Jonathan Antin Biography
Jonathan Antin was born on August 16, 1967 and his birth place is Los Angeles County, California. Antin was born as the son of mother Brenda Antin and father Michael Antin.He is the former owner of two Los Angeles hair salons, Jonathan Salon West Hollywood and Jonathan Salon Beverly Hills.
Jonathan Antin Career
Antin was a student at the Fairfax Beauty Academy, and then worked at a salon in the Beverly Center in West Hollywood. He opened a salon when he was 23 years old. By 1999, he was considered one of Hollywood’s top stylists and has made hairstyle changes needed by a client to suit a part, such as hair styles from different periods. His clients have included Madonna, Tiger Woods, Steven Tyler, k.d. lang, Ricky Martin, and Tobey Maguire. He created a hair care line, Jonathan Product, which broke a record at QVC in 2005 for the most successful hair care launch, having sold 35,000 units in one hour. Also sold in retail stores, the line became a multi-million dollar business. In 2010, he sold his shares of the company.
After Jonathan West Hollywood, he opened Jonathan Salon Beverly Hills.He later sold both salons and for a time was engaged by his clients for high-priced house calls. He opened a salon, the Jonathan and George Salon, with Amanda George in 2013. Their clients include Patrick Dempsey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Kristen Stewart, Rita Ora, and Zooey Deschanel.
first season of the reality series Blow Out, which follows Antin’s life, was filmed in 2004. It takes place in Jonathan Salon Beverly Hills, opened for the show, staffed by 12 stylists and assistants. The show was not received well by the press, who were critical of his management style, hairdo, and speech patterns. He was also said to be a narcissist.
Christopher Kelly said, “Antin’s droning, cooler-than-thou voice drips with disdain. He glowers at his employees, berates them for giving bad haircuts, complains that they aren’t bringing in enough new clients. Before every commercial break, someone is on the verge of tears and/or about to be fired.” Antin acknowledged his outbursts, and stated that he was apologetic at the time. On the show, Antin tells his employees that it’s because he respects them so much that he rides them, and he really does love them. In its first season Jay Leno and Kirsten Dunst appeared on the show.
He was a judge in 2010 on third season of the reality-series Shear Genius. Antin joined the cast of L.A. Hair in 2015.
Since 2004, he appeared on an episode of Bravo’s makeover show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, in American Express television commercials, and in 2010 on the tenth season of The Biggest Loser, giving makeovers to the show’s final six contestants. He appeared on The Millionaire Matchmaker in 2015.
He judged the Miss USA 2007 Pageant
Jonathan Antin Wife
He married Sescie Karabuykov, a boutique owner and laiter divorced after 5 years of marriage.
Jonathan Antin Children
Antin has one son and one daughter.
Jonathan Antin Age
Antin is 50 years of age.