Gay of the day is a daily blog post that features gay people who are living a Fierce Life. This post will feature both celebrities and ordinary folks that I admire for their contribution to the human and or animal kingdom.
Today’s Gay of the Day is Tabatha Coffey
Tabatha was born in Queensland, Australia and began doing hair at the age of 14. She was raised around drag queens and that is where she got her inspiration to be a hairstylist. Upon completing a 4 year apprenticeship in Australia she left for London and gained invaluable experience working for Vidal Sassoon. Tabatha first came on the scene in the USA as a contestant on the TV show Shear Genius in 2007. She has since completed 3 seasons of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover and will begin a fourth soon.
Tabatha is Fierce but she is NOT a Diva. She is a no-nonsense businesswoman who is well known for her strong work ethic and her passion for doing hair. On her TV show she knows exactly what the Salon Owners must do in order to turn their business around and she does not tolerate incompetence. If the employees are slacking off she lets them know exactly what they need to do to get with the program. If they refuse, don’t have the passion or don’t have the ability to do what it takes to get the job done she recommends that they educate themselves or leave and seek a different type of work.
Tabatha has written a book called “It’s Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth About Life, Love, and the Business of Beauty” She was on the Red Carpet for the Oscars in 2011 and has kept busy with appearances on “Make me a Supermodel,” “The Tyra Banks Show,” and “The Biggest Loser.” She does not consider herself to be a celebrity, she just thinks she has been very lucky and very blessed to have been given a platform where she can write a book and educate people in a way that will empower them.
For a Fierce interview with Tabatha check this out Live Chat