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For the true insider’s guide on where to go and what to do in Los Angeles, check out the Haute Secrets of internationally renowned hair stylist Jonathan Antin, the co-owner of haute Beverly Hills salon Jonathan and George.

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. Blow Out aired in over 40 countries bringing Jonathan international acclaim.

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 salon, garnering a list of celebrity clientele rivaling the best in the business while creating his own successful product line.

For more than 20 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, Leonardo DiCaprio, Eva Mendes, Kate Bosworth, Tobey Maguire and Ricky Martin. Additionally, he has appeared regularly and shared his expertise on NBC’s Today ShowThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC’s The ViewJimmy Kimmel Live and also on cable networks including E! Entertainment, the Style Network and MTV. Most recently Antin appeared in CBS’s hit show CSI in a role depicting himself as a stylist to the stars.

Without further ado, here is this hair stylist to the star’s insiders guide to the City of Angels.

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Where were you born ?
LA
How long in Los angeles:
On and off for 45 years
Neighborhood:
Toluca Lake because of its history, tradition and because it’s beautiful
Occupation:
Celebrity hair stylist
Favorite Restaurant:
Perch, love the filet mignot and cheese fries
Best Sushi:
Katsuya
Best Italian:
Madeo
Best dessert:
Lakeside Country Club near Toluca Lake
Best place for a romantic date:
Venice, Italy. There’s nothing like being in a gondola in the canals on a date having a glass of red wine
Best Sunday brunch:
Beverly Hills Hotel
Best place for a power business meeting:
My office/salon on the patio
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Chateau Marmont
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Barney's
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
I only wear one brand of jewelry and that is Hoorsenbuhs, I love their studio in Santa Monica
Best Spa:
Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas
Favorite Charity Event:
Autism Speaks and the Revlon 10k run
Favorite Cultural Event:
Jazz Fest
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The old city of Jerusalem, Museum of the Holocaust
Best Pizza:
Mulberry Street pizza in Beverly Hills, I keep it simple with the Margherita pizza well done
Best Lunch:
The Ivy and Barney Greengrass before it closed
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
My garage: I do a basic workout, sit ups, pull ups, push ups, the ‘dude’ workout
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Uber
Describe your city in three words:
Long over due
All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other
Lakeside Country club
Best aspect of Los Angeles
The sun!
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