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

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

by Tabatha Coffey




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.

Product Details

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

About the Author

Tabatha Coffey is best known as the star of Bravo's Tabatha Takes Over. She is also an author and entrepreneur. 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Inner Bitch 1

1 The Naked Truth 7

2 Fitting the Fat Peg into the Skinny Hole 23

3 The Mob and My Moral Compass 37

4 I Will Survive 51

5 Fuck Flying a Flag 71

6 Idol Dreams 89

7 My Very First Salon Takeover 113

8 The Boob Job from Hell 127

9 It's Not Really about the Hair 145

10 Going with your Gut 161

11 "Shut the Fuck Up" and Other Things that are Okay to Say 191

So Why Did I Write This Book, Anyway? 207

Acknowledgments 211

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It's Not Really about the Hair 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
ladyhiker More than 1 year ago
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.
BEWITCHED76 More than 1 year ago
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.
MichaelTravisJasper More than 1 year ago
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"
TurningThePagesBlog More than 1 year ago
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.
mustreadnowVF More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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