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


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



George Karkoulas – Early 90s

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

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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



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