Tabatha Takes Over

The BEST episodes of Tabatha Takes Over

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Australian native Tabatha Coffey, the straight-talking former contestant from Shear Genius, visits struggling salons in Los Angeles and New York, and whips the desperate stylists and salon owners into shape.

Last Updated: 5/16/2022Network: Bravo
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Flavio Beauty College: Torrance, CA
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9.50
2 votes

#1 - Flavio Beauty College: Torrance, CA

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/6/2012

Eighty-four-year-old Flavio Bisignano was a legend when he opened his beauty school over 50 years ago, but now he's ready to hand over the reins to his daughter Tiana who is not a hairdresser. Tabatha is appalled to discover that the school is failing miserably because the teachers are not teaching and the students are uninspired and bored.

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Hairlab: Woodland Hills, CA
star
9.33
3 votes

#2 - Hairlab: Woodland Hills, CA

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/2/2008

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De Cielo Salon: Burbank, CA
star
9.00
2 votes

#3 - De Cielo Salon: Burbank, CA

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/30/2008

Jungle Red: Minneapolis MN
star
9.00
4 votes

#4 - Jungle Red: Minneapolis MN

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/10/2012

Suzanne Erickson owns Jungle Red salon but she seems more interested in acting like a teenager than a boss, which is why her staff are out of control and she has started to put most of the responsibility on her daughter Kari. To make matters worse, Tabatha is quick to discover that Jungle Red is a failing salon by day and the owner’s home by night. Tabatha has to motivate Suzanne to grow up and stop relying on her daughter to manage her staff so that Kari is free to pursue her own dreams.

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Salon Bridgette: Swedesboro, NJ
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9.00
2 votes

#5 - Salon Bridgette: Swedesboro, NJ

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/21/2012

It's a family affair at Salon Bridgette, where Bridgette Orcutt, the passive aggressive owner, treats her enabling mother like a maid and allows her spoiled daughter to get away with everything. Tabatha's biggest challenge will be to motivate Bridgette to change her negative ways so she can start motivating her team.

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H Design: Minneapolis, MN
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9.00
1 votes

#6 - H Design: Minneapolis, MN

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/28/2012

Stockbroker owner Brian Honn seems to have no idea why his salon suffered a massive walk-out and has no idea that he is about to suffer another one. Tabatha, answering the frustrated managers' plea for help, discovers unhappy stylists and an owner who claims he doesn't do anything wrong.

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Salon Mogulz
star
9.00
4 votes

#7 - Salon Mogulz

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/4/2013

Tabatha kicks off season five when she visits the up and coming area of East Nashville, Tennessee where celebrity stylist Tanzy Clark Wright’s salon Mogulz is in a tizzy. Although Tanzy has been a pillar of her African-American community for years, she has struggled to evolve her business to attract the diverse clientele that now inhabit the booming area. Not only has the salon fallen out of touch with the community, the pregnant shopaholic Tanzy has lost her drive, her money and control of her staff. To save Tanzy’s salon, Tabatha must get her to step up, be responsible and lead her and her staff to embrace the diverse wave of the future.

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Manikir Royale
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8.60
5 votes

#8 - Manikir Royale

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/6/2013

Tabatha revisits some of the businesses featured throughout the season.

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Studio 157
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8.60
5 votes

#9 - Studio 157

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/13/2013

Photographer and former Miss West Virginia pageant beauty queen, Jenn Cady knows the ins and outs of glitz and glam. However, having perfect hair and a million dollar smile couldn’t help her when she opened up a combined photography studio and hair salon. This passive, people-pleasing owner has no rules, no structure and sells everything from jeans to jewelry in her salon. To make matters worse, Jenn has handed over management to her best friend and her daughter. Instead of making things better, the mother-daughter duo constantly feud with the staff, causing major strife and a division within the studio. Tabatha must weed through the fighting and drama in order to get Jenn back on her throne and become the take charge owner she needs to be.

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VIP Night
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8.50
4 votes

#10 - VIP Night

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/11/2013

VIP Nightclub in Riverside, California was once the talk of the town, known for its fabulous, fierce drag shows, it also doubled up as a hip gay nightclub with lines out the door. But time has been unkind to this Riverside landmark. When Tabatha arrives, she is welcomed by three stubborn owners, whose spirits have been broken by their rundown business. These grumpy unmotivated owners, along with an indifferent staff, and a club filled with rotting furniture are taking this business closer to shutting its doors for good. Tabatha embarks on a mission to get the drag queens back on their rightful throne. By changing the owner’s antiquated attitudes and straightening out the staff, Tabatha hopes to turn this outdated dive back into the VIP hotspot it once was.

