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Television Tue Nov 03 2009

Tabatha Finally Came to Chicago

The second season of "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" opened in Chicago! The salon featured was Orbit Salon in Lakeview, within walking distance from Wrigley Field.

I love this show--I watched the entire first season and was impressed. It's not just about a salon, but about how to run a business, have pride in your work, and take responsibility for even seemingly mundane details. It's entertaining, but I've also come away from the show thinking about how to "step up" (as Tabatha often says) in my own projects and jobs.

There's a really good article in the Sun-Times that talks about some reality behind what we saw: what the stylists had to say compared to what was shown. If you watched the show with the stylists at The Stretch, feel free to talk about it here.

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Velouria / November 4, 2009 11:26 AM

No way would I ever let a stylist like Lindsay touch my hair. Unprofessional, foul-mouthed, sloppy. The fact that Eddie would hire this girl back illustrates how his salon became such a hot mess in the first place.

margaret / November 4, 2009 12:25 PM

Yeah--I was surprised she was hired back. Also, Tabatha seems to have so much experience and is so successful, she knows what she's talking about. So sometimes it's hard to hear the truth, especially because she's so blunt. If you've seen previous shows, you'll notice that the rude or stubborn people are the ones who continue to hate her, but the more open ones eventually realize what they're doing wrong. I'd like Tabatha to come into some places I've worked to turn them around :D

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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