December 6th, 2010
04:38 PM ET
Reality TV host and celebrity hairstylist Tabatha Coffey is still surprised when she walks into a new salon, even as her Bravo show “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” enters its third season.
“I walked away from season one and thought I had pretty much seen everything,” she told CNN. “I walked away from season two and thought, ‘Wow, nothing can shock me at this point.’”
But that was before season three filming started, and she walked into a salon with a stripper pole.
Already a noted stylist and salon owner, Coffey generated buzz for her deft styling skills and no-nonsense attitude on the reality competition “Shear Genius” in 2007. She has since taken her brutal honesty to salons across the country as the host of her own show. And Ms. Coffey isn't known for mincing words.
“What you see is definitely what you get,” she said. “The part that you’re seeing when I’m going into salons ... is me in work mode.”
Along with the stripper pole, season three is slated to bring more crying (the notoriously prickly stylist said she would rather suffer through a hug than deal with weepy salon employees), a team building exercise in the Mohave Desert on what Coffey called “one of the hottest days of the year,” plus a surprise sleepover when Coffey spent the night at a salon owner’s house to put a stop to family drama. Coffey said the pajamas she wore for the intervention mark one of the few times fans get to see her not wearing the trademark color of professional hairstylists: Black.
“If you walk into my wardrobe, it’s kind of hilarious. It’s a sea of black,” she said.
Although Coffey is wary of declaring she has seen it all during her time on the show, she’s seen quite a lot more than she ever thought she would.
“If there is a season four,” she said, “I’m sure I won’t be shocked by anything.”
Season three of “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” premieres tonight on Bravo at 10 pm EST. Coffey plans to spend the hour-long premiere on Facebook and Twitter talking and watching the show with her fans.
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