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My Vintage Brighton – Simon Webster

7 October 2013 No Comment

Hairdresser Simon Webster splits his time between his North Laine salon – Simon Webster Hair – and styling for magazine shoots and events such as London Fashion Week. Here he answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton…

Simon Webster

Who are you? Simon Webster

What do you do? Hairstylist and salon owner

What does vintage mean to you? Classic tailoring, pre-1960s.

How do you like to get dressed in the morning (and afternoon and evening)? Comfort and wearability are essential in my profession.

What’s your favourite decade for style? There is no particular decade, but menswear between the 1920s and 1950s is where I find my influence.

Simon Webster

What’s your favourite vintage shop in Brighton (and the surrounding area)? Wolf and Gypsy – they sell good quality French workwear at a reasonable price.

What’s your favourite online vintage shop? eBay USA

Where do you like to go to eat and drink yummy things? Pompoko in the North Laine for Japanese or Saint James in Kemptown for Thai.

Where do you like to go to listen to awesome music? There are many good music nights on throughout the week in Brighton at The Mesmerist and The Prince Albert.

Have you been to any tip top vintage events of late? I’ve been to some great nights London recently. Bande A Part in Shoreditch and Early Rhythm and Blues at the Troy Bar in Hoxton.

Simon Webster

What are your favourite vintage hangouts? The Dorset Pub in Brighton, which it just a few doors down from our salon.

Where do you like to go hunting for second-hand bargains? Snoopers Paradise – it’s an Aladdin’s Cave.

What has been your best ever vintage/second-hand/charity shop find? A Comme De Garcon trench coat , for which I paid £17 for in Barnardos.

What is it about Brighton that makes you smile? Everything – it’s my home town! The sea, countryside, diversity, art, music… I could go on all day. I couldn’t live anywhere else, but then I am biased.

Any other hints, tips or recommendations for vintage-lovers in Brighton and beyond? Search all the charity shops and car boot sales. All have plenty to offer.

Click here to find out more about Simon, the salon and his super-sharp cuts.

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