Antoine De Paris
(1884 – 1976)
Antoni “Antek” Cierplikowski became the world’s first celebrity hairdresser when he opened the salon Antoine de Paris in Paris later becoming known as Monsieur Antoine. Antoine learned his craft of hairdressing along side his uncle in Lodz and later moved to Paris in 1901 where he worked at The Salon at Galeries Lafayette. Antoine’s Hairdini moment happened in Deauville where he created a breathtaking coiffure for Lily de Moure making all of high society and fashionable women everywhere demand to be styled by le petit russe (the little Russian).
This avant-garde pioneer was known to be quite eccentric and for his amazing wig making skills. But Antoine was also the first to create highlights, colored hair blue and lilac for both clients and canines and became the first celebrity hairstylist to create signature cuts like the BOB for his stars. He and left a huge mark in the high fashion and beauty industry and is often referenced on many sites to this day of people paying homage to his contribution.
In the words of Ryan Teal, “Antoine was a God”
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“The History of Hairdressing”
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