It's Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth About Life, Love, and the Business of Beauty
Fans of the hit Bravo show Tabatha's Salon Takeover tune in for the straight-shooting, unvarnished commentary of its ballsy, stylish, and savvy star. Though millions admire Tabatha Coffey's unflinching honesty and never-say-die attitude, some do not and have even taken to name-calling. Refusing to let others define her, she has reclaimed the word "bitch," transforming it t
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 wan ...more
I respect people w ...more
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
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Tabatha's definition of a "bitch":
We also follow ...more
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 ...more
While I was getting ready to leave the house yesterday morning, the mailman dropped off the daily mail consisting of bil ...more
I've loved Tabatha since Shear Genius, and I have never missed her show. She is very inspir ...more
Also touching on topics such as coming out, not fitting into other people's expectations and mindsets and giving tips on how to tel ...more
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.
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 ...more
While I'm a huge fan of her take over show, I found the book a little flat. The majority of the book was about the same stuff....growing up in a transgender club, she was fat, etc. It would have been great if she would have included some tips of her hairdressing, her fashion style, and was more in depth with the later part of her life. As a cosmologists, I would have enjoyed that. Also, the end of the book "suggestions" weren't helping at all.
That being said, since I respect her so much I ...more
We all have a story to tell and experiences worthy of classroom lecture time. Albeit many stories go unheard, unread even when broadcast. This is a story worth hearing, worth repeating and worth remembering. Tabitha Coffey unveils the story of her formative years in a way that encourages everyone to embrace their uniqueness. This is a story of acceptance, courage, persistence and love - loving who we are even when It's not a popular choice. This is a reading experience that strengthens ...more
The only thing I disagree with is ...more
I first saw Tabatha on her show "Tabatha Takes Over" and was struck by her confidence, direct approach and professional attitude.
Like others have said this book reads like you're sitting down with her for a nice cup of tea and a chat. She has re-claimed the word "bitch" to a positive meaning, something I think is very cool. Her unconventional upbringing is a fascinating read; I don't want to give too much away.
Inspirational, brave, tough, honest and ...more
Coffey's childhood was colorful, to say the least. Her parents operated transsexual strip clubs, and Tabatha spent many hours amongst the queens. The ...more
Probably would never have read it otherwise. That being said, it was enjoyable. I can relate to this bitch. I think she sends a good message, especially to up and coming hairdressers like my student.
I don't have cable so I've never seen her on tv, but the book was amusing enough that I can imagine what she's like.