Gorgeous Gowns Beautiful Brides – Fall 2017

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Gorgeous Gowns Beautiful Brides – Fall 2017

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Gorgeous glam gowns at Idan Cohen’s New York Bridal Fashion Week Show for Fall 2017 were seductive, sexy, most for confident brides. The gowns were often highly ornate, with intricate beading and embroidery, some with interesting appliqué details here and there. The natural-looking hairstyles, by Ammon Carver, L’Anza, had waved accents around the face with a few strands flowing freely at the front, hair draped gently over the ears, deconstructed in texture at the back of a low pony caught elegantly at the nape of the neck. Some wore jeweled headbands and tiaras, by Justine M. Couture.  For more amazing bridal gowns and inspiration, click HERE 

Hair: Ammon Carver, L’Anza Global Creative Director … Products: L’Anza Healing Style Dry Texture Spray, Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray, Color Illuminator Brightening Spray … Makeup: Keri Blair, Mac Cosmetics … Jeweled Headband: Justine M. Couture … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Buzz. Buzz. Beautiful Bouffant – 2016

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Buzz. Buzz. Beautiful Bouffant – 2016

Photos: © Paul Morejon  . Collage by helenoppenheim.com

This beautiful bouffant with a 2016 vibe is “the classic bombshell bouffant with a playful bad girl attitude,” said Ammon Carver, L’Anza, of his Brigitte Bardot-inspired hair at the 5:31 Jerome Presentation for New York Fashion Week Fall 2016. The sexy hair with an edge is full and voluminous, created for the women who dare to wear it.   The long pointy nails, by Rose, Dermelect, had halographic glitter, looking like the night sky. Six colors on top and five on the underside of the nails were used.   For more versions and details of the hair, and the nails, click HERE 

Hair: Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio, NYC and L’Anza Global Creative Director … Products: L’Anza Healing Style Powder Up Texturizer, Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray, Hair Pumper … Makeup: Victor Cembellin, Mac Cosmetics … Nails: Rose Velez-Miggins, doorBella using Dermelect Cosmecuticals … Photos: © Paul Morejón

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NAHA. Knitted, Quilted Hair – 2016

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

NAHA. Knitted, Quilted Hair – 2016

Photo: © Keith Bryce

“The hair here was inspired by knitting with quilted textures, so on trend in the fashion world right now,” says Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio, of this short, tufted look created on long hair to look like short hair, one of his looks nominated in the Texture category for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA.)  “The best thing about this is that you can do the knitted technique in specific areas of the head, or all over the head, like here.” He started by smoothing the hair back, then applied netting over the hair, securing the edges with clips. Using a crochet hook, beginning at the front, he pulled loops through the netting, worked his way back towards the nape, securing the netting with pins. “The technique takes on a unique “undone” texture every time, never looking exactly the same twice,” says the innovative hairstylist, who is the L’Anza Global Creative Director, and was nominated in many categories, for NAHA 2016. Congratulations, Ammon. You should win at least one award. The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) event takes place July 24th in Las Vegas. Beauty Professionals, purchase tickets HERE

Hair: Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio, NYC … Products: L’Anza Touchable Hold, Lustrous Finishing Spray … Makeup: Deney Adam … Photo: © Keith Bryce

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