Decorative Braids Worn Like A Necklace – 1992

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Decorative Braids Worn Like A Necklace - 1992

Photo: Unknown

Simon Forbes, the man who invented hair extensions, gave us these decorative braids, using extensions.  In 1992. They were twisted, looped, draped and plaited to be worn like a necklace on the head. Each style was crafted uniquely for the individual for that special evening look. What a great, unexpected and unique way to dress up a simple bob or almost any hairstyle. Love it.  For more on and by WorldGreat Simon Forbes, click HERE

Hair: Simon Forbes, Antenna, London, 1992 … Photo: Unknown



Ragtails, Shaved Sides Street Look – 80s

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


Instagram on Website, Hair Extensions – 2014

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

From ModernSalon.ocm


Thank you, Maggie Mulhern for this Instagram on the website and Simon Forbes, who invented Hair Extensions.   Click: