Rave for Waves Continues – 1990s

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Rave for Waves Continues – 1990s

Photo: Eric Fisher

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 Fisher

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John Sahag’s Rachel Saga Part ll – 1996

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

John Sahag - Rachel Saga Part ll - 1996

Photo: Eva Mueller

From the Rachel Saga Part ll Collection by John Sahag – 1996.  The  hair color saga continued from Part l with this Multi-Cut.  It is now 6 months since Rachel Bick’s hair turned green after a swim in a pool filled with chlorine.  With colorist, Jennifer Chune, Sahag decided to get her black roots grow in and, with a burst of creative energy, he took the cut to somewhere else to create a very new texture within the cut.  “This opened up new horizons in my imagination …  unlimited multi-shapes within one cut, integrating Rachel’s new regrowth for a totally modern approach to color,” said the legendary hairdresser.  For more, go to HairThen, John Sahag, Press Photos, Rachel’s Saga Part ll on helenoppenheim.com

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop … Color: Jennifer Chune …Makeup: Susan Houser … Fashion Styling: Lisa Von Weisse … Dress: Elisa Jimenez … Model: Rachel Bick … Photo: Eva Mueller … Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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John Sahag Amazing Shapes From Book – 1995

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John Sahag Amazing Shapes From Book – 1995

Photo: © Oberto Gill for New York Magazine

New Album, just up.  Inspirational hair from the gorgeous coffee table book called Hair Styles by Amy Fine Collins and Antoinette White, published by Harper-Collins in 1995. The beautiful book, by one of the fashion world’s most famous names, has 150 great photos featuring the best of the best editorial hairdressers of the time, including the legendary John Sahag.

“I shape and curve my own hairpieces,” said John Sahag about this amazing shape. For more on the book and more amazing shapes, click here: 

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop … Model: Stephanie Seymour … Photo: Oberto Gill for New York Magazine

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John Sahag, Rachel’s Saga, Part 11 – 1996

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

Prep Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

This is Rachel, six months after Rachel’s saga began when her hair turned green after swimming in a pool filled with chlorine.  John Sahag with colorist Jennifer Chune to the rescue.   They let her black roots grow in and here Sahag, in what he called a burst of creative energy, took her haircut somewhere else.  He called it the Multi Cut because it had unlimited multi-shapes in one cut and integrated Rachel’s new re-growth for a totally modern approach to color.  These are prep photos I took, the hair almost done but not fully camera finished by Sahag.  But he liked them enough to include them in the press release.

The photographer did not shoot in color but you can see the color here and the multi shapes in the other photos of the Collection.  For more versions,  how-to handle after swim hair problems, and much more on the Rachel Saga Part 11,click here and scroll and and forth. 

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, 19o96 … Color: Jennifer Chune … Makeup: Susan Houser … Fashion Styling: Lisa Von Weisse …  Fashions: Elisa Jimenez/The Hunger World …  Model: Rachel Bick … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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JOHN SAHAG @ ISSEY MIYAKE, PARIS 1997

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: © Eric Deniset, Paris

Photo: © Eric Deniset, Paris

First in a series featuring the talent in action working on the photos in the Archives.

1997.  John Sahag backstage preparing windswept hair at Issey Miyake’s show in Paris.  For more Windswept hair and Sahag on the hair for the show, a must-read, different under most photos,  click here

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, NYC … Photo: Eric Deniset, Paris

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Kiss Curls Drawn On , Oribe – 1997

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Now this is an original idea.  By the great  one and only Oribe.  For Manolo’s NY Fashion Week show in 1997, Oribe working with Fulvia the makeup artist, created kiss curls in his own original way, drawn on. A beaded sculpture decorated the back of the head. This is just one of many original ideas Oribe created for  the show, which was  was held at Oribe’s Fifth Avenue Salon, with plenty of Gold Chairs,  and I remember Veruschka was present amongst other luminaries.  Time for more interesting ideas like this during NY Fashion Weeks.  Please!

Hair: Oribe, Oribe Salon, New York, 1997 … Makeup: Fulvia … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Oscar Hair Story, 4 photos from website – 2014

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Oscar Hair Story, 4 photos  from website - 2014

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

As we near the Oscars, click on ModernSalon.com for a blog with Harold Leighton’s take on the state of hair today, in front of the camera and on the red carpet.  “Hair for Awards Season and Finding Our Way Back to Greatness” is his theme. He has selected 4 photos on www.helenoppenheim.com from the 70s, ’80s and ’90s to help tell his story, click  –  for photos go to Page 2, click 

One of the four photos, shown here, is the Ritz Wrapz, by Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, 1977 … Makeup Ted Nadel … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre.  Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim
 

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Remembering John Sahag – HB News 2013

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Remembering John Sahag - HB News

Thank you HB Sunday News for featuring this John Sahag Collage and making it first, and bigger than any other Sunday News Photo ever, on the 8th anniversary of his leaving us.   The legendary John Sahag  can be seen in action here cutting long hair to short as only he could in 1995.  A soft bob.  No hard edges.  Harmonious.  For a technical how-to go to HairThen, John Sahag Press Photos, Playful on helenoppenheim.com    Great photos by David Webber.

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