Even in quarantine, Tamar Braxton is busier than ever. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter exclusively revealed to Variety that she’s signed on to host VH1’s new beauty series “To Catch…
Even in quarantine, Tamar Braxton is busier than ever.
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter exclusively revealed to Variety that she’s signed on to host VH1’s new beauty series “To Catch a Beautician.”
“I’ve been so excited about this. This is like a dream come true to be able to host a show that’s so much fun with an amazing production company and amazing network like VH1,” Braxton said, joining Variety’s Angelique Jackson for an exclusive interview on “Variety Live.”
The twenty-episode series, set to debut Monday, May 25, follows the Grammy nominee and celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright as they work to help clients confront the beauticians who damaged their hair, before putting the stylists through a tough training and giving the professionals one last shot at redemption by fixing their clients’ botched hairdos.
“I’m all about beauty. I’m also all about people,” she added. “So, when you bring the two together — and the amazing stories, helping people, seeing a smile on their face and also redemption — I’m here for it.”
“We get them together, honey. Sometimes it’s not all about the beauticians. Sometimes it’s the client acting crazy and so we check who needs to be checked. In a loving way,” Braxton teased.
Braxton is also celebrating the release of her first single in three years, “Crazy Kind of Love,” from the soundtrack to her upcoming film “True to the Game 2.”
Of the largely positive reception to the new song, she added, “It just means I’m on the right track, you know?”
“I didn’t want to do music for a long time and I didn’t have the feeling that I had anything else to say. I just didn’t know where the music business [was going] and what that meant for me during that time,” Braxton continued. “Now I just feel like I’m falling in love with it all over again. And I’m just really excited about even all the other new R&B that’s coming out. I feel like we’re totally making a comeback because it’s amazing music that’s being put out. And so I’m just so happy to be a part of that.”
Speaking of comebacks, Braxton also revealed that she and her family — sisters Toni, Traci, Trina and Towanda — had been filming for a new season of “Braxton Family Values” before the coronavirus pandemic shut down production.
“We’ve been in production since Trina’s wedding [in December],” Braxton explained. “We were about to really go back into full throttle, because I was shooting this show, when quarantine happened. So, I’m not really sure where everything is now.”
The family is now quarantining separately, so Braxton says they’ve been doing a lot of group FaceTiming. She also admitted that the idea of filming an episode virtually has been floated, but no plans have been finalized, meaning their fans will just have to wait patiently — and troll social media — to get their latest helping of reality realness from the famous family.
On the topic of fans, Braxton was shocked to learn that Oscar winner Viola Davis is a big fan of the family’s series, telling Variety in a recent interview that the show is her “guilty pleasure” during quarantine.
“Oh, I just love you so much, Miss Viola Davis. You’re so talented and beautiful and amazing and that’s not the [real] Tamar that you’re watching,” Braxon gushed. “You’ll like me even better when you meet me in person. I don’t even know who that is.”