Bravo's 'Tabatha's Salon Takeover' reality series to debut August 21
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/02/2008
Bravo has announced Tabatha's Salon Takeover, a new Kitchen Nightmares-like reality series starring Shear Geniusfirst-season contestant Tabatha Coffey as she attempts to improve hair salons across America, will premiere Thursday, August 21 at 10PM ET/PT.
Each Tabatha's Salon Takeover episode will follow Australian stylist as she visits a struggling salon in the Los Angeles or New York area and takes control, with only a week to whip all aspects of the establishment -- from customer service and cleanliness to professionalism and overall styling techniques -- into shape.
In addition, Coffey will introduce viewers to the different salon owners and employees and how they deal with her taking over their beauty parlor and attempting to transform it into a success.
Once her salon makeover is complete, the owners will learn if they'll be able to get their businesses back to the level they should be working at or if they'll instead have to close the doors for good.
The five salons Coffey will visit are Ten Salon in Long Beach, CA; De Cielo Salon in Burbank, CA; Martino-Giovanni & Pileggi in Sewell, NJ; Images Hair Salon in Oyster Bay, NY; and Tika Salon in Rockville Centre, NY.
Coffey was cast for Shear Genius' Spring 2007 first season, in which she made it to the competition's Final 6 but was one of two contestants eliminated during the show's sixth episode.
Tabatha's Salon Takeover is produced by Reveille -- the production company that also produces Shear Genius and was founded by NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio co-chairman Ben Silverman. (Bravo is owned by NBC Universal, the same parent company that also owns both NBC and NBC Universal Television Studio, its in-house production company.)
Mark Koops and Sarah-Jane Cohen are serving as executive producers.