I Hate Jill Zarin Tabatha’s Salon Takeover & Inside The Actors Studio
Tabatha’s Salon Takeover
Quincy has done double duty today and for the first time ever on IHJZ we have a recap of Bravo’s Inside The Actors Studio very well written by Quincy in addition to her great write up of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
Thanks Quincy, fantastic job today!
Tabatha Salon Takeover Week Eight
Tabatha goes to the “A Star is Born Salon” in Mission Viejo, California. The owner, Joy, is distraught when she answers a call from Tabatha. Tabatha is shocked at Joy’s depression and is surprised that Joy thinks she should close her business and fire everyone. Joy has owned the business for 32 years, but the salon began to fail when Joy had to care for her dying parents. The long term employees have become disrespectful and lazy.
The hidden camera has recorded the employees cutting their own hair with customers sitting in chairs waiting. One stylist took a nap in the break room. Joy tells Tabatha that she has given up trying to manage the salon as she feels it is hopeless. Tabatha tells her that she won’t give up and asks for the keys.
The staff is surprised and happy to see Tabatha. Tabatha notes that the salon has no place for children’s parties. She tours the facility with the staff and finds that it is filthy. They use sponges on the chairs and then on the children. There is a carpet of hair on the floor. The cookie jars are filthy and Tabatha dares a stylist to eat a cookie from the dirty jar. The stylist eats the cookie. The staff blames the condition of the salon on Joy, the owner. There is no housekeeper and they do not feel cleaning is their job. Tabatha feels the staff is complacent and that they are lazy. Joy feels that this is the death of her business. The stylists are making less money than a couple of years ago. They say the failure is Joy’s fault as she is MIA.
Tabatha had pageant girls come to the salon for pageant hair. The children have photos and hair extensions. Some of the little girls show signs of hair dyes. A stylist complains that a child’s hair if fine. Tabatha does not like her comments in front of the child. Stacy, a stylist, refuses the fall that a mother offers and does a poor job on the “up do.” Joy loves the children and enjoys styling pageant hair. One mother says that she would come back the salon with her daughter’s friends. Tabatha feels that “the staff doesn’t give a shit.” Rosa, a stylist, has done a great job, but she is embarrassed that the people around her were criticized.
Tabatha takes Joy to lunch at a indoor playground facility. They eat pizza and drink water. Joy has gone from depression to euphoria. She loves children and thinks she can save her business. The children come in and Tabatha wants to leave.
Tabatha has the stylists get on their knees to scrub the floor. They are not happy. Tabatha feels that the staff is dysfunctional and she wants them to take pride in their salon. They throw out the cookies, cookie jar, the sponges for chairs, and toys.
The staff does not like the color choices for the walls. They are yellow and different shades of blue. There are giant stars all over the salon. The theme is Hollywood and there is a red carpet in the entrance. Joy likes the changes. They receive new chairs and new mats. There is a new computer with Millennium software. There is a stage with a microphone and a nice camera to take photo of children. There is a birthday party area. Tabatha gives the staff a policy manual.
One of the pageant girls brings her friends for hair styling and a birthday party. The children enjoy the experience and the stylists seem to be trying harder. Joy is joyful. At one point Tabatha has a conversation with some children. The children are quiet and Tabatha seems uncomfortable. She tells us that she communicates better with the children than some staff.
We see the girls enjoying the cake with candles. Joy takes photos of the children.
Joy is happy and feels that she is ready to lead again. She tells the staff that she is ready to fire anyone who refuses to conform. Tabatha is hopeful that the salon will succeed.
Six Week Check Up
Tabatha returns to find the salon has increased the income. Joy is thankful and the stylists look happy. They are working together to help the business succeed. The salon is clean. The stylists tell Tabatha that they have a new outlook. They seem to have taken pride in their new salon. Tabatha feels this will be a successful children’s salon.
I have to add my two cents here, this had to be one of the most disguistingly dirty salons that Tabatha has ever stepped into. The worst part is that it was a salon that handles children and for it to be so incredibly dirty was revolting.
This salon owner, Joy, was the biggest cry baby that Tab’s has ever dealt with. Wow! She cried when Tabatha got there, she cried when the salon was rennovated, she cried when things got better.
Finally, I don’t think that those two long-term employees should have been let off the hook quite so easily. They both had horrible attitudes, blamed the owner for all of their failures and refused to change. I personally would have fired them both.
I’m excited about the episode that Tabatha talked about when I interviewed her on Reality Buzz, she mentioned that they would be re-visting some of the past season salons to see how they’re doing. I hope that is coming soon! LynnNChicago
Inside The Actors Studio
In May of 2009, Jill Zarin met James Lipton who creates a program on Bravo called, “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” Jill tried to convince James to allow her on his program. James explained that his program is for serious actors only. James teaches a Master’s level Senior Drama course at a major university. To James being an actor is a very important position and education is a requirement.
Inside the Actor’s Studio: Colin Firth
They listed the many movies the Colin Firth has acted in. Several of the movies were discussed in detail later in the program. Movies of note were, “Pride and Prejudice,” “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” and “The King’s Speech.”
Colin was born in Hampshire, England to two teachers who traveled the world in order to experience life fully. Colin lived in Nigeria; St. Louis, Mo.; and Italy as a youth. While in St. Louis, he went to a huge junior high and tried to fit in but everyone noticed his accent so he felt he failed his first test as an actor. He was accepted into one of the 3 drama schools that he applied to as he was never a good student. He often stayed home to read. In England he finished the level of classes for students that were not expected to go to university. Because his parents took teaching jobs all over the world, Colin was nomadic and never felt he fit in.
In Drama school, Colin learned the basics of acting, but he never became a method actor. He studies what his character wants to accomplish. They showed the pond scene from “Pride and Prejudice” where Colin meets his Elizabeth after swimming in a pond. Colin is humble and comments that the descriptions of him in the wet shirt were not true. Next, he describes the more modern Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones. The scene shown is at the end of the dinner party when he tells Bridget that “I like you very much, just as you are.” He is very respectful of the actors that he works with in all of the movies that are shown. He looks for something in himself in all of his roles. In “Love Actually,” Colin met his wife. He learned Italian to please his in laws and to show respect for them. Colin was afraid to sing in “Momma Mia,” but he loved working with the other actors and the location.
Colin has been nominated for many awards. He received a Golden Globe for “A Single Man.” In the movie, Colin, a gay man suffers the loss of his partner of 16 years. They show Colin using silence and showing a huge range of emotions from happy to distraught. A more recent movie, “The King’s Speech,” takes place in the 1930’s where King George suddenly becomes regent. He has a speech defect where he stutters. He is helped by his wife and a servant who forces him to become a better person. This movie has been nominated for 18 Academy Awards.
Colin talks about the craft of acting and the need to use language to convey meaning. He spoke of his desire to find humor in every character. In conclusion, he mentions “lightning in a bottle.” This is the moment that something important is caught on film. He encourages the many students in the class. The class gives Colin a standing ovation.
Thanks again Quincy!
My most recent interview for my podcast is Cat Ommanney of The Real Housewives of DC, it will be released later today and I’ll post the link in the comments as soon as it is ready. Cat gave me a few inside scoops about what is going on over at Bravo and the DC Housewives, I hope you’ll all listen in.
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Until Next Time…