How you take care of yourself is how the world sees you.

— Jonathan Van Ness

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I think my ability to joke and laugh about things is because I'm forced to.

I've been through a lot of things in my life that, if I didn't make light of it, I would literally keel over.

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Going to school was an absolute terror for me for, like, a decade.

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Since I have psoriasis, I buy anything that feels good against my skin.

I tend to wear really, really soft hoodies by the brand Velvet. Even if I don't have a flare-up, I'm still like: Oh. My. God. This nice thing feels so good.

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If I could only have one grooming tool, it would be floss.

I don't want to have broken Cheetos in my teeth. To protect myself from the sun, I can find shade under a tree. To moisturize my skin, I could get really sweaty and then just rub it on myself. But how are you going to clean between your teeth without floss?

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I was someone who wore bright purple sweatsuits with tall Doc Martens boots.

I would iron Hanson decals on my sweatshirt. I was extremely flamboyant as a child.

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I've been an Amy Winehouse fan since her first album, 'Frank.

' I always listen to her music when there's a lot going on and I want to be a bit grounded. It's like my musical warm fuzzy blanket.

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There are times when you should listen to what people say about you, but also a lot of times you just don't need to listen so much. Don't worry so much and just go. Unless you're, like, in danger, and then don't. And then run, girl.

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To me, self-care isn't really shallow.

Showing up for yourself, putting on a little moisturizer, can inspire so many different parts of your life.

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I'm from a really little town called Quincy, five hours southwest of Chicago.

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A song like 'Tears Dry on Their Own' is really sad, but it's hopeful, too - that was my theme song for the first boy who broke my heart.

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Loneliness is, like, when you wish someone else was there, and solitude is when you enjoy being alone. I don't always wanna be alone, but I definitely like pockets of solitude to recharge and come back to myself. I think that's so important for everyone.

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Please don't compare the nature and authenticity of 'Queer Eye' to 'The Bachelor.'

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About Jonathan Van Ness

Quotes 100 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Hairdresser
Birthday March 28, 1987

Whenever anyone says I've taught them things by me being myself, I'm always like, 'Really? I just thought that was like, Wednesday for me. I was just wearing a kilt and a sleeveless top in a Rotary Club, it wasn't that big of a deal.'

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I'm good at following my own grooming advice.

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I always wanted to play with people's hair.

I was really into 'The Golden Girls' and how big their hair was. I always had Barbies and Ken dolls, whose hair I wanted to play with and was always styling. I was very lucky - I never had to wonder what I was passionate about. I've always known that I'm really, really passionate about grooming.

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I'm a big proponent of all love winning and love just being fab.

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Podcasts are hard! I mean, you gotta get the microphones and all these things.

.. there's a lot going on there. I never really realized how much goes into producing things till I did 'Gay of Thrones.'

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God, I miss TLC.

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Blotting pads are great in case you get sweaty or oily.

But don't rub. It's a slow, methodical blot: set the pad on your skin and let it absorb, then move it to the next location.

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Confidence is sexy.

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I remember saying I wanted to be a cosmetologist when I was really young.

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Leaving your hair down to sleep causes friction on your ends between your body heat and the pillow case. Securing the ends away from your body helps preserve your ends.

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I want to show straight men and gay men alike that self-care and grooming isn't mutually exclusive with, like, femininity or masculinity.

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In service industries, we can be so people-pleaser-y that you don't know how to set your own boundaries.

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Men and women can be friends, and it can just be friendly.

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You want to be more hairy, that's beautiful. You want to be more clean-shaven, that's great.

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I wanted long hair my whole life. When I was a little kid, my mom would be like, 'We get our hair cut once a month.' So I just always got my hair cut.

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We're all just trying to do the best we can with what we know!

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I used to be pretty hard on myself, like, if I didn't like a haircut I did on someone, I would think about it a lot and second-guess myself. But after therapy and a lot of work, I know how to dust myself off a lot faster, and those things don't knock me down as much as they used to.

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If I read something on the news that really irritates me, I get my rageful venting out on Twitter. I'm more of my light side on Instagram.

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People who fundamentally disagree with you politically or socially are not bad people. I can't expect that other side to have compassion for me if I can't put myself in their shoes, too.

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I like people too much. I really do.

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When I'm having a song-in-the-shower moment, I go to 'The Blessed Unrest' by Sara Bareilles.

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In states where there's one really big city, a lot of outlying counties and smaller towns really don't have very many resources.

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So often, grooming is meant to make you feel better about yourself, and a lot of times, we use it to make ourselves feel worse.

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I'm obsessed with gymnastics. It's like my football. And I like to watch women's gymnastics a little bit more than men's because I live for balance beam.

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People think because they sweat, their hair is dirty. False. It's just salt and your natural oil.

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I started growing my hair out when I was, like, 22, 23. I just stopped cutting it.

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Be able to see people's humanity. I think the way that you do that and see people for more than their surface value is, say, you're reading something in the news: the gender pay gap, or gay adoption, anything that involves a group of people being marginalized.

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When you're willing to be vulnerable, you can surprise yourself at how strong you can be.

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I was a chubby kid who got made fun of a lot, and I got fit in high school, and I stayed fit in my 20s, until my dad died.

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You have to create little pockets of joy in your life to take care of yourself.

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If you're feeling a little down, you're never fully dressed without a strong heel. But only if you're depressed - if you need a pick-me-up.

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To my younger self, I would say unless you're literally in danger, ask forgiveness instead of asking permission.

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Even though I'm a hairdresser and I love doing hair, I feel like I don't look like a groomer. When I think of how a groomer would look in relation to the first version of 'Queer Eye,' I feel like I don't fit in that box.

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I'm really about body positivity and self-love, and I will definitely push the boundary with a pink midriff-baring top.

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I wish I was a gorgeous mixologist, but that was not my god-given strength.

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I think I've been in a lot of really uncomfortable situations, and I think when you're in uncomfortable situations, it kind of polishes you up a little. It shines you up.

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If my energy was fake, then I would feel pressured, because I gotta, like, keep this up. I thank God it's just how I am. But I find myself wanting to work on being more comfortable in the silence with people.

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