’60s Space-Age Hair Orbits Again – 2016

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

'60s Space-Age Hair Orbits Again – 2016

Photo: © Bob Fisher, ARB

TREND ALERT.  Gucci have a similar style to this in their current ad campaign. I first posted on the trend in early in 2015. Which leads me to think something similar to this very popular hair shape from the late ’60s could well return. This version was by Charles Booth, of La Coupe in 1969. We called it The Orbit and it was inspired by the 1969 US Landing on on the Moon. Face on, the space-age hair style was just a cap of hair, with a heavy round smooth fringe rising up to a soft point in the middle of the forehead. It was cut right from the crown and the hair orbited all around. The cap graduated to a long, wide “V’ on both sides. For more, an anecdote, another version, click HERE

Hair: Charles Booth, La Coupe, Montreal … Model: Keitha McLean, Fashion Beauty Editor, The Montreal Star … Photo: Bob Fisher, ARB

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The HotCut for The Hot Pants – Late 60s

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 The HotCut for The Hot Pants – Late 60s

Photos: © Tim Saunders

Hot Pants were all the rage in the late ’60s and early 70s, and they still are today.  The HotCut was designed for the Hot Pants and featured long hair with an eye-flirting fringe at the front, and a much shorter but soft back. Here is the version of the look by Charles Booth, La Coupe, Montreal. For another version and  more hair inspiration from the era that keeps returning, click HERE

Hair: Charles Booth, La Coupe, Montreal, late ’60s … Hot Pants Fashion: John Warden … Photo: Tim Saunders

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The Orbit – 1969

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

The Orbit - 1969

Photos: © Bob Fisher, ARB

Do you know your hair history? In the late ’60s, this look was very popular, similar done by many. There is a version or two making a comeback in 2015, so time to have another look at this 1969 version by Charles Booth, La Coupe Montreal.. It was called The Orbit and it was launched to celebrate the 1969 US landing on the moon.

Face on, it was just a cap of hair, with a heavy round smooth fringe rising up to a soft point in the middle of the forehead. It was cut right from the crown and the hair orbited all around. The back was short and the cap graduated to “V” on both sides.

The model was Keitha McLean, a client, at the time the influential fashion/beauty editor of The Montreal Star, who went on to WWD in its heyday, then later returned to Canada as the first editor-in-chief of Flare Magazine. For more details and a longer version, click here:
Hair: Charles Booth, La Coupe, Montreal, 1969 … Photo: Bob Fisher, ARB

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Short Brush Cut With Tiny Tail – 1969

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Short Brush Cut With Tail - 1969

Photo: Bob Fisher

This is the Mary Johnston Cut by Charles Booth, owner of La Coupe (then known as Le Cartier.)    The  great summer style was a big sensation and considered very daring then, around 1969.

The supershort soft brush cut rippled up and back, ending in a delicious tiny tail curving at the neck.  It was ideal for those with coarse or slightly curly hair and a great summer style still. This story – and photo  – was given a full page in the Montreal Star, big daily newspaper at the time.

Hair: Charles Booth, La Coupe, Montreal … Model: Mary Johnston … Photo: Bob Fisher, ARB … Courtesy: The Montreal Star (Keitha McLean/Fashion Beauty Editor.)  For more 60s styles go to HairThen, La Coupe, 60s, on www.helenoppenheim.com

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Profile on Helen Oppenheim in Launchpad – 2013

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Helen Oppenheim Profile in Launchpad - 2O13

Launchpad June 2013

Launchpad Conversations Profile on Helen Oppenheim, title Past Perfect. Some of the firsts.   Full page, 5 photos (4 La Coupe, 1 Raphael) on website.  And top photo on Index page.  Thank you Marianne Dougherty and Launchpad.  Top photo, 60s hair, first layered look, by Charles Booth, La Coupe …2nd photo: 70s hair, first waved bob by Kim Lepine … 3rd photo: 70s hair, Détente with first decorated wave clips, by Kim Lepine … 4th photo: 70s hair, first French braiding by Antonio da Costa Rocha … bottom photo: 70s hair, Femme Fatale, first flips at front by Raphael  – go to HairThen on helenoppenheim.com for more on the hair and see Launchpad to read more on me!

Profile on Helen Oppenheim in Launchpad – 2013

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