of summer reading picks in Barnes and Noble, I immediately snapped up a copy. Most "stars" of reality TV are completely vapid and insufferable, but Tabatha, in my mind, is different. She's a talented hairdresser, tough as nails and totally unafraid to say what she thinks. I love a woman with the skills to back up her attitude. Tabatha Takes Over on Bravo is one of my favorite guilty pleasure shows, because she has the guts to speak her mind and doesn't suffer fools. It's hilarious to see her rip into lazy employees and help turn struggling businesses around. Her memoirs, I thought, would be an interesting look at how Tabatha came to be so tough and achieved fame and fortune with her brash attitude. "It's Not Really About the Hair" bills itself as "Part memoir, part business manual, and part coaching guide on achieving self-acceptance and love." Honestly, in trying to be so many things, the book doesn't do any of them particularly well. The parts of this slim volume that stand out are the bits of memoir that we get interspersed with the generic "love yourself" junk. Tabatha's life is truly very interesting. From growing up in the transsexual strip clubs her parents owned in Australia, to battling obesity and a father who walked out on her family, to undergoing a horrendously botched boob job, to becoming a famous hairdresser and reality TV star- the journey this woman has been on is fascinating. A traditional memoir would have been a great read. However, every bit of biographical information we get is annoyingly mixed in with ramblings about believing in yourself and not caring what people think about you. I don't mean to sound jaded, those are great messages for people to hear, but I don't need to be bashed over the head with it in every chapter. The structure of this novel would have been much stronger if the inspirational passages were contained more towards the end, allowing Tabatha's story to unfold naturally and chronologically. This could let the reader trace the development of her philosophy as it was shaped by the experiences she went through in her life. The lack of order was off-putting to me. The memoir skips around a lot, and chunks of her life are left out all together. It seemed disingenuous to hear for several chapters about how she doesn't care what anyone thinks of her and she loves herself the way she is, and then read about how she lost a ton of weight and got breast implants. The realizations about total self-acceptance obviously came after she went through those experiences, so the sections about her new outlook on life should have come after those too. The sections with business advice were extremely short and rather useless. I'm talking about under ten pages of material here. It seemed like unnecessary filler. I don't want two pages about how to fire someone - I want to hear more about Tabatha! To say that this book is part business manual, as the back cover does, is a really big stretch. The writing itself is not very impressive, but I don't fault Tabatha for that. She's not a writer. The sentences are simplistic, but her no-nonsense voice comes through loud and clear. I definitely felt that it was her speaking to me as I read. I gave this book three stars because, despite its problems, the parts about Tabatha's life still made for an interesting read. I also really enjoyed reading about how she's taken back the word "bitch" and created as acronym for it: Brave, Intelligent, Tenacious, Creative and Honest. On the whole, I much prefer to watch Tabatha on TV rather than read her, but I would still recommend this book to fans who want to know more about her life.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Back in October one of the Goodreads groups I'm in You'll love this one...!! A book club & more had a week long non-fiction read-a-thon and this was one of my reads for the challenge. I've long been a fan of Tabatha Coffey and I actually watch her show every week. I love her attitude and her work ethic. Plus when she goes off on the stupidity of some people well she's a girl after my own heart. When I found out that Tabatha had a book I was kind of surprised and a little nervous. I really wanted Back in October one of the Goodreads groups I'm in You'll love this one...!! A book club & more had a week long non-fiction read-a-thon and this was one of my reads for the challenge. I've long been a fan of Tabatha Coffey and I actually watch her show every week. I love her attitude and her work ethic. Plus when she goes off on the stupidity of some people well she's a girl after my own heart. When I found out that Tabatha had a book I was kind of surprised and a little nervous. I really wanted to read it but I was a little nervous as to how it would turn out because Celebrity biographies, autobiographies and memoirs can be very hit or miss. So, when I finally did start this book I went into it with low expectations and ended up completely surprised. In It's Not Really About the Hair: An Outspoken Stylist's Smart Guide to Life Tabatha gives us a glimpse into her early life in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia with her mother and father. Her parents owned a strip club when she was very young and she writes how she often spent much of her time there helping out the transsexual strippers that they employed. Tabatha's upbringing and life experiences have clearly shaped her into the strong, intelligent, independent woman that she is but even this self reliant woman admits that she could not have turned out the way she is without the love and acceptance of her mother which I can totally relate to because my mother (and father) are the most important people in my life. Though Tabatha did have some hard knocks in life she was ultimately able to rise above everything and pull her life together to the extent that she was able to open her own salon and employ other stylists to work for her. The book was a quick read, and to my surprise it wasn't dry as some autobiographies are. Instead while I read the book I felt as though Tabatha were reading it to me. I was impressed with it and the personal details that she shared since she is clearly a rather private person I thought it was a real treat to learn about her and her struggle to get where she is now. I think she's an awesome stylist and a passionate person about everything she does which I truly admired about her. Overall I really enjoyed the book. It was a quick and easy read but still enjoyable. I would recommend this book to everyone who loves her shows Tabatha's Salon Takeover and Tabatha Takes Over. It's a quick read that will keep you entertained and may even surprise you too.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    I don't really read a lot of non-fiction, or memoirs in general. But I am a huge fan of Tabatha since season 1 of Shear Genius, and find her to be the most genuine of reality TV stars, simply for how she communicates with her fans. My mother died three weeks ago, and when Tabatha dedicated her new book to her mom who recently passed away, I was moved. I told her I was, and she actually sent me a personal message sending her condolences. Can't say other celebrities would do the same. For this rea I don't really read a lot of non-fiction, or memoirs in general. But I am a huge fan of Tabatha since season 1 of Shear Genius, and find her to be the most genuine of reality TV stars, simply for how she communicates with her fans. My mother died three weeks ago, and when Tabatha dedicated her new book to her mom who recently passed away, I was moved. I told her I was, and she actually sent me a personal message sending her condolences. Can't say other celebrities would do the same. For this reason, I went ahead and bought her book as my first Kindle purchase. Was it a stellar book? Nah. Was it entertaining? For sure. I really loved all the bits about Tabatha's story. Her childhood in Australia, her time in London, all the traveling and the bits about the TV shows. Chapter 8 made me go :o for sure. What I didn't care for was the life guidance at the end of all the chapters. I could have done without the guide, but her story is definitely quite interesting. One thing that I really liked: when I read it, it sounded like Tabatha in my head. That's exactly the style I would expect from her.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mart

