Bravo Star Tabatha Coffey Gives Career Advice

by Jess Quandel

One of the beauty industries most recognizable faces spent time with Empire students recently at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, Illinois.

Tabatha Coffey has devoted her professional life to achieving excellence as a successful business woman, company owner, hair designer and educator. She is the star of Bravo’s, Tabatha Takes Over, in which she helps struggling businesses regain their momentum.

Coffey held a special event exclusively for Empire Beauty School students during the ABS show in the Windy City.

Students from Empire campuses in the surrounding Chicago area attended the event.

Tabatha talked to the students about how to best market themselves, and what it takes to be successful. She also talked about how to overcome obstacles and persevere.

Tabatha was in Chicago for the world-renowned beauty exhibition known as America’s Beauty Show. With a 90 year history, ABS is owned and produced by Cosmetologists Chicago, a group of salon professionals working to strengthen the salon industry. Cosmetologists Chicago monitors and lobbies for professional licenses while providing advanced education and scholarships.

During the 3-day long expo, America’s Beauty Show offers a Student Day where current cosmetology students can attend at a discounted price.

It was during that day that Coffey decided to hold a special discussion in a private room for Empire students.
We were thrilled to be able to offer this special opportunity to our students.” Says Elizabeth Tackett, Executive Director of Empire Beauty School in Hanover Park, Illinois. “It was a wonderful way for students to hear first hand from a super star in our industry.

Tabatha’s fame first took root with her first series on Bravo named “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.”  Tabatha’s resume is a biography of a natural born hairstylist and business woman from the beginning of her career at age 14 in her native Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, to being chosen as “Fan Favorite” on Shear Genius to her successful runs with Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.

Tabatha is devoted to the art of hair. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and Tabatha has been dubbed as the go-to girl for beauty inquiries throughout the world. Over the last 30 years, she has worked with the veritable who’s who of the industry in Australia, Great Britain and the United States. She has continuously developed, fine-tuned and broadened her skills as an artist, educator, and business owner.

In addition to regularly traveling around the world to educate stylists at hair shows, Tabatha also works closely to create the incredible hairstyles featured in advertising and trend collection imagery.

April 10, 2015

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