Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 3 comments

Ragtails, Shaved Side Street Look with Extensions - 80s

Photo: Mike Owen

Know your hair history?  This is Ragtails, a shaved-side street look with extensions by Simon Forbes, Antenna London, who had the clients to wear this look way back then  in the 80s, before anyone else.  But now Is another matter.  Closely shaved  sides are all over the place, for both sexes.  Lupita Nyong’o, Brad Pitt, many more …

Antenna Salon, now no longer, was the first to cater to the people Simon Forbes mixed with on the London club scene, and had its roots in punk.

Forbes first became world- famous for Boy George’s colorful hair extensions. The  Monofibre extensions  by Dome were later worn by Cher, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Annie Lennox, Carly Simon, Tracey Ullman, Sarah Brightman of Phantom fame, Marilyn. For more on WorldGreat Simon Forbes, click here:

Hair: Simon Forbes, Antenna, London … Photo: Mike Owen


  1. Nov 5, 2014

    Londokid. Thanks. You are right. This look could have been done in the 70s. I note
    I don’t date it on the actual website but did in the blog. Direct link to website
    for this look and others by Simon Forbes.

  2. Nov 5, 2014

    That was already around in the 70’s

  3. Mar 6, 2014

    It was a very famous photo at the time, got massive press, all over the world. Simon Forbes was way ahead of his time. Pleased you like it. And the blog. Thank you.

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