- 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.