My latest blog is just up on Modern. It is about the surreal supersexy sixties hairdresser phenom Raphael, the once partner of Raphael & Leonard fame. Leonard, who made Twiggy famous, passed away recently, and that made me think of Raphael. He was so famous in the 60s, but the fame didn’t last. Why? I met him when I did the PR launch for his salon in Montreal. See the photos taken for the launch, not dated, relevant still today, see Raphael in action in London with Chita Rivera. Check it out. Click HERE
Here’s something different. From 1971. By the great Raphael Santarossa, who had tressed superstars and supermodels in London (as the Raphael of Raphael & Leonard) before moving to North America.
For this terrific turban look, Raphael cut and sculpted a fall in 3 steps, into 3 lengths, to look like 3 different fringes on one head. He then strategically placed the hair in the turban to waterfall down one side of the face, softening it. Note the thin brows of the era, a fad in 1971 but so many found their brows never grew back as they were! For more Femme Fatales, click here:
Hair by Raphael Santarossa, 1971 … Makeup: Jacques LaFleur … Turban Designed by: Irene of Montreal … Model: Judi McDonald … Photo: Klaus Lucka … Produced by Helen OppenheimComment
Fifth in a series featuring the talent in the Archives. (Series to be continued later. Stay tuned … )
Raphael Santarossa in 1971. Press photo to launch his new salon and his first Collection, Femme Fatale. The surreal theme because apart from being one of the great hairdressers of all time, Raphael also painted in a surreal style. His bio just begins to tell the amazing story about the career and life of this one-of-a-kind hairdresser who cut and tressed famous heads of the superstars and supermodels of his era – Liz Taylor, Judy Garland, Catherine Deneuve and more. To read the bio, click here To see his Femme Fatale Collection and more, click here
Photo: © Klaus LuckaComment
Do you know your hair history? Here’s a Femme Fatale from Raphael’s famous 1971 Collection, this one with flicks flicking on the forehead, very new at the time when flicks only flicked at the ends of long hair. For other versions of this model’s very fine hair – and other Femme Fatales, click here
Hair: Raphael Santarossa, 1971 … Makeup: Jacques LaFleur … Model: Judi MacDonald …
Photo: © Klaus Lucka
Produced by Helen Oppenheim
Do you know your hair history? These three photos are from Raphael’s Femme Fatale Collection, 1971. The all-one-length bobbed hairstyles featured flicks at the front, flattering the face. So new, at the time, no one had done anything like them before. Raphael said these looks were offered as “the answer to those ratty tatty growing-out layered looks” everyone had at the time. For more Femme Fatales and more info, go to HairThen Raphael on www.helenoppenheim.com
Hair by Raphael Santarossa … Makeup: Jacques LaFleur … Model: Donna Clarke … Photo: Klaus Lucka … Produced by Helen OppenheimComment
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!Comment
Femme Fatale by Raphael Santarossa. This is one of many looks with flicks at the front that Raphael created in 1971, very new then. Raphael, one of the great hairdressers of all time, was very famous in London and Europe in the 60s, as the Raphael of Raphael & Leonard. I launched his salon when he arrived in Montreal and this was one of the great photos from our opening press release by the hairdresser who loved women! For more on Raphael, go to About, and for more Femme Fatale photos, go to the Archives – HairThen, Raphael, on www.helenoppenheim.com
Hair: Ralphael …Makeup: Jacques LaFleur … Model: Donna Clarke … Photo: Klaus Lucka. Produced by Helen Oppenheim.
“A woman should be a woman and I want to make her more woman, I love women and
know how to make them more so,” said Raphael when he opened Raphael, his Montreal
Salon in 1971.
Here is the first look of his Femme Fatale Collection which he offered as “the answer
to those ratty tatty growing-out layered looks” everyone had at the time.
Featured were bobbed hairstyles, all one length, with the front left longer from the crown
and variations of the one cut with flicks flattering the face, so new at the time that the
photos received a ton of International publicity.
Here is the first very simple version. Other versions follow, and note there is different
text under each photo.
Hair by Raphael Santarossa, 1971
Makeup: Jacques LaFleur
Model: Judi MacDonald
Photo: Klaus Lucka
Produced by Helen Oppenheim
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