I Hate Jill Zarin Tabatha’s Salon Takeover – Blog by Quincy IL
A Jill Zarin Update by LynnNChicago
Tabatha’s Salon Takeover Week Seven
The salon, Bqute, is located in Palmdale, California. The owners Shannon and Frank Peters have been married for nine months. They have been business partners in the salon for six months. Their credits cards have been “maxed out” and they are $80,000 in debt. Tabatha tells us that their marriage and mortgage are bankrupt. An employee tells us that Shannon’s attitude is “out of control.”
The camera reveals Shannon and Frank at the front desk while Frank answers the phone with the name Sebastian. Tabatha questions Frank about his name change. Shannon thought that Sebastian was a better name than Frank for a salon owner so she calls her husband Sebastian at the salon. Tabatha furrows her forehead. The salon is pure chaos. The couple is fighting over money in front of stylists and clients. Their problems are personal and professional.
Frank has a travel agency, used clothing boutique, insurance business, and marriage counseling business in the office of his salon. His office assistant struggles with managing so many businesses. They offer divorces to clients as they walk out of the salon.
Ebony, a stylist, is shown beating a vending machine. Tabatha notes that vending machines are not found in high end salons. She also notes that booking a cruise to Jamaica is not found in high end salons. Tabatha asks, “What the F*** are you doing?”
The staff is aware of personal issues between the couple and actually discusses those issues in front of clients. Clients complain about the chaos. Shannon threw a bottle of shampoo at Brittany, a stylist, who refused to take instruction and is combative. Tabatha states that “it’s so bad that I can’t wrap my head around it.” Tabatha tells Frank to give her his keys, but Frank doesn’t know where his keys are.
Tabatha introduces herself and the staff is in shock. Brecca, the front desk manager says, “I just knew we were in trouble.” Sauve, a male stylist says, some are “not going to deal with Tabatha’s mouth. I’m not.”
Tabatha tours the salon. There are signs for the financial, legal and travel businesses. There is trash that has pile up for ages. There are dirty gloves and hair in brushes and in sinks. The break room smells. The last time Tabatha saw so many flies she was “in bloody Australia.” Tabatha calls it “ a strip mall beauty salon.”
9 AM, the staff meets after Tabatha tells us that the managers are the primary culprits. Shannon is the “bitch of all bitches” and she sets the tone for the salon. Shannon is selective in when she will manage. Frank never gets anything done. He wanders around the salon not functioning. Suave is told to take out the garbage and she tosses the garbage container into the dumpster. She seems proud that she did that.
Models come into the salon and many of the stylists seem to do a good job. The stylists relax hair and add extensions. They color. Brittany, who had a shampoo bottle thrown at her by Shannon earlier, fails to impress Tabatha with her cutting skills and she does not know how to talk to a client.
Frank is preparing to send grand opening invitations to President Obama, the Senators of California and Arnold, the governor of California. Tabatha can’t believe that Frank is expected the President of the USA to drop by for his opening. Tabatha tells us in an interview that “it is not out of the box, it is crazy.” 20% of the business is Frank’s multiple operations and 80% is the salon business. Tabatha says she is going to “blow my brains out.”
Tabatha discusses the marriage of the young owners and calls upon a marriage counselor to help them distinguish between their married life and work life. They had a loving relationship when they cross state lines and visit Vegas so the counselor tells them that their driveway is the state line.
Frank is distracting the staff as he walks around doing nothing. Frank is driving his wife crazy and then she takes her frustrations out on the staff. The staff is miserable and afraid to approach Shannon for help.
Tabatha takes the entire staff to the Mohave Desert for survivalist training with an instructor. Frank takes the leadership role and they all sweat while completing the tasks. They learn to work together.
Tabatha takes the staff to the outside window and gives them putty knives to remove the plastic signs glued onto the glass panes. All of Franks businesses other than the salon are now gone. The renovation begins and the staff is given several days to rest. The walls are now yellow and there are burnt orange drapes between stations. The stations themselves have been refinished and there are new pads under the chairs. There are large mirrors with black frames. There are new sterilizers, new dryers, and new equipment. The break room is clean and painted. The office is now the manager’s office for the salon. The boutique area is stocked with products of a hair salon.
