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Tabatha’s take-no-prisoners guide to business culture

The Bravo show about a brutally frank salon consultant has a lot to teach business owners from all fields.

If you don’t like the atmosphere at your business, a recent episode of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover offers a primer on how to turn it around. If you don’t know the Bravo reality show’s star, Tabatha Coffey, she’s an edgy, black-clad, white-blonde, brutally frank Aussie salon-business consultant who overhauls failing shops.

People kept telling me to check out this show, and I’m glad I did. Coffey puts the reality in reality TV. She doesn’t care whose feathers get ruffled if she can fix a dying business. In the episode I caught, she arrives at Earth Moon Sun, a salon in upscale Western Springs, Ill, that’s fallen $500,000 in debt. Owner Janeen Nufer has floundered since her sister and business partner, who led the hairstylist team, left her flat.

Since then, the atmosphere devolved radically. Employees and managers shout across the salon and berate each other. Workers eat while talking on the phone to customers, belch at the front desk, and drink on the job. Unsurprisingly, customers come in. . . but they don’t come back.

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