November 24, 2009 09:46 PM by Lisa Princ
Tonight on Tabatha’s Salon Takeover on BRAVO Tabatha Coffey travels to Ft Lauderdale Florida to Bang Salon, which is in desperate need of help. The salon’s delusional owner cannot seem to see that his own juvenile behavior is the reason the salon is failing to thrive. Between his foul language, crude sexual jokes and lack of respect for his customers, it’s no wonder they never return. Tabatha really has her work cut out for her this week, will she be able to save this salon from demise?
Before even entering Bang Salon tonight on Tabatha’s Salon Takeover on BRAVO Tabatha views some video surveillance she has taken of the salon and immediately can see what the biggest problem this place has is – it’s owner, Darren Anselmo. This guy is so lewd and crude it’s no wonder none of his clients return. He lacks respect for his clients, shouting obscenities and sexual remarks across the salon. He spends his entire day there drinking while he works, and I’m not talking about water here, he literally walks around the salon drunk as a skunk. He even went as far as to comment on another staff member’s breasts and write the word slut on the back of a client’s head in hair color.
The salon itself is in complete disarray. Tabatha finds everything from bottled urine on a shelf to a dildo, yes you heard me correctly, in Darren’s work station. The staff has no where to eat or take a break aside from over the garbage can, and the fridge is full of booze. Tabatha is disgusted to find 2 inches worth of dust on the shelf directly above the customer’s beverage station. She has seen enough and is ready to begin her takeover asap.
Tabatha then speaks with the staff alone about this behavior. She is not surprised to learn that most of them are appalled by Darren’s behavior and would quit if they could get another job, with the exception of his assistant who acts more like his partner in crime, feeding him to act like a child. She also learns that he is completely different around his wife and children, so Tabatha decides to take Darren to his daughter’s school where she wants Darren to give a demonstration of what a stylist does. All the while, it was a lesson for Darren on how to be serious and stop acting like a child.
Darren has finally seen the error of his ways and now realizes how serious the situation is on Tabatha’s Salon Takeover on BRAVO. After a little work on Darren and the staff and a complete renovation of the salon’s interior, including removing all the inappropriate items Tabatha is confident that this salon can be saved. On reopening day the changes in Darren’s behavior are amazing, he is a completely different person as are his staff.
Being one of the worst cases she had ever seen, this was one of the easiest turnarounds she has done. When she decides to stop back for a visit, she is amazed that everything has remained as she left it. The staff is professional, Darren’s behavior has remained mature, and their business is booming again. Another successful takeover for Tabatha!
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