Tabatha Coffey Talks Bravo, Being So Over Ombre Hair, and Beauty Tips

Tabatha Coffey was born a to be a hair stylist. Her career as a salon guru with a no-nonsense reputation? That came later. Coffey evolved into a pop culture personality after appearing on Bravo's hairdressing reality competition show Shear Genius. Fans loved the striking and stern Aussie so much that she's now in the fifth season of her own show, Tabatha Takes Takeover (formerly Tabatha's Salon Takeover). On the program, she has helped numerous struggling salons. This season she looks to work with just about any kind of small business in need of her know-how.

Creating an empire isn't an easy task, but Coffey continues to expand hers (which includes a wig line, among other things) by hitting the road this summer on a speaking tour that stops at Mesa Arts Center on Sunday, June 9. Though she has a reputation for being tough, in a recent phone interview with Jackalope Ranch she was eager to talk about her show and her passion for helping others. She gave us a few beauty tips, too.

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