Internationally renowned hairstylist Jonathan Antin is known for creating the most sought-after hairstyles for Hollywood’s A-list celebrities. A true innovator in the world of beauty, he made his television debut on ABC’s Extreme Makeover and E! Entertainment’s Fashion Emergency, effectively pioneering the trend of bringing beautiful hairstyles to modern day television. Antin’s acquired fame and success led to a starring role on Bravo’s hit series Blow Out, which chronicled his life for 3 years as a passionate and driven salon owner and celebrity stylist. Shortly after, Antin took over the role as the head judge on the 3rd season of Bravo’s next hot show, Shear Genius. Blow Out and Shear Genius aired in over 40 countries bringing Jonathan international acclaim in addition to being two of the first reality TV shows ever on air hence changing the face of television today.
A Los Angeles native, Antin was raised among the fashion and beauty industry’s elite. As a teenager, he was inspired by Warren Beatty’s role in the award-winning hit movie Shampoo. It was then that Antin found his true calling and enrolled in the Hollywood Beauty Academy, after which he began working at some of the city’s best salons. Like Beatty’s character, Antin’s good looks, charisma, unique fashion sense and fresh approach proved irresistible. Within a few short years, and after extensive experience styling runway shows, Antin opened the doors to his own namesake salons for over 20+ years, garnering a list of celebrity clientele rivaling the best in the business while creating his own successful product line that he later sold.
For more than 25 years, Antin’s cutting-edge hairstyles and innovative contributions to the world of beauty have been featured in hundreds of fashion and style magazines, including Vanity Fair,Elle, Vogue, Allure, W, In Style, People, Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar. Antin also fashioned the looks in many award winning music videos including Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” Aerosmith’s “Livin ‘on the Edge” and the Pussycat Dolls “Don’t Cha”. Antin has worked with high-profile celebrities including Madonna, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Eva Mendes, Kate Bosworth, Jewel, KD Lang, Christina Aguilera, Tobey Maguire, Eric Dane, Jay Leno, Tiger Woods and Ricky Martin. Additionally, he has appeared regularly and shared his expertise on NBC’s Today Show for over a decade, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC’s The View, Jimmy Kimmel Live and also on cable networks including E! Entertainment, the Style Network and MTV.
Antin currently spends his time between “JONATHAN & GEORGE SALON” in Beverly Hills and at the One & Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, with definitive plans to roll out the new salon brand worldwide by 2020.