Brecca, is at the front desk and she is working on the computer. She tells Tabatha that she is putting hair salon clients’ names in as she did not have the time to do this before when she was caring for Frank’s many enterprises. Frank is lost. He is not allowed to offer travel services or divorces to clients as they leave the salon. Shannon is ready to be the leader. Ebony seems happy, but she tells us that her “ghetto girl will still come out.” Shannon apologizes to Brittany because she threw a shampoo bottle at Brittany, but Tabatha also discovers that Brittany has pushed Shannon. Tabatha learns new street fighting terms during their discussion.
Shannon is going to run the salon and Frank will move on to whatever he decides is his life’s ambition. The salon will be a salon. Shannon is happy. Frank looks lost. They are going to work on their marriage. Brittany is going to shadow Shannon in order to gain experience. Right now her level of ability is that of a beginning beauty school student.
6 Weeks Check Up
Tabatha returns to find a very happy salon owner, Shannon, who is working very hard to make her business a success. Brittany is working and she has improved. Ebony was fired as she was unable to adjust to the new tone in the salon. The young owners’ marriage has improved and they are now able to communicate with each other. Tabatha is pleased. A high end beauty salon has been born.
Nice work as always Quincy, Thank you!
A Jill Zarin Update by LynnNChicago
Our little Jill Zarin has been a busy lady lately, plugging blogs for hobby bloggers, I’m jealous that I’m not included in that group that she supports, you see, if she tweets and supports a blog, apparently they get 10,000 – 15,000 hits per day. That is impressive Jill, way to go!
Now that Jill has announced that she’s supporting blogs, she’s gotten many requests to retweet blogs, here’s one:
XTweeter: TO @Jillzarin please RT & help me reach1000 views for my fashion blog!! Life As Youth Know It!! (link was here)
Jill did not re-tweet the link above.
@JillZarin said: Today was my official last day of filming. Will miss the crew and daily routine and of course seeing the girls all the time.
Jill’s consorting with fans and non-fans alike, she’s even managed to insult quite a few people:
@Jillzarin said: Getting on bus from Pier to javits. Have bad tooth ache. Couldnt find my reg dentist so dr. Ronald ghiz coming in to check me out! http://yfrog.com/h4dm4lej
@Jillzarin said: Trying to pack and work as same time before I leave. I want to really have time off…I don’t think I can do it!
XXTweeter: TO @Jillzarin time off from what lol! Tweeting?
@Jillzarin Went to dentist. He was honest old fashioned guy. I grind my teeth! I need night guard. Ugly! At least no root canal. Ok to fly.
@JillZarin said: Thanks to @SkinCeuticals for sending me some great skin protection before I go to Costa Rica!
Jill is getting more freebees for tweets and bragging about going to Costa Rica all at the same time.
Xtweeter: TO: @Jillzarin I agree, be regular like most Americans. There is a recession and high unemployment and all u do is brag”
@JillZarin said: so Knit hats and sell them but please don’t follow me
XXTweeter: TO @Jillzarin I feel as though you should never have to apologize for speaking your mind but that response to the employment comment was uncool
XXTweeter: TO @Jillzarin Ha! coming from someone who hid behind fake name to review their book and slam a “friend”. 🙂
XXXTweeter: isn’t that disgusting! Honest people trying to survive in this economy and @JillZarin being flippant. #karma
XXXTweeter: TO @JillZarin you told an umeployed person to “knit hats and sell them” how about you employ AMERICANS in your girdle factory? #BITCH
This has to be one of my favorites:
XXXTweeter: TO @Jillzarin Do you know you can block people from following you if they are meanies?
Seriously? Believe me, Jill knows that she can block people from following her!
Xtweeter: TO: @Jillzarin I AGREE with you completely Jill! It’s really unbelievable how rude people can be when they are hidden behind their computers.”
@JillZarin said: I wish those cowards would show themselves. Scared little people with only evil running thru them.
