Who is Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness? The Fab Five grooming expert

Get to know the TV star and member of the rebooted Queer Eye team.

The revamped version of lifestyle makeover show Queer Eye is back for a second series on Netflix and we couldn’t be more excited.

Even better is the news that the Fab Five, who were recruited as brand new stars for the first series’ comeback, have all signed up to proffer their expert advice again.

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We take a closer look at Jonathan Van Ness and how he learnt to turn duds into studs through a better grooming regime.

What is Jonathan Van Ness’s role on Queer Eye?

Fans of the show will know that Jonathan’s contribution often provides the biggest wow factor of each episode, as he is in charge of grooming.

The hairdresser tames unruly manes, shears back overgrown beards, and teaches better skincare routines to those in need of guidance.

What did Jonathan Van Ness do before Queer Eye?

Anyone looking to Jonathan for grooming advice is in good hands, as he is a qualified hairdresser who trained at the Aveda Institute and now works at two salons in Los Angeles, and another in New York.

The 31-year-old started his career by dropping out of college to pursue hairdressing, but it was clearly a wise move as he now co-owns two of the salons that he works at.

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Where else do I know him from?

Queer Eye isn’t Jonathan’s only moment of stardom – he’s also been nominated for an Emmy for his Funny or Die web series Gay of Thrones.

The show sees Jonathan summarising each episode of the hit fantasy series Game of Thrones as he cuts hair, and is often joined by members of the programme’s cast and crew.

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He also has a podcast, Getting Curious, which became hugely popular following his debut on Queer Eye.

What Jonathan has to say about working on Queer Eye

He told InStyle: “It’s not about me putting my aesthetic on you because that’s what it ‘should be.’ I’m very curious about people when I meet them and I want to know, like, how much time they’re gonna spend. Is $30 for face cream the most you’ve ever spent, or is that, like, fine? It’s very much about being curious.”

Queer Eye season 2 will return to Netflix on Friday, June 15.

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