Beauty extraordinaire and tough love guru, Tabatha Coffey is a legend. She is the epitome of a smart and successful business woman—which is one of the reasons why she is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award during this week’s Southwest Hairstyling Awards. Coffey has devoted her life to making the beauty world a better place by whipping salons and businesses into shape. From Australia to Great Britain and the United States, she has become a leader in her industry. See what she has to say about her achievements just days before she accepts her award, then RSVP to the event to experience it live.
303: What do you think makes a successful hairdresser?
“You need to be passionate about this industry… You have to be committed to honing your craft… It takes time.”
“When you expect a lot of yourself and are constantly looking at ways of improving yourself, your business and your life you don’t have a lot of time to spend on fluff and hand holding, it isn’t productive.”
303: Was there a specific moment that you adopted the “tough love” mantra or have you always lived that way?