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Tabatha Takes Over

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Savvy stylist offers salons no-nonsense help.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2008
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The show is more interesting than entertaining, although it does offer a few dramatic moments when Coffey's biting observations cause salon owners and stylists to break down crying. But while Coffey's razor-sharp, no-holds-barred communication style often seems cold and intolerant (in one scene she remarks that a salon owner "has a stick up her ass"), they're really not intended to be mean. The fact is that she's offering genuine marketing strategies and mentorship to those who clearly need it. She also has some interesting insights about the details that can make or break the success of a high-end salon and/or spa in the competitive beauty industry.

While Tabatha Takes Over is fairly mild compared to other reality shows, Coffey's communication style isn't really ideal for young viewers. The series also deals with adult-oriented topics like and bankruptcy. All in all, there really isn't much here for kids, but teens thinking of going into the beauty industry and fans of beauty and fashion-oriented reality shows in general may find it engaging.

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