It's Not Really about the Hair: The Honest Truth about Life, Love, and the Business of Beauty
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It's Not Really about the Hair: The Honest Truth about Life, Love, and the Business of Beauty

by Tabatha Coffey, Richard Buskin
     
 

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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,"

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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 to fit the person she is: Brave, Intelligent, Tenacious, Creative, and Honest.

In It's Not Really About the Hair, this deeply private woman shares the experiences of her own life to encourage you to get in touch with your own inner bitch. Tabatha reveals how she used her strength and openness to help define her signature look, personal relationships, life choices, and tenacious work ethic—one that in her own words likens her to "a pit bull with a bone." Here are the people and the circumstances that have led her to a place of honesty, self-assurance, satisfaction, and success—from her tough-minded mum to her famous mentors, her peers, and clients.

Part memoir, part business manual, and part coaching guide on achieving self-acceptance and love, It's Not Really About the Hair teaches you that it's all right to be who you are, stand up for what you believe in, and do what makes you happy without being defined by others.

Tabatha Coffey's raw, funny, shocking, and always inspirational story will encourage you to celebrate the long-lasting and most important beauty of all—the true beauty that is you.

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Library Journal
Outspoken reality-show hairstylist (there really is such a job) Coffey's parents ran a transgender strip club in her native Adelaide, Australia. The lessons she learned there-tolerance, transformation, determination, and self-acceptance-have served her well in the cutthroat commercial beauty industry. Coffey offers blunt advice about succeeding in any arena along with examples of butt kickings she served up to deserving people.What I Am Telling My Friends I have about as much in common with Coffey, the star of Tabatha's Salon Takeover, as chalk and cheese, but I could not help liking her in-your-face tone and the idea that she really doesn't care if you like her or not as long as you are doing the right thing. I wonder what she would tell me to do with my hair? . —"Memoir Short Takes", Booksmack!, 12/16/10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062023100
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
607,021
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Tabatha Coffey was first introduced to America as a contestant on the Bravo reality show Shear Genius, where she quickly earned a reputation for her outspokenness. Voted the show's Fan Favorite despite being ousted in the sixth episode, she was asked by Bravo in 2008 to star in her own reality series, Tabatha's Salon Takeover, which combines Coffey's hairdressing and business expertise with her edgy style as she saves salons in danger of closing. Coffey has also appeared on Make Me a Supermodel, The Tyra Banks Show (as a part of Banks's "Glam Squad"), and The Biggest Loser (where, along with Tim Gunn, she provided makeovers to the show's contestants).

Tabatha lives with her partner in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where she also works at her salon, Industrie Hair Gurus.

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