The salons and strip clubs of Tabatha Coffey

Sat. February 4, 2012 6:33 AM by News Staff

Bravo star shares life, love, business and b.i.t.c.h. in new book

The publishers of Tabatha Coffey's memoir, It's Not Really About the Hair, feel this may be the time of year in which a reader may fully benefit from Coffey's distinctive perspective and sensibility. Harper Collins seemingly accounts their position to those times, present and upcoming, when the most common and most impossible-to-stick-to New Year resolutions—often pertaining to unnaturally quick and fast weight loss or any radically invasive enhancement to physical traits—go from being a seemingly easily obtainable goal on January 1, to a hopelessly unobtainable archetype of metaphysical human perfection, some point later—the likes of which are only ever revealed in the genetically compatible bodies of Grecian demigods and porn stars.

Yet,as many psychological professionals, astrologists, pedicurists, many others and likely Coffey herself may attest, the self-deprecating depression felt by those who have failed to live up their NYE resolutions rarely falls in the way one perceives their outer appearance.

Hence the publisher's position on why people should buy the book!

Described as a more than a hairstylist with incredible flair, a business woman with enviable moxie, and the star of her own hit TV show—Tabatha Coffey is touted as an agent of change. She has made a widely successful career out of helping people look on the outside the way that they feel on the inside – a skill she learned, no accounts, at the feet of beautiful drag queens in Adelaide, Australia.
Intro adapted by Jason P. Freeman

About the Book (Harper Collins):
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.

In the book, she shares her astonishing life story – starting with her colorful childhood spent in the strip clubs her parents ran with the help of notorious mob boss Abe Saffron, and charting her rise up the ranks of the competitive hairstyling world – and explains, for the first time, the life experiences that made her the strong and outspoken woman she is today. With each story, she offers a "takeaway" for readers—lessons from her successes, her mistakes, and everything else in between

Tabatha Coffey is the star of Bravo's Tabatha's Salon Takeover, which combines her hairdressing business expertise with her edgy style. Coffey has also appeared on Make Me a Supermodel, The Tyra Banks Show (as 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.