I was happy to see this episode because it broke the same old same old cycle of events that we've seen pretty much every episode so far.
One thing I thought was odd was that Tabatha barely addressed the appearance of the stylists themselves. Aside from criticizing the way one of them dressed (and rightfully so!) I would have thought she would have tried to get the message across that for a salon to be "upscale" it needs to have stylists that don't look like they've just come from a Hell's Angels meeting.
From the way the owner and her husband didn't follow through with anything Tabatha suggested, it's pretty obvious that all she wanted was a free remodeling and nothing more.
It made for an entertaining show, but it's sad to think that there might be an owner out there who truly needs help and was willing to really listen to Tabatha who got left out in favor of this farce of a business.