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Summers Sports Bar
star
8.50
6 votes

#11 - Summers Sports Bar

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/2/2013

Husband and wife Willie and Mary Jimenez fulfilled their American dream when they opened up Summers Sports Bar in beautiful sunny Manhattan Beach, California. Sadly after the passing of Mary’s husband, the business has taken a turn for the worse leaving the coveted prime piece of beach front real estate to waste. With sloppy service, worn down interiors and an apathetic staff, Mary has been left to keep the family business going along with her two irresponsible twenty something sons. With Mary unable to manage the business with the iron fist her late husband did, Mary calls in Tabatha for reinforcement. Can Tabatha help this matriarch get her sons and staff to step up and reopen this once popular beach front bar?

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Café Treats
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8.50
4 votes

#12 - Café Treats

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/30/2013

Veronica de Messina hoped Café Treats in Sherman Oaks, California, would hit the sweet spot with customers. Unfortunately, her café has garnered the reputation for leaving a bad taste in people’s mouths. Veronica thought that her large Mexican food menu, coffee, teas and juices with a Moroccan theme would have the formula for success. However, Veronica’s lack of experience in the food industry, her abrasive management style, and unfocused menu has been a recipe for disaster. Tabatha must get Veronica to hone in her passion, get the staff up-to-par and size down the menu before Café Treats becomes a business gone bust.

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Top Cuts
star
8.17
6 votes

#13 - Top Cuts

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/18/2013

Top Cuts salon in Bethpage, New York is far closer to the bottom than the top. After leaving her business to battle breast cancer, owner and former Tabatha protégé Chris Smith is scared to return to work, and tries to run her salon with an iron fist from the comforts of her home. With Chris’s front desk receptionist acting as her eyes and ears when she isn’t around, Chris is really hiding a much bigger secret that explains why she knows everything that goes on in her salon. When Tabatha arrives, she steps into a battle zone between a disgruntled manager who feels unappreciated, a loyal receptionist who is labeled a snitch, and a staff who have ironically nicknamed the salon “Chop Cuts.” Tabatha has one week to help her former student rediscover her passion, and get her to understand that in order to be a leader and save her business, she can’t have someone else’s eyes do the following.

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NexGen Barber Shop
star
8.14
7 votes

#14 - NexGen Barber Shop

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/25/2013

NexGen barbershop in Murfreesboro Tennessee was once known as the place to go if you needed to maintain your mane or a five o’clock shadow. All that has changed since owner Mike Garcia abandoned his business for nearly a year to work with a youth ministry in another state. As Mike’s passion for ministry grew, his wife Layla and his barbers were left to manage the shop as best as they could. With customers coming in at a snail’s pace, morale was low, tensions were high and Nexgen dwindled down to a thing of the past. Before Mike knew it, his barbers staged a walk out causing Mike to be angry, bitter and left his wife to pick up the pieces. With the business on the verge of a meltdown, Tabatha must step in to clear the air and help Mike turn this once bustling business, into the upscale barber shop it was intended to be.

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bQute: Palmdale, CA
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8.09
32 votes

#15 - bQute: Palmdale, CA

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/31/2011

Tabatha has to fix an out-of-control staff and a marriage on the brink, and turn this low-rent beauty shop into a high-end salon.

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Concerto: Valencia, CA
star
8.09
32 votes

#16 - Concerto: Valencia, CA

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/14/2011

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Mia Bella: San Bruno
star
8.03
31 votes

#17 - Mia Bella: San Bruno

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/6/2010

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The Loft on Broadway Salon: Long Beach, CA
star
8.00
4 votes

#18 - The Loft on Broadway Salon: Long Beach, CA

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/25/2008

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Salon Tika: Rockville Centre, NY
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8.00
2 votes

#19 - Salon Tika: Rockville Centre, NY

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/18/2008

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Eclectic Salon: Los Angeles, CA
star
8.00
1 votes

#20 - Eclectic Salon: Los Angeles, CA

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/17/2009

Tabatha takes over a salon on the verge of bankruptcy and foreclosure.

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Plush Salon: Chatsworth, CA
star
8.00
2 votes

#21 - Plush Salon: Chatsworth, CA

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/1/2009

Tabatha takes over a salon with a shopaholic owner.

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Browns & Co: Miami, FL
star
8.00
2 votes

#22 - Browns & Co: Miami, FL

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/8/2009

Tabatha deals with one of the most stubborn salon owners she's ever met.

Tantrum Salon: Covina, CA
star
8.00
2 votes

#23 - Tantrum Salon: Covina, CA

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/5/2010

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Earth, Moon, Sun: Western Springs, IL
star
8.00
4 votes

#24 - Earth, Moon, Sun: Western Springs, IL

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/12/2010

Tabatha now just has to transform both a hostile manager and a stylist she calls one of the worst hairdressers she has ever seen.

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Christopher Hill: Brentwood, CA
star
8.00
30 votes

#25 - Christopher Hill: Brentwood, CA

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/13/2010

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