Happy New Year 2013 With Ritz Wrapz – 1978

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 

Happy New Year  2013 With Ritz Wrapz 1978

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Musical Hair, Painted Gamine – 1992

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Musical Hair - Painted Gamine

Photo: Neal Fenkell Harris

La Coupe’s 1992 Musical Hair Collection included this gamine with selected chunks painted on, like an abstract painter, to accent movements  –  tips painted in reds, yellows, amber, umber. For more gamines and detailed how-to’s, full credits, go to HairThen, La Coupe, 90s.  New album, just up.

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY …HairColor: Rita Starnella, La Coupe, NY …Makeup: Ciana … Fashion Styling: Joy Land … Model: Max/Lure .. Photo: Neal Fenkell Harris …Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

 

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George Karkoulas – Early 90s

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 1 comment

Happy Happy Whatever

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Snake Charmer, Vidal Sassoon – 1979

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Vidal Sassoon 1980 - Soft Cubism

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

In 1979, there was Sassooning for Evening, with original hair accessories inspired by the graphics of cubism, by Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY.  Here is one of the snake charmers from the famous Soft Cubism Collection, this one of black plexi waving diagonally through the hair.  A delicate veil tilts over one eye, at a rakish angle, asymmetrically.  Rhinestones add glimmer and glitter.

Silky, super-shiny hair is glamoursly rolled-under and forward to frame and flatter the face. Asymmetric rolled-under fringe slants up and on the forehead ending in a futuristic feather effect. Scroll down the Blog for another of Avram’s Snake Charmers and see more on HairThen, Vidal Sassoon, Soft Cubism.

Hair:  Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979 … Makeup: Ted Nadel …Dress: Sylvana Malta for Lux … Model: Kimberli of Elite/John Casablancas … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre
Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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CHIGNONS FOR GLITTERING NIGHTS – 2010

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 

Chignons with Beads for Glittering Nights

 

Shimmering silver, gold or bronze beads were embedded in strands of hair for these exquisite chignons, perfect for glittering nights.  By Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon NY for Moroccanoil at the Carolina
Herrera Spring 2010 Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Week show.

The beads showed through easy-going, gently twisted, tucked-under knots resting elegantly on napes.  “The hair,” said Orlando Pita, “wasn’t stiff or structured.”  For more, and some photos how to re-create  this unique look, go to Fashion Weeks, Spring 2010.

Hair: Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon, NY, for Moroccanoil … Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Kim’s Kiss Curls – 1975

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Kim's Kiss Curls - 1975

Photo: Marc Daniels

Kiss curls can make almost any classic hairstyle more stylish and flirty.  Anyone can make kiss curls themselves, according to Kim Leplne, but she admitted the unforgivable makes for a better kiss curl -cutting a few tiny hairs!   “They really look chic-er shorter and it is important to remember less is best,” advised Kim, who suggested bringing a few hairs forward on the forehead, on the cheek,
wherever. Photo left was published in UK Vogue, March 1975. More Kiss curls and how to do them on HairThen, La Coupe, 70s, MishMash.

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, Montreal … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Model: Sylvie Desbois … Photo: Marc Daniels … Produced/Fashion Styling by Helen Oppenheim

(Sylvie Desbois, the model above,  is a friend on my Facebook.    Yes, we are still in touch from way back then. And she’s as lovely today as she was then.) 

 

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