April 11, 11
On March 27th Tabatha Coffey, star of Slice Network’s “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” was in Toronto for the ABA Show (Allied Beauty Association) to promote her new book about life, love and the business of beauty: “It’s Not Really About the Hair”.
I had a chance to catch up with Tabatha to ask her a few questions – Take a Look:
Sandy: What does success mean to you?
Tabatha: Success, to me, is being able to do what I truly love every day, and help people while I’m doing it.
Sandy: What advice do you have for someone just starting out in the beauty industry?
Tabatha: Realize that you’re your own best advocate and marketer, never stop furthering your education, and above all, be honest with yourself. You may realize that you need to take a step backward before you can take a step forward and be a really successful stylist.
Sandy: You’re all about “tough love” – why? And, how has this approach worked for you?
Tabatha: I never just give a harsh critique and walk away—that’s just mean. I believe in giving people honest feedback with the necessary tools so that they can overcome their issues and grow. That’s how I was trained, and judging by the success that I’ve been fortunate to enjoy in my salon and with my television show, it works.
Sandy: Have you ever endured a “tough” boss yourself?
Tabatha: All my bosses were tough in different ways, and I’m thankful to all of them; without their tough love, I wouldn’t have the success that I do, nor the really strong work ethic that made it all possible.
Sandy: What keeps you motivated and driven to keep doing what you do?
Tabatha: The love that I have for being a hairdresser and businesswoman, plus the fact that I truly want to help others succeed in their own businesses.
Sandy: If you could choose another career and start all over – what do you think you’d be doing?
Tabatha: Nothing. I couldn’t imagine doing anything other than what I am doing.
Sandy: What is your everyday wake.up & make.up routine?
Tabatha: I cleanse with my Clarisonic brush (image below) at night, so in the morning, it’s just a splash of water followed by a really good moisturizer. I keep my makeup pretty natural most days: just a little foundation, powder, blush, mascara, and lip gloss.
Sandy: What is your favourite hair and makeup product?
Tabatha: My favorite makeup is anything by Makeup Forever, especially their HD range. My favorite hair care product is K-PAK Reconstructor. My favorite styler is L’Oreal’s Elnett hairspray.
Sandy: What makes you happi?
Tabatha: Being able to work in a profession that I’m passionate about, and relaxing—when I actually get the time—with good friends and family.
Thanks Tabatha for taking the time to chat with happiface!
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