This is fun fabulous ’80s hair by the legendary John Sahag from a “Star Appeal” editorial in American Vogue featuring SuperModel Cindy Crawford wearing hairpieces placed for art – under a hat! (Sahag always wanted to “score” so hats and makeup stories didn’t faze him! He just came up with amazing ideas, like this.) This was the first of the 4 page editorial photographed by Irvin Penn for “The Color Report” with makeup by Kevyn Aucoin, other pages featured more of Cindy, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington. To view, click HERE
Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, 1987 … Makeup: Kevyn Aucoin … Model: Cindy Crawford … Photo: Irvin PennComment
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 IvyComment
I like to remember John Sahag (1952-2005) as in this photo I took of him when he beamed at me during a Wednesday Night Creative Evening with his “kids” in 1996. June 15 2016 is eleven years since he left us, far too soon. This collage is by Pascalain Gianello and you can see many more collages of Sahag, some by me, many by Gianello, the King of Collages, if you click HERE
Photo: © Helen Oppenheim … Collage: Pascalain GianelloComment
Hair history is here. Check out the hair ready for Fashion Shows by John Sahag, his dedicated Workshop Teams, and all the hair staff, who worked day and night (often way past midnight) weekends and their days off to make it all happen. “Haute coiffure” hand-sewn 100% human hair pieces by the hundreds, Sahag-style. The hairpieces were spread out all over the place – on trestle tables, radiators, and the floor of the Workshop for days, even when the salon was busy with clients. This is why Sahag called his salon a Workshop.
Top Row: Hairpieces in color way before their time for high fashion shows. These were some of hundreds made for the Gen Art “Fresh Faces” Fall 1997 New York Fashion Week Show. To see models wearing the pieces from this “tour de force” show, click HERE
Bottom Row: Some of the 157 human hair pieces in 30-40 different textures created for 33 models at the Issey Miyake Spring 1996 Paris Fashion Week Show. To see the models wearing the “modern, young, playful, abstract hairstyles” click HERE
Photos Top Row: © Helen Oppenheim. Bottom Row: © David WebberComment
Who says you can’t dress up a short bob to a wondrous evening look, as great for the Holidays in 2015 as it was in 1996, when the legendary John Sahag, always “tomorrow’s man” created this glorious pile up of hair on top of a totally modern short bob for Salon News, a Fairchild Publication for beauty professionals, no longer publishing.
The colorific color, by Albert Narcise, then with John Sahag ( now found on AlbertColor.com ) was also extraordinary, and totally modern. He worked with Sahag, who wanted “a bold contrast” which was finally achieved after 11 pm at night when John, who gave no other direction, suddenly said – “that’s it!” You can read all about it and see the side view of the bob which made the cover, if you click HERE
Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, 1996 … Hair Color: Albert Narcisse, John Sahag Workshop … Makeup: Linda Mason … Model: Mila Watson/Company … Jacket: Roberto Cavalli … Beauty/Fashion Editor: Jacqueline Berthelot … Photo (Detail): © Diego Uchitel for Salon News.
Thank you Joan Harrison for the lovely 2 page Tribute for John Sahag in the July 2015 issue of Canadian Hairdresser International. I know you remember John fondly and it is great to see some of his most famous looks in your very interesting magazine. To READ the Tribute, and to see full credits click HERE For the great cover and the whole magazine online click HERE
As we near the 10th anniversary of John Sahag leaving us, on Monday, June 15, I thought you might like to look at the legendary hairdresser at his most romantic wearing a white suit, in 1986. Stay tuned for two more very special Tributes, one Sunday, June 14 and my own very personal one on the day, June 15.
Photo (Detail) : © John BarrettComment
One of the John Sahag Tribute collages by Pascalain Gianello in 2015 to help mark the 10th year since the legendary hairdresser left us. Kirsty Hume, voted one of People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people in 1996, wears animal hair extensions, probably the first like this anywhere, ever. John Sahag beams and sends his love forever.
Hair; John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, 1996 … Animal Hair Extensions: Santino Acquista … Makeup: Carmon Springs … Photo: © Michael O’Neill for People Magazine … John Sahag Inset Photo: © Helen Oppenheim … Collage: Pascalain Gianello