Come with me on a historical journey into the hair fashion world.
The Helen Oppenheim Hair Fashion Photo Archives are a unique and inspirational resource for the media, movies, tv, theatre, anyone wanting a new hairstyle. There are more than 4,000 photos from the ’60s to the present, many innovative firsts, many not dated, still relevant and wearable today, even from way back then. Scroll for More, More, More.
Ideas. This is what you will find on www.helenoppenheim.com, the result of my art directing, conceiving, taking and collecting photos over decades. Yes, I’m a hoarder. I specialize in hair and fashion trends, and have photographed myself backstage at Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Weeks for years. Most fun I’ve had. There are “treasures” hidden here and there and I hope you will find the time to discover them.
I am using my first blog mostly to highlight interesting photos on the website as well as whatever tickles my fancy. I am not intending to be politically correct all the time, so I may ruffle a few feathers. Be warned. But I hope to keep you entertained. And informed.
I was born in London, lived in Montreal for years, and for the last few decades in New York City. All have influenced me. I have toiled away as a journalist and PR for some of the world’s best, and have been US Correspondent for Peluquerias Magazine of Barcelona since 1982. I’m hard to please! Too honest, perhaps. So I have lots of friends, also lots of enemies and expect to make a few more of both.
Now, I’m working on my legacy, for posterity. This is a Work in Progress. I expect it will take forever. So, stay tuned…
Love it. Absolutely love it. Thank you, Mitchell Field, for this great gift of a bus with wonderful words!
A modern bridal look inspired by a vintage bride and some classic ’40s shapes, by Gay Dering, Beauty Kasbah. “The hair in the back was placed into an asymmetrical pony that was then shaped into a large smooth roll,” said the hairdresser, who rolled and pinned the opposite front side to allow some loose curls to fall forward. She then added a net, and some flowers to add some extra romance. For more wedding hair inspirations, click HERE
Hair: Gay Dering, Beauty Kasbah, Santa Rosa, CA for Modern Artist Session, 2015 … Products: Pureology Color Stylist Nourishing Nectar, Illuminating Curl and Strengthening Control Hairspray … Makeup: David Maderich … Fashion Styling: Rod Novoa … Photo: Roberto Ligresti
Harry King was famous for his teased up to there Big Hair, seen on over a hundred covers of the world’s major magazines. But he could also cut a cool short look. As here on the sisters and international beauties Tina Chow (a fashion icon) and Adelle Lutz for Harper’s Bazaar in 1981. “When they showed up for the shoot, Adelle had long hair, but not for long,” remembered the King. “I chopped it off.” For more by WorldGreat Harry King, click HERE
Hair: Harry King … Makeup: Way Bandy … Photo: © ScavulloComment
Just started, a new album on the Costume Institute’s Spring 2017 Rei Kawakakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of The In-Between Exhibition to open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4. Stay tuned for my photos, heads and wigs by the one and only Julien D’Ys. Meanwhile, to see some of the thought-provoking inspirational fashions there now, click HERE
Cubisme. Spring/Summer 2007. Courtesy of Comme des Garçons. Photo: © Paolo Roversi: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of ArtComment
Here are just a few of the Fabs dressing for fun and having fun at the Easter Sunday 2017 Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue. Lots of flowers, feathers, fantastic fantasies and tons if imagination. You were all terrific. To those who did not make Helen’s Blog, it wasn’t you. If I photographed you, you were a stand-out great. Either my photograph was not suitable to be small enough for the blog, or there was too much going on in the background. If your photo is small on the blog, know that I will post larger photos of all here on my Facebook Biz Buzz page for you to share on Tuesday, maybe the evening, maybe before. You do not have to friend me to see the page, but a Like would be nice. Check it out – – https://m.facebook.com/OppOnn2 (If you want to give me your name and more info on what you were wearing and social media addresses, let me know. I can add them to Facebook Biz Buzz – make sure to i.d. which you are !)Comment
Happy Easter. Here are Teacup Fascinators on two fab fashionistas, the hit of the 2016 Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue. Stay tuned, I am aiming to cover the 2017 Easter Parade. Meanwhile, enjoy Melissa Dersham on the left, and Cassandra Burns, a Frédéric Fekkai hairdresser. The teacups, attached to headbands rested on roses. Brilliant. To see more from the Easter Parade, click on my Facebook Biz Buzz page HERE
Photo: © Helen Oppenheim
Collage of photos on Helen’s Blog from February 3 to April 11, 2017. Be Inspired with the first of Fall Fashion Week hair and photos, NYFW Spring hair Inspirations, Red Carpet Oscar Hair, Twin Peaks then and now, 90s Eric Fisher rave waves, my ModernSalon.com Raphael Post, some amazing photos published in Peluquerias Magazines, Museums, John Sahag, Sharon Blain and more. And remember Hair history is on the Website Like No Other. To see collages of all Helen Blogs highlighting the hair history archived on the website, click HEREComment
I was doing some research going through some of many old portfolios in my Helen Oppenheim Hair Libary and found this waving beauty by Eric Fisher on a Peluquerias page in an early 1990s portfolio. I always loved it. The rave for waves continues to this day and these are amongst the best. “Back to the future, sailing forth to new horizons,” I wrote at the time. Well, who wouldn’t love to go out on the town with waves like these today? Wonderful …
Hair: Eric Fisher, Eric Fisher Salon, Wichita, Kansas … Photo: Eric FisherComment