    The reason why i bought this book was not because i'm a hairdresser, or that I seek psychological help through self-help books. Nor am I interested in how to have my own Hair Salon. No the reason was that I think that Tabatha is hilarious, in a good way. Her Bravo TV show 'Tabatha's Takes Over' is a great show, not because the concept is that good or original but because of the hostess Tabatha. In this book Tabatha surely didn't let me down. Many times I laughed out loud because of her witty writing The reason why i bought this book was not because i'm a hairdresser, or that I seek psychological help through self-help books. Nor am I interested in how to have my own Hair Salon. No the reason was that I think that Tabatha is hilarious, in a good way. Her Bravo TV show 'Tabatha's Takes Over' is a great show, not because the concept is that good or original but because of the hostess Tabatha. In this book Tabatha surely didn't let me down. Many times I laughed out loud because of her witty writing style. It almost seems that she is talking to you through her own book. Obviously Tabatha isn't a psychologist, but her life-view are the one of a woman who lives a rich life. Growing up in a strip club and eventually travel around the world; it is certainly a interesting story to tell. If you are interested in Tabatha, because of the fact that is just a hilarious person than you should definitely buy/read this book!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Even though I hardly do anything to my own hair I LOVE watching Tabatha's Salon Takeover, so I was excited to see that she had a book coming out too. It was definitely interesting to read about her life growing up and how she ended up with her own TV show. There are lots of great pictures in the book too. Overall, it was an interesting read. Tabatha's definition of a "bitch": Bravery Intelligence Tenacity Creativity Honesty Even though I hardly do anything to my own hair I LOVE watching Tabatha's Salon Takeover, so I was excited to see that she had a book coming out too. It was definitely interesting to read about her life growing up and how she ended up with her own TV show. There are lots of great pictures in the book too. Overall, it was an interesting read. Tabatha's definition of a "bitch": Bravery Intelligence Tenacity Creativity Honesty

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lucas

    Compulsively readable, Tabatha's voice comes through loud and clear - it's almost like she is reading to you. The tone is frank, breezy, fun, direct, and inspiring. I was fascinated to learn about her childhood and how she grew up and also about her weight problem when she was younger. There's a lot of cursing here, but what else would you expect from Tabatha. We wouldn't have her any other way... Compulsively readable, Tabatha's voice comes through loud and clear - it's almost like she is reading to you. The tone is frank, breezy, fun, direct, and inspiring. I was fascinated to learn about her childhood and how she grew up and also about her weight problem when she was younger. There's a lot of cursing here, but what else would you expect from Tabatha. We wouldn't have her any other way...

