Short Cuts

Maybe you look to former reality star Lauren Conrad's candy-sweet beauty blog, The Beauty Department, for help with your makeup and hair conundrums. But if we're talking best beauty advice, none compares to that of straight-talking Aussie Tabatha Coffey.

Coffey stars on Bravo's Tabatha Takes Over, a show that features her visiting salons (and this season, she's consulting almost any kind of business) and offering her expertise on how to better run them. It's kind of like Kitchen Nightmares, but usually involves way less disgusting stuff and unneccessary yelling. Plus most everybody has really good hair.

She'll offer her signature brand of tough love and business savvy when she stops to give a talk at Mesa Arts Center's Piper Repertory Theater, One East Main Street, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9. General admission is $35, and VIP tickets are $100. Get yours via or by calling 480-644-6500.

Sun., June 9, 7:30 p.m., 2013
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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