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Jonathan Antin Q&A

Renowned hairstylist Jonathan Antin has styled celebrities worldwide, acts as a spokesperson for Conair styling tools, and starred in Extreme Makeover, the E! Channel’s Fashion Emergency, Blow Out, and Shear Genius, bringing beautiful hair styles to modern day television. Recently, Kidzworld caught up with Jonathan during a drive through West Hollywood and asked him to share his summer hair care secrets, trend forecasts and a list of things you should never do to your hair.

Jonathan AntinJonathan AntinCourtesy of Conair
Kidzworld: With fun in the sun topping most teens daily summer agenda, what are some of your favorite ways to protect hair and scalp from sun damage?

Jonathan: Because sun damage is becoming a problem year round, there are many hair-specific products I could recommend, but to be honest, the ones I'd most highly recommend to protect hair and scalp and maintain color are high SPF facial products. So much research goes into skin care, and if it's good enough for skin, it's even better for hair!

Also, the classic Jackie Onassis-Kennedy look with a big scarf draped across the head and big cat-eye sunglasses is creeping back into fashion as it not only looks great, it provides terrific protection for hair, scalp and eyes.

Kidzworld: What are your thoughts about trends to look for in hair care and style?

Jonathan: Well, my first response is that I've always believed that "trend" is a myth. I believe that anyone can have anything if it's tailored properly. For example, if you love the short bob, get a short bob, just make sure it's done properly and tailored properly and it will look good on you and become your signature style.

But as far as the "industry" forecast, I feel like the straight Brazilian look and the unnatural crimped looks will be on the way out -- that is, everywhere but the high end fashion editorials and runways. To replace it, I see a bouquet of everything, as long as it's done simply and at home. People aren't getting processes done as much, or even blowouts, because they see how easily and cheaply they can do it themselves.

 

 

Kidzworld: Are there some things people should never do at home and always get done by a professional?

Jonathan: ABSOLUTELY! Never cut your own hair! There is at least one good stylist in every other salon on the planet, you just have to look to find them. And you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a good haircut. Some very talented people charge very low rates.

Also, never color or process your own hair! I see such tragic, almost inoperable mistakes on heads of hair. It's a shame when someone spends $8 on a box of color, completely messes up their color and has to pay a fortune to get it patched up. Most stylists would agree that about 95% of people who color their own hair would like to get it redone.

Jonathan Antin at workJonathan styling a model during a promotional eventCourtesy of Conair

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When it comes to trend, do you lead, follow or get out of the way? What's your favorite Jonathan Antin TV moment? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

 

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blueberry64

blueberry64 wrote:

good advice :p
commented: Tue Feb 26, 2013

innocentgirl145
OhMyGosh! I heard about him that he is a great hair-styler.
commented: Mon Jul 23, 2012

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