  8. 4 out of 5

    Caspar

    I liked reading this book. It has a good pace, is entertaining and is interesting.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn

    "As you discover your real self, don't be scared to show that person to the people in your life. I don't just mean the new hairdo, I mean the inner discoveries, as well. Let your thoughts, your mistakes, and your moral compass be known more completely to the people you care about. And maybe the people in your life will take their own lessons from your stories." ~Tabatha Coffey~ While I was getting ready to leave the house yesterday morning, the mailman dropped off the daily mail consisting of bil "As you discover your real self, don't be scared to show that person to the people in your life. I don't just mean the new hairdo, I mean the inner discoveries, as well. Let your thoughts, your mistakes, and your moral compass be known more completely to the people you care about. And maybe the people in your life will take their own lessons from your stories." ~Tabatha Coffey~ While I was getting ready to leave the house yesterday morning, the mailman dropped off the daily mail consisting of bills, junk mail, credit card apts and a package addressed to me containing Tabatha's book "It's Not Really About the Hair: An Outspoken Stylist's Smart Guide to Life". I've been anxious to read this book after reading the reviews and visiting her website and on occasion watching her show.(if you know me, you know I don't watch alot TV) I ended up devouring this book the same day it reached my home via snail mail. I loved it. In the first chapter, "The Naked Truth", she starts off the first sentence saying she grew up in strip clubs...I'm hooked! I've always been very interested in memoirs and in the last few years very intrigued by celebrity memoirs'. Who doesn't want to read about people who've made it big, yet have had suffering/odd circumstances to color it along the way? You know...as I read them, I'm learning they really are as normal as the next folk. And Tabatha's has become one of my favorites. At the end of each chapter Tabatha impliments a mini epilogue, so to speak, of what she wants you to take from that chapter. I loved this...and it's also hilighted in black.(a favorite color of mine) To me, Black is classic and never goes out of style. It may mean absence of being able to reflect light but I never look at it that way and certainly not with Tabatha and her memoir. This book is truly inspirational...hardcore style. I like that...I like forthright women who can say what they mean and mean what they say. I have to say, if I'm ever labeled a "Bitch"...I will wear it proudly. I believe in Tabatha's take and meaning of the title...a meaning I will teach my daughter...one I've been teaching myself over the years. B Bravery I Intellegence T Tenacity C Creativity H Honesty You don't have to be a Hairstylist to enjoy this memoir or take something from it. I did relate quite a bit to her style and her love for the business...and by reading "It's Not Really About the Hair", I have come away feeling even more empowered to keep doing what I love and what I feel I'm called to do...Enhance others'outer beauty and hopefully help bring out their inner beauty~their authentic self. "Authenticity is the most attractive quality a person can have. It's great when someone's appearance is an accurate reflection of who he or she is on the inside. However, authenticity is not only about looks. In a world where some people will yes you to death and be nice to your face while talking shit behind your back, it's also about meaning what you say, saying what you mean, and being comfortable with who you are. Posers and phonies need not apply." ~Tabatha Coffey (taken from first chapter page 18) Friends, family, clients...anyone looking for a NO HOLDS BARRED type of read, pick this up today...and learn more about Tabatha's autentic self. And possibly create/enhance/bring new meaning to your own. "Writing, whether it's a book or a diary or a letter, is a great way to look inside yourself and transform yourself--even before you sit down in the salon chair. And the more you know yourself and learn about yourself, the bigger the transformation you can have in that salon chair. Because when you know who you are on the inside, you can reflect that on the outside." ~Tabatha Coffey (taken from epiloge titled "So Why Did I Write This Book Anyway?"~page 208)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Angélique Moreau

