Garden Goddesses, 60s-inspired – 2013

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Garden Goddesses, 60s-inspired

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

Garden Goddesses, 60-inspired top knots by Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons for Joanna Mastroianni’s Spring 2013 Fashion Week show.  For more and how-tos, check Fashion Week, Spring 2013 on

Hair: Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons … Product: Warren-Tricomi Superhold Hairspray …  Makeup: Dominic Cruz, Kryolan … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim



From The Toronto Collection – 1977

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

From Toronto Collection - 1977

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

To go with the Fall Fashions of 1977 – ruffles, frills, high necks, this short cut for naturally curly hair had a V shape on the forehead and looked like an upswept chignon. For more  from this collection of hassle-free hair styles created for La Coupe’s Toronto Salon launch,  go to HairThen, La Coupe, 70s, Toronto Collection on

Hair: Elmer Olsen, La Coupe 1977 … Makeup: Sherry, Electa & Corrado … Fashions: Marilyn Brooks …  Model: Sherry Diekrager … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre
Fashion Styling/Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim




“Remembering John Sahag” – 1996

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Remembering John Sahag -1996

Photo: Michael O’Neill/People Magazine 1996 and The Colorist Magazine 2013

“Remembering the genius that was John Sahag” – Backstory in The Colorist by Marianne Dougherty, January/February 2013.   KIrsty Hume, voted one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful
People in 1996, wears colored hair extensions by John Sahag. For more information, see The Colorist Magazine January/February 2013 and HairThen, John Sahag Editorials on

Hair by John Sahag: John Sahag Workshop, 1996 … Animal Hair Extensions: Santino Acquista …Makeup:  Carmon Springs … Model:  Kirsty Hume … Photo: © Michael ONeill




Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Golden Globes. I tweeted through them. In real time.  Not politically correct.  If you want to know what I said and the top hair, go to @HelenOppenheim  Just started tweeting.


Boudoir Hair – 1987

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Boudoir Hair- 1987

Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Another romantic feeling from La Coupe New York in 1987, Boudoir Hair, for the boudoir and dancing the night away, worn with lingerie looks.

La Coupe introduced The New Curl and Kim Lepine, International Design Director, predicted:  “The New Direction is small heads, closer to the head, with soft “V” backs.”  Great short curly look for a growing-out gamine.  For much more and tutorials, go to HairThen, 80s Hair, Boudoir Hair.

Hair:  Kim Lepine, La Coupe, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Makeup: Nadiya Nottingham …  Model Lori Hope/Kay …  Fashion Styling: Aleta Wolf-Gentile …Graphic: Guion Beecher … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Produced by Helen Oppenheim



John Sahag Sideburns – 1985

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

John Sahag Sideburns - 1985

Photo: Bruno Juminer

Short hair with elegance and mystery, John Sahag Style. From the Sideburn Collection for The John Sahag Workshop Launch –  1985.

Hair is blown dry completely away from the face, with volume on top.  The sideburns  caress the cheeks of this versatile short cut which can also be blown dry with more texture, sideburns wisping towards the face.  For more on John Sahag Sideburns, see HairThen, Press Photos, Workshop Launch on

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop … Makeup: Linda Mason … Fashion Stylist: Christine de Lassus … Dress: Carol Rollo, Riding  … Earrings: Ylang Ylang … Model: Nicole Smith, Wilhemina  … Photo: Bruno Juminer. … Produced by Helen Oppenheim




A Midsummer’s Night Dream – 2013

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

Fairies and woodland nymphs, haunting beauties, as in Max Reinhardt’s 1935 film “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” inspired Peter Gray’s diaphanous dreamy hair and the romantic floaty fashions at Badgley Mischka’s NY Fashion Week Spring 2013 show.  The romantic ribbon-like hair had small random crimps, an airy effect as it floated angelically, with tiny flowers here and there as the finishing touch, That’s Mark Badgley, right, and James Mischka, left, in the collage,  For more and a tutorial, see Fashion Week Spring 2013 on

Hair: Peter Gray using Moroccanoil … Makeup: Tom Pecheux, Mac … Photos: © Helen Oppenheim