Peter Gray Fantasy Hair Art – 2012

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Peter Gray Fantasy Hair Art - 2012

Photo: © Miguel Reveriego

This Peter Gray hair looks like a glorious gorgeous fur collar. A  richly textured dark brown graduates to flaming red, kind of ’30s but ultra-modern, and is one of three extraordinary photos designed for L’Oréal Professionnelle in Paris which can be seen here, along with some more extraordinary Peter Gray inspirations in his Fantasy Hair Art album  – go to WorldGreats, Peter Gray, on www.helen

Hair: Peter Gray for L’Oréal Professionelle, Paris Photo: © Miguel Reveriego



Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments


Love Pinterest. So many fab photos, so many with fantastic fab hair.  But people and especially hairdressers aren’t identifying their work  properly so the best photos get pinned and re-pinned, then re-pinned again –  and no one knows who did the hair or any information, other than the current re-pinner.  Why?  It takes 2 seconds to i.d. photos like a pro.   I’d publish many of the hair photos I see on Pinterest, as I am sure others would, but cannot because there is no clue who did them. Why?

For more Why’s, type Why? into the Search Box, top right.


Ritz Wrapz x 2 – 1979

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 4 comments

Ritz Wrapz - 1979

Photo: © Lorraine Sylvestre

1979.  Ritz Wrapz by Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe.  Long hair was wrapped with ritzy wired fabrics. Big success for La Coupe, who offered them in gold, silver, black, white, red, pink, blue, green, yellow and more.  Vogue did an article on this original idea, giving detailed instructions how-to, another version made a WWD cover. For more, go to HairThen, La Coupe, 70s, Ritz Wrapz on

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe …  Makeup: Ted Nadel … Model: Michele Scarabelli … Photo and Collage: Lorraine Sylvestre … Creative/Art Direction/Produced by: Helen Oppenheim


Plaid Hair – 2011

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Plaid Hair - 2011

Photo: © Andrew O’Toole

Plaid never goes out of style.   And for 2013 fashion followers, it’s back to plaid.  Why not plaid your hair color?  Angelo Seminara’s Wonderland 2011 plaid play is the way to go. If you don’t want to  plaid your own hair, get your colorist to plaid some hair extensions and add them.  For more Seminara wonders, go to World Greats on – and prepare to have your breath taken away by some extraordinary hair art.

Hair: Angelo Seminara … Color Concept: Angelo Seminara, with Eduardo Paludo … Makeup: Laura Dominique …  Fashion Styling: Georgie MacIntyre …  Photo: Andrew O’Toole


Deborah Turbeville – 1932-2013

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Deborah Turbeville - 1932-2013

Photo:© Deborah Turbeville


Deborah Turbeville, a famous Fashion Photographer I always admired tremendously for her unique haunting images passed away yesterday. RIP, Deborah Turbeville.  Her most famous photographs were from the 1975 Vogue swimsuit series with Diana Vreeland.  I loved what the New York Times calls “her dreamlike, melancholy beautiful images  … often dark, brooding with a sensual strangeness … in faded colors or sepia tones.”  Here is one of her manipulated , distressed images, with hair by Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons.  He worked with her on most of her famous images and her many books.    For two more Turbeville’s go to WorldGreats, Edward Tricomi on

Photo: Deborah Turbeville … Hair: Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons


Intercoiffure Fall Atelier – 2013

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Intercoiffure Fall Atelier - 2013

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Vivienne Macinder, Fashion Director for Intercoiffure America/Canada presented her Neo Deco Collection at the Fall Atelier for 2013.  The stunning and witty performance included big glam very feminine yet wearable hair with plenty of action but not too much, as in this photo.  Her Liberated Women were  ’20s and ’70s-inspired, some with bandeaus, abstract boyish chops and an Audrey Hepburn.  Bravo Vivienne, a class act all the way.

Odile Gilbert, one of the greatest living editorial hairdressers of our time, presented another class act, saying about two words, but she didn’t need to say more as she enthralled  with some high up to there concoctions,  her famous hair hat and more, receiving two standing ovations.  For more talents and inspiration showing during the weekend  at the Waldorf Astoria, Click here for three new albums 

Hair: Vivienne Mackinder, Intercoiffure America/Canada … Makeup: David Maderich … Fashion Stylist: Montgomery Frazier … Fashions: Alon Livne …  Photo © Helen Oppenheim


Love Veils – 1932, 1978, 2000’s

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 1 comment

Love Veils - 1932, 1978, 2000s

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Love veils.  Add them to a hat, add them to hair.  Top left, hair by Peter Gray for Vogue Nippon Beauty, Photo by Francois Nars.  Top right, Marlene Dietrich in the 1932 movie, Shanghai, by Joseph Von Sternberg.  Bottom left, model, Danielle Carbonneau wears a hair hat chignon designed for an Armani show in Toronto, by Jerome Pinsonneault, La Coupe Toronto,1978, photo by Larry Nicholls.   Bottom right: Donatu in Antonio da Costa Rocha’s pillbox hat chignon for La Coupe, 1978, photo: Lorraine Sylvestre.

For more Peter Gray, go to WorldGreats, for more hat chignons go to HairThen, La Coupe, 70s, both on   For more Marlene, see the movie, it’s wonderful.



Vidal Sassoon HighHair Crimp Updo – 1980

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Vidal Sassoon HighHair Crimp Updo - 1980

Photos: © Lorraine Sylvestre … Collage by

Sassooning for Evening was for dreamy nights out in 1980, and this cloud-like HighHair vision by Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY was pure romance.  There is no teasing  A rat or soft, lightweight form was pinned inside the crimped hair on the heavier side to give that flattering, pretty height. The full photo can be seen on the bottom left, and another version with hair  half up/half down by Graham Wren is bottom center. For more info, how-to’s and other versions, some in color, go to HairThen, Vidal Sassoon, HighHair on

Hair:  Avram, Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980 …  HairCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products … Makeup: Ted Nadel …  Magritte-Inspired Candles/Art: Avram … Plexishelves: Plexability … Model: Danielle …  Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre …Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim