Tabatha Coffey has transformed herself from one of the top hairstylists and salon owners in the hair business into an “A-List” Reality Star becoming the face of her own hit show for Bravo called “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” (It’s funny because I always say “Makeover” even in casual conversation with my hairdresser Stepmom because that’s what she calls it, who is also obsessed with the show, which Tabatha and I joked about after our interview since that’s what I called it in the interview as well out of habit. She told me, “Nobody ever gets it right, but you were such a great interviewer with really good hair” and we exchanged a huge hug), as well as a Best Selling Author having just released her new book “It’s Not Really About The Hair”, which has lines around the corner of throngs of fans waiting to meet her at every book signing over the last 3 months in cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Austin, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Minneapolis, Boston and Columbus.. Her outspoken, off the cuff, perfectionist, Bad Ass “B.I.T.C.H” style (Watch the interview to see what she means with the letters of that word, but I will tell you in real life she couldn’t have been cooler, more down to Earth, and humble. LOVED HER!!!), has earned her an amazing following of millions of fans around the world and her recent accolades include the award for Logo’s fourth annual NewNowNext Awards where she won the trophy for fan-voted “Most Addictive Reality Star.” She works regularly as editorial stylist and contributing writer for fashion and beauty publications including a guest blogger stint with PopSugar. Coffey also shined on the red carpet as Award Show correspondent for TV Guide Channel at the 2011 Academy Awards and appeared as expert on Fashion Wrap episodes for the 2011 Grammy Awards and Academy Awards. She has also been tapped as a Presenter for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” catches up with her as she serves as host/MC of what turned out to be an amazing event and fashion show competition at the beautiful Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon in Glen Mills PA (Such a Gorgeous facility!!) called “Style Wars” benefiting an amazing charity that I have been following for a while called “Adopt-A-Pig” which “is a program designed to help children and their families cope as they face their greatest challenge, fighting cancer. Proceeds benefit a variety of support services for patients and their families.The mission and goals of the Adopt a Pig program are simple: to provide coping mechanisms to children fighting cancer and their families. The founders of this program, experienced these cancer treatments firsthand and understand it is neither a simple nor a short process. By providing support to children and families, they hope to ease some of the struggles and pains associated with this emotional and physical battle”. The event was sold-out and spectacular, with amazing food from Harvest Seasonal Grill in Glen Mills (So So Good, Linked here!!), an NYC like feel, tremendous outfits and entertainment, Great singing by the fabulous Jessy Kyle, a great raffle auction featuring prizes like a signed Cole Hamels baseball and Tabatha trying to auction herself off at one point, amazing gift bags (THANK YOU GUYS!!!), and wonderful celebrity judges from the fashion and restaurant world. It was really such a beautiful event for an amazing cause, so an enormous thank you to the wonderful PR who did an amazing job with the event and also secured me the interview with Tabatha, Karin Annerhed, Rob Amand (Founder Of Adopt-A-Pig, who couldn’t have been nicer and more accommodating even placing me first row on the show!), and Joe Gaglioti and his amazing staff from the salon who just did a great great job!!
I wanted everyone to vote for one of my Favorite Charities, To Write Love On Her Arms, to win a Million Dollars!! Here are the details and an interview I did with the founder of the charity, Jamie Tworkowski:
Starting yesterday, To Write Love On Her Arms joined twenty-four other charities in Round One of the American Giving Awards presented by Chase, a voting contest on Facebook to honor the past winners of Chase Community Giving. Voting is open from until next Wednesday, October 5th at 12pm EST. All charities have been divided into five categories, allowing one from each group to continue on to Round Two, starting December 2nd. Each charity that continues on will receive $125,000 and the chance to win $1 million dollars at the end of Round Two. TWLOHA has already received support via Twitter from Miley Cyrus, in addition to Perez Hilton, Christina Perri, Switchfoot, and Anberlin. Please help TWLOHA continue on to Round Two by liking the American Giving Awards presented by Chase Facebook page and voting for TWLOHA, here: http://on.fb.me/obHaXc.
At TWLOHA, they often talk about being a bridge to help. Taking the first step to talk to a friend about something painful is scary, as is packing a suitcase to go to a treatment center for the first or fifth time. They exist as a safe passage offering hope and encouragement along the way. Winning the American Giving Award will allow TWLOHA to strengthen that bridge, to take their message of hope and help on the road to more places and in more creative ways than they’ve ever been able to do before, such as:
— Investing in building an interactive platform that will allow people to contribute directly to treatment and recovery in their local community.
— Providing more widespread counseling scholarships for people with little or no insurance, alleviating the stress of a financial burden that often accompanies treatment and recovery options.
— Expanding the vision by taking HEAVY AND LIGHT – an evening of songs, conversation, and hope – on the road. There is a unique kind of community that happens when people gather in a room with songs and honest stories that resonate. Nights like this can change a perspective for people, and that shift could be the beginning of change or even a life saved.
— Strengthening the launch of the brand new high school campaign The Storytellers , a way for high school students to bring the story of TWLOHA and message of hope to their own campus through organizing and engineering community events.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inspire, inform, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $850,000 directly into treatment and recovery and answered over 160,000 emails from over 100 countries.