Happy New Year, Big Kiss – 2014

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

Happy New Year, Big Kiss - 2014

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Happy New Year and a Big Kiss.

Hair: Jorge Luis, Privé … Makeup: Dillon Peña … Model: Katya Kulyzhka/Women … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim from the Luis Antonio New York Fashion Week Show for Spring 2015

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Waves, A Faux Bob, Early ’30s Chic – 2008

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

Waves, A Faux Bob, Early '30s Chic - 2008

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Inspired by the early 30s, this pretty, soft, finger-waved faux bob with a modern look was by Paul Labrecque for the Venexiana Spring 2008 New York Fashion Week Show. The lovely makeup was by Taymour for Nars and included a modern smoky eye, iridescent with orchre, and high gloss light apricot lips, For more versions of this gorgeous hair, and how-to’s, click 

(This hair is reminiscent of the hair in Downton Abbey, the US Premier of the new season to start on January 4, on PBS)

Hair: Paul Labrecque, Paul Labrecque Salons, NYC … Makeup: Taymour for Nars at Paul Labrecque … Model: Johan/Marilyn … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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Wrap Your Head Up in Tulle – 2011

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Wrap Your Head Up in Tulle – 2011

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

For a drop dead entrance, wrap your  head up in a froth of tulle, the ultimate in glamour, as Peter Gray did at the Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 New York Fashion Show. His chic chignons for this show, different from every angle, can be seen along with how-to’s, some fashions and great accessories if you click here:

Hair: Peter Gray for Moroccanoil … Makeup: Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics … Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

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Blue “Feather” Hairpiece For Big Night – 1996

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Blue "Feather" Hairpiece For Big Night – 1996

Photos: © David Webber. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

John Sahag’s blue “feather” hairpieces for the Finale of the  Cynthia Rowley New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 1996 curved, dipped and floated this way and that, like feathers, and were worn on all 14 models in various shades of blue.  Casual hair bows in pink, yellow and orange also made a statement, all fast and easy to add to all hair lengths.  For more inspiration from this stunning show, click here:

Hair: John Sahag and the John Sahag Workshop Team, 1996 … Hair Color/Hairpieces: Santino Acquista … Makeup: Linda Mason … Photo:© David Webber

 

 

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Bob Dressed With ’30s Belt Buckle – 1993

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

Bob Dressed With '30s Belt Buckle – 1993

Photo: © David Webber. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

A hair holiday idea – breathtakingly simple, so chic. An antique rhinestone belt buckle from the ’30s, which belonged to my Mother, decorates a simple bob. But could work with almost any hairstyle.   By Kim Lepine, created at La Coupe’s now famous Creative Evening in 1993, which ended at 2.30 am with some great hair inspiration, easy to do, easy to wear, La Coupe-style. The photos earned full pages in magazines all over the world.   For more holiday ideas from the evening, click here:

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY … Makeup: Barbara Sansone … Photo: David Webber. Produced by Helen Oppenheim

 

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A Jeweled Pin Decorates Divine Chignon – 1993

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A Jeweled Pin Decorates Divine Chignon - 1993

Photo: © David Webber. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

A jeweled pin delicately decorates a divine chignon with hair twisted low on the nape and tender tendrils curling softly and romantically on the cheek.

The hair was by Pegi Palagate for La Coupe’s iconic Creative Evening in 1993 when all the hair  talent created hairstyles for the holiday season with their usual touches of class – all wearable, interesting and timeless, La Coupe-style.

Photographer David Webber captured all the hair ideas so beautifully, and it is amazing to me that we could accomplish so much so well for so many. I am very proud of this look and all the hair created for this special evening. For more beautiful holiday ideas, click here: 

Hair: Pegi Palagate, La Coupe, NY … Makeup: Barbara Sansone … Photo: David Webber. Produced by Helen Oppenheim

 

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Happy Happy – 2014

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy Happy - 2014

Illustration: George Karkoulas

Wishing you all a Happy Happy for 2014 and all the very best for The New Year.

This illustration was by George Karloulas in the early 90s.  Every year he’d send me different masterpieces with Holiday Hair at this time of the year, or earlier so I could publish them in a Christmas issue.   He always told me I could do whatever I wanted with his illustrations and sketches because he trusted me, so I  have manipulated the colors for this one because I sent the original as a Christmas card before.  I am sure he would be thrilled to see this.    The original can be seen if you click this link here.   and you can see more sketches by WorldGreat George Karkoulas by clicking here: Miss you madly dear George, especially at Christmas.

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Holiday Hair in Hues of Moody Blues – 2014

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Holiday Hair in Hues of Moody Blues - 2014

Photo: Roberto Ligresti

From Vivienne Mackinder’s Moody Blues Collection, this holiday hair look is for fashion forwards with a chic sense of drama. The hair rises up to there in a seemingly abstract way, blued in strategic areas and 3 gold’ish headbands add to the fun.   If you are blue, here are the hues for you! For more moody blues and more by WorldGreat Vivienne Mackinder, click

Hair: Vivienne Mackinder, HairDesignerTV … Asst. Color: Lois Broderick … Makeup: David Maderich … Fashion Styling: Montgomery Frazier … Fashion Designer: Katya Leonovich … Accessories: Perez Sanz … Photos: Roberto Ligresti

 

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