Jonathan Antin

Find out why Jonathan thinks a different stylist should have gone home instead of Joey.

on Feb 10, 2010

Bravotv.com: Let's move onto the Elimination Challenge.
Adee -- horrifying. You buy extensions for hair in a drape format, and all he did was take the drape and tie it around the neck. There is nothing genius about that; it's exactly the opposite. It's as elementary as humanly possible. I thought Joey, who did that bright orange red, the girl looked kind of neanderthal to me. There was nothing beautiful, and it was very cave woman like. When I'm looking at runway I have to see something that has almost never been done before but at the same time is classic and timeless. You really have to hit that right in the middle. There was just none of that and the hairstyle was tasteless and classless and it was thrown together. It was more of like an arts and crafts rather than hairstyling. He got lost and didn't know what to do. It's a shame because he could have been great. That's one of the easiest challenges to really shine.

Bravotv.com: Janine redeemed herself in the Elimination Challenge.
She did a kind of couture frizz. That's something that those who have experience in the world of fashion are familiar with, especially in the last year or two. It's become kind of a hot thing. It's a little safe. It's been done, although it's still being done. It wasn't out and it's not over. She went with that and it would be at least something to keep her there, and she got off to such a bad start. You don't want to strike out and then try to hit a home run, you just want to get on base and stick around. That's, in my opinion, what it's all about. This type of competition is really stick around and save the best for last. She did a good thing. I thought Matthew did a great thing. I thought Brigg was a little safe with the woven web. It kind of resembled a tablecloth with embroidered cane. Again, arts and crafts, and not a lot of hairstyling. If she was with any of the great photographers on set shooting for a bikini shoot for Sports Illustrated or Chanel or Gucci campaign they might have thrown her off the set. Take your Spiderman web out of here. That's my feeling, but again, I'm harsh and a little intense. It worked; it was safe. I saw what was going on with everyone else and it was a win-win and her execution was there, that's what did it for her. It was clean, perfect.

Joey went home, but some viewers thought that Adee should have gone home over him.

I share that same feeling... I know that the viewers thought that Adee should have gone home and I concur with them, and the feelings are mutual. I did my best. The other judges teamed up against me. I felt like one of the contestants! Very often, I voted the opposite way. Again, I'm a stylist, and a realistic one. Kim and Camila are not supposed to know about these things. They know at first glance whether it looks good or bad. They know more than your average individual. Kim has experience styling hair but hasn't in over a decade. Camila has experiences with someone styling her hair and has had her hair done 100 different ways, however, it's not dealing with someone else's hair. You only know how great your hair is and how wonderful your hair has looked and problems you've had along the way, but you don't necessarily know about someone who has hardly any hair or someone who has fine hair or if someone is trying to, by way of smoke and mirrors, make that happen. Not taking anything away from their credibility, but there's no way they could judge on that same level that I'm judging on. There's now way they could see what I'm seeing and there's no way they can communicate it the way that I do it. They don't do that. It's like going to the car dealership and asking a brakes specialist how the color looks. He's in the car business, he knows about cars, but he's a brakes specialist and doesn't know about paint. That's the difference. I feel like Adee, if we did it all over, bye-bye. I will say that I loved that he stayed on because it made my job more fun. By the way, I went into every challenge with a clean slate. As a judge I can't be thinking about what he did so badly on the last one and let that affect my opinion of the challenge. That's not fair. I have to go into each competition with a clean slate. Everybody deserved to be there at the beginning of every challenge. Whoever was there deserved to be there in my book. He got a hall pass. Joey's going home unfortunately and he's here.

Bravotv.com: Joey went home, but some  viewers thought that Adee should have gone home over him.
I share  that same feeling. I know that the viewers thought that Adee should have  gone home and I concur with them, and the feelings are mutual. I did my best.  The other judges teamed up against me. I felt like one of the contestants!  Very often, I voted the opposite way. I feel like Adee, if we did it all over, bye-bye. I will say that I loved that he stayed on because it made my job more  fun. By the way, I went into every challenge with a clean slate. As a judge I  can't be thinking about what he did so badly on the last one and let that  affect my opinion of the challenge. That's not fair. I have to go into each  competition with a clean slate. Everybody deserved to be there at the  beginning of every challenge. Whoever was there deserved to be there in my  book. He got a hall pass. Joey's going home unfortunately and he's  here.