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

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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. Refusing to let others define her, Tabatha Coffey 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 ...

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Overview

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. Refusing to let others define her, Tabatha Coffey 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. Part memoir, part business manual, and part coaching guide on achieving self-acceptance and love, It’s Not Really About the Hair is Tabatha’s raw, funny, shocking, and always inspirational story—one that will encourage you to celebrate the long-lasting and most important beauty of all: the true beauty that is you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594528524
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Tabatha Coffey

Tabatha Coffey is best known as the star of Bravo's Tabatha Takes Over, which recently completed its fifth season. She is also an author and entrepreneur. Known for her no-nonsense approach and savvy business expertise, Tabatha has been widely praised for her ability to help struggling businesses and transform people's lives. She draws on her own life experiences to offer straightforward advice and the empowering message of inner beauty and strength. Her television show, speaking appearances, and books inspire men and women around the world to take charge of their lives, their businesses, and their futures. Tabatha is featured regularly as an editorial stylist and contributing writer for fashion and beauty publications such as People Style Watch. Her expert advice is sought out by many television shows, including TV Guide. In 2011, she wrote her first book, It's Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth About Life, Love, and the Business of Beauty.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    Better Than I Expected

    I started reading this book and then could not put it down. I watched Tabatha's show regularly on tv, so it was fun to learn about her family and personal life. The profanity startled me at first, but once I got past that, I came to see Ms. Coffey as a conscientious, hardworking professional who genuinely cares about the people she works with.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

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    If you are a Tabatha fan, it's a must read!

    I love Tabatha on Tabatha's Salon Takeover, so I bought this book as soon as I could. Tabatha is open and honest about herself and her life. I enjoyed the pictures and stories about her childhood. Tabatha's determination and work ethic were evident throughout this book. She offers advice in "Tabatha style" and I enjoyed reading and thinking about her opinions. The only negative for me, I felt she repeated herself quite a bit. Overall though, great read and I'm proud to add it to my collection.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2011

    Refreshing

    I have recently became a fan of Tabatha's. This book is quite refreshing. She is opinionated and bold. But what I love most is her honesty and her positive attitude about life. If you enjoy Tabatha's Salon Takeover then you will enjoy this book. It's a quick read but worth the purchase.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Unique

    I enjoyed her cut to the chase attitude and panache for getting things done and believing in yourself!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

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    Nice book

    Nice book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    A.May

    it was great start to finish and got me thinking about what i sm doing love her straight forward thinking

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

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    How to Make the Most of Being Different

    I was very surprised to learn how unusual Tabatha's childhood was. She thrived in a world made up of alternative lifestyles and gender exploration. She is a great example of good work ethics and proof that hard work is necessary for success. Tabatha's Salon Takeover [TV show] is a must for anyone wanting to prosper in the hair industry. Any fan of the show or high standards for personal excellence will appreciate the candor and insight of this quick easy read. As a gay person and former hairstylist, I found myself admiring this role model even more than I already had. She wants the best for herself and everyone that she tries to help, but tolerates no nonsense. I like that.
    Michael Travis Jasper, Author of the Novel "To Be Chosen"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    I think that this was one of the best books

    This book was really good book i also love the show vvery good and highly recomended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    I love this book

    I love this book and the show

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

    Back in October one of the Goodreads groups I'm in You'll love


    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.

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  • Posted September 2, 2012

    Waste of money

    If you watch her show you already know everything there is to know about Tabatha. Very short book; read it in two sittings. I was disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Great

    Great stories, funny, and good advice! I am new to the world of hair only been doing it for 2 years and she is very inspiring!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Recommend!

    Being a hairstylist, I agree with everything Tabatha advises about hairstyling, professionalism, having respect for the craft and the business and customer service. I love her show, and if you do, too, you'll enjoy this easy read. She shares personal stories in her humorous tell-it-like-it-is way, and her common sense approach to success in any business.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Really Interesting

    Always a fan of Tabatha I found her life growing up interesting and I have a better understanding of where she is coming from.

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