    This is Bravo's TV Tabatha Coffey's first book, following the success of her reality-TV show Tabatha's salon takeover. But much more thanbeing simply a celebrity's memoir, this book deals with personal issues like growing up in an alternative lifestyle (her parents owned a transsexual strip-club), coming out to her surprinsigly reluctant mother or succumbing to insecurities and peer-pressure and getting plastic surgery, after years of being bullied as a child for being overweight. We also follow This is Bravo's TV Tabatha Coffey's first book, following the success of her reality-TV show Tabatha's salon takeover. But much more thanbeing simply a celebrity's memoir, this book deals with personal issues like growing up in an alternative lifestyle (her parents owned a transsexual strip-club), coming out to her surprinsigly reluctant mother or succumbing to insecurities and peer-pressure and getting plastic surgery, after years of being bullied as a child for being overweight. We also follow Tabatha throughout her career and see her rise from being an unpaid Saturday girl in a little Australian salon, to training in London and finally opening a very successful salon in New Jersey while educating stylists around the world. Some chapters are concluded by very solid business advice from a self-proclaimed bitch (brave, intelligent, tenacious, creative and honest). While I knew the book was mostly ghost-written by Richard Buskin, I still thought that Tabatha's voice was clearly recognisable, and it was a pleasure to learn more about the TV host. I was hoping that she would publish a book that was dedicated to purely business advice, and I was lucky to read her second book, which focuses more on taking control on one's life and business. I think that Tabatha is a person (or a brand) who needs to be widely known, as she advocates positive and empowering qualities that would benefit people all over the world: strength, determination, honesty, professionalism.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Being a hairdresser i've always had a ton of respect for Tabatha and despite her abrasive nature i've always admired her strength and passion for the industry and have always enjoyed watching Tabatha's Salon Takeover! She always seemed to say what you were thinking but probably wouldn't ever verbalize for risk of sounding "bitchy". I like that this book was a mix of her childhood, her upbringing, the beauty industry, and her personal struggles. It was inspirational, and although I thought I knew Being a hairdresser i've always had a ton of respect for Tabatha and despite her abrasive nature i've always admired her strength and passion for the industry and have always enjoyed watching Tabatha's Salon Takeover! She always seemed to say what you were thinking but probably wouldn't ever verbalize for risk of sounding "bitchy". I like that this book was a mix of her childhood, her upbringing, the beauty industry, and her personal struggles. It was inspirational, and although I thought I knew a pretty good amount about her considering I consider her a personal mentor of mine, I still had a lot of moments that I was WOW! having no idea, which was refreshing as some memiors I feel like are pieced together with a lot of information you already know simply from watching the news or subtly reading stories about them. Tabatha is tough as nails but with good reason, she's been through a ton and wants to see others succeed, which is admirable. I really enjoyed this memoir, and if you are in the beauty industry, or just a fan of Tabatha Coffey I would recommend this read; It's insightful, encouraging, and inspiring.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Shevonne

    This book is a combination of a memoir, business, and inspirational. Tabatha discusses her childhood as an obese girl taunted by her classmates while being raised in strip clubs with transgender dancers who taught her what being authentic really means. You can tell she admires her mother who showed her how to be a strong woman who stands her ground. This upbringing molded her into the person she is today. I've loved Tabatha since Shear Genius, and I have never missed her show. She is very inspir This book is a combination of a memoir, business, and inspirational. Tabatha discusses her childhood as an obese girl taunted by her classmates while being raised in strip clubs with transgender dancers who taught her what being authentic really means. You can tell she admires her mother who showed her how to be a strong woman who stands her ground. This upbringing molded her into the person she is today. I've loved Tabatha since Shear Genius, and I have never missed her show. She is very inspiring, and I love that she is honest about what is actually going on. I think nowadays people are so worried about how they will be perceived and hurting people's feelings that they are not genuine or truthful. She shows you that you can be while being true to yourself. It's an easy read that teaches you a lot of life and business lessons. I recommend this to people who are starting their own business or are trying to figure out who they want to be in life.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jolie Pre

    I discovered this book after watching Tabatha on "Fashion Police." Her individuality and no-nonsense attitude made me want to buy her book. I'm so happy I did. Tabatha calls herself a "bitch" but in a good way. I call myself the same. I like Tabatha because she follows the beat of her own drum and not the beat of the crowd. One of my favorite quotes from the book? "Anyone who has worked with me knows that I don't suffer fools easily and that I won't hesitate to speak my mind. The irony of people I discovered this book after watching Tabatha on "Fashion Police." Her individuality and no-nonsense attitude made me want to buy her book. I'm so happy I did. Tabatha calls herself a "bitch" but in a good way. I call myself the same. I like Tabatha because she follows the beat of her own drum and not the beat of the crowd. One of my favorite quotes from the book? "Anyone who has worked with me knows that I don't suffer fools easily and that I won't hesitate to speak my mind. The irony of people's reaction to my candor is that I just say what most people want to say but don't have the balls to say. I tell the truth." ~~ This book is for anyone who is honest, who speaks her (or his) mind and who follows the beat of your own drum. Also, you don't have to be a hair stylist to enjoy this book. (I'm not.)

