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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 21, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Summary: "Shear Genius" contestant Tabatha Coffey brings her scissor-like tongue to help save some beauty salons.
  • Genre(s): Reality
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. It is very good at allowing viewers to feel superior.
  2. 70
    In the world of reality shows, this well-produced series is better than most. Betwixt and between all the emotional upheavals and drama, Coffey, only slightly witchy, dishes out sound advice.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Admittedly, the poetic joys of hairstyling elude me, but even if Coffey's all that, the new agey platitudes ("She feels this business") grow tedious rather quickly, and the solutions are predictably simplistic.
  4. Watching "Tabatha's Salon Takeover," which is unrated, you can't help but wonder if there shouldn't be a "whip it" show for "whip it" shows--in which an expert would review the tapes and offer advice on how to turn a bad situation around. They could start with this one.
Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
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  1. RonaldK.
    Oct 28, 2008
    A defining moment in our time. At last there is someone who acts like she knows what she is talking about and then proves it. To bad we don;t have polititions as intuitive and knowlegeble as Tabitha. Expand
  2. TonyA.
    Oct 15, 2008
    Wonderful show. We need more Tabathas in this world. She takes salons by the scruff of their necks and gives them a good hard shake. WOW.
  3. DonnaMarieS.
    Aug 23, 2008
    GREAT SHOW! I have been in the hairdresing business since 1977. I love the business and the people- my clients are the best! I trained with the best and have worked in quality salons. Tabitha turns salons around by using gut wrenching and passionate honesty, strong career motivation and good taste. LOVE this show! Being a great hairstylist is a fun and rewarding job. To be working in a salon where everyone is feeling the same positive energy is pure heaven. Can you believe I would forget it was pay day? That speaks volumes for loving what I was doing My feeling the constant reward of having given the client just what they wanted and for them to leave the salon feeling comfortable in an attractive look that totally suited them was reward for me. Expand
  4. JacquelynW.
    Oct 15, 2008
    As a salon owner I love the life changing advice she gives to both stylists and owners!
  5. bekkim.
    Jan 9, 2010
    i like this show a lot even though i thought i would despise it. i'm proud of myself if i get my hair cut even 3 times a year so the fact that i actually enjoy this show is pretty amazing. tabatha makes it. Expand
  6. ArleneH.
    Aug 31, 2008
    I like this show.
  7. cindyc
    Dec 29, 2009
    I have an issue with Tabatha's language. She is trying to help people become successful and professional with their businesses, but isn't her business critiquing these salons? I do not believe it is necessary to use foul language when she is judging the stylists and owners on the same behavior. Great show, though.. I agree with her tactics, but please, Tabatha, be professional yourself, and lose the "bleeps". Expand

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