WCL: Tabatha Coffey

She's a hairstylist, author and television star and her show, "Tabatha Takes Over" is a big hit on Bravo. Tabatha Coffey stopped by WCL to talk about her career, her show and her personal life.

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Tabatha Coffey has devoted her entire professional life to achieving excellence in hair design and education. Bringing her years of hands-on experience to help struggling salon owners turn around their businesses in the Bravo series, Tabatha Takes Over. With her signature edgy style, youthful energy, and exceptional skills as an artist and educator, Tabatha Coffey is without question the golden girl of small businesses, proving that her professional instincts transcend the realm of "beauty business" and positively shape business owners and their work environments in an assortment of areas.

Coffey's resume reads like a biography of a born hairstylist. From the beginning of her career when she was 14 in her native Surfer's Paradise, Australia, to her appearance as the "Fan Favorite" on Bravo's hit series, Shear Genius in 2007 and most recently, Tabatha was honored at Logo's fourth annual NewNowNext Awards where she won the trophy for "Most Addictive Reality Star."

Coffey has been devoted to the art of hair. Over the last 27 years, Coffey has worked with a veritable who's who of the industry in Australia, Great Britain, and the United States and has continuously developed, fine-tuned, and broadened her skills as an artist, educator, and business owner. For 10 years, Coffey represented a globally known hair company as a key member of the Artistic Team. In addition to regularly traveling around the world to educate stylists and represent the company at hair shows, Coffey also worked closely to help create the incredible hairstyles featured in advertising and trend collection imagery.

Coffey has a memoir in its third printing published by Harper Collins titled It's Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth About Life, Love, and the Business of Beauty. Coffey works regularly as an editorial stylist for fashion and beauty publications and backstage during New York's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Her work has been featured in several publications, and Coffey is the go-to girl for beauty questions in the industry.