- Age: 41
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Significant Other: Married to Sescie Antin
- Years of Experience: 20
Jonathan Antin was born in 1967 in Los Angeles and was surrounded by elites from the entertainment, fashion and beauty industries. Until his adolescence, Antin pursued acting and art however during his sixteenth year he considered a career in hair after seeing the cult classic, “Shampoo.”
In the mid-eighties, Antin served as an apprentice at John’s Adjectives Salon in West Hollywood and guests such as Olivia Newton John, Tina Turner and the Gabor sisters visited the salon during Antin’s tenure. After a short time in New York and traveling through Europe, Antin returned home to Los Angeles. Through the 90′s, Antin’s reputation and high profile client base grew significantly. He has worked with celebrity clients like Madonna, Ricky Martin, Kirsten Dunst, Alicia Silverstone and Kate Bosworth.
In 2004, Antin was cast to star in his own reality show on Bravo, Blow Out, which detailed the opening of his own salon, Jonathan Salon, situated in Beverly Hills. Due to the series’ growing popularity, it was renewed for a second season, which ran in 2005 and chronicled the everyday workings of Antin’s life while operating two salons, as well as launching his own line of products. Antin’s line of hair care products, sold at Sephora and Bath & Bodyworks stores, are made with purified water, natural extracts and utilizes the unique chemical properties of tourmaline and amethyst. The products are completely vegan and free from sulfates.
On the show, Antin was a highly polarizing character: while considered part charismatic, smooth and interesting, he was also seen as volatile and conceited. Antin and his wife, Sescie, have two children and currently reside in Los Angeles.