Bridal Look Inspired by Vintage – 2015

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Bridal Look Inspired by Vintage - 2015

Photo: Roberto LIgresti

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

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John Sahag’s Birthday, January 2 – 2017

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 John Sahag's Birthday, January 2 – 1985

Photo: © Lawrence Ivy for New York Magazine

January 2. We remember John Sahag’s birthday. The legendary John Sahag is missed. Sadly missed. There was no one like him.  His work has stood the test of time, not dated. He was tomorrow’s man, into the 21st century in the 20th. How easy it is to forget that he did this first, before anyone else. and that, and that too.

Here he is standing proudly with some of his work in a photo for a New York Magazine article on the launch of his first Workshop, late 1985. For more about John Sahag The Man, click this album 

Photo: © Lawrence Ivy

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TIGI Undone Hair For Fab Libertine – 2016

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TIGI Undone Hair For Fab Libertine - 2016

Photos: © Paul Morejón

Catwalk TIGI’s US Creative Director, Thomas Osborn, created care-free undone polished hair with a touch of volume on the crown with gentle buckled waves and a side swept effect for the Libertine New York Fashion Week Spring Show for 2016. This chic cream-colored dress had abstract pink shapes here and there, worn with deconstructed tattered black hosiery, neon plastic chains dangling on shoes and bracelets, an amazing bag with Morticia and Gomez Adams, and many more jaw-dropping illustrations. Inspirations for this collection by Johnson Hartig with Maryann Malakpour included molecular cell research. More from this fab fun show, click HERE  

Hair: Thomas Osborn, Catwalk TIGI … Products: Catwalk by TIGI Blow Out Balm, Work It Hairspray … Makeup: Chantel Miller … Hosiery: Hue customized for Libertine … Shoes Jean Michel Cazabat customized for Libertine … Bag: Donald Robertson by Libertine for Bergdorf Goodman
Photos: © Paul Morejón

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Colorific Men’s Sneakers Libertine – 2016

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Colorific Men's Sneakers Libertine - 2016

Photo:© Paul Morejón

Color exploded on men’s white sneakers like no others at Libertine’s New York Fashion Show for Spring 2016.   The neon plastic chains and the baubles bobbing here and there were as colorific as you can get. A shoe-in for the most eccentric footwear at the shows, the Libertine designer, Johnson Hartig with stylist Maryann Malakpour, also showed women’s shoes equally as fab. For more from this eccentric, terrific show with hair by Catwalk TIGI, click HERE
Men’s Sneakers: King Customized by Libertine … Photo:© Paul Morejón

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Punk Rocker Goth Fashions @ Nicopanda – 2016

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Punk Rocker Goth Fashions @ Nicopanda - 2016

Photo: © Paul Morejón

One of three looks presented in one of three different rooms with punk, goth, romantic, athletic, and glittering looks designed by Nicola Formichetti for his third Nicopanda Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week Presentation, for which Lady Gaga made an appearance.  The center man here is wearing a frilled multi-level skirt with a black anorak, then there are the genderless black latex fashions with a punk rocker/goth feel, a look with a great skirt and wet-looking hair that is not, by Peter Gray. For more hair and fashions, click HERE 

Hair: Peter Gray/Redken .. Makeup: Maki Ryoke, Mac Cosmetics … Photo: © Paul Morejón

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Charlize Theron Mad Max – 2013-2016

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 6 comments

Charlize Theron – 2012/13 and before

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

I first posted Charlize Theron in “Mad Max Fury Road” October 2013, then again when it was belatedly released on May 15, 2014.  Here I am posting it again because the movie got so many Oscar nominations today. And can be seen on HBO tonight. Here is my post.

Movie Actress, Oscar-winner Charlize Theron and her hair over the years from long to mid to bald to short buzzed with (omg, top right) grey showing to a short crop growing out beautifully.

She shaved her hair bald for the  new fourth  “Mad Max” movie, “Fury Road” –  due May 15  with Tom Hardy as Mad Max, the role Mel Gibson originated.  She plays Furiosa in the Australian Warner Bros movie which has taken a while to arrive.  (This collage and story were first posted on Helen’s Blog in October 2013!)

No wigs for Charlize.  Most of us first saw her cropped hair after the Mad Max shave at the 2013 Oscars, with Charlize looking magnificent,  a hot standout, but here are some earlier photos.  We also remember her from past Oscars, red carpets, the great J’Adore Dior Perfume Ads and we’ve always thought her beautiful, even bald.

Photos from Getty, Daily Mail/FameFlynet.uk, glamour.com, instyle,com, justjared.com, laineygossip.com,hair4tomorrow.co, J’Adore Dior and we will add any credits missed.

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Photos on Helen’s Blog Nov 19 to Jan 10 – 2015/16

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in All Photos on Blog | 0 comments

Photos on Helen's Blog Nov 19 to Jan 10 – 2015/16

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Be inspired by photos on Helen’s Blog from November 19, 2015 to January 10, 2016.  Hair history is here. Along with photos which will be tomorrow’s hair and fashion history. The photos on this collage go back to the ’70s with ideas from all eras, as well as today, and some hot bandeaux from the 20s for the future. There’s more, much more, so do scroll past pages 1, 2, 3 to see all. And remember, there are many how-to’s if you click links to the photos archived on the website. For Helen’s Blog, click HERE

Collage by helenoppenheim.com – Full Credits on Website

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Beautiful Bracelets NYFW – 2016

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Beautiful Bracelets NYFW – 2016

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

The gorgeous gowns by Badgley Mischka at their New York Fashion Week show for Spring 2016 were sensuous, inspired by 1950s Buenos Aires. Some of the lightweight gowns which drifted down the runway had floral appliqués, many were shown with beautiful bracelets by Patricia Von Musulin, and some charming evening bags finished the looks. Stay tuned for the hair by Peter Gray with more red carpet gown and jewelry inspirations …

Bracelets : Patricia Von Musulin at Badgley Mischka … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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