San Francisco native Omar Antonio has always been a creative mind. From a young age he has always excelled at drawing, sewing, sketching, painting, dancing, and having his own unique “style”. It is not hard to see how Omar incorporates all of those talents into the artistry of hair design.

Omar graduated from Miss Marty’s School of cosmetology in San Francisco, CA and from there has never looked back. Being a young parent he began immediately working in a salon and started taking all the educational classes he could.

Then in 2004 he was noticed by Sebastian Professional and become a member of the core artistic team in 2008 and his career hasn’t stopped yet. His work has graced the pages of many magazines including Culture, Modern Salon, Launchpad, American Salon, Elle, Tribute and Dreamscape.

He continues to educate and inspire hair artist all over the world, with such tours as Black Ops, High Definition Tour Canada, Robert Lobetta’s House of Sin, Future Vision, and Inspire. Being able to help inspire fellow artists is Omar’s passion as well as his love for AvantGuarde and editorial hair styling.

Omar Antonio continues to set goals for himself and for his career and can now add submitting his work into his first competition with NAHA this year and becoming the newest member of the Sebastian International Artistic team to his list of accomplishments.

In Omar’s own words, “Hair is just hair but as an artist I can create a mood, a feeling, an actual real life emotion. That realization excites me, intrigues, me, pushes me. It makes me long to be an inspiration to other artist. I am an artist before anything else – I am an artist that just happens to do hair.”


Editorial Day / 74:26
Features two looks and amazing editorial techniques with world renowned Sebastian Star Omar Antonio.