A hair-raising episode
Mum's the word on Bravo's Salon Takeover, but someone talked about this Houstonreality show
We moseyed over to Salon Vendome to check out the changes made since Tabatha Coffey hijacked the place for Bravo's reality series Tabatha's Salon Takeover.
No one was talking.
The only thing I could garner from the owners was that indeed Salon Takeover had been there last week. Period.
Love those confidentiality agreements.
However, I do have a contact who is a salon regular and she had more than a few details on the changes made in the faltering salon. When Tabatha arrived to render aid, the place had no telephones. Stylists had to use their cells as business phones. There was no receptionist. Corrections were called for on all fronts.
In addition to those changes, the new look, although unexciting by swank salon standards, included enhanced lighting and a few coats of paint. Mirrors were added at every station. Previously, only stations with a working stylist had mirrors. Customer service, such as offering chilled bottled water, became priority one.
As Salon Takeover fans know, the prerequisite for a slot on the reality series is poor business. The point being that Tabatha can make changes in a failing business plan and turn a salon around. Only time will tell if her mandates will work at Salon Vendome. And from the sound of things, changes and improvements were sorely needed.
Key players in the episode, that we are told will air in November, are the salon owners — Juanita Tohill, Susan Zindler, Lecy Rack, Angel Castillo and Jack Baird.
We wish them well.