Wild Hair. Peter Gray. I.D. Sølve Sundsbø – 2008

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Wild. Hair Peter Gray. I.D. Sølve Sundsbø  - 2008

Photo: © Sølve Sundsbø

Wild, big, fab fantastic hair by WorldGreat Peter Gray for I.D. Magazine.  Photographed by the amazing Sølve Sundsbø. Fun, fun, fun, fun.  For more Peter Gray, and Sølve Sundsbø, click here

Hair: Peter Gray … Photo: © Sølve Sundsbø for I.D. Magazine

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New Sahag Album, Hair Supermodels – 70s/ 80s

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 New Sahag Album, Hair Supermodels – 70s/ 80s

Photo: © Hans Feurer

Yet another new John Sahag album, just up. This one features mostly supermodels or superstars in editorials, mainly from the 70s and 80s. And most are covers and pages from all the Vogues, which was not planned, but time has revealed, with the help of Lori Bermani who worked from the heart to help research this great album, that Sahag did a lot of interesting hair for the Vogues.

From a hair history perspective, it is important to remember how much of tomorrow’s man John Sahag was. When we look at most of the work in this album today, it looks so now, but it was very new way back then and has stood the test of time. As can be seen with this Vogue Italia cover from 1984. The hair could be today.  For more great inspirational work by the legendary John Sahag in this album, click here: 

Hair: John Sahag … Model: Stella Goodall … Photo: © Hans Feurer

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Chic Vampire – 1995

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Chic Vampire - 1995

Photo: © David Webber

This chic vampire look was presented at a Creative Evening in 1995 by John Sahag Art Director Mark Schwartz on Brigitte Callister, a colorist at the Workshop.

Beautifully crafted Styx, Mark had designed himself, were stuck into the head. Colorist Santino Acquista
elaborated: “We wanted a Morticia vampire look, a horror look with beauty, a feeling which is a definite fashion statement.” The creative evening ended at 3.30 am, for more on the amazing creativity that night, and the next night for assistants, which also ended at 3’ish, click here: 

Hair: Mark Schwartz, John Sahag Workshop … Color: Santino Acquista … Makeup: Linda Mason … Bustier: Brigitte Callister … Model: Brigitte Callister … Photo: David Webber.

 

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Memories. John Sahag Note and Sketches – 1996

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Sketches by John Sahag

Sketches by John Sahag

Memories.  Just found this handwritten note in my archives, from John Sahag to me, 1996, I think.   The lovely and loving note talks of 9 sketches but I only seem to have three, two of which are seen here. The third one was the same with magenta details.  I honestly can’t remember what they were for and they were never published as far as I know.   It is so interesting that even then he wrote he was “ahead of time, very 21st century.” Just read the whole note – only John Sahag could write a note like this.  Something to treasure …

 

 

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Why?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Why?

Why do so many famous editorial and lead hairdressers at Fashion Weeks and in the magazines still mess up finished hair to look like the model, client or celeb did it themselves or just got out of bed? Surely this look has had its day and is bad for biz. If clients can do it themselves, there’s no need to go to a hairdresser to do it. And don’t get me started on the so-called oily, greasy, dirty-looking hair trend still raising its ugly head! If one more hairdresser tells me any of this nonsense is the look with all seriousness, I will bonk them, I really will.

Why are so many still wearing the same long hairstyle – and looking like everyone else?  Why aren’t top talents doing more to motivate too many fashion designers who just don’t care enough about the hair.  Isn’t it time we had a serious and strong hairdressing association, who can work together on trends, just as fashion designers do?

Why is someone we all love in the hair world over $10 Million in debt?

Why are so many on Pinterest now with just their names.  No idea who they are.

Why do too many not so slim people wear leggings? They do not look good on those not so slim. And showing a bum when not so slim is really, well, obscene. I am fed up with leggings, the whole look, except on the very very slim!

Why don’t any stores in the US have really lightweight umbrellas for us to carry around? Please someone get the Fulton very lightweight umbrella so I can replace mine from years ago, bought in London.

Why do hardly any fashionable evening gowns, especially long ones, not have long sleeves? Not everyone wants to –  or should – wear sleeveless or short sleeves. And isn’t it about time, major designers did more cool gowns and everything over size 10?

Why do even long nightgowns, which can be very sexy, end mid-calf, which is not sexy at all?

Why do so many winter boots and sneakers have white soles this year? The trend is so impractical. And they will be last year’s has-beens next year for sure.   For more Why Blogs, click here

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Shine-On Hair Color Lights – 1974

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Shine-On Hair Color Lights - 1974

Photos: Serge Beauchemin (left) and Lorrain Sylvestre (right) … Illustrations: Tom Huffman … Collage by helenpoppenheim.com

Shine-On Hair Color Lights was an idea included in the 1974 iconic La Coupe Art Deco Collection. My idea, which the salon talents interpreted brilliantly, was that color would be applied just where the light hits on straight hair.

The color could be any highlight tone or, as here, more daring colors of blue, burgundy or gold on dark hair.  Very daring in 1974. This idea got tons of press in all the major consumer magazines at the time and Shine-On, a name I invented, was later used by a major color company! For more, much more, how-to’s, click here:

Credits: Top, and color detail center from NY Sunday News Magazine 2 page spread … left  gold shine-on,  and center bottom,  burgundy shine-on,  photos by Serge Beauchemin.   Photo right, blue shine-on, photo by Lorraine Sylvestre, all hair by Charles Booth, La Coupe. Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim.

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Kaleidoscope Mosaic Hair Design – 2014

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Kaleidoscope Mosaic Hair Design – 2014

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

“This is the new way to texture hair.” according to Vivienne Mackinder, Founder of HairDesignerTV. “With color. Not with scissors, not with a typical razor or doodah.”

She showed her new Kaleidoscope Mosaic Hair Design at the Fall Atelier for Intercoiffure America/Canada over the weekend. For more angles of this exciting look, so well done, on a pretty model too, click here.

Hair: Vivienne Mackinder, HairDesignerTV for Intercoiffure America Canada … Hair Color: Sue Pemberton … Makeup: David Maderich … Fashion Styling: Montgomery Frazier … Leather Dress: Katya Leonovich … Model: Jenna … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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Green Messy Couture Hair @ Intercoiffure – 2014

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Green Messy Couture Hair @ Intercoiffure – 2014

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

New album, just up. Here is one of Vivienne Mackinder’s Messy Couture hairstyles in a dark rich green, as shown at the 2014 Fall Atelier for Intercoiffure America/Canada at the Waldorf Astoria over the weekend. More of her heady presentation, her last as Fashion Director for Intercoiffure, can be seen along with other trendsetting styles by top talents, if you click here: 

Hair: Vivienne Mackinder, HairDesignerTV for Intercoiffure America Canada … Hair Color: Sue Pemberton …  Makeup: David Maderich … Fashion Styling: Montgomery Frazier …  Model: Snow … Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

 

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