  14. 5 out of 5

    Aj

    I absolutely love Tabatha! This book was a really interesting read. She covers her struggles both personal and professional from issues with her drunk father, a botched boob job and how she climbed the ladder of the hair styling industry. Sprinkled throughout the chapters are tips on how to improve your business, your self esteem and how to release your inner bitch. Also touching on topics such as coming out, not fitting into other people's expectations and mindsets and giving tips on how to tel I absolutely love Tabatha! This book was a really interesting read. She covers her struggles both personal and professional from issues with her drunk father, a botched boob job and how she climbed the ladder of the hair styling industry. Sprinkled throughout the chapters are tips on how to improve your business, your self esteem and how to release your inner bitch. Also touching on topics such as coming out, not fitting into other people's expectations and mindsets and giving tips on how to tell people to shut the fuck up, It's Not Really About The Hair is a fun read. The book is written just like Tabatha speaks, it's really like she is sitting in your living room talking directly to you. It's great!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Beth Ann Kinard

    "You each need your own set of balls." That was Tabatha's advice to myself, my friend and business partner shortly after opening my new salon, The Parlour in Victoria, Minnesota. She was right. Stylist or not, this was a fascinating book of overcoming adversity, and a great reminder that no matter what chosen profession, (maybe even unchosen) people will judge no matter what. It is not education that makes one wise. It is experience and learning from your mistakes, and others if you pay attenti "You each need your own set of balls." That was Tabatha's advice to myself, my friend and business partner shortly after opening my new salon, The Parlour in Victoria, Minnesota. She was right. Stylist or not, this was a fascinating book of overcoming adversity, and a great reminder that no matter what chosen profession, (maybe even unchosen) people will judge no matter what. It is not education that makes one wise. It is experience and learning from your mistakes, and others if you pay attention.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    This book was amazing! I highly recommend it to anyone, even if you're not a fan of the show. Tabitha explains how she has taken back the word BITCH and how you can do it in your own life as well. The books is FULL of helpful tidbits on how to live a better life and be a better person overall. I got so much out of this book and will be applying a lot of what she had to say in my own life. I don't want to ruin anything for anyone, but I truly enjoyed the end of each chapter's "summary" page on ho This book was amazing! I highly recommend it to anyone, even if you're not a fan of the show. Tabitha explains how she has taken back the word BITCH and how you can do it in your own life as well. The books is FULL of helpful tidbits on how to live a better life and be a better person overall. I got so much out of this book and will be applying a lot of what she had to say in my own life. I don't want to ruin anything for anyone, but I truly enjoyed the end of each chapter's "summary" page on how to be or do something. LOVED IT!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Chade66

    If you don't like her straight up, in your face, take no prisoners style on her reality show, you'll hate this book. Frankly I find it refreshing and its one of the things I really like about this book. My daughter has been very inspired by the show and it was something that lead her to take seriously the idea of being a makeup artist. So I think I'll buy this for her for Christmas (sh..don't tell her) in hopes that it will inject some practicality into her dream so she can truly be successful. Th If you don't like her straight up, in your face, take no prisoners style on her reality show, you'll hate this book. Frankly I find it refreshing and its one of the things I really like about this book. My daughter has been very inspired by the show and it was something that lead her to take seriously the idea of being a makeup artist. So I think I'll buy this for her for Christmas (sh..don't tell her) in hopes that it will inject some practicality into her dream so she can truly be successful. There is a nice balance of "story" laced in wtih no nonsense practical advice.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    Probably won't bother finishing it. Summary: Tabatha is a special snowflake, and her specialness makes it necessary for her to give the reader advice at the end of every chapter of her memoir. Edited: Didn't bother finishing. People with self-confidence are not the target demographic for this book. Probably won't bother finishing it. Summary: Tabatha is a special snowflake, and her specialness makes it necessary for her to give the reader advice at the end of every chapter of her memoir. Edited: Didn't bother finishing. People with self-confidence are not the target demographic for this book.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Frank Harris

