Tabatha Coffey is more than a hairstylist with incredible flair, a business woman with enviable moxie, and the star of her own hit reality show - she's an agent of transformation. Born in Australia to rather unconventional parents who ran a burlesque club, Tabatha spent much of her childhood observing the beauty rituals of the transvestite performers her parents employed and later attending to their hair and make-up. It was in the club that she first learned how to make one's outside more fully reflect what's on the inside-how to help people find their 'signature' look. It was there too that her own transformation from an overweight child to a fit, confident, and determined adult began. But perhaps the most surprising element of her journey was how she developed her work ethic and her much admired business acumen. When her father abandoned her family under the most dramatic of circumstances, it was her mother's determination to move on with dignity, that taught Tabatha the importance of taking charge of one's own future. From her mother's example she learned how to achieve both financial independence and emotional resilience.
While some viewers of her television appearances have called her a bitch due to her forthright manner, Tabatha doesn't take the term as an insult. Instead she wears the title proudly, redefining it as someone with Bravery, Integrity, Tenacity, Creativity, and Honesty. Tabatha is a confidante to every person who sits in her salon chair; a mentor to every business owner who dares to take her blunt, cogent, and very sound advice, and a fearless inspiration to anyone seeking their own inner and/or outer transformation. This powerful memoir, laced with the kind of no-nonsense business and personal advice expected from the unrestrained Tabatha Coffey, is must reading for anyone interested in where beauty really comes from and for all those who wish to become her particular brand of B.I.T.C.H. too.