It’s Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth about Life, Love and the Business of Beauty

What is the book about?

“This book describes the unorthodox way Tabatha Coffey was raised within strip clubs in a broken family and how that experience prepared her to become the strong, self-assured businesswoman she is today. She explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of her life in a funny, yet honest fashion. Tabatha chronicles her career, explaining what lessons, mentors and hairdos transformed her life. Most importantly, she gives her idea of a business manual, including how to follow your instinct, moral compass, and the things to think about when you ‘think’ you want to open your own business. She also encourages the reader to look at his or her ‘Inner Bitch.’”

What did you like about the book?

“It encouraged me to be a better person, to not complain or worry about the trivial things in life and to learn lessons from my mistakes. As we know, Tabatha holds nothing back. She encourages you to stand up for what you believe in, even if that makes you a bitch. Of course, I enjoyed the pictures of her hair styles through the years!”

What was the key takeaway message of the book?

“THINK before you take action. Whether you use the ‘Three Second Rule,’ or ‘The Five Things to Ask Yourself Before Opening a Business,’ you have to THINK. Use your head, be honest with yourself and don’t be afraid to speak the truth. Tabatha says, “this book is about helping you sleep well.” If you think before you act, follow your gut, and make the right decisions, you too, will sleep well at night.”

What idea did you implement into your personal/professional life?

“As a new stylist, who transformed from eight years of college with a degree in architecture into the beauty business, I get a lot of grief for what some would consider a ‘downgraded’ career change. I struggle with this reaction, because I know my heart and passion are in the beauty business. As Tabatha opened up about her life, she had many experiences where she had to stand strong and firm for what she believed, and now I have more confidence to trust my gut.”

Why would you recommend this book to other professionals?

“This book is about principle: an uplifting, confidence-building, inspiring story of a successful businesswoman who came from a doubtful beginning. Everyone can learn and be inspired by the business plans, the ‘Gut Check’ questions, and process of finding their ‘Inner Bitch.’”

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