    I'm always suspect of things that appear ghost-written, but I found I was really reading this in Tabatha's distinctive voice. It has many interesting anecdotes, and if you like Coffey's tv show, many insights into her methods and how it developed. The "educational" parts are little iffy, though. I'm always suspect of things that appear ghost-written, but I found I was really reading this in Tabatha's distinctive voice. It has many interesting anecdotes, and if you like Coffey's tv show, many insights into her methods and how it developed. The "educational" parts are little iffy, though.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Saleena Davidson

    I love watching Tabatha's Salon Takeover, so had to read this book when I saw it. She's just as outspoken in her book, and has led quite an interesting life.......a short fun biography on an interesting person....what more could you ask for? I love watching Tabatha's Salon Takeover, so had to read this book when I saw it. She's just as outspoken in her book, and has led quite an interesting life.......a short fun biography on an interesting person....what more could you ask for?

  21. 5 out of 5

    Randine

    Hey - she's a hairdresser, not a writer. Hey - she's a hairdresser, not a writer.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amanda [Novel Addiction]

    So this is half memoir, half good advice. And that good advice is split between general life info, and keys to being successful. I find Tabatha Coffey to be fascinating. I first encountered her because I got obsessed with Tabatha's Salon Takeover. And then followed her to Tabatha Takes Over - and she's just a seriously smart, driven woman. She knows what she wants, and she knows it takes hard work to get there. I counted this as a book with business advice for my 2017 reading challenge. That mig So this is half memoir, half good advice. And that good advice is split between general life info, and keys to being successful. I find Tabatha Coffey to be fascinating. I first encountered her because I got obsessed with Tabatha's Salon Takeover. And then followed her to Tabatha Takes Over - and she's just a seriously smart, driven woman. She knows what she wants, and she knows it takes hard work to get there. I counted this as a book with business advice for my 2017 reading challenge. That might be stretching it just a little, but whatever, it does include some business advice.

  23. 5 out of 5

    ECH

    Not bad The prose is certainly not a masterpiece, but it was pleasant and interesting for something I wouldn't have gone for except as a guilty pleasure. Just as a word of warning there is some language applied to a marginalized group that, while it probably the way the folks depicted self identified to the author at the time, is definitely a slur now. Not bad The prose is certainly not a masterpiece, but it was pleasant and interesting for something I wouldn't have gone for except as a guilty pleasure. Just as a word of warning there is some language applied to a marginalized group that, while it probably the way the folks depicted self identified to the author at the time, is definitely a slur now.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Zev

    I admire Tabatha a lot. I quickly grew irritated while reading this book--I didn't consider it personal at all. It felt like it was her life story being told on her terms, and she's clearly a private person. (This, coming from a private person who would -not- write an autobiography, for sooo many reasons.) So, my reaction was definitely a 'me' thing. I felt like I did learn about her, which was nice. I admire Tabatha a lot. I quickly grew irritated while reading this book--I didn't consider it personal at all. It felt like it was her life story being told on her terms, and she's clearly a private person. (This, coming from a private person who would -not- write an autobiography, for sooo many reasons.) So, my reaction was definitely a 'me' thing. I felt like I did learn about her, which was nice.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Louise

    I first saw Tabatha Coffey on Tabatha’s Salon Takeover and became a fan. I admire her honesty and bluntness. She writes exactly how she speaks. This is a great book whether you are a hairdresser or not.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carol Whitley

    A hardworking, smart, intelligent business woman. I read it because I liked her on Shear Genius and on her Salon Takeover shows. Her insight and advice were dead-on. Her 'tone' at the start of the book was a bit brusk, but then she settled down and told the story. Good work Tabatha. A hardworking, smart, intelligent business woman. I read it because I liked her on Shear Genius and on her Salon Takeover shows. Her insight and advice were dead-on. Her 'tone' at the start of the book was a bit brusk, but then she settled down and told the story. Good work Tabatha.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    Amusing, honest. Fun!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mandy Corella

    It's great I loved hearing the good stories the bad ones and the advice. She's realistic and that's something I will always respect. It's great I loved hearing the good stories the bad ones and the advice. She's realistic and that's something I will always respect.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Joy Allen

    Tabitha is a great role model. Strong honest and loves people. She makes you proud to be a woman by pointing out our strengths.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Lopez

    I was expecting it to be more for a hairstylist such as myself but it was very relatable. It was a great motivational book and reflective of one's self. I was expecting it to be more for a hairstylist such as myself but it was very relatable. It was a great motivational book and reflective of one's self.

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