Who is Tabatha Coffey?
Tabatha Coffey was born on 17 May 1969, in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. She is a television personality, hairstylist, and salon owner, best known for her television show “Tabatha Takes Over” which airs internationally through various networks. She is a previous contestant in the US show “Shear Genius”, which led to her fame in the country.
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The Wealth of Tabatha Coffey
Tabatha Coffey has a net worth estimated to be over $6 million, earned through success in her various endeavors.
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She’s earned significant income through her work on television, while she’s also risen in wealth thanks to the success of her primary business.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Tabatha grew up in a family of hairstylists as her mother first worked in the profession, and then her brother. At the age of 14, she got her start in the hairstyling industry, working at Surfers Paradise, Queensland where she became the assistant in a local shop. Her fascination with hairstyling grew thanks to her parents, who owned and operated a strip club in Adelaide.
After a year of working, she entered an apprenticeship program to learn more about the craft, before moving to London to continue with her training, which lasted for another three years.
She then moved to the US, where she opened a salon called Industrie Hair Gurus in New Jersey. She also collaborated with other salons, including the West Hollywood based Warren-Tricomi salon. She started to gain attention thanks to her styling, which is often described as transformative. She usually creates a special individual look for each client, becoming the master of various types of hairstyles, as opposed to the typical one.
She continued to grow her business by creating her own hair care product company called Joico International.
Continued Fame and Television Work
As her popularity grew, she found herself traveling across the country doing hair shows. Many other stylists also approached her for consultations and teaching. Her popularity reached a wide mainstream audience when she decided to compete in the reality show “Shear Genius”, which she joined due to curiosity.
The show focuses on hairstyling, with each contestants competing to create the best hairstyle, with restrictions such as theme, materials, and time. She quickly became one of the top contestants, winning most challenges, and winning over the crowd with her personality. However, she was eliminated due to a bad team challenge which cost her the competition. Despite that, she was still voted as Fan Favorite, and won $10,000 overall.
Her fame attracted television producers, and soon she was approached to star in a series which would become “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover”, later renamed to “Tabatha Takes Over”.
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In the show, she approaches failing salons and helps them turn around their business within a week, using her hairdressing experience and business expertise to help these businesses in danger. She also began making guest appearances in other shows.
Tabatha was featured during the second season of “Make Me a Supermodel”, in which aspiring models compete for $100,000, a one-year contract with New York Model Management, and a pictorial in Cosmopolitan magazine. She also worked alongside Tyra Banks as a part of her Glam Squad in “The Tyra Banks Show”, and has been responsible for makeovers for “The Biggest Loser”.
In 2011, she decided to sell her salon to focus more on working and teaching other stylists. She became the host of the NAHA awards during that year too.
She’s been featured in several high profile publications, and is often hired by top beauty publications as a stylist. Some of the magazines she’s worked with include “Mademoiselle”, “Marie Claire”, and “Seventeen”. She has worked on New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and has written two books – “Own It” and “It’s Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth About Life, Love, and the Business of Beauty”.
In 2018, she started a new show called “Relative Success with Tabatha”, which airs on Bravo. In the show, she helps families who are struggling with their business and their interpersonal relationships. The show ran for eight episodes, but was then discontinued.
Coffey has been open about her lesbian sexuality, and has been in a relationship with her partner since 1997, though she does not like to specify any details. The couple resides in Ridgewood, New Jersey where she first started her business.
When not busy with work, she is very active with charities and organizations that help treat cancer patients. Her mother passed away in 2010 due to the disease, and she works with Hackensack University Medical Center, providing children who have lost their hair during treatment with wigs, which she styles. She also collaborates with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that raises money to help children with cancer through hosting head-shaving events.