OK, I am going to preface this by saying I am generally not a reality show enthusiast. But, I recently discovered Bravo’s Tabatha Takes Over and particularly enjoyed a segment on quality I happen to catch.
The gist of the whole series is that a badass stylist, Tabatha, visits suffering salons that are essentially on the verge of collapse. The dynamic at most of these places is much like I remember high school, so there’s drama around every corner and a general theme of poor management. Tabatha cleans house in a matter of days and always seems to turn the disparaging business around.
So, the episode with quality was addressing a complaint the stylists had concerning their inability to give quality cuts because they were held accountable to such a high quantity standard. Of course other issues such as lack of training, poor team management, etc. were at play as well.
Tabatha brings the owner to some kind of restaurant and has her make a significant number of burgers in a ridiculously short amount of time. The owner manages to make half of the required order, and they looked inedible.
A follow-up activity was to give the owner a variety of resources, fresh ingredients and no time limit and requests she make a burger in these conditions. Obviously, the product looked quite delicious.
I thought this was kind of a nifty way to say that quality is what counts. Bravo to Bravo…
This particular episode reminded me of one of my favorite people in the world, a dedicated Aveda stylist that puts a ridiculous amount of love into her craft.