My first new blog on modernsalon.com after the re-design. Here’s Zig Zag. All about Zig Zag parts. One of the most successful collections ever for La Coupe. Created in 1977. I invented a whole new alphabet which included “ziggles” and “zisps” as well as zigs and zags. Take a look at all the hair styles, lengths and textures to which you can add a zig-zag parting and find out what the fun is all about! Click HERE:
Hair: Jerome Pinsonneault … Makeup: Tuvia … Model: Pat Ryan … Photo: Larry Nichols …
Concept/Art Direction/Fashion Styling/Produced by Helen Oppenheim
For pure romance, long wisps whispered on the cheek, tickled the temple, kissed the nose, caressed the neck on this lovely look, just one innovative idea from La Coupe’s 1977 Wisp Cut Collection. This one was so new-looking then, who knew it would be the beginning of wisps falling all over the place because perfect hair was what everyone wore at the time.
Fine wisps were pulled out from the hairline here and there, and precision-cut into a shape, using the natural growth patterns to romantically frame the face and neck. Elmer Olsen, who created this style, advised “for long wisps to be left out for this look,the hair has to be a good length before one can start.” More, technical details, click here:
Hair: Elmer Olsen, La Coupe, Montreal … Perm: Tanya Pawley/Wella Firm and Gentle … Makeup: Electra & Corrado … Corselet Top: Pat MacDonagh … Soft Body Jewelry: Doris May … Model: Josée St-Jacques … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre. Produced by Helen OppenheimComment
Growing out gamine, with wisps. Created by Elmer Olsen, La Coupe, Montreal, 1977. The model had an exceptionally high forehead. Feather-like wisps and Elmer to the rescue.
The knock-out Soft Body Jewelry, by Doris May, was one long piece, which wrapped around the fingers as rings, then wound around the wrists as bracelets, snaked up the arm as more bracelets, slithered across the body, then down and around the other arm, wrist, hand, fingers. For more on this and more wisp cuts click here:
Hair: Elmer Olsen, La Coupe, 1977 … Makeup: Electra, Electra & Corrado … Corselet Top: Pat MacDonagh … Soft Body Jewelry: Doris May … Model: Josée St-Jaques … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre. Produced by Helen OppenheimComment