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QuickFacts About Tabatha Coffey
  • Age: 40
  • Birthplace: Surfer's Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • Significant Other: Unnamed partner of 10 years
  • Years of Experience: 25

Tabatha Coffey is a 40-year-old Australian stylist who is famed for her run on Bravo’s hair competition, Shear Genius and her appearances in her own show, the subsequent Bravo series, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover. Coffey got her start assisting in a salon in her hometown of Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland, when she was just 14. Coffey has since garnered more than 25 years of experience in the industry.

Two years ago, Coffey appeared on Shear Genius and though she was considered an early front-runner, she was eliminated in the sixth episode. However, after the program’s run, viewers voted Coffey the Fan Favorite, due to the fact that she was outspoken, intense and talented and many believed, eliminated far too early. Due to her popularity on the show, Bravo enlisted her to star in her own series. Tabatha’s Salon Takeover chronicles Coffey’s journeys into struggling salons wherein she gives owners sound advice and needed expertise to give their dire businesses a physical, spiritual and dogmatic renovation.

Coffey also owns her own salon, Industrie Hair Gurus, which is located in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Though Coffey is known for her personality, she has no specific trademark style markers. She methodically provides an individual style for each and every client.

She is also a spokeswoman for hair care product company Joico International. With the company, Coffey tours annually, producing hair shows which display her energetic talent and her desire to educate and communicate with fellow professionals and aspiring stylists. Coffey’s work has been regularly featured in such publications as Seventeen, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. Despite building a massive client base in her own salon in New Jersey, Coffey has become bi-coastal due to her new notoriety and has begun seeing clients at the Warren-Tricomi Salon in West Hollywood. Coffey is openly gay and lives with her partner of ten years in New Jersey.

Tabatha’s Salon Takeover returns for season two on November 3rd! Check out the website!

Many of our visitors to this page are curious about Tabatha Coffey’s sexuality (yes, she’s lesbian), and most are curious about her longtime girlfriend. Don’t be surprised that you can’t find out the identity of her partner, it’s something she has kept quite private. This Starcasm article references her comments on gay marriage, and confirms her hard work keeping the name of her partner secret.

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65 Responses to “Tabatha Coffey”

  1. Gloria
    February 15th, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

    Tabitha, the insperation u give to all of us out here in this field is fabulous!!! Been in business for 15yrs and love love love it, so passionate about my business and my growing business, I can honestly say I love what I do!!! Still learning everyday but the best part is I never get enough and I am willing to always make things better. Love to see u here in N.Y. Some tough love lol would be great!!!

  2. jennifer
    February 17th, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    where does she buy all of her clothes?? they are amazing!

  3. Raffie
    February 20th, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

    Tabatha I love your show. I believe you really help us a lot. I need your helppppppppppppp.

  4. nancy burt
    February 22nd, 2010 @ 3:15 am

    we have a huge space, half the salon has been a salon for over 30 yrs,we have 15 girls, 8 on 1 sd, 3
    on the other,
    the owner is nonexistent, the salon is ran by a 10yr. experienced manager, who gets a whooping $9.00 hr.and its crew.
    its known of a walk in salon,,, because, everyone is good.

  5. Richard Munden
    February 24th, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

    I love to watch Tabatha. I wish she had come to my salon and maybe I would still have it. The one thing that always bothers me and it isn’t just her it is most of the industry. When doing color stylists say that the clients roots need to be redone. We are professionals and should know that roots are under the skin and do not show. They have regrowth showing. To color roots you need a scalpel. We in the industry need to use correct terminology.

  6. Sarah
    March 3rd, 2010 @ 8:46 am

    Tabitha is amazing. She is completely professional, creative, and understanding of not only the clients needs, but also of the salon that she is working with. I think she has set a new standard for salons and stylist all over the world. I would love to get her insight on anything!

  7. Judy Murray
    September 19th, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

    As Tabatha has bleached hair, I would love to get some information. My hair is overbleached, and falling out, burnt. What is the way to get my hair back…..please answer.
    My undying thanks. Judy

  8. kara
    January 3rd, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    I think Tabatha is one tough person who tells these hair salon owners and workers just how it is. She is one tough woman. And to make it in that business you have to market your salon.
    And have top hair people. And know how to cut a
    person’s hair so it fits them. Its so hard to
    find a good hair salon, I know Had only one,
    where I use to live, and the person who cut my
    hair was gay, He was really great. I would
    come in and say just make my hair fit my face,
    meaning make me and my hair look good, and did
    he, I walked out looking wonderful.
    Now I cannot find one worth while. So I have
    ended up cutting my own hair. I have learned
    how. If I had Tabatha cutting my hair I know
    it would look great

  9. yvette t. stephen
    January 7th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    Ilove the way she tells her clients the truth
    about the way they are running their business
    with dirty supplies, unsanitary bathrooms, hair all over the place and cursing and drinking. I think she is an excellent professional that does not stand for any unprofessional nonsense. I look at her show
    everytime she is on T.V. and I wish her the best of luck.

  10. diana smith scott
    January 21st, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    m ,dearTabatha I need your help, I had my business for 25 employees are out of control, the equipment we are using over 20 years old in the building that’s old and rundown

    I would like you to come and observe you would be shockedk what goes on. please help me

  11. diana smith scott
    January 21st, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    I think you’re fabulous and I watch your show in try and learn anything I can do I can take it back to the shop

  12. D`Clarence Reynolds
    February 6th, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Still trying to reach your show by any means necessary.Have sent you plenty of letters and info. We will continue to try until hopefully you respond, or the ‘restraining order’ arrives. We love our staff like family and want to do right by them, so we feel your help would put us on point.

    Your Fans

    D`Clarence & Katrina Reynolds

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