Wow Jill Zarin, you have some nerve! I offered to meet you in Chicago when you were in town, I offered to sit down and talk with you. You refused saying that you didn’t think that I should be rewarded for my “hate” blog. Jill, meeting you would not be anything close to a REWARD for me, trust me! You could have benefited a whole lot more than I would. I have no desire to blog about meeting you and I have no desire to interview you, I don’t believe in rewarding bad behavior!
I like to interview fan favorites like Sonja Morgan, Tabatha Coffey and Rich Amons. I blog about meeting great people like Alex McCord, Simon VanKempen and Bethenny Frankel.
Jill will give you a call if you buy ten…yes TEN copies of her new paperback version – Secrets Of A Jewish Mother with an extra chapter on Bullying. Well she is an expert after all…having done it for so long. Maybe she teaches people how to do it well and then accuse others of bullying you…quality information to have.
Bravo announced this opportunity on their web site: http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/the-dish/buy-jill-zarins-book-get-her-on-the-phone
Here are the comments on this announcement:
- “A few extra copies!!? Jill can’t give away this crap and while she is an ‘expert’ on bullying, I doubt it helps her sales. Maybe she can bully potential customers. Lock them in a room type of thing and tell them they have to buy 10 copies each!”
- “Yuck. I’ll pass.”
- “Seriously? Lol”
Yes, these comments are on Bravotv.com, her own network’s web site and these are the comments that they approved to post. Hysterical!
So the plan is that if you buy ten of Jill’s books, she is going to call you around the time of the premier of The Real Housewives of New York, what exactly do you suppose she’ll say to someone who bought ten copies of her book? Something like this maybe… “Neener Neener Neener you fool..gotcha!”
What the hell would anyone do with ten copies of this lousy book anyway? Jill suggests that you donate them to your local library, I love my library, I’d never do that to them. They would ban me from the library for life.
6 Things you can do with 10 copies of Jill Zarin’s book:
- If your power is out you can – Burn them for warmth.
- If your patio is a bit uneven – Use them to level tables or chairs that are wobbly.
- If your baby outgrew the high chair – Use them as a booster seat
- Fireplace kindling.
- If you’re Tom Collichio – Roll them up and smoke em’
- If you’re so inclined – Hollow them out and hide your weed in them
Feel free to add to my list…
A video just to promote the Jill Zarin…http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9K6Rh9nEgEE
Jill is coming out with undergarments that she is calling Skweez Couture.
“Couture is the art and business of manufacturing, designing and selling of highly stylish and fashionable clothing for women. Fashion designers and dress designers are known to form a group called Couture. The high fashion clothing called Couture created by fashion designers is famous for making a style statement”
What Jill is doing is not described in this definition of “Couture”, Jill is putting her name on spandex girdles, and she‘s not the only one. She didn’t design this garment, it’s been out there for years. I’m just sayin…
Bethenny built a brand but she filled a void, Bethenny had original ideas, she truly helped women to eat right and be healthier. Her books, Yoga DVD, natural food line and now her speaking engagements inspire women to be better versions of themselves and improve their lives. Her Margarita is just yummy and low calorie!
The brand Jill is creating teaches women to pour wine on their steak and marry only rich men. “Make sure he loves you more than you love him”. Decorate your bedroom with ugly bedspreads and now wear spandex girdles and leggings at her higher price point than the same thing with an everyday brand name on them.
I am really looking forward to the new season of Real Housewives of New York, I am going to begin the new season with an open mind and hope that Jill will begin to try to turn things around. While I see no evidence of that at this point, I will just hope for the best.
Thanks again Quincy, you did a fantastic job, as always.
Look for Quincy’s “I Love Jill Zarin” blog within a blog or “subblog” if you will, right here at I Hate Jill Zarin.
Check out my latest Profile of a Housewife – Taylor Armstrong http://look.ac/hRITdu
Tonight on Bravo, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Part II and Bravo is resurrecting the Talk Bubble for tonight’s show. They haven’t announced who will be joining the discussion but I would bet Lisa/Giggy will be there!
You can join the discussion here:
Until Next Time….