Quiz – HOT by Hair’s How – 2013 from 1979

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Quiz by  HOT by Hair’s How on hair history. Do you know yours? Check link

soft Cubism

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Vidal Sassoon’s Soft Cubism – 1979

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Inspiration - Some More Selected Photos

Soft Cubism, Vidal Sassoon NY, 1979 Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre
Hair: Graham Wren, Avram, Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

SOFT CUBISM, VIDAL SASSOON  NY, 1979, was inspired by the graphics of cubism, constructivism, modernism and the circle, the square, the triangle.
For more photos of this highly successful collection go to HairThen, Vidal Sassoon, Soft Cubism on the website.

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Soft Cubism Graphic by Avram

SOFT CUBISM 1979 – The Inspiration

Hair trends can be influenced by many things and art  was influencing the innovative fashion designers, like Yves Saint Laurent in 1979.  They, in turn, influenced  shapes and proportions.

Vidal Sassoon’s Art Teams in New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago and were inspired by the graphics of cubism, constructivism, modernism, futurism.

These early 20th century schools of art used simplicity and functionalism as  general aesthetic trends.  The artists – Picasso, Braque, Kandinsky, Malevich –  concerned with the paring down of objects  their basic design elements – the circle, square, the triangle.

Vidal Sassoon’s Art Teams called their new line for The Eighties – Soft Cubism.  The square and the triangle were all featured.  But softened.  There were no hard  all corners and points were –   Soft.

Soft Cubism graphic by Avram, Vidal Sassoon Art Director, NY, 1979

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2 Soft Cubism 1979 – Susie

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Soft Cubism, Susie, by Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY 1979

SOFT CUBISM – Susie

Vidal Sassoon’s hair shapes for the ’80s were inspired by the graphics of cubism. This 1979 campaign was conceived as Soft Cubism, with no hard edges.

After the Vidal Sassoon Artistic Teams and I had worked for at least a month on this campaign, probably more, we finally got it.

The hair here was designed by Graham Wren, International Art Director, Vidal Sassoon, NY, in 1979, with a new slant. Asymmetric and symmetric. Also, versatile with bi-level, asymmetric fringes.

Graham explained: “A half longer fringe on one side is combed over a short finer fringe, which
slants asymmetrically from the opposite direction. Because it’s versatile, the cut can be worn
this way. Or that. With short or long hair. Wavy, curly, or straight.

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979
Hair Care: Vidal Sassoon 3-step Hair Care Regimen – cleanse, moisturize, seal & protect
Makeup: Ted Nadel for Madeline Mono
WaveDress: Ken Hanneman
Brooch: Bonwillum
Model: Susie Kozak
Art: Avram
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

Anecdote: We all worked very hard to make this campaign happen; the planning was very detailed, and we also worked many nights in the salon perfecting the looks before we went to the studio. We photographed over a 3 day period. The first day, we started at 9 am and finished at 3 am. The second day we started at 9 am and finished at midnight. The third day, we started at 9 am and finished at 9 pm. It took me almost 3 months with approvals from corporate headquarters in LA, post-production work and writing/producing the press releases. Then, I did the PR. Which was impressive: WWD,”W, Vogue, Mademoiselle, US Magazine, GQ – 29 consumer magazines in all – and 98 newspapers, as well as hair magazines, often with full pages, around the world and there was lots of TV, with Vidal who went on a press tour with the campaign.

Note: there is different text under each photo and sometimes the best photos are last throughout the Archives.

All rights reserved © Helen Oppenheim 2012

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3 Soft Cubism 1979 – Susie

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Soft Cubism, Susie, by Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY 1979

 

SOFT CUBISM – Susie

Vidal Sassoon’s hair shapes for The Eighties were inspired by the graphics of cubism – soft cubism.

This great version of Soft Cubism was by Graham Wren, International Art Director, Vidal
Sassoon, NY, in 1979.

Hair:               Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979
Hair Care:     Vidal Sassoon 3-step hair Care Regimen – cleanse, moisturize, seal & protect
Makeup:        Ted Nadel for Madeline Mono
WaveDress:   Ken Hanneman
Brooch:          Bonwillum
Model:            Susie Kozak
Photo:            Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept by Helen Oppenheim/Produced by Helen Oppenheim with Art by Avram

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

 

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4 Soft Cubism 1979 – Susie

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Soft Cubism, Susie, by Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY 1979

SOFT CUBISM – Susie

Soft Cubism, hair by Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY. Here, the hair is pulled back and the bi-level
fringes are softened.

Hair:               Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979
Hair Care:     Vidal Sassoon 3-step hair Care Regimen – cleanse, moisturize, seal & protect
Makeup:        Ted Nadel for Madeline Mono
Earrings:        Bonwillum
Model:           Suzie Kozak
Art:                 Avram
Photo:            Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

Anecdote:  This was my first campaign for Vidal Sassoon, I started in May, and was asked
to have a trend press release ready for a Vidal Sassoon press tour in September.  It wasn’t easy!
I had to work with hairdressers in all 5 salons but I didn’t know any of them and most hadn’t
worked on creating a conceptual campaign before.   Also I was Creative Director, a
non-hairdresser and trying to change things, to soften
 up the  image, which was my
mandate because of the Sassoon products. 

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5 Soft Cubism 1979 – Susie

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SOFT CUBISM – Susie

New wave asymmetric soft bob with versatile, bi-level asymmetric fringes by Graham Wren,
Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979.

Color, by Edward Moore,  was an interplay of shadows and hues in persimmon, peach and
mango on natural hazel-blonde hair.

Hair:                  Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979
Makeup:            Ted Nadel for Madeline Mono
Wave Dress:     Ken Hanneman
Jewelry:            Bonwillum
Model:              Suzie Kozak
Art:                   Avram
Photo:              Lorraine Sylvestre

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

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Soft Cubism, Susie, by Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY 1979

SOFT CUBISM – Susie

Straight version of the Soft Cubism bob with a versatile, bi-level asymmetric fringe, and graduation
with diffused edges, by Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, in 1979.

Hair:               Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979
Makeup:         Ted Nadel for Madeline Mono
Wave Dress:   Ken Hanneman
Model:            Susie Kozak
Art:                 Avram
Photo:            Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

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