From Reality TV to your Christmas Stocking

So, I think we all know about my not-so-secret obsession with reality shows that revolve around fashion and beauty by now. Well, before there was Shear Genius or Project Runway or Tabatha's Salon Takeover, there was Blow Out, which followed the love-to-hate-him Jonathan Antin as he opened a high-end Beverly Hills salon and launched his own product line. The show really put the inner workings of a salon—its successes, failures, employee conflicts, etc.—out there for the viewing audience to see, and it was always fun to anticipate what Antin would say or do next. I caught the first season by chance on an all-day Bravo marathon (yes, I watched several hours of Blow Out in one sitting) and was immediately hooked.

Blow Out hasn't aired for a few years now, but I still get occasional happy flashbacks whenever Jonathan Product items make their way into my inbox or onto my desk (which they quickly fly off of whenever one of
my friends hears I have them!). My latest wave of nostalgia came when I learned about the brand-new Jonathan Product dirty & flirty! holiday gift collection. This limited-edition set includes the top-selling Silky Dirt Shine & Define Creme in three formulas—original, Soft Pink and Golden Glow—to give an added dose of glitz and glamor to holiday hair. Silky Dirt's non-greasy formula provides brilliant shine, natural definition and color protection, while adding body and improving texture and manageability. It's the perfect stocking stuffer for people who care about great-looking hair! Check out the other fun holiday products in our November issue (pages 59 and 84).

—Lori Morris, Senior Editor